Philippine Corporate SOGIE Diversity & Inclusiveness Index 2018 (CSDI Index) launched

PRESS RELEASE: Manila, Philippines (November 2018)

“ZERO”: Filipino Companies Flunk in the Country’s First-Ever SOGIE Diversity and Inclusiveness Index
Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce launches its #ZEROto100PH campaign to educate companies on SOGIE

November 7, 2018: Manila, Philippines — Filipino companies have failed dismally in the country’s first-ever Philippine Corporate SOGIE (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Expression) Diversity and Inclusiveness Index, a study pioneered by the Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce, an organization which champions the LGBT contribution in Philippine business.

The study aims to establish a quantitative baseline SOGIE Corporate Diversity and Inclusiveness Index across the top corporations as well as other small and medium enterprises in the Philippines.

Screencapture from the ABS CBN News report

ZERO – No Filipino corporation that was part of the study had SOGIE-Diversity policies. The #LGBTchamber wishes to change that for 2019 with their #ZEROto100PH program — where the goal is to institute and help create SOGIE Diversity policies in at least 100 Filipino corporations by the end of 2019.


Download the publication here

 

Watch the news coverage here:
ABS CBN News / ANC
Rappler 
Inquirer
GayStar News

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Of Love and Law — film screening with the Japan Foundation and the Film Development Council of the Philippines

From left: Chamber Vice Chair for Policy Jeoff Solas, Chair Brian Tenorio,  Japan Foundation Manila Director Hiroaki Uesugi, film director Hikaru Toda, Ice Seguerra and FDCP Chairperson Liza Diño

 The Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce and the Film Development Council of the Philippines and the Japan Foundation screened Of Love and Law last August 5 2018 at the FDCP Cinematheque in Manila. For the LGBT Chamber involvement for the project was led by Vice Chair Jeoff Solas who also moderated the Q&A with the panel after the film screening.

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The LGBT Chamber talks at the Philippine Marketing Association

Last August 9, 2018, the Philippine #LGBTchamber of Commerce Chair Brian Tenorio, Vice Chair (Internal) Amrei Dizon,, Vice Chair (External) Angel Romero and Vice Chair (Industry and Business) Evan Tan gave talks at the recently concluded Philippine Marketing Association event held at Hotel Sofitel. (photos from the speakers)

From left: Chamber Vice Chair for Industry Evan Tan, Vice Chair Externals Angel Romero, Vice Chair Internals Amrei Dizon, Philippine Marketing Association’s Donald Lim, and Chamber Chair Brian Tenorio.
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As Filipino LGBT, we support and believe in #WOMEN.

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.

 

LGBT Pride Month Diner hosted by the New Zealand Ambassador to the Philippines


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
http://www.newzealandawaits.com/lgbt.html

#DiversityPH

Our partnerships for this event is led by LGBT Chamber Vice Chair for Governance and Policy, Jeoff Solas.

LGBT Chamber Chair speaking at the ASIA CEO FORUM’s Asia LGBTQ Summit 2018

From their webpage:
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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SOGIE Executive Session

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.