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Workplace Pride is a not for profit foundation dedicated to improving the lives of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgenders and Intersex (LGBTI) people in workplaces all over the world. We strive for a world of inclusive workplaces where LGBTI people can truly be themselves, are valued and, through their contribution, help to lead the way for others.


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Workplace Pride consists of an Advisory Board, A Foundation Board and the Foundation Staff which runs the organization on a daily basis. The Board members and the staff all have corporate or public sector experience and have dedicated themselves to promoting LGBTI inclusion at work.


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As workplaces, cultures and legal frameworks are different all over the world, Workplace Pride finds it important to works closely with many, partner organizations. Together, we interpret the best path forward for international LGBTI workplace inclusion for our collective member organizations, employers, governments and community members who are passionate about this topic.

Through our Global Benchmark, dedicated events, cooperation on research projects, intensive networking, and general solidarity, Workplace Pride and its partners continue to play a leadership role in international LGBT workplace inclusion.



LGBTI people continue to be discriminated against in workplaces around the world. While Workplace Pride Members support the Foundation through yearly contributions and their own efforts at LGBTI inclusion, additional support is always needed for the millions of employees who are not to fortunate enough to work for one of our members.

Click on “Donate” to the left to show your support and help make a difference for LGBTI people at work around the world. (includes Tax-Free ANBI Status for Dutch Residents)


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Awareness raising, measurement, research, training and network building through targeted events are the pillars of the Foundation’s work. Complementing these are specific programs for young LGBTI people and LBTI women alongside custom-made training.

Based in Amsterdam, the city best known for LGBTI inclusion, Workplace Pride activities include both the Netherlands and many countries around the world. From Poland to Thailand and from Suriname to Belgium, we continue to use our more than 10 years of experience and accumulated knowledge to push the boundaries of LGBTI inclusion in the workplace.


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The Workplace Pride Global Benchmark was created to help employers measure how effective their LGBTI policies and practices are and to provide a catalyst for improvement. The Global Benchmark is unique in that it looks at organizations’ efforts on a truly global scale.

Participation in the annual Benchmark survey is free of charge. Participants receive individual summaries of their results presented in a form intended for management decision-making.

For questions regarding the Global Benchmark survey, write to:


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The Declaration of Amsterdam is a 10-point list outlining the “ideal” working situation for LGBTI workplace inclusion. Designed to inspire and challenge employers, it is also a concrete guide based upon management language, setting clear goals and encouraging sustainability for LGBTI workplace inclusion wherever organizations have activities around the world.

Organizations that sign the Declaration of Amsterdam are saying to the world “we believe in workplaces where LGBTI people can be themselves and are striving to make this happen in our organization”


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Having the hard truth about LGBTI workplace inclusion is essential in our work. For years, Workplace Pride has worked with individual researchers, universities as well as national, European and supranational institutions, not to mention most of our members, to carry out detailed research on this topic. Reporting back is essential for us and all of our stakeholders to help determine where to go with LGBTI Workplace Inclusion.

We are also very proud to have created the world’s first University Chair dedicated solely to LGBTI workplace Inclusion. This Chair, along with our other on-going research activities will continue to contribute to the advancement of this topic.



Entering into the workplace for the first time can be daunting under the best circumstance, so you can imagine what it is like if you are LGBTI. “Do I come out during the interview?”, “Do I mention my LGBTI volunteer activities on my CV?”, “Do employers have an LGBTI policy?”, these are some of the questions that younger LGBTI people often ask themselves.

Recognizing this, the Foundation has created the “Young@WorkplacePride” program to bridge the gap for younger LGBTI people in the workplace, but also the help employers understand how they can better communicate to this next generation of employees and leaders. The program has all sorts of activities for Workplace Pride members, ensuring that the changing world of work that we live in also takes young LGBTI people into account.


LBTI women face a number of unique challenges in the workplace; often being under-valued due to their gender, their sexual orientation or gender identity. However LBTI women have an enormous potential and strength due to their experiences and ability to look at things from a number of different perspectives. Often more independent and willing to challenge conventional thinking, they are a true source of innovation.

The Women@WorkplacePride program strives to do just that! Through targeted events with unique speakers, focused workshops in Workplace Pride’s conferences and participation in research projects, Women@WorkplacePride continues to be a driving force the Foundation.


TECH@WorkplacePride is a special program in which views, experiences and best practices are exchanges, and which increases the visibility of LGBTI people within the tech industry, with students, and society in general

Decades ago, it seemed that LGBT people simply did not choose for a career in technology. Now we know better: today we see many LGBT professionals working and contributing to the success in technology-based organizations.

Comparing this sector to others, we can see differences in cultural aspects like networking and interpersonal skills, and in success factors, which are changing rapidly as well. Traditional, hierarchical organizations are now replaced with ones that are network-based, and interpersonal skills and personal branding are becoming more and more important. This also means that remaining “safely” in the closet is more difficult.

TECH has been a focus in various workshops during Workplace Pride conferences, and in the 2016 Canal Pride in Amsterdam the boat “Building Diversity” made LGBT-professionals in the building industry very visible.

About one out of three Workplace Pride employers have a strong connection to technology, and we are sure that increased visibility for LGBT employees in technical roles will be rewarded and will strengthen our employers

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Workplace Pride’s NEWS section captures these developments as they happen with input from our members and many other sources. Mouse over and select the images below to read the articles.

If you would like to contribute news, write to:

  • Upcoming Workplace Pride Events for 2019: #workplacepride #lgbticonference #lgbtirights
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  • Our New Horizons publication is out! In this edition we focus on our International Conference and the topic of sust…
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  • A look back at the 2019 Workplace Pride International Conference. Read our blog post looking back at our last week'…
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Keeping abreast of changes with LGBTI inclusion workplace is vital for our work and important for our members and our community. The Workplace Pride Newsletter captures these changes on a regular basis and highlights the many activities of the Foundation.  Click on READ MORE to previous newsletters.

We also welcome contributions which can be made to:

New horizons

“New Horizons for LGBT Workplace Inclusion” is Workplace Pride’s bi-annual magazine which highlights major Foundation activities. Each issue also includes personal stories of the role that LGBTI workplace inclusion plays in peoples’ lives as well as how this effects the organizations they work for.

New Horizons highlights the annual Foundation’s International Conference in the first half of the year, and the results of the Workplace Pride Global Benchmark in the 2nd half of the year.


Social Media

The topic of LGBT Workplace Inclusion is changing at a fast pace and is becoming increasingly international in scope. To ensure that our message of greater LGBT inclusion the workplace in included in this dialogue, Workplace Pride is an active user of social media.


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As we all know, pictures say a thousand words! Click on READ MORE to see videos of how employers, employees and many other businesses and organizations approach LGBT Workplace Inclusion.


July 27th

Workplace Pride Major Upcoming Events

During our last International Conference on Sustainable Inclusion, David Pollard presented the next events of the foundation.

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27th July 2019

Invitation to Amsterdam Pride Walk 2019 & Brunch

MEMBERS, FRIENDS AND ALLIES EVENT Workplace Pride members, friends and allies are cordially invited to the kick off of Amsterdam Pride week on Saturday, July 27. REGISTER HERE

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2nd August 2019

Connecting Members Event hosted by PWC

Workplace Pride is pleased to invite its members to the second edition of ‘Stories from the Heart’. REGISTER HERE

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Workplace Pride Foundation

Lijnbaansgracht 298,
1017 RN Amsterdam,
The Netherlands

Tel. + 31 (0) 634 0566 04
Chamber of Commerce Amsterdam
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