As we enter a new year, the 11th for Workplace Pride, we are ready to face the challenges that a changing world present us. With this in mind, and to make our communication more user-friendly, we will be greatly simplifying our website and updating our social media outreach to include more of our members’ own activities and news items. A toolkit, making all aspects of LGBT workplace inclusion more practical and effective, will be rolled out for our members this year, while our new Chair at Leiden University, Dr. Jojanneke van der Toorn, will delve into the scientific aspects of the topic and be frequently engaged with our members in the process.
The action gets started at the annual Workplace Pride New Year’s reception, this year being hosted by Randstad Groep Nederland CEO, Chris Heutink on 19 January at the company’s world headquarters in Amsterdam. Later in the year, studies that the Foundation took part in together with the European Union and the United Nations will be released, and will underline the need for continued cooperation among businesses and governments on LGBT workplace inclusion.
We are all looking forward to working with ILGA Europe on our International Conference in Brussels on 23 June (mark it in your agendas!) in addition to major events in the planning stage with Young@WorkplacePride and Women@WorkplacePride.
All in all a content-heavy year, but also one filled with dozens of networking opportunities; both of which keep our community strong and determined to create positive change.
Executive Director, Workplace Pride
Dr. Jojanneke van der Toorn named Workplace Pride Chair at Leiden University!
It is with great please that Workplace Pride, Leiden University and KPN announce that Dr. Jojanneke van der Toon has been named Professor for the Workplace Pride Chair at Leiden University. This Chair, which has been under development for a number of years, is the first of its kind in the world. The Chair will provide a focused and scientific approach to improving LGBT inclusion in the workplace and will foster the development of scholarship in this priority research field both domestically and internationally.
Women@WorkplacePride organized a well-attended and energizing networking event held at Workplace Pride’s new offices on 16 December. Many ideas for events for the 2017 calendar were shared, starting with a speaker event planned for 15 March, hosted by the Gemeente Amsterdam.
Register now for the Workplace Pride New Year’s Reception!
Foundation Member Randstad will host the 2017 Workplace Pride New Year’s Reception in their Amsterdam Global Head Office on Thursday, 19 January. While meant primarily for our stakeholders, interested parties can request an invitation by writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Workplace Pride is very pleased to be working together withILGA Europeto realize our 2017 International Conference which will be held in Brussels. This event will focus on the important role of the EU Institutions in driving the LGBT workplace agenda and continue the on-going link between the public & private sectors and civil society.
SAVE THE DATE: 23 June, 2017
19 January: Workplace Pride 2017 New Year’s Reception, Randstad, Amsterdam
15 March: Women@WorkplacePride Event, Gemeente Amsterdam
23 June: Workplace Pride International LGBT Conference, Brussels
23 August: Workplace Pride Business Conference, Manila