Academic Forum LGBT

Workplace Pride

Tilburg University is a member of Workplace Pride, a foundation dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTI people in workplaces all over the world. This membership is one of the actions that Tilburg University undertakes to create an inclusive organization culture.

Workplace Pride Gatherings

You are most welcome to attend the monthly Workplace Pride Gatherings in the lounge of the Faculty Club. Here, staff can meet and informally discuss LGBTI related topics in a homely atmosphere. The gatherings are mostly scheduled on the first Monday of the month, from 16:00 to 17:00. Here are the first dates to write down in your calender:

  • 2019: December 2
  • 2020: January 13, February 3, March 2, April 6, May 4

In case you wish to stay informed, do register for the Workplace Pride mailing list by sending an e-mail to the coordinator Tineke Broer via t.broer_1@tilburguniversity.edu.

Inclusive organization culture

Workplace Pride aims to improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in workplaces all over the world. Workplace Pride strives for a work climate where LGBTI people can truly be themselves, are valued for who they are and, through their contribution, help to lead the way for others. Research shows that when organizations take steps to create an inclusive organization culture, employees achieve better results in terms of productivity, satisfaction and commitment.

International network

For a large organization, being open and considering difference as a strength is the next step from merely being tolerant. Membership of Workplace Pride can contribute to this. Workplace Pride also opens a network of international high-impact companies, such as ASML, IBM and EY. Not only do these companies pursue business ambitions, they also advocate government policies for equal rights in the countries where they operate.

Tilburg University Network for Inclusion

Tilburg University supports its LGBTI community through TIDE, the Tilburg University Network for Inclusion, Diversity & Equality. For questions and remarks, you can contact Ilja Hijink via i.a.hijink@tilburguniversity.edu.

Become a member

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