22 Oct 2018

Leadership Awards Nominees Announced

Workplace Pride is pleased to announce the top nominees per category for our 2018 Leadership Awards Gala. The winners of the 4 categories* as well as the top scoring organizations in the 2018 Workplace Pride Global Benchmark will be announced at the Gala taking place at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam on November 2nd and starting at 18:30. * Due to the exceptionally large number of nominations for Most Active Volunteer this year, and

16 Oct 2018

Groundbreaking Roundtable in Moscow Points the Way for Cooperation on D&I

  Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) in the Russian workplace just took a significant step forward! Representatives of the international business community as well as Russian and international civil society came together last week in Moscow to explore how closer cooperation can open the door to greater progress with D&I in the Russian workplace. This unprecedented event focused primarily on the situation for less visible minority groups, (mainly the LGBT community) by exploring in detail the

6 Sep 2018

India’s Supreme Court Legalises Gay Sex

After years of uncertainty surrounding the legality of gay sex in India, the Supreme Court there has today ruled that it is no longer a criminal offence in the country. This is a historic moment, not just for the LGBTI community in India, but indeed for all of Asia and the world as it sends a strong message of change and acceptance. As the world's second most populous nation, India has been dogged by colonial-era

3 Sep 2018

2018 Leadership Awards Nominations Now Being Accepted

Nominations for the Leadership Awards categories for Most Active Volunteer and Best Media Representation are now closed, but to allow you more time for your nominations we are extending the deadline for Most Engaged Network and Most Effective Ally! The annual awards honour people and/or organisations from among Workplace Pride members that have demonstrated leadership by visibly contributing to LGBTI workplace inclusion. This year’s ceremony will be held during the Leadership Awards Gala at the Royal Tropical Institute

27 Aug 2018

Stories From the Heart – Recap

This year, Workplace Pride's celebrated Amsterdam Pride with its first content-related event, entitled "Stories from the Heart". LGBTI Prides are of-course a moment to celebrate the success of the LGBTI emancipation movement and the solidarity of the community. However, it is also a moment to reflect on what still needs to be done around the world. With this in mind, the Foundation worked closely with its member, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and their Influentials

27 Aug 2018


Recently Michiel Kolman, Senior Vice President at Elsevier, Professor Jojanneke van der Toorn were interview by the FD on LGBTI workplace inclusion. To read the full article in Dutch click HERE. For a BNR radio interview with Michiel Kolman on LGBTI workplace inclusion (in Dutch) click HERE.   Rainbow Colours at the Workplace Where male-female diversity and cultural diversity within companies are high on the business agenda, homosexual and transgender diversity still has a long way

24 Aug 2018

Highlights Pride Walk 2018

  This year, Workplace Pride organised a Pride Brunch with croissants and mimosas prior to the Pride Walk. We were happy to see many familiar faces as well several new ones! It was the second time Workplace Pride participated in the Pride Walk and together with approximately 10.000 other like-minded friends we marched through Amsterdam centre to the Vondelpark, for the official Pride Amsterdam 2018 kick off. Corporate Queer, a platform for (young) LGBT+ professionals

23 Jul 2018

Greater China Conference Showcases Need for More Corporate Involvement

Talking about LGBT inclusion at work is a challenge in almost any location; even where the most liberal legal frameworks and cultural norms are in place. Add to that the hurdle of pressure to respect family traditions and continuity, plus an extreme performance requirement and the task seems to become almost insurmountable. This is the setting that many participants of the LGBT Workplace Inclusion Confernece in Greater China contend with on a regular basis, and which encouraged them

27 Jun 2018

Amsterdam Pride on the Horizon!

Workplace Pride is gearing up for the annual Amsterdam Pride celebrations, one of the leading and largest Pride events in the world. In contrast to the past though, the Foundation will focus more on the individual and personal impact of what Pride really means to so many people. Through two targeted events,* Workplace Pride will highlight that, alongside their employer, each individual also has an important role to play in LGBTI inclusion, both at work

27 Jun 2018

Registration Opens for Hong Kong Conference

Workplace Pride and its member Accenture are teaming up to organise the LGBT Workplace Inclusion Conference in Greater China. The event, being held on 17 July at Accenture's offices in Hong Kong, will bring together employers, employees and civil society to address the specific challenges for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender (LGBT) people at work in the Greater China region. It will develop a shared understanding of the local situation, strategies and tactics to address these