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IBM and Workplace Pride collaborate in LGBTIQ+ innovation

13th April 2021 @ 8:00 AM 14th April 2021 @ 5:00 PM CEST

Although LGBTIQ+ people are protected by laws addressing employment and other forms of discrimination in a growing proportion of countries, there remain far too many LGBTIQ+ people around the globe whose rights are not protected. In many countries, LGBTIQ+ citizens are breaking laws just by being themselves. Even in legally progressive nations, many LGBTIQ+ people still feel that they cannot reveal their authentic identity in many professional, academic, and social settings.

To continue advancing inclusion and belonging for the full spectrum of the LGBTIQ+ community at work, home, and society at large, the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) is collaborating with Workplace Pride, and Out & Equal to host a Global LGBTIQ+ Innovation Jam.

Registration will open on 29 March here: https://lnkd.in/g7Hy-z7 

Starting at 8am ET on Tuesday, April 13th and running continuously through until 5pm ET on Wednesday, April 14th, the Jam is a virtual, text-based event where thousands of business leaders; D&I experts; academics; and other allies will come together to explore the solutions to the barriers that still slow the advancement of LGBTIQ+ individuals in the workplace.

The Global LGBTIQ+ Innovation Jam is an open and inclusive forum for discussion and sharing around 7 important themes:

  1. Corporate & individual championship
  2. LGBT+ intersectionality
  3. Mental health
  4. Transgender and non-binary belonging
  5. Allyship
  6. Visibility and development
  7. Impact of technology

Register for the Global LGBT+ Innovation Jam and join the discussion – for a few minutes or for all 33 hours! Input from Jammers will be analyzed by IBM’s proprietary Innovation Jam® AI-enabled technology and the results may be used to inform an upcoming LGBT+ Leadership study that is being published in celebration of Pride Month in June.