Garden State Equality to Host “Equality at Work Symposium” to Improve LGBTQ Inclusion in the Workplace
Holmdel, NJ – Garden State Equality, New Jersey’s leading LGBTQ education and advocacy organization, is excited to announce the upcoming “Equality at Work Symposium” on May 3rd, 2023. The symposium is a one-day event designed to improve the knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as the effectiveness of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) with regards to LGBTQ inclusion in the workplace.
The event’s agenda is packed with insightful panels, discussions, and workshops, beginning with a continental breakfast and ending with a happy hour. A highlight of the day will be the drag lunch, where attendees can network while enjoying a performance by local drag performers. In addition, policy expert Aaron Potenza will be available to answer questions about building LGBTQ-inclusive policies.
The symposium’s topics of discussion will include, but are not limited to developing an ERG/BRG in your organization, DEI best practices, microaggressions, the importance of inclusion, storytelling, being your authentic self, and much more. The triple threat workshop, a panel focused on the experiences of Black, queer, women in the workplace, will be another highlight of the day. As the symposium will be held during Mental Health Awareness week, there will be some workshops, activities, or resources surrounding the topic of mental health in the workspace.
Keynote speaker Alicia S. Boykin, Director of Human Resources at the National LGBTQ Task Force, will deliver an inspiring address on the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
“At a time when diversity, equity, and inclusion are under attack, we believe that it is essential to provide professional development training on these issues. Look no further than the recent example of ELEC Director, Jeffrey Brindle, creating an unsafe work environment as an example for the need for this type of education,” said Brielle Winslow-Majette, Garden State Equality’s Deputy Director. “The Equality at Work Symposium will be a fantastic opportunity for attendees to learn from experts, network with peers, and leave with practical strategies for creating more inclusive workplaces.”
The symposium will take place at Bell Works in Holmdel on May 3, 2023. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the Garden State Equality website.
For more information, please visit https://www.gardenstateequality.org/equality-at-work-symposium