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Pride in Diversity is Australia's rst and only
not-for-pro t employer support program
that has been speci cally designed to assist
Australian employers with all aspects of LGBT
inclusion. Launched in February 2010, Pride in
Diversity has since signed up some of Australia's
largest and most progressive organisations in a
bid to ensure that their workplaces are inclusive
of all people and not inadvertently discriminating
against anyone, including those who are lesbian,
gay, bisexual or transgender.
Working with HR, Diversity Managers and
LGBT Network Leaders, Pride in Diversity o ers
a range of member services including:
Training of sexual orientation and gender
diversity in the workplace (breaking down
stereotypes, debunking some of the myths and
Assessment of workplace policies and sta
bene ts to ensure equity and inclusion.
Setup or reinvigoration of LGBT network groups
Consulting on diversity related con icts.
Board and executive presentations.
Assistance with the processes and education
required to fully support those who are
transitioning in the workplace.
Pride in Diversity has received an over whelmingly
positive response from those organisations who are
keen to be seen as leading edge when it comes to
workplace diversity and inclusion. e program is
not about creating a "special need group" or forcing
people to come out in the workplace but rather
ensuring that all workplaces are clearly inclusive
and that LGBT employees are entitled to the
same bene ts. It is also about ensuring that LGBT
employees are free to bring their whole selves to
work without the fear of bullying or harassment.
In late 2010 Pride in Diversity launched
Australia's rst Workplace Equality Index (AWEI)
that measures the inclusivity of employers towards
their LGBT employees. Participating organisations
complete a comprehensive submission detailing
evidence of inclusion in key areas such as policy
and practice, diversity training and employee
communications. Partnering with Stonewall UK,
ACON and Diversity Council Australia, Pride in
Diversity will be announcing the Top 10 employers
for LGBT employees on May 17, International Day
against Homophobia at a business luncheon/awards
celebration at the Sydney Hilton's Glass restaurant.
Pride in Diversity's new patron, the Hon.
Michael Kirby will be presenting the awards.
Also at the event, Olympic gold-medallist and
Telstra Sporting Ambassador, Matthew Mitcham
will speak on the importance of International
Day against Homophobia and a panel of senior
executives from IBM, Goldman Sachs, Telstra,
AFP and KPMG will discuss the importance of
diversity and inclusion to the workplace.
is event will not only allow you to network with
some of Australia's leading organisations in LGBT
inclusion but will also provide an opportunity to
hear senior executives from these organisations
speak on this important topic. To purchase tickets
please contact Dawn.Hough@prideindiversity.
com.au or call (02) 9206 2136
Dawn Hough is the Program Director, Pride in
Dawn Hough talks Pride in diversity.
It's OK to be gay at work
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