2019 Leadership Awards Nominees Announced

Post Date: October 16, 2019

** This article has been updated with the results of the Awards Gala announced on November 8th **

And the 2019 winners are…

On Friday, November 8th, nearly 230 members and friends gathered at the Koepelkerk in Amsterdam for the Workplace Pride 2019 Leadership Awards Gala. Hosted under the spectacular dome of the Kopelkerk, 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 create workplaces where LGBTI people can be themselves. The highlight of the evening is the announcement of the top scorers of the Workplace Pride 2019 Global Benchmark annual survey. These represent the most LGBTI-friendly organizations in the world and their leadership is crucial to making a change in countries and cultures where it can be very difficult to be yourself at work. Full details of the 2019 Global Benchmark Results can be seen in the link below to the “New Horizons’s Magazine: Global Benchmark Edition”.

Best Outfit: Team Baker McKenzie

This year’s theme of “Stonewall Generation” celebrated the music, culture and times that gave birth to the modern gay rights movement. In particular, the people of that era and from many different countries were true pioneers who, through their courage, set the tone for the incredible progress that has been made for LGBTI rights in the past 50 years.

As in previous years, the awards were divided over several categories with well-deserving winners:

Most Engaged Network


Most Effective Ally

Petra Zijp, NautaDutilh

Best Media Representation


Most Active Volunteer (2 winners)

Gina Walker (RELX / Elsevier)

Fraser Morel (Clifford Chance)

Global Benchmark Top Scorers

Ambassadors: Aegon – ING – NautaDutilh – RELX – Sodexo

Advocates: Accenture – Deloitte – Dow – IBM – SAP – Shell

Workplace Pride would like to congratulate all winners and to thank them, their fellow nominees, and all attending members and friends for help making this another unforgettable Leadership Awards Gala!

The Workplace Pride Team

Click Here to see all the photos of the evening.

Photography by The Art of Ama (Jennifer Grube)

Workplace Pride is pleased to announce the top nominees per category for our 2019 Leadership Awards Gala.

The winners of the 4 categories, as well as the top scoring organizations in the 2019 Workplace Pride Global Benchmark, will be announced at the Gala taking place at the Koepelkerk, Amsterdam on November 8th and starting at 18:30.

This year, an unprecedented 47 nominations have been submitted for the awards. In our eyes, all of the nominees are winners for the support they have shown for LGBTI inclusion at work, but as we do have to choose winners, the finalist,  (this year there are 5 per category)  are listed below. 

Don’t miss this chance to come to show your support for the nominees and everyone who is helping to make progress with LGBTI Inclusion in the workplace! Tickets are available here. 

Most Active Volunteer*: 

Most Effective Ally: 

Best Media Representation: 

Most Engaged Network: