Welcoming Lisa van Ginneken to the Advisory Board of Workplace Pride

We are delighted to announce that Lisa van Ginneken has joined the Workplace Pride Advisory Board. As the first transgender person elected to the Dutch House of Representatives, Lisa’s pioneering efforts and commitment to inclusivity make her a valuable addition to our team.

A Trailblazer in Politics and Advocacy

Lisa van Ginneken has made history with her election to the Dutch House of Representatives, representing the social liberal party Democrats 66 (D66). Her advocacy has focused on privacy, family law, and mobility, showcasing her dedication to creating a more inclusive society. Lisa’s diverse professional background, including roles as a coach and trainer, has been marked by her relentless pursuit of equality and personal growth.

Her leadership journey began in 2017 when she became the chair of Transvisie, a Dutch advocacy group for transgender individuals. Under her guidance, Transvisie significantly raised awareness and fought for transgender rights. This work laid the foundation for her transition into politics in 2021, where she continues to champion the rights of transgender and intersex individuals, advocating for policies that enhance their autonomy and visibility.

2024 Workplace Pride Conference Conversations with Ikenna Ikenna Azuike and Lisa van Ginneken

A Vision for Workplace Pride

Lisa joins the Workplace Pride Advisory Board at a pivotal moment. Her extensive experience in both advocacy and politics brings a fresh perspective to our mission of fostering inclusive workplaces. She passionately believes in the importance of addressing invisible barriers to inclusion, emphasising that “inclusion is about creating environments where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued.”

Recently, Lisa moderated a breakout session at the 2024 Workplace Pride International Conference on Transgender Safety in the Workplace, alongside Remke Collins. Her insights during this session highlighted her deep commitment to creating safe and inclusive spaces for all.

Looking Ahead

As we welcome Lisa to our Advisory Board, we are excited about the innovative ideas and perspectives she will bring. Her dedication to inclusivity aligns perfectly with our core values. We look forward to working together to create a world where everyone, regardless of their background, can thrive. Lisa’s valuable experience will help represent the voice of the transgender community at Workplace Pride, ensuring that our initiatives remain inclusive and impactful.

Lisa van Ginneken’s journey is a powerful reminder of the impact of courage and authenticity. We are honoured to have her as part of the Workplace Pride Advisory Board and are eager to embark on this journey together towards a more inclusive and equitable future. Welcome, Lisa!

Later this summer we will have a chat with Lisa, where we will get to know her a little better!