Creating workplaces where everyone can be themselves is a priority for modern businesses. People that feel included and have a sense of belonging at their places of work are more productive, better team players, and make a greater contribution. They are less likely to be ill or need to be replaced, all of which translates into financial impact for businesses.
Tremendous progress has been made in Europe in the past decade to create equitable workplaces for previously excluded or marginalised groups, including LGBTI people, but there is still much room for improvement. During this conference, we will discuss the barriers as well as the opportunities facing businesses in regards to their LGBTI employees, clients/customers. It will also explore how investors look increasingly at the breadth of a businesses’ engagement when it comes to equitable workplaces.
Participants will include (a.o) representatives from both multinational and Hungarian businesses, members of Hungarian LGBTI Civil Society, and members of the diplomatic community.
GOALS: The conference will address a broad range of issues when it comes to LGBTI inclusion in the workplace. It will focus mainly on the business rationale for creating LGBTI inclusive workplaces. It will demonstrate how both business and society could benefit from a more open inclusive approach to this community.
Workplace Pride is a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to improving the lives of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgenders, Intersex and Queer plus (LGBTIQ+) people at work. Its 70 plus members employ more than 4.5 million people worldwide.