Ireland's Top 10 'Best Places To Work For LGBT Equality' In 2016

The GLEN Workplace Equality Index 2016 Awards logo is a star, and the awards are given to companies who value LGBT equality

At The Workplace Equality Index Awards GLEN revealed the top 10 ‘Best Places To Work For LGBT Equality’


Yesterday the annual Workplace Equality Index Awards were hosted by GLEN at the Radisson Blu in Dublin.

The awards look to recognise those employers in Ireland who score highly on The Workplace Equality Index which benchmarks the inclusion of LGBT employees at companies in Ireland.

CEO of the IDA, Martin Shanahan, said yesterday at the award ceremony: “Ireland’s reputation as an open and welcoming country for diverse employees from all over the globe is critical in creating employment and economic growth in Ireland.”

“The Workplace Equality Index benchmarks a key element of diversity – inclusion of LGBT employees,” Shanahan said.

“This Index benchmarks best practice and recognises those companies where LGBT employees can bring their full selves to work.”



The winner of the ‘Best Place To Work For LGBT Equality 2016’ is Accenture. Accenture received the Employer of the Year award yesterday, being ranked number one for their performance in LGBT Workplace Equality Index.

“At Accenture, we are committed to creating an environment where our people can simply be themselves at work, where all of our people can feel welcome, supported, rewarded and inspired,” said Michelle Cullen, Managing Director at Accenture.

“Building an inclusive culture starts with a vision, and is achieved through many small acts, and through celebrating all of our people irrespective of differences.”


Top Employers

GLEN Co-Chair Kieran Rose said: “Congratulations to Accenture and all the employers named in the Best Places for LGBT Equality, as well as the winners of the Workplace Equality Index Leadership Awards.”

Check out the other top employers for Irish LGBT in 2016 according to the LGBT Workplace Equality Index below:

  1. Accenture – Employer of the Year
  2. EY
  3. Microsoft
  4. Deutsche Bank
  5. Trinity College Dublin
  6. eir
  7. IBM
  8. Sodexo
  9. Metlife
  10. Enterprise Rent-A-Car


Leadership Award

GLEN also announced the winners of the Workplace Equality Index – Leadership Award, which is given to those who have made outstanding contributions to LGBT diversity and conclusion.

  1. Senior Leader of the Year: Catherine Vaughan, Global Compliance Leader, EY
  2. LGBT Role Model of the Year: Dena Y. Lawrence, Business Evangelist, Microsoft.
  3. Ally of the Year, Alice Tolan, Senior Strategic Account Manager, eir
  4. LGBT Employee Network of the Year: Out@In, LinkedIn
  5. Public Sector Employer of the Year Award: Trinity College Dublin
  6. SME of the Year: Enterprise Rent-A-Car


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