October 27, 2016
Leadership Awards Nominees for 2016 are:
- Gina Walker, Reed Elsevier
- Erik Poolman, PwC
- Wies Wagenaar, ABN AMRO
- Jeroen Ouwehand, Clifford Chance
- Jolanda Lamse, PwC
- Herna Verhagen, Post NL
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- Post NL
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Workplace Pride congratulates all nominees for their outstanding work towards greater LGBT workplace inclusion!
The ABA (Autumn Ball Award)
There are still a few tickets available for the Autumn Ball at €80.- a piece. Interested parties can write to firstname.lastname@example.org
October 26, 2016
- Aegon released a short video click here;
- addressed all staff via Intranet coverage;
- participated in a joint press release with other companies in The Hague;
- handed out information about the history of National Coming Out Day in Texas and participated in LifeWalk to raise money for an HIV/AIDS charity in the US;
- and organised network drinks in Florida and Iowa.
October 12, 2016
TU Delft has joined Workplace Pride as its 49th member on the occasion of National Coming Out Day. By doing so, it becomes one of the increasing number of organizations, from both the public and private sectors, that focus on creating work and study places in which all people, including LGBTs, can truly be themselves.
TU Delft ( Delft University of Technology) has been providing technical education for over 170 years and is one of the world’s leading universities, ranking in the top 50 in a total of 10 fields. “TU Delft is an organization that is increasingly diverse” said Anka Mulder, Vice President and Education of TU Delft.
“That is why it is so important that ‘inclusion’ is high on our agenda”. The University is the second academic institution (after Leiden University) to become a member of Workplace Pride Foundation and the first technical university to do so. “This is an important milestone, both for current and future students” says David Pollard, Executive Director of Workplace Pride. “They will benefit by knowing that being LGBT does not need to be a hinderance to their studies. In addition, LGBT faculty and staff and their straight allies will be reminded that they work in a safe and inclusive environment”, says Pollard.
Anka Mulder and David Pollard sign the membership agreement
Initiators of the TU LGBT Network, TU Delft Administration and Workplace Pride
Participation of lesbian, bisexual and transgender women in LGBT networks and organizations is essential to having our networks and workplaces fully reflect the diversity of our community. Yet often LGBT women are not as visible as LGBT men in LGBT networks and companies. When all the LGBT colleagues are male and all the women are heterosexual, LGBT woman can experience isolation and lack of support. This can be because they are not out to their colleagues or because they are the only openly LGBT woman in their work environment.
The Women@WorkplacePride program was initiated by women in Workplace Pride member organizations to provide a platform for lesbian, bisexual and transgender women to meet, share and learn from one another. By organizing activities relevant to LGBT women, Women@WorkplacePride aims to support LGBT women in their work settings, promote leadership of LGBT women and ensure that topics important to LGBT women are an integral part of Workplace Pride’s programs.
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Women@WorkplacePride was launched on Coming Out Day, 11 October 2016, by the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Jet Bussemaker, at an event sponsored by the Gemeente Den Haag. Prior to the launch a number of events were held with women from Workplace Pride member companies to look at how to create a sustainable program for LGBT women in the workplace. A well-attended workshop was also held in July at the 2016 Workplace Pride conference which explored LGBT women role models and how LGBT women inspire others to be their authentic selves.
Interested in knowing more about Women@WorkplacePride? Visit the Workplace Pride website or contact email@example.com
Editor’s note: Photography by © Fleur Beemster
October 10, 2016