Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2020-01-22
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

HRC Promotes Workplace Inclusion in Argentina at LGBT Business, Tourism Summit
2018-08-21

facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


BUENOS AIRES — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) Foundation, the educational arm of America's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer ( LGBTQ ) civil rights organization, participated in GNETWORK 360, Latin America's largest summit on LGBT businesses and tourism that draws hundreds of the region's hospitality industry leaders.

Deena Fidas, director of HRC Foundation's Workplace Equality Program, delivered opening remarks at the summit, which is supported by the Argentinian LGBT Chamber of Commerce and prominent LGBT-committed corporate partners, and led a panel discussion on the state of LGBT workplace inclusion in the Latin American region. Fidas is co-author of HRC's annual Corporate Equality Index ( CEI ), the premier national benchmarking tool on corporate LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices.

"I am honored to join GNETWORK 360 for the third time to address the business and economic impact of LGBT-supportive workplace policies and to promote an LGBT-inclusive corporate culture," said Fidas, who is also director of HRC Equidad MX and HRC Equidad CL, which are advancing LGBT inclusion in workplaces across Mexico and Chile. "This year, HRC has seen a keen interest among major corporations and multinationals to embrace LGBT inclusion across the Latin America region. Our HRC Equidad programs in Mexico and Chile demonstrate that implementing LGBT-inclusive policies have an enduring positive impact on business and workplace outcomes for employers."

Prominent business leaders joining Fidas at the summit included Tony Tenicela, Global Leader, Marketplace Diversity and Workforce Engagement Services of IBM; Niarchos Pombo, Head of Diversity and Inclusion of SAP Latin America and Caribbean; Frederic Ribault, General Manager of AccorHotels; and José Ignacio De Carli, Corporate Affairs Manager of Natura. They shared innovative LGBT-inclusive trends and best practices across the Americas, and discussed the emerging business networks designed to bolster the LGBT market.

GNETWORK 360 has grown exponentially over the past decade, convening key leaders to share business strategies and explore the increasing economic opportunities of LGBT-oriented products and services. The four-day annual event brings together more than 1,400 leaders from 18 countries to take part in groundbreaking business workshops, a trade fair and roundtable discussions on the essential issues and economic impact of the LGBT market.

"The power of the LGBT market segment and community spending continues to increase annually in Argentina and around the globe, creating more opportunities for hundreds of businesses," said Pablo de Luca, founder of Argentina's LGBT Chamber of Commerce. "For more than a decade GNETWORK 360 has assembled prominent leaders and Latin American corporate partners to share innovative business strategies and strengthen the importance of the LGBT marketplace. Businesses committed to expand their outreach efforts and economic growth, benefit enormously from the opportunities that the LGBT market has to offer."

"Promoting welcoming work environments and cultivating a diverse workforce where employees can reach their full potential is an essential part of our strengths," said Delfina Daglio, IBM Diversity and Inclusion Partner. "IBM's long-standing commitment to LGBT equality provides inclusive workplaces for hundreds of our employees and maximizes our economic impact in the global market. We are proud to join GNETWORK 360 and work with HRC to serve as a model for corporate diversity and inclusion for employers in Latin America."

"Our commitment to foster an LGBT-inclusive workplace for all employees and retain diverse talent is a central part of our mission," said Tony Tenicela, IBM Global Leader, Marketplace Diversity and Workforce Engagement Services. "By investing in diversity and inclusion, IBM is promoting essential corporate values that impact the lives and careers of many of our employees and creates inclusive spaces to achieve and seek better opportunities."

During the conference, HRC and IBM representatives discussed the benefits of promoting an LGBT-inclusive corporate culture in workplaces across the region and the progress made by many of these nations. Earlier this year, HRC partnered with IBM in a two-week series of business workshops, convening corporate leaders and civil society stakeholders to bolster greater LGBT inclusion in Colombia, Chile, Peru, Argentina and Mexico.

Through its global workplace equality programs HRC Equidad MX and HRC Equidad CL, the HRC Foundation is leading the effort to advance LGBT workplace inclusion in workplaces across the U.S., Mexico and Chile, impacting more than 14.5 million employees worldwide.

HRC is proud to join GNETWORK 360 in its continuing efforts to promote diversity and LGBT workplace inclusion across Latin America.

For more information on HRC Global Equality programs, please visit hrc.im/GlobalWorkplacePrograms .

From a news release

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.


facebook twitter google +1 reddit email





Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

ELECTIONS 2020 Pizer, Robinson, Trevor get latest Victory Fund endorsements 2020-01-22 - LGBTQ Victory Fund—the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office—endorsed 32 new openly LGBTQ candidates for 2020 races. Among ...


Gay News

GLSEN slams religious exemptions that Trump proposes 2020-01-22 - GLSEN—which works to create safe and inclusive schools for LGBTQ students—denounced religious exemptions to federally funded programs across nine federal agencies recently proposed ...


Gay News

Sara Feigenholtz sworn in as state senator at ceremony 2020-01-22 - Call her state senator instead of state rep. A packed house of dignitaries and other supporters gathered Jan. 21 at the Ann Sather ...


Gay News

Federal court ruling benefits same-sex couples 2020-01-22 - A federal appeals panel of Republican appointees ruled Jan. 17 that the state of Indiana must treat same-sex married couples the same as ...


Gay News

Me Too movement founder at NU Jan. 27 2020-01-22 - Me Too movement founder Tarana Burke will keynote Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Week on Monday, Jan. 27. Burke will speak on the ...


Gay News

Lambda Legal releases report on judicial nominees 2020-01-22 - Lambda Legal released the third edition of its annual report of judicial nominees, showing how the Trump-Pence administration, with the help of Senate ...


Gay News

Show examines life of Barbara Jordan 2020-01-22 - The life of the late lawyer, educator and politician Barbara Jordan will be examined in City Lit Theatre's Voice of Good Hope. Voice ...


Gay News

ELECTIONS 2020 Cassidy, Lightfoot among those at Pizer kickoff 2020-01-22 - Out officials Illinois state Rep. Kelly Cassidy and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot were among those joining community members, as well as other elected ...


Gay News

Equality Illinois to honor Baim, Rainbow Cafe LGBT Youth Center at gala 2020-01-22 - Equality Illinois will present its annual gala on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., starting at 6 p.m. ...


Gay News

Nancy Pelosi play debuting Jan. 26 2020-01-22 - The Adult in the Room, a new play by Bill McMahon about the life of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, will ...


 



Copyright © 2020 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.