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We are excited to host the 5th Annual LGBTQ Workplace Culture Summit this year! The virtual format of this annual event consists of four incredible sessions. Experts will join us to provide insight and resources for employers looking to cultivate safe and inclusive workplaces. In each session, you’ll learn more about the LGBTQ community, how to make more inclusive policies, attract and retain LGBTQ talent, and going beyond the pride flag to create meaningful change at your workplace.

You can purchase all four sessions as a package or individually. The experts for each session will be announced in October. Explore the sessions and buy tickets below.

Session 1 – Trans and Non-binary in the Workplace – Wednesday, November 3rd, 2-4 pm

Transgender Iowans face unique and challenging barriers that do not exist for others in the LGBTQ community – especially at work. 50 percent of Transgender workers have reported harassment from coworkers in their workplace, and that is just the beginning. Learn from experts about the issues facing trans and nonbinary employees, how workplaces can incorporate transition and gender-specific nondiscriminatory policies, and workplace best practices. 
Topics that will be discussed:
  • How to support and affirm Trans and Nonbinary employees.
  • Best practices for working with Trans and Nonbinary individuals from gender-neutral language to policy updates.
  • The complexities of transitioning at work and the importance of a transition policy.

Session 2 – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Group Best Practices – Wednesday, November 10th, 2-4 pm

Having an effective and sustainable diversity, equity, and inclusion group in the workplace can be an important role in creating an inclusive working environment. But the work doesn’t stop at the creation of these groups. In this session, our experts will highlight the ways DEI groups can take intentional actions each day to improve workplace culture for all employees. 
Topics that will be discussed:
  • What are the roles of DEI groups in the workplace? 
  • What is emotional labor? 
  • Tokenization in the workplace.
  • Intentional actions you can take to make your workplace better.

Session 3 – Beyond the Pride Flag: Allyship in the Workplace – Wednesday, December 1st, 2-4 pm

Explore how allies can leverage their power for good and implement sustainable actions to end an anti-LGBTQ culture in the workplace, have hard conversations with coworkers, and amplify your voice to create change in the workplace for LGBTQ employees. 
Topics that will be discussed:
  • Understanding your risks, rights, and the payoff of leveraging your power.
  • How to call out homophobia and transphobia in the workplace.
  • Leadership skills to be advocates for LGBTQ employees.

Session 4 – Pride in the Community: Allyship outside the Workplace – Wednesday, December 8th, 2-4 pm

Workplaces play an important role in shaping our communities. When corporations and small businesses stand up for causes they believe in,  it sends a message about what our community values. Learn about how to stop the rise of anti-LGBTQ bills at the Iowa legislature, and how organizations of all sizes can make a difference in advocating for LGBTQ Iowans. 
Topics that will be discussed:
  • Leveraging the power of your organization to fight against anti-LGBTQ bills 
  • Financial contributions scratch the surface of what is needed to create change
  • How standing up for equality is good for business in retaining and attracting employees
  • Learn how to take actionable steps to advocate for LGBTQ Iowans



November 3 @ 2:00 PM
December 8 @ 4:00 PM
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One Iowa