12 Jan 2018

HIVOS, Sullivan and Workplace Pride move the dial on LGBTI inclusion in Kenya!

As previously announced, Workplace Pride is pleased to be cooperating with HIVOS (The Hague) and Sullivan (Nairobi) on the first Colorful Workplaces conference. This event will initially look at the broad issues of diversity and inclusion in the Kenyan workplace and later drill down to more specific topics, including LGBT inclusion. The conference is part of a larger program that, through awareness raising and targeted training, will raise the bar for all types of diversity

14 Dec 2017

Michiel Kolman on LGBTI-Friendly Workplaces

Recently, Michiel Kolman, Senior Vice President at Workplace Pride member RELX / ELSEVIER and the current President of the International Publishers Association (IPA), spoke at the STM (the leading global trade association for academic and professional publishers) week in London about LGBTI workplace inclusion in the publishing industry. In his presentation he focused among others on the business case for LGBTI workplace inclusion, the UK Publishers Association’s inclusivity action plan, and RELX best practices. For full presentation, please download here:

4 Dec 2017

Declaration of Amsterdam Signed by ASML

Congratulations to ASML on signing the Declaration of Amsterdam! In October 2017 ASML’s CEO Peter Wennink signed the Declaration of Amsterdam for an LGBTI Inclusive Workplace. This declaration -which employs a 10-point action plan in order to give responsibility to all stakeholders, including employers and employees, and to ensure that LGBTI workplace inclusion continues to progress – was developed by Workplace Pride in 2011 to encourage inclusivity in corporate culture, to ensure that LGBTI employees

16 Nov 2017

Aegon Out Executive Shares Experience at Young@WorkplacePride Event

Many thanks to  Foundation Member Aegon for hosting the October Mentorship Session with Young@Workplace Pride in the Hague! Aegon is a multinational corporation working in life insurance, pension and asset management. Introduced and co-organized by Mike Mansfield, the leader of the LGBT+ network, guest speaker Willem van Den Berg (Head of Investor Relations at Aegon) spoke to the group about his journey in coming out, and the way he dealt with it in various spheres

15 Nov 2017

Workplace Pride takes part in Swiss LGBTI Events

Foundation member, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs through their Dutch Embassy in Bern, was the key connector in the LGBT workplace-related events held in Switzerland on October 16th. The Embassy along with UBS, one of the largest and most influential banks in the world, celebrated the 15th anniversary of UBS’s LGBT employee network at a well-attended event in the bank’s Zurich head office. The highlight of the event was a panel of experts representing

13 Oct 2017

Winners of the 2017 Workplace Pride Leadership Awards Announced!

On National Coming Out Day, October 11th, Workplace Pride organized its 6th Leadership Awards Gala to recognise organizations and people that visibly contribute to the inclusion of LGBT people at the workplace.   This year, the black-tie event was held in the beautiful Posthoornkerk in Amsterdam. Host of the evening, Irene Hemelaar, entertained the 165 guests from various member organizations, with a selection of ‘Cabaret” songs throughout the evening.   A fantastic new award had been designed

12 Oct 2017

Most LGBT-Friendly Organisations in the World Announced

  Workplace Pride is pleased to announce the top scorers of its 2017 Global Benchmark Survey. The Survey saw 27 major employers this year which were scored for their global LGBT workplace inclusion policies and practices. Together, participating organisations represent more than 3 million employees in over 100 countries worldwide. They are in unique positions to influence cultural change not just within their own walls, but also among governments and in the communities and countries in

11 Oct 2017

Workplace Pride Celebrates National Coming Out Day

Today, National Coming Out Day, is a moment that the entire LGBTI community takes stock of where we have been, where we are, and where we are going with LGBTI emancipation. Without a doubt, we have much to celebrate for LGBTI workplace emancipation! Workplace Pride’s 2017 Global Benchmark results shows a marked increase in the level of inclusion and engagement by major employers on LGBTI issues. Policy and communications surrounding this topic have increased while

27 Sep 2017

Global Business Standards on LGBTI Discrimination

Workplace Pride has collaborated with the United Nations Human Rights Office and the Institute for Human Rights and Business to develop global standards for business on tackling discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people in the workplace and beyond. The new standards were launched by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid at a press event at Microsoft Tuesday, 26 September 2017 with an appeal to the business sector to help move the

27 Sep 2017

Leadership Awards Nominees Announced

Workplace Pride is pleased to announce the top 3 Nominees per category for our 2017 Leadership Awards Gala. This year there were far more nominations that in the past so the competition is definitely heating up! The winners of the 4 categories as well as the leading organizations in the 2017 Workplace Pride Global Benchmark will be announced at the Gala taking place at the Posthoornkerk in Amsterdam on National Coming Out day, 11 October,