aql welcome LGBTQ+ Alliance to headquarters for conference.
aql have highlighted their personal commitment to promoting the culture of inclusivity within the workplace for the LBTQ+ community by hosting the LGBTQ+ Business Alliance.
CEO and Founder Professor Adam Beaumont gave the opening address, reinforcing to delegates his belief that equal opportunity within the field of innovation is in everyone’s interests and to draw attention to the measures in place at aql to make sure that an inclusive culture becomes the norm – not just a movement.
The main aim of the event was to promote the purpose and importance of the business alliance, and to encourage businesses, not just LGBT+ staff, to support LGBT+ employees and communities.
The alliance is set up to offer multi-faceted support to the LGBTQ+ community including mentoring, B2B peers support and practical and professional advice among many other things.
aql founder and CEO Adam Beaumont told the conference of his dedication to creating a culture of inclusivity within his company and the technology and innovation sector as a whole, “We have to make sure we’re working with people in a way that makes them feel comfortable and safe to be here because if we can’t maintain that talent – we all lose out.”. In his keynote he also added “This extends not only to demonstrably embracing the LGBTQ+ community but also nurturing neurodiversity”, highlighting the comparatively recent inclusivity changes in govt approaches to security vetting.
Delegates gathered at aql headquarters Salem Chapel in November to help develop a city-wide inclusive ‘service charter mark’.
Great to meet new folks at the @LInclusiveleeds #LGBT breakfast networking session this morning. It’s so wonderful to see such senior council members giving support to the LGBT community in #Leeds pic.twitter.com/jOf92EEQoQ— Leeds Trinity University LGBT+ Staff Network (@LTULGBT) November 22, 2019
They also looked to increase the visibility and availability of corporate social responsibility as well as supporting the creation of a funding pot to help enable positive change for the community.
Fabulous start to the Leeds LGBT+ Business Alliance Network meeting hosted by @adam_beau of @aqldotcom proud that @adam_beau is a member of the @LuminateEdGroup board pic.twitter.com/YVRowqzJta— Shaid Mahmood (@_ShaidMahmood) November 22, 2019
More information can be found at www.leeds.gov.uk/equality.