What an energising evening last Friday night at the Workplace Pride Leadership Awards Gala! Close to 400 of the Foundation’s members came to celebrate a year full of hard work and progress towards creating workplaces around the world where LGBTIQ+ can truly be themselves.
Held at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange Building (Beurs van Berlage), the theme of the evening was “Colours of the World”. This theme was a reflection of the many different communities represented within the greater LGBTIQ+ community, the international character of our movement, and the genuine desire to be as inclusive as possible.
In a departure from the previous Gala’s, this event saw the top scorers of the 2022 Global Benchmark being recognised at the beginning of the evening instead of at the end. This change was to acknowledge the weeks and months of dedicated hard work that participating organisations put into completing the Global Benchmark survey as well as the excellent work that all organizations are carrying out to create more inclusive workplaces throughout the year.
2022 Global Benchmark Ambassadors:
2022 Global Benchmark Advocates:
Click here to read the full article, annual report, and press release about the 2022 Global Benchmark results.
Additional awards and the winning people/organisations include:
- Most Engaged Network: Avery Dennison
- Best Media Representation: Booking.com
- Most Active Volunteer: Diederik Oelrich Winklaar – KLM
- Most Effective Ally: Sabina Divien – Shell
- Outstanding Role Model: Marijn Pijnenburg – IBM
The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Martha McDevitt-Pugh for her many years of dedication and service to our movement and the Special Achievement Award was presented to Aad Buis, Treasurer at Workplace Pride for his diligent support to ensure that the Foundation remains financially stable and healthy.