LGBTQ+ people are still too often confronted with discrimination in the workplace. Indeed, according to a survey conducted by Ifop for the Other Circle in February 2020, 25% of them are already victims of LGBT phobia, reports The Express† To combat this discrimination (ranging from ridicule to threat, even physical or sexual violence), the L’autre Cerlce association, which campaigns for the inclusion and management of LGBTQ+ diversity in the workplace, is looking for the 100 winners of its 4th Annual “LGBT+ & Allied Model Roles”.
The event will take place on October 11, 2022, International Coming Out Day. His goal ? “To show that it is entirely possible to be yourself at work and be successful, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity”, we read in a press release from the Other Circle. But also to make companies aware of the inclusion of LGBTQ+ people in their structures.
“To date, more than two-thirds of companies are not planning action in favor of LGBTQ+ rights”specifies Denis Triay, president of the Federation of the Other Cerlce. “L’Autre Cercle’s ambition is to make the LGBTQ+ theme essential in all French employers’ inclusion and diversity policies. Promoting the emergence and visibility of LGBT+ role models in the world of work helps to strengthen the personal affirmation of those involved. This also helps to measure the width of the subject. Concealing or not grasping is far from without consequences for talent acquisition and organizational performance.”
If you would like to apply or appoint a “role model” personality, please visit the site rolmodeleslgbt.fr. This mobilization of citizens is important, especially with regard to the appointment of women, public sector personalities or persons based outside the Île-de-France region.
“France is plural, but this is not yet reflected in the facts and the world of work does not reflect the reality of society. May our role models open the doors and contribute to a greater mix and diversity of working groups »underlines Catherine Tripon, spokesperson for the association.
Last year, more than 250 people applied and 94 were named as laureates. You probably know someone who could add his or her name to this list.