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

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

13 Oct 2018

TU Delft celebrating National Coming Out Day

On October 11th, TU Delft hosted a National Coming Out Day event with several keynote speakers and a panel discussion on the various aspects of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). Keynote speakers author Micha Meinderts, TU Delft student Judith Meijer, and TU Delft assistant professor Roberto Rocco talked about transitioning at the workplace, how the individual can support people who are transitioning, and about identity and ‘trans-sectionality’.  Workplace Pride Relationship Manager Skylar Leslie led the panel

11 Sep 2018

Onboarding of Young LGBTI Employees and Allies

On September 7th, Young@WorkplacePride organized an onboarding event hosted by Cycas Hospitality at the Moxy Hotel in Amsterdam. Speaker of the evening was Bart Cloosen from VodafoneZiggo, who discussed his experience of creating an LGBTI-friendly image within the workplace, and what he finds important when onboarding LGBTI people and their allies. A great example of VodafoneZiggo’s inclusive induction program is the use of a specific module where they explain how to deal with customers that

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