Information About Projects and Initiatives
The Building Bridges Towards Diversity in the Workplace project is an endeavor towards mending the gaps that have disallowed LGBT Jamaicans from being able to obtain and thrive in employment that would earn them livable wages.
This online platform was created as a safe space for LGBT persons to communicate and connect with employers and managers as well as to share their personal experiences with navigating the workplace in Jamaica. We can all agree that being able to show up to work as our most authentic selves, without apprehension and anxiety, makes us more productive and willing to go the extra mile in our work! This project wants to respond to the insufficient efforts by Jamaican employers to prize diversity in terms of LGBT representation and acceptance, by raising awareness and providing meaningful and creative methods for responding to discrimination and harassment. When a business consciously architects a space where LGBT persons feel comfortable and safe, the benefits are tangible.
For this reason, the site will also allow LGBT Jamaicans to express the experiences in a secure way and learn about businesses that are LGBT friendly.