Because many of us spend so much time at work, it is crucial that our workplace be a space where we feel safe and welcome. However, nearly half of LGBTQ individuals are not out in the workplace, and that statistic has remained largely unchanged in the past decade according to the Human Rights Campaign.
LGBTQ individuals, especially transgender people, also face barriers to gaining employment in the first place, which jeopardizes access to healthcare, housing, and more.
One Iowa provides programming and resources to help employers create inclusive workplaces and connect LGBTQ Iowans with fulfilling career opportunities. Not only is creating safe and affirming workplaces the right thing to do, but it also makes business sense to make this a priority.
LGBTQ Workplace Culture Summit
The LGBTQ Workplace Culture Summit is an annual event where experts provide insight and resources for employers looking to cultivate safe and inclusive workplaces. Attendees learn more about the LGBTQ community, how to make more inclusive policies, attract and retain LGBTQ talent, and effective allyship to create meaningful change at your workplace.Explore the LGBTQ Workplace Culture Summit
Workplace Inclusivity Trainings
Training and Policy Guidance
A key component of our work with employers is emphasizing how working in a welcoming and accepting environment improves the mental health and well-being of LGBTQ employers. When LGBTQ employees are able to bring their whole selves to work, they are more productive and likely to stay in their position long-term. It’s not only right for employers to make their employees’ well-being a focus, but it also makes business sense.
We provide specialized LGBTQ inclusivity training and policy guidance for employers and HR professionals to ensure their workplace is a safe and affirming environment for all employees.Schedule an LGBTQ Training
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