Promoting safe workplaces through training and education

Workplace Culture

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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.


Training and Policy Guidance

We provide specialized LGBTQ inclusivity training and policy guidance for employers and HR professionals.

LGBTQ Training

Donate now to make Iowa workplaces safer for LGBTQ people.

Upcoming Events

  • virtual

    Inclusive Resources for LGBTQ Older Iowans

  • virtual

    LGBTQ Leadership Institute Graduation

  • education

    Session 1: LGBTQ 101 and Workplace Best Practices

  • education

    LGBTQ Workplace Culture Summit 2020

  • education

    Session 2: A 2020 Vision – It’s Time to SEE Us Hosted by Dominique Morgan, executive director of Black and Pink.

  • Session 3: COVID-19 Best Practices: A Panel Discussion PUBLISHED

  • Session 4: Building Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives with Intention

  • educate, health

    Eastern Iowa LGBTQ Health and Wellness Conference

success stories

Gary Moore

One Iowa has been the go-to organization for thoughtful responses to issues arising in the community. The LGBTQ Older Adults Conference has been another such response. It provides leadership and workshops to thoughtfully explore the needs of our gay seniors, those that led the way 30-40 years ago and can continue to do so with our help.

  • Gary Moore
  • LGBTQ Activist
Emily Brown

Partnering with One Iowa and bringing their leadership and expertise to the table to work alongside our Executive Leadership team allowed UnityPoint Health to begin providing frequent and regular LGBTQ education for teams across the system… The impact the partnership with One Iowa has had will live on for decades to come.

  • Emily Brown
  • UnityPoint Health
Heidi Yang

The people are what drew me to One Iowa and why I’ve been volunteering here since 2008. The staff at One Iowa have always been kind, considerate, and accepting. I admire the work they do and I’m happy to help out in whatever way I can; whether it’s doing data entry or volunteering at an event.

  • Heidi Yang
  • One Iowa volunteer
Portrait of Jarrel Johnson

This experience has definitely created a fire in me to think about how I can be more active; how I can leave this space in a better place than it was when I got here.

  • Jarrel Johnson
  • LGBTQ Leadership Institute 2018
Portrait of Mariah Himes

I had the opportunity to see people like me in [leadership] positions, which honestly was super empowering. I can now visualize myself in different kinds of roles.

  • Mariah Himes
  • LGBTQ Leadership Institute 2018
Headshot of Kristel Payne

Max came and did a lunch and learn for us on non-binary and was their normal wonderful self. I had several comments afterwards and people really enjoyed the presentation, but even better, they learned a lot and it opened more minds and hopefully created more allies.

  • Kristel Payne
  • Bankers Trust