Diversity at CERN - an emphasis on LGBTQ matters

08 Nov 2017 -- Ioanna Koutava

Would you like to learn more about CERN's policies and practices around diversity, particularly concerning LGBTQ matters at work?

A few days ago, CERN Diversity Programme Leader, Genevieve Guinot participated on panel discussion at the University of Geneva, which focused on diversity management; inclusion and particularly LGBT rights

The discussion was held in the framework of a 2-day training programme, on 4 November 2017. The panel was composed of professionals who are leading experts or active in the fields of gender, diversity and LGBTQI projects: Guillaume Mandicourt, Project Leader for LGBTQI matters, Ville de Genève; Jean-Charles Monney, Business Analyst, Barclays Bank and Genevieve Guinot. The conversation was moderated by Ferdinando Miranda from the Service égalité of the University of Geneva.

Photo from the website of LGBTQ CERN, one of CERN's Informal Networks,
which provides a forum for discussion and dialogue on LGBTQ work-related issues.​

Guinot presented the measures established by CERN to promote a respective and inclusive work environment such as inclusive family policies or support structures to fight against harassment. The CERN Diversity Programme Leader also referred to the LGBTQ CERN, one of CERN's Informal Networks which provides a point of contact and fosters exchanges on the topic. 

To find out more, check out the slides of the presentation, here (slides in French).
To learn more about LGBTQ CERN, visit http://lgbtcern.com/