We whooped for joy when we found out earlier this year that corporate giants like Barclays were going to stand up for and stand behind Pink Dot, which campaigns for the freedom to love, regardless of sexual orientation. Perhaps, just perhaps, we are striding towards a more inclusive, open, and loving society someday soon.
Barclays is proud to be a Corporate Contributor of this year’s Pink Dot Singapore. Recognizing the importance of addressing Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) issues and challenges in the city, Pink Dot’s campaign to raise awareness for diversity, inclusiveness and acceptance is a mission that resonates with the values and culture within our organisation.
At Barclays, we are committed to being a leading champion of LGBT inclusion. We recognise the value of diversity and inclusion to our business and our employees. Diverse teams make better decisions and they better reflect our clients and the communities in which we are part of.
Recognised across the globe as a benchmark for other firms seeking to achieve similar progress in diversity and inclusion, Barclays actively participates in industry leading events focusing on LGBT acceptance. That is why it is so important for us to be a part of the annual Pink Dot event in Singapore.
In order to encourage a non-discriminatory environment and improve the lives and careers of the Singapore’s LGBT community, Singapore’s corporate sector is encouraged to take a proactive and leading role in affecting efforts to foster LGBT-inclusive workplaces. It is our responsibility to push ahead with inclusion programs that lead to a greater engagement on LGBT issues in Singapore and a broader understanding of equality.
Since the inception of Spectrum – Barclays’ global LGBT employee network – we have made considerable headway into extending those principles that allow Barclays to maintain an open and inclusive workplace environment. We pride ourselves on facilitating a workplace where staff are respected for their talents and contributions, in an environment that offers everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, the same opportunities to be successful.