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Breaking the Glass Closet

LGBT diversity inclusion has become an important topic in recent years as it is becoming an asset for building corporate image and generating positive PR. SIBM Pune as an institute has always taken many positive strides in addressing key issues of diversity and enhancing learning. On 24th September 2016, SIBM Pune hosted a LGBT Sensitisation workshop titled 'Breaking the Glass Closet' conducted by MINGLE.

MINGLE is an Indian think-tank and advocacy group consisting of academicians, students and professionals from fields as diverse as the Arts and Sciences, Journalism, Law, Medicine, Management and Engineering. Its vision is a truly liberal and pluralistic India where all citizens enjoy their fundamental right to lead a secure and dignified life irrespective of their sexual orientation and gender identity.

The event commenced with a felicitation ceremony, followed by an interactive lecture. The speaker for the workshop was Mr. Udayan Dhar Diversity and Inclusion manager at Godrej Industries and Chief Diversity Consultant at MINGLE. The workshop highlighted the business impact of LGBT-supportive policies and how building an inclusive workplace can benefit the organization and more importantly touched points on what it means for an individual to be sensitized.