A LGBT sensitisation workshop was hosted by SIBM Pune under the aegis of MINGLE.
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) Pune hosted a LGBT Sensitisation workshop titled ‘Breaking the Glass Closet’ conducted by MINGLE on September 24, 2016.
MINGLE is an Indian think-tank and advocacy group consisting of academicians, students and professionals from fields as diverse as the Arts and Sciences, Journalism, Law, Medicine, Management and Engineering. Its vision is a truly liberal and pluralistic India where all citizens enjoy their fundamental right to lead a secure and dignified life irrespective of their sexual orientation and gender identity.
The event commenced with a felicitation ceremony, followed by an interactive lecture. The speaker for the workshop was Mr. Udayan Dhar Diversity and Inclusion manager at Godrej Industries and Chief Diversity Consultant at MINGLE. The workshop highlighted the business impact of LGBT-supportive policies and how building an inclusive workplace can benefit the organization and more importantly touched points on what it means for an individual to be sensitized.
Students from SIBM Pune truly appreciated the workshop. Sampada Joshi from MBA I Marketing stated, “I believe it’s immensely important to instill the importance of diversity and equality. As these qualities are becoming of prime importance even in the corporate world, it will definitely be useful to address this with future MBA batches as well.”
“I was pleased the focus of the session highlighted that learning with people from a variety of backgrounds encourages collaboration and fosters innovation, thereby benefitting all students. The session also provided insights on how diversity is always positive, ranging from improvement of near- and long-term intergroup relations and even performance at work and academics” said Vishnu Kadakketh from MBA II HR.
The institute understands the importance of addressing diversity and encouraging an inclusive and open learning environment is the step forward. SIBM Pune has many future plans in the pipeline to address topics in the LGBT space.
Source: PR Team, SIBM Pune
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