One Iowa to Host 2nd Annual LGBTQ Workplace Culture Summit in Central Iowa

One Iowa, a statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) advocacy organization, will host its 2nd Annual LGBTQ Workplace Culture Summit in central Iowa next month:

Central Iowa Summit:
Tuesday, October 16
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont
7000 NW 62nd Ave, Johnston, IA 50131
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This event will provide resources for employers and LGBTQ employees to help them create safe and inclusive workplaces. Employers will learn about ways to improve their policies and retain LGBTQ talent, while LGBTQ employees and allies will learn about their rights and strategies for creating effective LGBTQ employee resource groups (ERGs). One Iowa is hosting similar summits in eastern and northwestern Iowa later in October.

“For many of us, our workplace is where we spend most of our lives outside of our home,” One Iowa Executive Director Daniel Hoffman-Zinnel said. “If we don’t feel safe and respected there, it has a negative impact on our entire lives.”

“Unfortunately, data shows that nearly half of LGBTQ people do not feel comfortable enough to be fully out at work. This statistic is unacceptable, and our goal for this event is to develop more inclusive workplaces for LGBTQ Iowans through collaboration with employers, LGBTQ employees, and allies.”

“Corteva Agriscience is proud to host One Iowa’s 2nd Annual LGBTQ Workplace Culture Summit in central Iowa, which helps employers and their employees find ways to ensure inclusive and safe workplaces,” said John Arbuckle, Leader, Predictive Agriculture at Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont.

Keynote speakers include Malay Bouaphakeo of Full Pursuit Life Coaching and Lynn Schreder, co-owner of KHI Solutions.

Press are welcome at this event, but must check-in at the security desk and provide identification.