16 Mar 2018

Workplace Pride Chair Holder Speaks at EY

On March 1st, EY’s Unity NL* hosted the Connecting Members event: “Inclusiveness: Why is it important to leverage the differences of diversity?”, with a lecture by Workplace Pride Chair holder Dr. Jojanneke van der Toorn. Jeroen Davidson, member of The Board of Directors of EY Nederland welcomed all and briefly addressed the importance of Diversity and Inclusion; D&I at EY is about respecting our differences and how best to leverage these differences to achieve better business results.    The Chair, funded by KPN, which is in

15 Mar 2018

2018 International Conference Now Open for Registration!

The Workplace Pride 2018 International Conference Website is LIVE and Registration is open! The conference will be held at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam, on Friday, May 18th. With the theme ,“The Changing Face of LGBTI Workplace Inclusion” this year's event offers  lots of fascinating topics, challenging discussions and unparalleled networking opportunities! As you have come to expect, we have top level speakers from organisations such as Microsoft, Human Rights Watch and Sodexo. We are also fortunate to be

8 Mar 2018

Clifford Chance supports the 10th edition of the Gay Games: Paris 2018

Clifford Chance Paris has become the first law firm to collaborate with the 10th edition of the Gay Games: Paris 2018. The firm's support for the Gay Games: Paris 2018 (which came a few days after the signing of the 'L'Autre Cercle' LGBT Commitment Charter) is part of a larger aim to encourage and promote the existing activities of Clifford Chance Paris's office around the theme of diversity. Particularly through the involvement and enthusiasm of the members of the LGBT+ network

7 Mar 2018

Bisexuality in the Workplace Workshop Hosted by Booking.com

Bisexuality in the Workplace Workshop Hosted by Booking.com There is still a lot of confusion about the concept of bisexuality. Is it a choice? Is it complicated? What exactly is bisexuality? On February 21st, Booking.com hosted the Connecting Members event "Bisexuality in the Workplace: Providing Visibility and Social Comfort” at their office along the ‘IJ' in Amsterdam. Marnix Mali, Communities Team at Booking.com, kicked off the event with a warm welcome to all guests and a short intro about Booking.com’s view

20 Feb 2018

The Dutch Government Joins Workplace Pride

Workplace Pride is proud to announce that the Dutch Central Government has joined the organization as a Foundation Leader. The cooperation between the Dutch Central Government and Workplace Pride actually goes back almost a decade when the SHK - Stichting Homosexualiteit en Krijgsmacht (Foundation for Homosexuality and Army) spearheaded the Dutch Ministry of Defense to join Workplace Pride. This was followed closely by the Ministries of Infrastructure and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat), Ministry of Justice and

15 Feb 2018

Workplace Pride Launches Global Benchmark 2018 Survey

Workplace Pride is pleased to announce that the 5th edition of it’s Global Benchmark Survey is open for submissions! Ever wonder how your organization measures up in terms of LGBTI friendly policies and practices? Looking for the next step in improvement, or just not sure where to go with your official policies or social practices? Created in 2014, the Workplace Pride Global Benchmark was designed as a tool for employers looking to make their workplace

13 Feb 2018

Workplace Pride Welcomes LGBTI Activists from Eight Countries

After a successful session in August, on February 2nd, Workplace Pride took part in the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ "Dutch Visitors Programme (DVP)” and welcomed eight LGBTI activists from Bangladesh, China, Colombia, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Ukraine, and Russia. The aim of the programme is for the visitors to establish a personal bond with our country by increasing knowledge of, insight into and personal contacts with Dutch society. In an informal setting Angelique Meul, Gemeente Amsterdam, and Anthony

12 Feb 2018

Kenya Conference Breaks New Ground

‘Groundbreaking’ is a term that is sometimes thrown around a bit too easily in the world of LGBTI activism.  However it is safe to say that the Colorful Workplaces Conference last week in Nairobi, Kenya did indeed fit the description. This event took place in a country where Article 162 of the Kenyan Penal code states that sodomy is a felony and in which conservative attitudes rule the day. Nonetheless, through the testimony of legal

12 Feb 2018

Swiss Re and Cycas Hospitality Join Workplace Pride

 2018 started with two very different organizations joining Workplace Pride:   * The Swiss Re Group is a leading wholesale provider of reinsurance, insurance and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer. Founded in Zurich, Switzerland, Swiss Re serves clients through a network of around 80 offices globally, employing over 14.000 people.     *Cycas Hospitality is a hotel management company. It is the largest branded extended-stay hotels operator in the UK, with additional operations in Benelux as well

12 Feb 2018

Workplace Pride New Year’s Reception Hosted by The Gemeente Amsterdam

On Wednesday, January 19th, the Gemeente Amsterdam hosted the Workplace Pride New Year reception in the beautiful Vondelkerk. Alderman Simone Kukenheim welcomed members and friends on behalf of the Gemeente after which David Pollard, Workplace Pride Executive Director, looked to the year ahead.    Brandon O’Dell, Joep Lange Institute, joined David on stage to ask attention for the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018), the largest conference on any global health issue in the world, which will be hosted in Amsterdam from