This international, multi-disciplinary conference aims to bring together scholars from various disciplines and geographic locations, policymakers, HR professionals, employers, employees, and civil society to get to know and learn from each other on the topic of LGBTIQ+ workplace inclusion.
The aim of the conference is to showcase the state of the art of research on LGBTIQ+ workplace inclusion, to contribute to building a diverse platform of researchers, and to facilitate the dialogue between scientists, advocates, policymakers, employers, and employees.
The conference features keynote speeches by Dr. Lee Badgett (UMass Amherst) and Yvonne Muthoni (Kenya Open for Business), several multi-disciplinary academic sessions, as well as focused panel sessions that bring together researchers, employers, employees, practitioners and policymakers around topics relevant to LGBTIQ+ workplace inclusion, broadly defined.
These topics may pertain to both formal and informal workplaces, and include, but are not limited to, the challenges and opportunities that LGBTIQ+ people experience in the areas of training, recruitment, selection, promotion and retention, the policies and regulations affecting these areas, as well as promising interventions and solutions.
We would like the conference to be accessible to everyone. We hope the online nature of the conference and the absence of participation fees contribute to this. We will additionally make sure to ask presenters to articulate clearly to accommodate participants with a hearing impairment. We very much welcome your suggestions for how we can be more inclusive.
Please contact us at [email protected].
Event: LGBTIQ+ Workplace Inclusion 2021 Conference
Date/time: Thursday, May 20 – 21, 2021 – 14:00 – 17:30 (CET)
Audience: Workplace Pride Members, stakeholders, and friends
- Lee Badgett – Professor of Economics, Co-director Center for Employment Equity, Department of Economics ar University of Massachusetts Amherst.
- Yvonne Muthoni – Kenya Country Director at Open For Business.
- Prof.dr. Jojanneke van der Toorn – Professor of LGBT Workplace Inclusion, Leiden University
- Waruguru Gaitho, LLM – Project Assistant, Leiden University