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18 Mar 2020

LGBT+ Workshop 3: Measurement: Gaining Insights into the LGBT+ Employee Experience

This workshop will help organisations understand how data measurement can inform on their LGBT+ inclusion strategy. They will gain insight and tips into successful measurement strategies and workshop what might work well in their organisation

Description

In 2015, Community Business launched the Hong Kong LGBT+ Workplace Inclusion Index - the first benchmark of its kind in Asia, and a number of associated awards.  This initiative was a huge success - propelling LGBT+ inclusion into the spotlight in Hong Kong and positioning the leadership of Community Business in this space.  Through engagement with key stakeholders, Community Business decided to run the Index every 2 years - giving more companies the chance to prepare or make progress.  The second iteration of the Index was therefore run in 2017 and a third took place in 2019. 

The Index has proved to be a game changer in Hong Kong, and as part of our goal to promote the adoption of best practice and drive greater progress on LGBT+ inclusion in Hong Kong, Community Business is committed to sharing learnings and best practices with the business community. From November 2019 to June 2020, we aim to help organisations of all sizes and from all industries to drive LGBT+ inclusion internally and in the wider Hong Kong through our Raising the Bar: Continuing your LGBT+ Inclusion Journey workshops addressing different key aspects of the Index.   

The workshop will consist of below sessions: 

  • Introduction to the Index​ 

  • Insights on the topic from the 2019 Index​ 

  • Best Practice Panel: 3-4 speakers to share insights ​ 

  • Q&A​ 

  • Table Group Discussion​ 

  • Informal Networking 

The specific objectives of this workshop are to: 

  • Highlight the importance of collecting data about employees’ sexual orientation and gender identity to spot any bias or obstacles for them in the workplace.

  • Build a roadmap on steps organisations might take to collect LGBT+ employee data and ensure its confidentiality.

  • Provide participants with specific advice on communicating with employees about LGBT+ data, to make employees feel comfortable in responding. 

  • Explore best practices on handling LGBT+ specific data and ensuring its confidentiality.

  • Share experiences from companies who have been successful in their efforts in Hong Kong - including challenges and triumphs.

Event Speakers

  • Richard Jones

    Richard Jones

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    General Counsel, Retail Banking; General Counsel, Greater China and North Asia Head, Legal, HK at Standard Chartered
  • Sandra Leung

    Sandra Leung

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    Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Asia Pacific at JP Morgan
  • Tiernan Brady

    Tiernan Brady

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    Global Director of Inclusion at Clifford Chance

General Counsel, Retail Banking; General Counsel, Greater China and North Asia Head, Legal, HK at Standard Chartered

Richard Jones

Before joining the Bank, Richard was Asia General Counsel for GE Money based in Tokyo and Hong Kong. Richard has over 25 years of legal experience in financial services law and regulation having previously been in private practice, most recently as a partner with Slaughter and May in Hong Kong. He has also practised at Mallesons in Melbourne and Linklaters in London. Richard is qualified in Hong Kong, England & Wales, and Victoria & NSW (Australia).

Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Asia Pacific at JP Morgan

Sandra Leung

In her role, Sandra drives the firm wide diversity & inclusion strategy across 11 Asia Pacific geographies focusing on workplace, workforce and marketplace best practices to ensure the firm continues to attract, retain and develop diverse talent.

Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Sandra held roles at Bank of China, HSBC Group and ANZ Banking Group Limited with strong credentials in stakeholder management, policy writing, performance and talent management and employee relations. She has a decade of regional and global experiences across various HR functions within the banking industry as an experienced leader and trusted advisor.

Sandra has a passion for developing and delivering talent programs and global organisational practices focusing on a well-balanced and inclusive work environment. She is currently the co-chair of the AustCham People Forum at the Australian Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong and Macau), and holds qualifications in human resource management, psychology and employment law.

Global Director of Inclusion at Clifford Chance

Tiernan Brady

Tiernan Brady is responsible for developing and implementing Clifford Chance's global inclusion policies and campaigns within the firm, with our clients and in wider society.

Tiernan is an equality campaigner. Before taking up the role in Clifford Chance he was the director of the Equality Campaign, the successful Australian marriage equality campaign and political director of Yes Equality, the successful Irish campaign for marriage equality – the only two countries in the world to enact marriage equality by public vote.

He has served as the Director of Organisation to the Irish Deputy Prime Minister (Tánaiste), Mary Coughlan and as Mayor of his hometown of Bundoran in Ireland.