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About Diversity Champions
Diversity Champions is Ireland's first and only not-for profit workplace programme designed specifically to assist Irish employers benefit from the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.
Diversity Champions helps employers understand the business case for being inclusive of their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. It gives them the confidence and the know-how to make their policies, culture and services inclusive. It gives leading employers an opportunity to be recognised as Diversity Champions, connecting them with other Diversity Champions, policy makers, thought leaders, clients, potential employees and customers.
It is a membership based programme for employers in the private, public and not for profit sectors. Diversity Champions builds on the success of similar programmes internationally in the United Kingdom, Australia, The United States and Canada amongst others.
Diversity Champions is an initiative of GLEN, the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network. Celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2013, GLEN is a policy and strategy focused non governmental organisation which aims to deliver ambitious and positive change and equality for lesbian, gay and bisexual people in marriage, at home, at school, at work, in service provision and in the wider community. GLEN has been instrumental in achieving a wide range of legislation and policy reform, including decriminalisation in 1993, Equality laws in 1998 and 2000 and most recently comprehensive Civil Partnership in 2010. For further information on GLEN click the post-its below or click www.glen.ie.