An Event Invites Youths in Asia to Share their Views about LGBT Inclusion in the Workplace

February 14, 201711:05 am1784 views

The Economist Events, with the support of Goldman Sachs, is launching the #WorkWithPride competition, inviting young people across Asia to share their views on the importance of LGBT inclusion in the workplace.

In a 45-second video, participants will post their answers to the following question on the competition’s Facebook page: “How can companies create LGBT inclusive workplaces where you can #WorkWithPride?”

The winner will have the chance to participate in a Q&A session with an editor from The Economist at the upcoming Pride and Prejudice conference, which will take place on March 23rdat Hotel ICON in Hong Kong.

By 2020, almost half of the global workforce will be made up of millennials, who were born between 1980 and 2000. At the same time, large numbers of people from Generation Z, born from the mid-1990s to 2010, will be starting their careers. For many who belong to these groups, whatever country they live in, inclusiveness is a necessary attribute of the kinds of employers they want to work for.

In Asia, how important is LGBT inclusion to these young professionals and future jobseekers? Will companies with diversity and inclusion policies be able to attract better, brighter workers? How can millennials and people from Generation Z help bring significant change to workplaces across the region, making companies better, more inclusive places to work?  To view the competition criteria, click here.

As part of the Pride and Prejudice initiative, The Economist Events also invites the LGBT community to vote for their favourite videos on the #WorkWithPride competition Facebook page. The competition opens on February 8, 2017 and entries close at 11.59pm Hong Kong Standard Time on March 8th.

At the end of the competition period, The Economist Events will review all responses to submit a shortlist of 10 videos to a judging panel. Three finalists will be selected based on the number of likes received, in conjunction with the following criteria: originality, creativity, innovative and strategic thinking, and ease of practical implementation.

The three finalists will be invited to attend the Pride and Prejudice conference, to be held on March 23rd at Hotel ICON in Hong Kong, and will be guaranteed an interview with Goldman Sachs.

The winner will receive funding for travel (a round-trip economy-class flight) and accommodation (two nights maximum) to participate in a Q&A session with one of The Economist editors on stage at Pride and Prejudice 2017 in Hong Kong on March 23rd. You can visit the competition website for more details.

 

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