One Iowa to Host 2nd Annual LGBTQ Workplace Culture Summit in Eastern 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 eastern Iowa next month:
Eastern Iowa Summit:
Tuesday, October 23
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Kirkwood Community College
6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
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 central and northwestern Iowa in October as well.
“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.”
Keynote speakers include Malay Bouaphakeo of Full Pursuit Life Coaching and Lynn Schreder, co-owner of KHI Solutions.
Press are welcome at this event.