May 31, 2012
To be out or not to be out, that is the question!
Many people may think that LGBT students entering the workforce have a much easier time of it than in years past. However, recent testimonials in the media have demonstrated that things may not be as simple as they appear. Some students even have a “LGBT CV” including their LGBT activities, and a “Non-LGBT CV” for potential employers whom they feel may not be as receptive to their homosexuality.
Workplace Pride, together with LGBT students from a number of Dutch universities and educational institutions, have developed a survey that explores these very issue. Results of the survey will be announced at the 2012 Workplace Pride International Inclusion Conference to be held on 15 June at the DeLaMar Theatre in Amsterdam, during the workshop entitled: “LGBT Students Entering the Workforce”.
The survey has already been distributed to LGBT student organizations around the country, but all LGBT students wishing to participate in the survey are welcome to do so by following the link below. Even if you are not a student, feel free to look at the survey to see what types of questions today’s LGBT students are faced with.
For those interested in hearing the results of the survey (HR Professionals, Temp Agencies, Recruiters, etc.) click here for more information about the conference and how to register: www.workplacepride-conference.org
May 23, 2012
Workplace Pride is proud to announce the nominees for its
“2012 Workplace Pride Leadership Awards”
for the following categories:
Best Media Representation
- De Telegraaf: For their revealing and comprehensive article about the realities of LGBT people in the workplace
- Gay and Night: For going the extra mile to introduce workplace issues to an entertainment-oriented readership
- Het Parool: For their article showing how the Declaration of Amsterdam translates to real people in the workplace
Best New LGBT Network
- Dutch Government Pride: For their groundbreaking work to improve visiblity for LGBT people within Dutch government bodies
- KLM: For being the first new corporate network to have external LGBT-focused website reaching out to both employees and the LGBT community
- UWV: For being fully engaged top management with other internal diversity networks, plus the personal engagment in external activities from a great number of UWV network members
Best Straight Ally
- Harry van Dorenmalen, IBM: For his extraordinary efforts to pro-actively meet with top executives and governmental officials, both domestically and internationally, to promote LGBT inclusiveness in the workplace
- Lieutenant Colonel Sandra Keijer, Dutch Defense: For her exemplaryefforts against LGBT discrimination in the armed forces
- Coks Stoffer, Cisco: For rallying support within and outside of Cisco for LGBT matters and taking a personal interest to make it a success
- Tom Bijlmer, ING: For his tireless work over the years to organize volunteers and events for the LGBT community
- Michael Zant, SHK: For his engagement and motivation as Board Member of the SHK (Defense) LGBT Network
- Jasper Lindenhovius, ZZP: For his creation and sustaining of the Workplace Pride drinks in the Hague
Vote for your favorite by clicking on the icon below; please enter only one vote per award category and then press “Vote”.
Please note that it takes a moment before the poll is activated.
The winners will be announced at the Workplace Pride Closing Dinner at the Hotel Krasnapolsky on June 15th. Click here to register for the dinner
Voting closes at 12:00 on Thursday, June 7th.
May 21, 2012
The closing dinner will be a wonderful event held in the Wintertuin of the Hotel Krasnapolsky. The evening includes special entertainment, a few (short) speeches and, the highlight of the evening, the presentation of the Workplace Pride Leadership Awards! You will also be treated to opening drinks, a fabulous 3-course menu which includes unlimited wine and beer and, of-course, great networking opportunities: all for only €50.-.
If you, your partner and friends have not yet done so, now is the time to sign up via: www.workplacepride-conference.org. You can register and pay for the dinner separately online, even if you have already registered for the conference. Just click “closing dinner only” to register for the dinner.
We hope to see you on June 15th for an unforgettable evening!
May 10, 2012
Four awards to honour visible contributions to LGBT inclusion at work
On Thursday 10 May, Workplace Pride will kick-off its latest initiative: the Workplace Pride Leadership Awards. These annual awards honour people and organizations that have demonstrated leadership by visibly contributing to the inclusion of LGBT people at work.
Anyone can nominate potential candidates for each of the 4 awards categories:
- Best New LGBT Employee Network
- Best Volunteer
- Best Straight Ally
- Best Media Representation
Out of all nominations, a Jury will select 3 nominees for each award, which will be published on the Workplace Pride website. As a next step everybody is invited to vote online for their favourite of the 3 nominees per category.The four award winners will be officially announced on Friday 15 June in the Krasnapolsky hotel in Amsterdam during the Closing Dinner of the international LGBT Inclusion Conference.
Nominations including a short motivation (max. 100 words) should be sent by E-mail before 19 May to: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org