You will see a series of icons and logos on the profile pages throughout this guide. The presence of a particular icon or logo indicates that the featured organisation meets a specific criterion. All of our Diversity Champions are working hard to support their LGB staff and these icons and logos represent just some of the initiatives and activities they can do in their journey to create truly inclusive workplaces. Read on to understand what each graphic signifies.
Everyone in an organisation has a role to play to make their workplace more LGBT inclusive. Having senior and influential people stand up for equality and take a leadership role in the diversity agenda is crucial to creating an inclusive and supportive environment. Senior sponsors are not necessarily lesbian, gay, bi or Trans themselves, but they recognise the essential role that they can play in promoting sexual orientation and gender identity equality.
Employee network group
Network groups help to support LGBT staff and promote a more inclusive working environment. Organisations that have an LGBT staff network group are making a clear commitment to equality and diversity. Network groups can have many valuable roles including advising on internal policy and procedure relating to LGBT issues in the workplace, supporting the professional development of network members and putting on awareness raising events.
LGBT inclusive diversity training for staff
LGBT inclusive diversity training is a vital tool for helping organisations, managers and staff understand the negative impact that homophobic, biphobic and transphobic behaviour in the workplace can have. It can help people think about and question their own biases and how this might affect the way they relate to colleagues who are different to them.
Staff surveys are an important way for organisations to understand more about their employees and how they can better support them. Monitoring sexual orientation and gender identity in addition to asking specific questions about the experience of LGBT staff can help identify problem areas, allowing employers to effectively target and deal with bullying or other issues in parts of the organisation.
Stonewall Education Champion
Stonewall’s Education Champions programme provides bespoke guidance to local authorities helping them to prevent and tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools and celebrate difference in the community. Education Champions profiled on this website have made two-fold commitments, both to their internal staff and the young people in their community.
Stonewall Global Diversity Champion
The Global Diversity Champions programme is Stonewall’s best practice employers’ forum for global organisations. Members of the programme represent a diverse range of industries from investment banks, the armed forces, leading retailers and international charities. These organisations have made significant progress in eliminating discrimination in Britain and are now eager to learn how they can extend their work to fulfil a global commitment to equality and overcome the challenges of supporting their LGBT staff around the world.