22 May 2019

FMO Launches LGBTI Network and Joins Workplace Pride

  FMO, the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank, has joined Workplace Pride as its newest member. FMO supports sustainable development around the world by empowering entrepreneurs in regions where commercial finance is hard to come by. With the sustainable development goals (SDGs) at the core of its business, it is a natural step for the organization to visibly include LGBTI people in their overall diversity and inclusion efforts. The first step was the launch of their

17 May 2019


International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia Today, on May 17th, it is the moment of the year that we all stand still to recognise the work that has been done by many activists and supporters around the world and to take stock of where we are. Unfortunately, things are not as rose coloured as many of us thought in the past. Society is going backwards in many places as we have seen with

1 May 2019

Five new members join the Foundation

We would like to give a warm welcome to the latest organisations that joined the Workplace Pride Foundation during the first quarter of 2019.   Palo Alto Networks joined our community as one of our seven “Foundation Leaders”. Palo Alto Networks is based in Santa Clara, California and is the world’s leading cyber security company. They bring together the best and most diverse teams to solve the world's toughest cybersecurity challenges. To further commit to

20 Apr 2019

Palo Alto Networks Joins Workplace Pride as Foundation Leader

First member from the Cybersecurity sector to join Workplace Pride. Palo Alto Networks is the leader in global cybersecurity. Committed to creating positive change, the company leads its industry with inclusion and diversity-increasing initiatives and in publicly sharing their workforce diversity data. At a moment in history where data transparency has become increasingly important in relation to sustainable practices, their example is inspiring. Based in Santa Clara, California, Palo Alto Networks brings together the best

19 Apr 2019

European Lesbian and Business Roundtable

Successful Roundtable event at the Dutch Embassy in Kiev sets a milestone for Workplace Pride. Hosted at the Dutch Embassy in Kiev and organised by Workplace Pride in partnership with the NGO Fulcrum UA, and the Ukrainian Corporate Equality Index, the European Lesbian and Business Roundtable kicked off with a full house on April 11th. This event brought together employers, employees and civil society to address specific challenges and opportunities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender

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