One Iowa to Host First LGBTQ Workplace Culture Summit in Siouxland
One Iowa, a statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) organization, will host its first LGBTQ Workplace Culture Summit in Siouxland next month:
Tuesday, October 30
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sioux City Public Museum
607 4th Street, Sioux City, IA 51101
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 began hosting similar summits in central and eastern Iowa last October, and will host summits in those locations this 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.