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US Ambassador to host opening reception

| May 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Workplace Pride is pleased to announce that US Ambassador to the Netherlands, Timothy Broas will be hosting the opening reception for the 2014 international conference on 19 June. A respected attorney who has distinguished himself through more than 30 years of service to individual and corporate clients throughout the world, Ambassador Broas has also given back to his […]

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Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs to speak at conference

| April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Workplace Pride is very pleased to announce that Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans has accepted our invitation to speak at the 2014 International Conference. This is a significant development as it underlines that LGBT workplace inclusion is on the agenda not only of employers throughout the Netherlands, but ALSO is a particular point of […]

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Executive Roundtable (By Invitation only)

| March 12, 2014

Leadership on the world stage becomes complex when LGBT workplace inclusion enters the discussion. Do top leaders take a stance in non LGBT-friendly working environments for a relatively small percentage of their workforce? What types of messaging or actions are effective to support LGBT inclusion at work, but still respect local business/political requirements? Is partnering […]

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Panel 1: Connecting NGO’s with employers in international environments

| March 12, 2014

International NGO’s active in the area of LGBT emancipation have built up effective networks with local communities in many countries around the world where being LGBT can often be life-threatening. Many internationally-active organizations have global LGBT D&I policies and employee people in these very countries. This panel will take a candid look at how bridges […]

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Workshop 1 – The meaning of ‘Inclusion’: Leveraging other employee networks

| March 12, 2014

LGBT employee networks are often compared to a ‘canary in a coal mine’: if an organization can effectively include the LGBT community, then the path is set for other marginalized groups to be more included. But what is the notion of ‘inclusion’. What does it really mean for an organization to move from being “Diverse” to […]

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Workshop 2 – Academia: Involving the international academic community in LGBT workplace emancipation

| March 12, 2014

Led by Leiden University. Often sitting on the fence between the private and public sectors, the academic community is in a world of its own. But does this isolate it from LGBT workplace progress for LGBT students, faculty and staff? Most Dutch universities host departments, institutes or programs dedicated to the research and teaching of […]

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Workshop 3 – Building virtual LGBT networks. How to connect with LGBT employees across the globe and stay connected

| March 12, 2014

Staying connected in today’s world in which technology continues to change at a break-neck pace, is a challenge for us all. However, technology also opens up new possibilities for strengthening LGBT networks and demonstrating their value to organizations and the community and to promote LGBT inclusion in the workplace. This workshop starts with a demonstration […]

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Panel 2: Global leadership in public and private sector LGBT workplace inclusion

| March 12, 2014

LGBT emancipation is increasingly in the spotlight around the world with strides forward being made alongside the setbacks. However, LGBT topics in the workplace often remain a taboo, even in ‘liberal’ countries, despite the fact that this is an area in which huge progress can be made with very little effort and resources. This panel […]

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Workshop 4 – Young @ Workplace Pride

| March 12, 2014

It is a myth that the younger LGBT generation have it totally easy when being out at work. They still face many challenges that older LGBT employees may take for granted but are also confronted with an attitude of ‘Doe maar gewoon’ (just be normal). At the initiative of Workplace Pride’s ‘Young@Workplace Pride’ program, this workshop will explore […]

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Workshop 5 – Engaging leaders in non LGBT-friendly locations: How to nurture executive sponsors?

| March 12, 2014

Long the pink elephant in the room, LGBT topics in the foreign offices of large corporations are often dismissed as a head-office quirk not applicable to “me”, a dangerous thought too difficult for local sensibilities which should be shushed, or a D&I toy to be ignored. This workshop explores how decision-makers can become agents of […]

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