GLOBE: Deloitte’s LGBTI Leadership Forum

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GLOBE: Deloitte’s LGBTI Leadership Forum

It's about bringing your whole self to work

GLOBE is Deloitte Australia's gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex (LGBTI) leadership forum and member community. GLOBE’s activities support our overall goal of building an environment in which all our people feel valued and accepted.

    When people are able to bring their whole, un-edited self to work, it unleashes their potential and allows them to truly flourish.

    However for many LGBTI Australians, the above situation is not commonplace, with some feeling compelled to remain in the closet at work for fear of professional roadblocks or worse. 

    Deloitte is a firm which proudly fosters an environment of diversity and inclusion; we are building a culture where all our employees can come to work with their authentic selves and not have to worry about whether they won’t be accepted due to their race, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity.

    By creating a workplace where everyone feels the psychological safety that allows them to be who they are – with ease – it increases employee engagement, drives creativity and innovation and ultimately, gives Deloitte the edge to deliver more for our clients.

    GLOBE is Deloitte Australia's gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex (LGBTI) leadership forum and member community. GLOBE’s vision is to create an inclusive work environment where our LGBTI people can be their authentic selves and set out to achieve their career goals regardless of how they identify. 

    What we do

    GLOBE’s activities support our overall goal of building an environment in which all our people feel valued and accepted. The GLOBE working group meets monthly to coordinate activities, training and awareness sessions throughout the firm.

    During the year we celebrate events like International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) and Wear It Purple Day. Additionally, we are involved in other community events as detailed below.

    Annual Workplace Equality Index – Pride in Diversity

    Deloitte is an employer of choice for LGBTI Inclusion, having achieved the level of Bronze employer through the Pride in Diversity Annual Workplace Equality Index (AWEI). 2017 is the fourth year Deloitte participated in the Index, having achieved a Bronze ranking for the past three years. In 2017, our CEO, Cindy Hook was named CEO of the Year at the Australian LGBTI Inclusion Awards. 

    InterFirm

    Deloitte is a founding member of InterFirm – an LGBTI professional networking forum formed in 2014 for LGBTI professionals and their allies in the legal and professional services industries. 

    Established in Sydney, InterFirm has grown into other states around Australia and promotes vitality, visibility, events and collaboration for LGBTI persons across professional services member firms.

    Training

    Inclusive leadership is embedded into our people manager curriculum, however LGBTI inclusion in the workplace is communicated via specific training modules developed for Deloitte. 

    • LGBTI Events at Deloitte
    • IDAHOT Day (17 May)
    • Wear it Purple Day (26 August)
    • Monthly GLOBE social networking events 
    • InterFirm events.
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