Events / Creating Inclusive Workplaces for LGBT Employees in China

You are Cordially Invited to A Lecture on
“Creating Inclusive Workplaces for LGBT Employees in China”
By Mr. Kevin Burns & Ms. Amanda Yik
Community Business, Hong Kong

Community Business is partnering with the US Embassy in China to deliver a China LGBT Roadshow – a series of sessions in different cities across China to raise the profile of LGBT as a business issue and facilitate more open discussion with a broader network of companies.

PROPOSED PROGRAM:
–       Community Business Introduction
–       Acknowledging the Sensitivities
–       LGBT – What’s This Got to Do with Business?
–       Bringing the Issues to Life
–       Discussion

The event will be conducted in English with Chinese Interpretation. Light refreshments will be provided.

Crossroads Centre, 18 Dashiqiao Hutong, Jiu Gulou Dajie

Time: 29 November, 14:00 – 16:00

Directions: Gulou, exit G on line 2/8 (cross the road, walk on Dashiqiao Hutong for 5 minutes, n°18 is on the left)

If you are interested in attending this event please RSVP to gaoj@state.gov

Beijing LGBT Center

Time: 29 November, 19:00 – 21:00

Directions:  Chaoyang District, Xibahe Nanlu Jia 1 Hao Xintiandi Dasha B Zuo 2606 Shi, Metroline 13, Liufang Station, Exit B

The Speakers

Kevin Burns庞凯文
Programme Manager 策划经理
Community Business Limited 社商贤汇
Since joining Community Business in 2009, Kevin has been a key driver behind Community Business’ Creating Inclusive Workplaces for LGBT Employees Campaign, which aims to raise awareness of LGBT issues and push companies in Asia to adopt best practice. He has played an essential role in the development of ground-breaking research on LGBT issues in Asia and has developed and run many workshops and trainings for companies across Asia on LGBT workplace issues.  Prior to joining Community Business, Kevin graduated from California State University San Marcos, where he studied Global Business Management and was awarded the Outstanding Global Business Student Award upon graduation for his overall academic and extracurricular performance.

 
Amanda Yik 易琪
Senior Programme Manager 高级策划经理
Community Business社商贤汇

Since joining Community Business in 2011, Amanda has managed a range of research and initiatives on Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) and Work-Life Balance (WLB).  Amanda co-authored of a number of publications: Bringing Out the Best in Asian Talent (2011); a series of 5 handbooks – Diversity & Inclusion in Asia Country Views (2011); Hong Kong LGBT Climate Study 2011-12 (2012);  The State of Work-Life Balance in Hong Kong Survey 2012: Examining the Work-Life Culture in Hong Kong and Establishing Responsibility for Positive Change (2012). Amanda’s most recent work includes Creating Inclusive Workplaces for LGBT Employees – A Resource Guide for Employers in China, published in September 2013 and The State of Work-Life Balance in Hong Kong Survey 2013: Work and Family, published in October 2013.  Driving Community Business’ consultancy work, Amanda has worked with multinational companies in a range of industries, including banking and finance, law and shipping and other industries to build better workplaces. Prior to joining Community Business, Amanda was a dispute resolution lawyer in international law firms for 9 years.

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