The 2021 Out & Equal India Quarter 1 Forum – in partnership with our India Business Inclusion Council – brought together LGBTQI+ and ally professionals from Indian and multinational companies on March 16. The event focused on transgender and nonbinary inclusion in the workplace and how companies in India can continue to create cultures of inclusion and belonging.
The forum began with opening remarks from Out & Equal and an inspiring keynote from Vihaan Peethambar – Expert Member of the National Council for Transgender Persons and D&I Associate at Goldman Sachs. Vihaan talked about navigating his own coming out, the importance of creating cultures of belonging in the workplace, and best practices for workplace inclusion. Following the keynote address, Out & Equal’s Deena Fidas previewed our upcoming resource on trans and nonbinary inclusion and attendees broke out into interactive small groups to workshop realistic workplace scenarios. The forum gave attendees tangible action items and ideas to implement in their own workplaces.
The India Forum presentation can be downloaded here. We look forward to releasing a new trans and nonbinary workplace inclusion resource that takes into account the shared ideas and perspectives from the forum’s interactive breakout sessions.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE DAY
India Forum brought together LGBTQI+ and ally professionals focused on making their workplaces a more inclusive place for trans and nonbinary people! 🌈🇮🇳— Out & Equal (@OutandEqual) March 16, 2021
Thank you, Vihaan, for sharing your story and inspiring business leaders in India to continue their work towards inclusion! pic.twitter.com/tnFfobSxNe
Indian workplaces are ready for greater trans and nonbinary inclusion. Leaders continue to create cultures of belonging and inclusion. 🌈🇮🇳— Out & Equal (@OutandEqual) March 16, 2021
Out & Equal’s CV Viverito on creating spaces for trans and nonbinary employees to be able to bring their authentic selves to work. pic.twitter.com/UI0tA7phPb
The 2021 LGBTQI+ India Forum is about to start! 🇮🇳🌈— Out & Equal (@OutandEqual) March 16, 2021
Out & Equal CEO, @ErinUritus, on the importance of transgender and nonbinary inclusion in the Indian workplace. Together, we can continue the work towards fully inclusive workplaces. 💫 pic.twitter.com/Es1KBbkZrT
Trans and nonbinary people are finding their place in corporate India – but there is still work to do. 👏— Out & Equal (@OutandEqual) March 16, 2021
Thank you, Smitha, for your leadership in LGBTQI+ workplace inclusion efforts in India! pic.twitter.com/BQk8i33TFt
Indian workplaces that are inclusive of trans and nonbinary employees are better prepared for the future and tomorrow’s talent base.— Out & Equal (@OutandEqual) March 16, 2021
Out & Equal’s @deenafidas talks about how Indian workplaces can lead the way in these inclusion efforts. 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/QFzLuGnx7t