JUNE 14 2018: From a breakfast roundtable discussing LGBTI advocacy in the Philippines with US Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, Michael Klecheski and his colleagues, Senator Rissa Hontiveros and her team, and friends from the Asean SOGIE Caucus, Philippine Finance Industry Pride, Rainbow Rights Philippines. LGBT Chamber Chair Brian Tenorio represents the Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce.
We support Women.
Women have always been the first to come as supporters and friends in any LGBT endeavor for equality in our homes and in the workplace. The Women’s Rights movement has also always been our inspiration too and model for working for the same rights for ourselves. Women are as capable and effective as men in any capacity in the workplace and beyond. As Filipino LGBT, we support and believe in #WOMEN.
We are grateful for the alliance with New Zealand Embassy – Manila, Philippines.
New Zealand LGBT Facts:
– the first country in the world to give women the right to vote in 1893.
– recently celebrated 30 years since same-sex sexual activity was decriminalized in 1986
– the first country in the world to have an openly transgender mayor, Georgina Beyer, in 1995. In 1999 she became the world’s first transgender member of Parliament, and remained in Parliament until her retirement in 2007.
Know more here
Our partnerships for this event is led by LGBT Chamber Vice Chair for Governance and Policy, Jeoff Solas.
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ASIA LGBTQ SUMMIT 2018
Let your true colors shine
Asia LGBTQ Summit establishes Philippines among the elite nations of the world that recognize and support diversity and inclusion in business and society.
Asia LGBTQ Summit recognizes the millions of people who still live in shame and fear because of the special way they were put on this earth. Help us spread the word that ALL people can reach their highest limits because of their personal contributions and not be hindered by their personal orientations.
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Continue reading “ABS CBN NEWS features the recent IDAHOT 2018 event of the #LGBT Chamber and the #DutchEmbassy”
SOGIE EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR BUSINESS LEADERS
The Embassy of Netherlands in the Philippines and The Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce kicks off IDAHOTB with a SOGIE Session for Top Executives and heads of Companies.
On the eve of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB), The Embassy of Netherlands in the Philippines and The Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce invited more than 70 key executives and business leaders from the country’s top corporations and organizations for a topline session on SOGIE.
The Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce as led by Mr. Simoun Ferrer, Vice Chair for Education and Research created a SOGIE (Sexual Orientation on Gender Identity and Expression) framework that is unique to the business and corporate setting. The SOGIE Executive Session (SES) is to help leaders understand persons of SOGIE and aims to enable them to pilot and lead in their own organizations.
#KERI #IDAHOT 2018 SOGIE
The Embassy of the Netherlands in the Philippines and the Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce celebrate IDAHOT 2018 (International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia) on MAY 16, 2018 530pm to 830pm at the Dutch Ambassador’s Residence in Makati City with three programmes to be launched on the May 16 event:
The launch of the PHILIPPINE CORPORATE SOGIE DIVERSITY INDEX (CSDI)
In the Philippines, there has never been a more comprehensive survey of Filipino Companies’ policies for gender diversity. Ths CSDI will be the first of its kind to survey the business sphere in the country, comparing gender diversity policies of Filipino owned corporations, benchmarking them with the global business scene. The result of this four month study will be released via a report on September/October this year. The CSDI is funded by the Netherlands Embassy in the Philippines and is also presented by the Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Research firm Cogencia Philippines will be doing the survey. Congencia provides strategic insights to organizations in the region. This programme is lead by the Chamber Vice Chair for Industry, Evan Tan.
CEO Batch #1 of the SOGIE EXECUTIVE SESSION (SES).
The SOGIE Executive Session (SES) programme is a compressed 30-minute high-level talk designed for 50 c-level leaders (CEO, COO, etc), Presidents, and Heads, to help them bring their organization to a future that is more diverse. SES was strategically developed by the LGBT Chamber with the POV and insight of high level management leaders, a first of its kind in the Philippines. The goal of SES is to help leaders understand SOGIE so that they can pilot and lead this development for their own organizations. SES is the Strategic Executive Summary version of SOGIE trainings happening all over the country. Invited and confirmed to be at this event are the c-level leaders from some of the biggest brands and corporations in the country, and ambassadors from various embassies in the Philippines. Batch #1 of SES is presented by the Netherlands Embassy in the Philippines. This programme is lead by the Chamber Vice Chair for Education and Research, Simoun Ferrer.
The launch of the for-public programme #KERI PINS.
“Keri” is a Philippine phenomenon – usually said by Filipinos when asked if they are ok with an idea, or when if they can be accepting of others [“Keri kita”]. The LGBT Chamber and the Dutch Embassy are giving away 250 “KERI PINS” (see image above) to Ambassadors, CEOs and business leaders, and to media and pubic personalities. They are invited to wear these pins on May 16 and May 17 when on TV and also on their social media channels, with the hashtag #KERI alongside their message of support to the community, and as their participation in the globally trending International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, happening worldwide on May 17, 2018.
Continue reading “IDAHOT 2018 — The LGBT Chamber with the Embassy of the Netherlands in the Philippines”
SOGIE Executive Session (SOGIE-ES)
– a c-level talk on SOGIE (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression) in the workplace
The SOGIE EXECUTIVE SESSION (SOGIE-ES) program was developed exclusively for industry leaders and heads of organizations, considering their perspective and needs and developed via their insight.
The SOGIE-ES is a 30-minute talk with discussion that would help leaders bring their organization to a future that is more diverse, by allowing more creativity and innovation to happen via diversity.
This programme will be launched on May 16, 2018 in Makati City, Philippines.