The struggle for equality and acceptance for LGBT individuals in the workplace cannot be achieved by the LGBT community alone. It relies on the support of open-minded and compassionate allies who recognise the challenges and are committed to breaking down barriers to inclusion. But what does it mean to be an ally and what are effective ways that companies can harness the energy of such champions to bring about a positive culture change in the workplace?
Engaging Allies Articles
Many cultures around Asia can still be described as traditional and conservative in many respects. For the most part, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals are not considered within the ‘norms’ of society and the majority of LGBT individuals in Hong Kong lead dual lives, concealing their identity for [...]
As companies recognise the business imperative for addressing LGBT issues in the workplace, many are looking at how to go about creating a more inclusive culture for their LGBT employees. The starting point for many companies is to set up an LGBT employee network – and a lot of time [...]
Learn more about Goldman Sachs’ Allies campaign in India.
Perspectives from Asia
Laurence Bailey is one of J.P. Morgan’s most senior allies in Asia Pacific and as such has taken a leading role in promoting LGBT inclusion in the region. The bank is a strong advocate globally of promoting a workplace that is free from discrimination where employees can feel comfortable at [...]
Community Business reached out to Harriet Guest, COO and Treasurer for the Barclays Asia Spectrum Network to find out more about Barclays LGBT Allies Programme that is launching in the summer of 2013. In addition to her day job at Barclays, Harriet commits a significant amount of time as an [...]