25 Nov 2021
DIAN Philippines Link Roundtable 2 - Understanding Gender Identity in the Philippines Context
DIAN Connect and Premium members only
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.
D&I professionals who are based in the Philippines or oversee the market
Dr. Brenda Rodriguez AlegreLecturer at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), Board Member at ILGA Asia and STRAP; 2020 Mentor
Dr. Brenda Rodriguez Alegre
Lecturer at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), Board Member at ILGA Asia and STRAP; 2020 Mentor
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.