Stonewall Global Diversity Champions programme
The Global Diversity Champions programme is Stonewall's best practice employers' forum for global organisations. Work with us to support your staff around the world, creating workplaces where all staff can be themselves.
Since the legislation to protect lesbian, gay and bisexual people at work from discrimination was introduced in the UK in 2003 the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme has been instrumental in transforming the UK workplaces of over 650 employers for LGB people.
Members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions 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.
Being gay is illegal in almost 80 countries, punishable by death in five and in seven the penalty is life imprisonment. With the legislative landscape ever changing for LGB people worldwide, recent examples being the regressive bills passed in Nigeria and Russia, the Global Diversity Champions programme gives organisations the network and expertise to ensure they are kept informed of changing laws and the implications for their LGB staff.
Employment protections exist for LGB people in only a quarter of the countries in the world and yet expectations of international assignments as a crucial part of career development are ever increasing. The most progressive businesses realise that in order to remain competitive in the labour market they need to demonstrate their ability to attract, retain and develop top talent regardless of sexual orientation. The Global Diversity Champions programme showcases examples of successful initiatives to help all members accelerate change in their organisations.
Key benefits for Global Diversity Champion members
Exclusive seminar programme and associated resources focusing on global workplace topics
Networking opportunities with other Global Diversity Champion members
Facilitating and sign-posting to other members’ ‘in country’ contacts and networks
Use of Stonewall Global Diversity Champion logo in marketing materials
10 per cent discount on Stonewall bespoke consultancy work
Quarterly e-bulletin with key global developments
Detailed benchmarking and feedback consultation on Global Workplace Equality Index performance
Annual membership of the Global Diversity Champions programmes is £4,000+VAT and includes membership to the UK Diversity Champions programme.
To join now contact your Account Manager or the Workplace team on 020 7593 1868 or just complete the membership form.