Five new members join the Foundation

Post Date: May 1, 2019

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 diversity and inclusion regarding LGBTI+ staff, the organisation signed the Workplace Pride Declaration of Amsterdam last January. Read more here.

Baker McKenzie ranked as the number one law firm brand in the world for 9 years running as listed by Acritas, has joined Workplace Pride as a “Foundation Partner”. Diversity is key for Baker McKenzie since they have a global team with strong expertise across a wide range of disciplines and sectors. 65% of their deals involve clients in more than 5 countries. LGBTI inclusion is also a priority for this law firm. It has been ranked by Stonewall as number 10 in their list of top 100 employers and they explicitly mention LGBTI support on their communications. Have a look at their D&I video here.
Hivos, headquartered in The Netherlands, is a Dutch development aid organisation providing financial support to other organisations working in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Together with Hivos and five other organisations, Workplace Pride just launched an LGBT+ emancipation project called ”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. It will take a city-based approach, focusing on the African cities of Dakar, Senegal; Lagos, Nigeria; Lusaka, Zambia; Nairobi, Kenya; and Maputo, Mozambique.

The Dutch Municipality of Delft (Gemeente Delft) also joined Workplace Pride during the first quarter of 2019. This is the third municipality to join our Foundation alongside the Municipalities of Amsterdam, the Hague and Nijmegen. Alderman, Hatte van der Woude, who signed the membership agreement on behalf of the City said: “Delft stands for inclusiveness in all areas. We don’t differentiate on background, religion or orientation and follow a zero-tolerance policy regarding discrimination, aggression and violence in the workplace. Workplace Pride will help support us in bringing more attention to our efforts.

ManpowerGroup, one of the largest staffing companies in the world, has joined as a Foundation Member. Manpower believes that businesses have the responsibility to enable all people to participate in the workplace and achieve their potential. That’s why the organisation highlights Integration and Inclusion as one of the pillars of its Sustainability Plan. ManpowerGroup is open to sharing their inclusion journey with other businesses that can learn from their integrated approach to talent retention within their own organisations. Read more about it in their ‘Stories website’.

We look forward to working with our new members to improve LGBTI inclusion both in their own organisations and in the sectors in which they work.