You are cordially invited to the Workplace Pride 2020 Online Symposium. With the theme of” Great expectations, Envisioning a new decade of LGBTI Workplace Inclusion”, the symposium will take a thorough look at both of the challenges and the opportunities for our community and for workplaces in the coming 10 years. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, this topic takes on a new urgency which will be addressed throughout the symposium.
Participants will learn from LGBTI workplace pioneer Claudia Brind-Woody about progress over the years and her vision for the future and take part in the signing of the Declaration of Amsterdam by Unilever CEO, Alan Jope. They will also have the opportunity to choose from four different breakout sessions looking at such diverse topics as:
Scroll below to see the full program.
The symposium is free and open to all, however it is required to register ahead of time. Workplace Pride members will be given priority for unlimited registration until it opens to the public on Thursday, June 11th.
15:00 – 17:00
Symposium Moderator: Mark Emdin: Chair, Workplace Pride
Keynote speaker: Claudia Brind-Woody: Managing Director Walgreens-Boots Alliance, IBM
Breakouts: Sessions run simultaneously and participants may choose which one to attend.
1. “ What is the future for LGBTI progress in Europe?”
With their annual Rainbow Map just being published, ILGA Europe knows better than most about the situation for LGBTI people across the continent. This breakout looks at some of the challenges currently facing our community and how the interaction with employers is on the brink of change.
2. “ How inclusive and competitive is your city?”
Amsterdam has scored highest in the world on the new Open for Business report showing that LGBT+ inclusion is a key ingredient in urban economic resilience and competitiveness This breakout session, details their findings about the relationship between this quality and a city’s GDP per capita, innovation potential, ability to attract talent, and quality of life.
3. “From Advocacy to Action” – using the UN LGBTI Standards to build a more inclusive workplace
In this session, we will focus on the Workplace Pride UN LGBTI Standards Toolkit which were launched last month. Graham Sparks, Workplace Pride Foundation Advisory Board Member will provide an overview of the Toolkit and host a dialogue with leaders from our member companies who are using this new tool to improve LGBTI workplace inclusion.
4. “Will your company attract young talent in the future?” – Research on the future of LGBTI+ inclusion in the workplace by Young@Workplace Pride
In this session, we will report on the top three expectations of students and young professionals have for potential future employers based on conversations with three experience groups. Our Young team will propose both quick wins and structural solutions to improve LGBTI inclusion, taking into consideration actions that can be integrated into post-COVID integration planning.
Keynote speaker: Alan Jope, CEO Unilever, signs the Declaration of Amsterdam and share his thoughts on how employers will address LGBTI workplace in the coming decade.
17:00 – 17:30
Online networking opportunities in the Workplace Pride “Online Lobby”