Future-ready workforce series: Building inclusive workplaces for 2SLGBTQIA+ students

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)
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The Future-Ready Workforce Series: Building inclusive workplaces for 2SLGBTQIA+ students

Join the Work-Learn Institute (WxL) in exploring how employers can foster workplace inclusion for Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (2SLGBTQIA+) co-op students.

David Drewery, PhD, associate director of WxL will share research that gives insights into the experiences of 2SLGBTQIA+ co-op students. Waterloo co-op employer, Ciena, a global leader in optical and routing systems, services and automation software, will join Drewery to discuss how to create a supportive and safe work environment.

Session participants will:

  • Better understand the challenges faced by 2SLGBTQIA+ co-op students at work.
  • Learn tips to make workplaces more inclusive for 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.
  • Gain strategies to create a work environment where everyone feels accepted and valued.