A global virtual conference to strengthen LGBTQI workplace inclusion
BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS
myGwork, the global recruitment & networking organisation for LGBTQI professionals, is launching its first global online five-day conference WorkPride, in place of postponed or cancelled flagship LBGTQI events including Pride.
The aim is to bring together and celebrate the LGBTQI community, and strengthen LGBTQI inclusion, during what is a difficult time for many people across the world. The global event will run from London between 22-26 June.
According to the Trevor Project 2020,LGBTQI helplines are experiencing double the amount of calls and many people have lost their jobs due to Covid-19. Research shows that some parts of the LGBTQI community feel particularly isolated and at risk.
Pierre Gaubert – CEO & Co-founder myGwork, commented: “The ongoing pandemic has serious implications for the mental health of LGBTQ+ people. With most Pride events being postponed or cancelled around the world we want to make sure the LGBTQ+ Business community is visible and celebrated. This is why we’re launching our WorkPride week conference, a free event for all attendees to make it more inclusive than ever.”
The conference, which will be held via Zoom, is aimed at professionals, graduates, and employers, and will provide a forum to showcase and discuss best practice for LGBTQI inclusion in the workplace.
Each day of the virtual conference will cover a different theme such as mental health and involve interactive sessions including workshops, panel discussions, and online socials, with opportunities for attendees to network and build their contacts.
Adrien Gaubert – CMO & Co-founder myGwork, commented: “We are focusing on pride in business because this is what we know best. This is a great opportunity to showcase what organisations and employee resource groups are doing for LGBTQ+ inclusion while also learning new skills.”
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