28 Mar 2019

Workplace Pride announces participation in project focusing on LGBT+ emancipation in Africa

  Workplace Pride is pleased to announce its participation in a project entitled, “Strong in Diversity - Bold on Inclusion” (SiDBoI) focusing on LGBT+ emancipation in Africa. The 4-year project will address the ongoing challenges facing the LGBT+ community, promote LGBT+ inclusion in society and drive positive change. Dutch human rights organisation and member of Workplace Pride, Hivos will lead the project through a consortium of seven partners including Workplace Pride. This project leverages on the 2017 “Colourful Workplaces” conference in

6 Feb 2019

The City of Delft Joins Workplace Pride

The City of Delft,  Joins Workplace Pride Workplace Pride is pleased to welcome the City of Delft in the Netherlands as the 4th municipality to join the Foundation. The membership agreement was signed today in the city’s offices in Delft. LGBTI inclusion in cities is a major driver of competitive advantage in Innovation, Talent & Skills and Quality of Living according to the Open for Business report on this topic. But it is also just the right

1 Feb 2019

Be a Top Scorer: Workplace Pride Launches the 6th version of the Global Benchmark Survey

We are pleased to announce that the 6th edition of our Global Benchmark Survey is open until 29 March! Are you looking for a way to measure, manage and report on your LGBTI policies and practices?  Created in 2014, the Workplace Pride Global Benchmark was designed to measure the LGBTI inclusion practices of internationally active employers.  It also addresses the needs of organisations faced with implementing global D&I and LGBTI policies in countries where obstacles,

23 Jan 2019

2019 New Year’s Reception hosted by EY

On January 17, Workplace Pride’s New Year’s reception highlighted the coming year’s events and activities. The Workplace Pride annual New Year’s reception has become an event that brings our growing number of members and supporters together to take a look at the Foundation’s plans for the coming year. This year, EY hosted the event with Jeroen Davidson, Managing Partner of EY, giving an overview of EY’s activities and emphasising how important it is to create

28 Nov 2018

Workplace Pride Announces the Addition of New Board Members

We are delighted to announce that the Workplace Pride Board has been increased from four to nine members and that five new Board Members have been appointed.  Joining the Board are Leon Pieters (Deloitte), Michiel Kolman (RELX), Bianca Nijhof (Arcadis), Jelle Martens (Cycas Holding), and Angelique Meul (Gemeente Amsterdam). “We are fortunate to add such high caliber people to help us achieve our goals”, said David Pollard, Workplace Pride Executive Director. “Each individual is incredibly

28 Nov 2018


Workplace Pride is pleased to announce that Saxion University of Applied Sciences, one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Netherlands, with close to 27,000 students (and still growing!) has joined the Foundation. Being able to be yourself at your work is important for everyone; no matter where they work or what that do. This equally applies to educational institutions; both for students and for faculties. Saxion is striving to become an organisation

9 Nov 2018

Significant Support for SDG LGBTI Manifesto

Yesterday, fifteen organisations (representing 335.000 employees, with 154 billion in turnover) stepped up for better inclusion of LGBTI rights into the UN Sustainable Development Goals and truly leave no one behind. Yesterday, during the Dutch National Sustainability Congress in Den Bosch, fifteen organisations have taken a leap forward to a more inclusive agenda and acknowledge and include equal rights for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people as part their approach to the UN

6 Nov 2018

Leadership Award Winners & Global Benchmark Top Scorers Announced

And The Winners Are… On Friday, November 2nd, nearly 200 members and friends gathered at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam for the Workplace Pride 2018 Leadership Awards Gala. Hosted in the spectacular Marble Hall, guests were treated to a variety of entertainment, fine dining and awards celebrations. The annual Awards Gala singles out those individuals and organizations who have committed and continue to commit their time and effort to creating workplaces where LGBTI can

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

20 Oct 2018

Aegon Rainbow Families

On October 18th, Workplace Pride organized a ‘Connecting Members’ event on Rainbow Families, hosted by Aegon. The Dutch Foundation, Meer dan Gewenst (More than Wished for), presented their views on helping LGBTI people interested in becoming parents and also how to find more information through facilitated meetings, family days, and online message boards. The opening session was followed by a panel representing different aspects of a rainbow family in the form of a young man