Pride in Diversity is Australia’s first and only national not-for-profit employer support program for all aspects of LGBTI workplace inclusion. A social inclusion initiative of ACON, Pride in Diversity are specialists in HR, organisational change and workplace diversity dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of LGBTI people by reducing exclusion, invisibility, homophobia and stigma in the workplace.
Established by ACON with the assistance of Stonewall UK and Diversity Council Australia (DCA), Pride in Diversity’s mandate is to reduce stigma, homophobia and discrimination in the workplace and set a national benchmark for leading workplace practice in LGBTI inclusion. This is currently being realised via the national employer support program (Pride in Diversity) and the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI), Australia’s national benchmarking instrument for all aspects of LGBTI workplace inclusion.
Since the launch of Pride in Diversity in 2010, we have seen significant changes in the acceptance and uptake of LGBTI inclusion initiatives within Australian workplaces. Pride in Diversity is proud to be one of the driving forces behind these changes and to have witnessed the emergence of what is now considered by many, to be one of the fastest growing areas of Diversity and Inclusion on the Australian Workplace Diversity agenda.
Pride in Diversity works with Australian employers via the provision of a dedicated account manager, tailored training & consulting services, member forums, networking, resources and research to:
- Recognise, appreciate and utilise the unique insights, perspectives and backgrounds of others, promoting innovation, team collaboration and higher levels of productivity
- Mitigate unintentional discrimination, disrespectful and damaging behaviour through education and awareness, the alignment of organisational values and the reduction of risk
- Create an environment of trust, respect and inclusion positively impacting employee attraction, engagement and retention
- Appreciate the business case for LGBTI diversity as it impacts your workplace culture and performance.
Being an internationally recognised program, we also work with affiliates Diversity Champions (Stonewall UK), Out & Equal (US), Community Business (Hong Kong), Oogachaga (Singapore), Pride at Work (Canada) and GLEN (Ireland).