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Cisco Diversity Allies ‘Come Out’

July 27, 2012
at 12:23 pm PST

What is the role that allies can play in workplace inclusion? Most commonly used in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (“LGBT”) community, the term allies refers to those who don’t identify as LGBT, but who share a commitment to inclusion for all, and who are eager to contribute to corporate inclusion efforts by advocating on behalf of under-represented workplace communities.

On August 2nd,  Cisco is co-sponsoring a free webinar called Allies ‘Come Out:’ Allies Are Changing the Face of Workplace Diversity and Inclusion. Moderated by Jennifer Brown of JBC, the webinar is from 1:00 to 2:15 pm EST.

The panel of diversity and leadership professionals will discuss the important role that allies have played in civil rights movements and the work that is underway globally for human rights, dignity and respect. Learn about Ally programs and how they can impact the bottom line.

Jose van Dijk, VP, Country Enablement, Cisco will share her leadership journey as a champion for LGBT inclusion. Rich Goldberg, VP, Corporate Quality, Cisco will share his experiences during the Q&A portion.

Click here register now!
If you are requested to enter a password, please type: JBCAllies2012

Everyone who attends the webinar will receive a complimentary copy of JCB’s newly published white paper Allies ‘Come Out’: LGBT Allies Are Changing the Face of Workplace Diversity and Inclusion.

The white paper, commissioned by funding from corporate sponsors Alcoa and Cisco, was further supported by contributions from UBS, as well as input from employees of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, ESPN, Barclays, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citi and the Central Intelligence Agency.

 

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2 Comments.


  1. Olivia – another valued blog – much appreciated!
    I’ll be attending.

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    • July 29, 2012 at 8:00 am

      Glad you can attend! I’m looking forward to reading the white paper.

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