EU Observer’s Prelude to the Conference

Post Date: June 9, 2017

LGBTI Activists and Businesses Fighting Inequality Together

In the lead-up to the 2017 Workplace Pride’s 11th International Conference in Brussels on June 23rd, David Pollard, Executive Director Workplace Pride, and Evelyne Paradis, Executive Director ILGA-Europe have given a joint interview to the EU Observer.

“Workplace diversity is about much more than having an eye-catching policy or a slick website section. The next step in fighting inequality involves seeing businesses as active change-makers.

This might require a bit of a change of mindset, but it’s something that both ILGA-Europe and Workplace Pride have talked about for many years. Now is the time for this conversation to come to Brussels, and for civil society, multinational corporations and EU institutions to all play a role in creating more inclusive workplaces.

Under the theme Building Bridges, Workplace Pride’s 11th conference offers lots of groups in Brussels a unique opportunity to meet. It gives major corporations and businesses the chance to learn from the experiences of LGBTI activists on the ground in different countries.

The conversations will demonstrate that there are many channels other than legislative that can be leveraged to create real change – a key message for the European institutions who will be in the room. And it gives NGOs insight into the core values of the multinationals, opening up possibilities for continued cooperation after the conference has finished.”

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