The Logical Indian is goodness partners with LGBTQI fair, organised by RISE (Reimagining Inclusion for Social Equity) on July 12. It is an audacious step focusing on promoting social inclusivity for all genders, along with an equal employment opportunity with the support of companies that are willing to be a part of this positive change.
RISE And Pride Circle
The Pride Circle, founded by Ram and Srini- award-winning Diversity & Inclusion professionals, was created to bring together people from different communities at workplaces who wish to be allies but do not know how. It is a two-year-old platform has taken the initiative to organise the job fair exclusively for the LGBTQI community on July 12.
They have been successfully organising meetups across several cities including Bengaluru, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Pune.
Reimagining Inclusion for Social Equity or RISE, is one of its kind, with the involvement of over 300 people and 50 companies including some from the IT sector, hospitality, banking, finance and several startups.
Equal Job Opportunities For All
Something as basic as a stable job can be a life-changer for someone who have been discriminated and not allowed to work. The idea of the LGBTQI job fair revolves around workplaces and companies where being gay or lesbian is different from others at work. Hence, the event aims at providing a comfortable and cooperative workspace for everyone.
Carrying your whole, authentic self to work and building a career that you deserve should be available to all. RISE believes in providing opportunities to all, with equity and equality.
After Section 377 was read down, many companies came together to show interest in accepting different genders in their workspaces. However, not many inclusive policies were formulated or implemented. Rise aims to challenge the status quo.
“Unlike other fairs, this one includes jobs in the blue to white-collar space. Companies often struggle with the process of making a workplace more inclusive. Job seekers in the LGBTQI community also fear discrimination at work. We are looking to solve some of these problems at this fair,” says Ramkrishna Sinha, one of the founders of Pride Circle.
The fair will have global and national executives, as well as renowned LGBTQI+ representatives from the community in India such as Akkai Padmashali. They will interact and inform attendees about the best inclusive ways that the companies in India can adopt.
The event will focus on real-life instances, and experiences of the people belonging to the LGTQI community to highlight the rampant discrimination.
So far, they have got over 100 resumes, Ram says. It includes people with different skill sets, including PhD holders.
Pride Circle will send a blind resume to participating companies, where a person’s qualifications, skill set, CTC expectation will be provided without personal identifiers.
If a company is interested in specific candidates, then the personal details will be provided.
Three significant aspects of the job fair will be, a day-long conference, a job fair and a marketplace for half the day each. The fair will also witness small business stalls set up by the LGBTQI community at the venue.
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