We are very excited to have partnered with Stephanie Howlett, CEO of DiversityNL to build on our LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion plan creating a place of belonging for all our employees and members.
This partnership will assist in providing LGBTQ+ awareness, understanding and acceptance so that MusicNL is a place where no matter how you gender identify or gender express, this is your place of belonging. Together we are building a safe place where people can thrive and be their true authentic selves.
LGBTQ+ 101 (History, Terminology, Allyship & ERG’s)
Let’s talk history, flags and the importance of creating LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
To ensure LGBTQ+ feel supported and safe in their respective environments we shall look at the differences between diversity and inclusion. We will explore using inclusive language and terminology and how we can support one another through allyship and creating Employee Resource Groups (ERG’s). ERG’s provide individuals with an opportunity to meet in a safe and positive space and support each other and talk about issues related to things such as gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation as well as make recommendations for change within an organization.