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25 Nov 2021

DIAN Philippines Link Roundtable 2 - Understanding Gender Identity in the Philippines Context

DIAN Connect and Premium members only

Description

This DIAN Philippines Link Virtual Roundtable is for DIAN Connect/Premium members only. It aims to bring together Philippines-based company representatives to connect and share key diversity & inclusion (D&I) trends, developments and activities relevant to the Philippine market in order to drive an informed approach to their local D&I strategy.

Join us for the last roundtable of the year where we invite Dr. Brenda Alegre to provide practical advice on how to approach LGBT+ inclusion with a more localised appreciation of the unique history and culture around gender in the Philippines.

Target Audience:

D&I professionals who are based in the Philippines or oversee the market

Event Speakers

  • Dr. Brenda Rodriguez Alegre

    Dr. Brenda Rodriguez Alegre

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    Lecturer at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), Board Member at ILGA Asia and STRAP; 2020 Mentor

Lecturer at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), Board Member at ILGA Asia and STRAP; 2020 Mentor

Dr. Brenda Rodriguez Alegre

Dr. Brenda Rodriguez Alegre is the youngest of two. She was born in Samar, Philippines but she spent most of her life in Manila. She is currently among the Board of Directors of STRAP or The Society of Transsexual Women of the Philippines which is the first and longest existing support and advocacy group for and of transgender women. She is also on the Board of ILGA Asia and ILGA World Women's Committee.

She is currently a Lecturer at the University of Hong Kong where she teaches at the Gender Studies and Common Core Courses, perhaps one of the few if not the only trans* identifying academics in Hong Kong. She has upcoming publications on transgender people’s experiences. She's also on the Committee on Gender Equality and Diversity at HKU. She is also a psychologist in the Philippines and has worked mostly with Trans* and Gender diverse clients.

Aside from teaching, counselling LGBTQI advocacies, and teaching, Brenda is also interested in Music and singing and has performed as a soprano in one of her company choirs. She was a soprano of The Harmonics, the first-ever LGBTQ Choir of Hong Kong and has performed publicly for the Out and Pink Season festivities of Hong Kong. She was the LGBTQ Plus Public Champion in 2018 for Community Business and she spoke at the United Nations Trans Advocacy Week in 2018. She is has taken part in the programs of Resolve Foundation as among its mentors.