The Mexican Federation of Entrepreneurs (FME) LGBT + held the fourth international conference Empower LGBT + 2018, which brought together corporate, entrepreneur, organizations, government and diverse talent to present conferences and workshops that empower the community, as well as working for diversity and inclusion in Mexico.
For the first time, the event featured a diverse talent recruitment fair, by national and international companies, organizations, and groups that work day by day in favor of diversity and inclusion in workspaces for LGBT + people or groups in situations of vulnerability.
For its part, the president of the National Council to Prevent Discrimination (Conapred), Alexandra Haas Paciuc, highlighted the importance of the fourth edition of Empower LGBT + 2018 to promote the inclusion of sexual and gender diversity in a crucial area, the workplace.
He added that it is even more important that the momentum be given in the private sector, considering that, according to ProMéxico data, only small and medium enterprises generate around seven out of every 10 jobs.
He added that “if we also add to the large corporations, we will observe that discrimination in companies is a very high priority issue because it affects a majority of people”.
It should be noted that the Mexican Federation of LGBT + Businessmen was recognized and awarded on August 16, as the best LGBT Chamber of Commerce in the world, within the framework of the Annual Conference of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC for its acronyms) in Philadelphia, United States.
“Empower LGBT + 2018 brings together all the spheres that work for diversity and inclusion in the same space, opening the way to a unified interaction in favor of a Mexico of equality and opportunities for all,” said César Casas.
He also added that Empower LGBT + 2018 is an event of utmost importance for people in vulnerable situations since it opens hundreds of opportunities to reintegrate into the world and improve their quality of life, besides being a watershed that advocates for the diversity in the business world and non-discrimination in the workplace.