Fellow Travelers: Encouraging LGBTQ Self-Identification in the Workplace

Topics: Access to Justice, LGBT Leadership, LGBTQ, On-Demand Webinars

The Thomson Reuters Institute is proud to announce OutLaws 2020, an eight-part thought leadership webinar series devoted to advancing international LGBTQ2+ access to justice. Our fourth installment addresses the importance of corporate culture in fostering LGBTQ workplace self-identification.

More than ever, employers are empowering LGBTQ workers with supportive workplace policies and lifestyle benefits to influence an inclusive workplace for all. Companies encourage LGBTQ communal growth through employee resource groups (ERGs), support of external LGBTQ organizations, and recalibrated workplace policies once deemed unfriendly toward the queer community. Yet, despite such remarkable changes, many LGBTQ workers remain hesitant to openly identify as LGBTQ. Throughout this presentation, participants will collectively outline strategies to promote a safe and encouraging workplace where employees can feel free to be their authentic selves.

Lenore MacAdamNational Inclusion Lead, Deloitte Canada

Bryn GrayPartner, McCarthy Tetrault LLP
Jordan Mitchell HeinzPartner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Paul Jonathan SaguilDeputy Head, Global Sanctions Compliance and Anti-Bribery/Anti-Corruption Program, TD Bank Group; Board of Directors, Past Chair, Start Proud
Sabine von Sengbusch, VP Clinical Affairs/Co-Chair D&I US, Siemens Healthineers

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Please consider accessing our other OutLaws 2020 webinars:

On the Basis of Sex: LGBTQ Employment Rights at a Crossroads – Part I
A House Divided: Pathways of Remediation for the LGBTQ2+ Community and Law Enforcement – Part II
Taken: Exposing Global LGBTQ Human Trafficking  – Part III
Original Sin: Religiosity, Same-Sex Desire & Institutionalized Homophobia – Part V
Spectacular Bodies: Privacy, Public Identity & LGBTQ2+ Personality – Part VI
Building Bridges: Supporting Transition in the Workplace – Part VII
Becoming: Supporting the Transgender Journey – Part VIII