2019 New Year’s Reception hosted by EY

Post Date: January 23, 2019

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 workplaces where everyone can be themselves.

David Pollard, Executive Director of Workplace Pride, continued with an overview of the positive progress that has been made with LGBTI inclusion in society around the world (eg same sex marriage recognition in Austria and decriminalisation of homosexuality in India), alongside examples of setbacks that the community continues to face (eg. the on-going anti-Trans policies in the USA Military, and the anti-LGBTI Declaration of Nashville controversy in the Netherlands).

David followed with highlights for the coming year such as the Workplace Pride Global Benchmark Survey opening on February 1st, and the International Conference on June 28th which will be hosted by KLM in a hangar at Schiphol Airport.

The growth of the Workplace Pride has also been a catalyst to expand the size of the Foundation Board. Current Board Members Mark Emdin and Marion Mulder, introduced several of the new board members who are bringing their expertise to the Foundation. Click here to see the roles and backgrounds of the entire Workplace Pride Foundation Board.

Not only new board members joined the Foundation recently, but during the last quarter of 2018 and the beginning of 2019, many new organisations from different sectors have become members. Six of these companies were introduced to the member’s network at this event:Nokia, Greenpeace, Rabobank, Unilever, Oxfam Novib, and NWO. The Foundation welcomes all of its new members and looks forward to working with them to improve LGBTI inclusion both in their own organisations and the sectors in which they work.
Thanks again to everyone who participated and made the evening possible!
See more photos of this event here on Facebook and on Flickrr click here.