On 22nd November 2018 Filipino LGBT Europe attended the annual member meeting of Workplace Pride, that was hosted by Philips in Amsterdam. Out & Proud Committee Head Campaign Ryan Aquino represented the foundation in the meeting. The meeting was a presentation of the Foundation’s accomplishments in 2018 and an outline for their plans for 2019.

Workplace Pride is an Amsterdam based non profit organisation established 10 years ago, dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTI people in workplaces all over the world. They strive for a world of inclusion whereby LGBTI people can be valued and be themselves. Their activities include both in the Netherlands and many countries around the world; from Poland, Thailand, Suriname to Belgium.

The Workplace Pride annual member meeting was attended by their members and representatives from companies such as: ING, Booking.com, Shell, PWC, ABN-AMRO, Philips, KPMG, IKEA and Accenture.

The foundation found it vital to attend the event to network with international companies who have proactively attempted to improve the lives of Filipinos in their offices in the Philippines. But also to learn from an established and respected organisation who’s work we very much respect and admire. Plus an opportunity to learn lots of lessons for our foundation that started in 2018.

You may read more about Workplace Pride via this link: https://workplacepride.org/

Author: Ryan Aquino

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