Workplace Pride Chair Holder Speaks at EY

Post Date: March 16, 2018

On March 1st, EY’s Unity NL* hosted the Connecting Members event: “Inclusiveness: Why is it important to leverage the differences of diversity?”, with a lecture by Workplace Pride Chair holder Dr. Jojanneke van der Toorn.

Jeroen Davidson, member of The Board of Directors of EY Nederland welcomed all and briefly addressed the importance of Diversity and Inclusion;
D&I at EY is about respecting our differences and how best to leverage these differences to achieve better business results. 
The Chair, funded by KPN, which is in its second year, aims to provide a focused and scientific approach to improving LGBTI inclusion in the workplace and identify factors that influence LGBTI inclusiveness in society and its dynamics.
Dr. van der Toorn, focussed her lecture on topics such as:
  • Stereotyping and prejudice
  • Attitudes in the Netherlands
  • Traditional gender norms
  • Bounded tolerance
  • Psychological barriers
A brief summary of what organizations can do themselves, let to numerous questions and captivating discussions.
We would like to thank Unity NL for hosting a successful first collaboration with Workplace Pride!
For more information about the Workplace Pride Chair, mail to
* Unity is EY’s worldwide employee network supporting our firm’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and their allies, to develop members to positively impact our firm’s culture, our clients and our communities to create a better, more inclusive working world. Unity is a fully inclusive network, open to all LGBT EY employees and their allies, including colleagues