Work and career is important for every person, as we spend one-third of our life in our working environment. Numerous market research studies show that businesses benefit from encouraging diversity in the workplace, and from directly addressing LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) market segments. The estimated Polish LGBT market potential can be concluded as a market segment of 2.4 million customers with the buying power of over 20 billion Euros.

LGBT Business Forum is a Polish non-governmental organization raising awareness and working for equality and non-discrimination of LGBT people in the workplace

Jasiński Consulting joins LGBT Business Forum Business Platform

We are glad to inform that Jasiński Consulting became a member of LGBT Business Forum Business Platform. Our platform is a business network to exchange best practices in diversity management. Its members receive professional support from LGBT Business Forum in implementation of diversity management.

Jasiński Consulting was established in 2008 as a reply to growing demand for finance specialists. Nowadays the company offers various kinds financial products from 23 banks and other institutions for individuals and private businesses.

 

H0M0 company joins LGBT Business Forum Business Platform

We are glad to inform that H0M0 company became member of LGBT Business Forum Business Platform. H0M0 provides financial and insurance services for heterosexual and homosexual couples.

Our Business Platform is a business network to exchange best practices in diversity management. Its members receive professional support from LGBT Business Forum in implementation of diversity management.

“Antidotum beauty and fashion” became a LGBT Business Forum Business Platform member

Our Business Platform is a business network to exchange best practices in diversity management. Its members receive professional support from LGBT Business Forum in implementation of diversity management.

Situated in Warsaw “Antidotum beauty and fashion” offers massage for the body, various kinds of beauty treatment and all the kinds of hairdresser services.

Tour operator Fellow Travel joins LGBT Business Forum Business Platform

We are glad to inform that on the 26th of March tour operator Fellow Travel became member of LGBT Business Forum Business Platform. Our platform is a business network to exchange best practices in diversity management. Its members receive professional support from LGBT Business Forum in implementation of diversity management.

Tour operator Fellow Travel offers bus and airplane tours which are friendly for LGBT, their family and friends. The operator doesn’t create a “LGBT getto” having in mind that it wouldn’t be proper to isolate its clients from each other.

LGBT Business Forum invites you to the conference “Diversity pays!”

LGBT Business Forum invites you to the conference “Diveristy pays! Różnorodność się opłaca” organized by Queer UW which will take place on the 8th of March at Warsaw Univeristy.

The conference analizes the mechanism of supporting diversity in business and economy. The first part of the meeting will be presenting practical examples of such solutions and the benefits they bring as well as difficulties.

The second part of the conference will be the academic analysis of the causes, types and results of diversity policies for the employees and clients.

We invite students and academics as well as enterpreneurs to the conference. Speakers from Germany and the Netherlans will also take part in the event.

Free entry

Date: 8th of March 2013, 10.00 A.M. – 4.00 P.M.

Place: Warsaw University, Mały Dziedziniec, ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 24, Budynek Samorządu Studentów UW, room 200 (second floor)

Organizer: Queer UW
Partner: LGBT Bussines Forum Foundation
Cooperation: Instytut Stosowanych Nauk Społecznych Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, „The American Dream”, The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Poland

Anna Grodzka speaks at Dublin conference on social exclusion of LGBT

Supervisory Board Member of LGBT Business Forum, Anna Grodzka, was keynote international guest of the conference on social exclusion of LGBT community. The conference entitled “Outing Exclusion”, organised by the National Lesbian & Gay Federation, took place on the 16th of February 2013 in Dublin.

Refering to situation around the world Anna Grodzka said: “We’re dealing with the second rate position of women across the world and we also deal with medicalised treatments of homosexuality and have experienced torture like treatments of homosexuality”.

Speaking of LGBT place in the society she stressed: “We talk about tolerance but the way we see tolerance now actually legitimises the treatment of LGBT community today. I don’t need anybody to tolerate me. I demand my rights as a tax paying citizen exactly the same as anyone else.”

Anna Grodzka said also that many people leave Poland not only because of economical reasons.  Some of them emigrate because their gender or problems with expressing their sexuality in Poland.

Conference “Pink Money” during “Równe Prawa do Miłości” Festival

LGBT Business Forum participated in the conference “Pink Money” during the 8th edition of the Festival “Równe Prawa do Miłości” which took place at Warsaw University on the 12th of February 2012.

The conference analized market from the LGBT consumers’ and entrepreneurs’ point of view as well as the rights of LGBT employees.

LGBT Business forum was a partner of the festival organized by the Association bez!miar.

Co-Chair of Board of LGBT Business Forum Tomasz Szypuła

Co-Chair of Supervisory Board of LGBT Business Forum Andrzej Citak

LGBT organisation from Lithuania is looking for a volunteer from Poland

One of the main Lithuanian LGBT organisations - Lithuanian Gay League – is looking for a volunteer from Poland to work at its office in Vilnus. Volunteer will contribute her/his work and efforts to strengthen LGBT youth and improve situation of LGBT rights in Lithuania.

More information: http://www.atviri.lt/index.php/news/new_open_call_for_volunteers_2013/7113

The establishment of LGBT Business Forum acknowledged one of the most important LGBT events of 2012

We are proud to inform that the establishment of our foundation was acknowledged as one of the most important LGBT events of 2012 by the website Innastrona.pl, which is considered one most popular LGBT websites in the Polish web. In the beginning of next year the site will change its name to Queer.pl

We would like to add small correction. The Foundation LGBT Business Forum wasn’t established in August 2012 but on the 17th May and was registered on the 27th of September 2012.

The text on Innastrona.pl:
http://www.innastrona.pl/magazyn/bequeer/podsumowanie-lgbt-2012.phtml