Join Hetrick-Martin Institute for its 2nd Annual Moving Toward Belonging series—conversations centering around diversity, equity and inclusion practices for employers looking to support LGBTQIA+ communities of color entering the workplace. It is our hope that this shared space for professional development and meaningful dialog supports companies looking to use their influence and practice to continue to drive progress towards inclusive recruitment, employment and retention of marginalized communities.
RECOGNIZING HOW LGBTQIA+ PEOPLE ENTER THE WORKPLACE
TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2022 · 12:30-1:30 PM EST
A facilitated Zoom panel discussion between HMI staff members and HR professionals exploring the complexities that LGBTQIA+ young people face when entering the workplace. Through this experience organizations can learn valuable tools and insights to support recruiting, onboarding and in boarding, creating inclusive environments, and strong retention strategies to create a diverse pipeline.
According to Gallup, The percentage of U.S. adults who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or something other than heterosexual has increased to a new high of 7.1%, which is double the percentage from 2012, when Gallup first measured it. In 2019, the LGBTQIA+ population represented almost $3.7 trillion in market share buying power.
These statistics inform organizations that having a strong workforce where LGBTQIA+ employees are represented and feel safe allows the organization to be a true reflection of the marketplace they serve. How will you connect more deeply with your workforce and workplace to also connect more deeply with your marketplace?
HONOR AND UNDERSTAND THE SHIFTING DYNAMICS OF ORIENTATION AND GENDER IN THE WORKPLACE
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2022 · 12:30-1:30 PM EST
We learn about ourselves and enhance our organizations through listening to other people’s stories. Join us for this Fireside Chat to hear from a parent and child and how their journey impacts organizations, workforce communities, communities at-large, and loved ones.
Organizations know that supporting their employees is the way to create safe spaces and environments where employees can bring their full authentic selves to work. The LGBQ and TGNC journey is unique. Non-conforming identities within this community are sometimes visible and other times invisible. This Fireside Chat will allow you to hear the stories, experience the transitions that happen within the workplace, and determine ways to enhance your ability to connect with this community. How will your organization learn from your employees’ stories?
DEVELOP AWARENESS ON THE IMPACTS OF LGBTQIA+ MENTAL HEALTH ON WORKFORCES AND WORKPLACES
TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2022 · 12:30-1:30 PM EST
Leave this engaging session feeling more empowered to understand mental health within the next generation entering the workforce. Why? Because you’ve learned more about the history, effects, and impacts of mental health on our LGBTQIA+ young people. Now you can become an active participant and advocate for creating a more inclusive workplace for your workforce.
Through breakout groups and round table discussions, you will learn why the LGBTQIA+ community is disproportionately impacted by mental health conditions. How can your organization provide a safe and authentic environment for all people to bring their full authentic selves to work?
to view past sessions of Moving Toward Belonging from 2020-2021