“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.
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.
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.
Philippine LGBT Chamber Vice Chair for Industry, Evan Tan, with fellow panelists from JP Morgan Chase and IBM Philippines. Ryan Patrick Evangelista moderates the panel. Happening last July 23 2018 at the PRIDE SUMMIT organized by the Philippine Finance Industry Pride PFIP and ANZCHAM.
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)
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.
– 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.