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
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
Table Group Discussion
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.
Richard JonesmoreGeneral Counsel, Retail Banking; General Counsel, Greater China and North Asia Head, Legal, HK at Standard Chartered
Sandra LeungmoreHead of Diversity & Inclusion, Asia Pacific at JP Morgan
Tiernan BradymoreGlobal Director of Inclusion at Clifford Chance
General Counsel, Retail Banking; General Counsel, Greater China and North Asia Head, Legal, HK at Standard Chartered
Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Asia Pacific at JP Morgan
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 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.