On Feb 22nd 2017 the Network Chair Joel, Equality Officer Aoife and committee member Evan made the journey to eir’s Dublin based HQ, not far from Heuston Station for an IBEC and GLEN event on Straight Ally. We were welcomed by Eavann Murphy, CCO eir business and the ESB, Google, Sodexo & State Street shared their stories. Workshops were facilitated and focused on exploring various elements around developing Straight Ally participation within staff LGBT Networks through smaller breakout workshop sessions. In each session, companies across the spectrum of LGBT Staff service provision, participated in discussions around who is an Ally, the value of Straight Allys and how to engage Straight Allys in our different Networks.
Contributed by Evan Blake