The Embassy of Ireland is hosting in conjunction with Oslo Pride a free event on Thursday 23 June at Eldorado Bokhandel from 2 pm until 3.30 pm.
The event will focus on «Corporate Engagement in LGBT Rights» and the positive role that this can play for both the LGBT community and the businesses who are leading the way in this field. There will be a panel discussion on the approach of corporate sector in Ireland and Norway involving private sector actors and highlighting the Diversity Champions programme in Ireland.
Ireland will be represented by Brian Sheehan, the Executive Director of the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) and Michelle Toner, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at eir, Ireland’s principal provider of fixed-line and mobile telecommunications services. In April 2015 eir became a member of the GLEN Diversity Champions programme and launched their first LGBT network – eir Spectrum, for their employees. The eir Spectrum network is fully inclusive with both LGBT employees and straight allies working together with a common goal of raising awareness that eir is a company where everyone, regardless of sexuality or background are welcome to bring their whole selves to work and will be respected for what they as individuals bring to the eir team.
This event is open to all and free to enter. We would be particularly interested in attendees from the Norwegian business community who might share their own experiences and initiatives in this area.
If you like to attend the event you can send an e-mail to [email protected]