Pride & Diversity


In most organisations, diversity and inclusion is best approached with a top-down, bottom-up strategy. While it’s imperative that D&I efforts are supported by the CEO and actively engages leaders, one cannot discount the impact of employee involvement. Engaging employees at all levels is the most effective way to reach critical mass and communicate the import of diversity and inclusion. Often employees are eager to join in the process but lack the know-how and confidence to take action. It is important to let employees know that there are many ways to contribute and support D&I efforts and does not necessarily require expertise in the field.

Download some concrete tips that are designed to engage employees at all levels within the organisation. Remember it is important to commit to the process, value the thoughts and ideas of everyone, and celebrate along the way.


SEA is a member of Pride in Diversity, a national not-for-profit employer support program for LGBTI workplace inclusion specialising in HR, organisational change and workplace diversity. Pride in Diversity publishes the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI), Australia’s national benchmarking instrument for LGBTI workplace inclusion from which Top Employers for LGBTI people is determined.

Pride in Diversity is Australia’s first and only national not-for-profit employer support program for all aspects of LGBTI workplace inclusion. A social inclusion initiative of ACON, Pride in Diversity are specialists in HR, organisational change and workplace diversity dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of LGBTI people by reducing exclusion, invisibility, homophobia and stigma in the workplace.


Employer Support Program

As a member-based program, Pride in Diversity works closely with HR, diversity professionals and LGBTI Network Leaders in all aspects of LGBTI inclusion within all sectors of the Australian workforce.

No matter your starting point, we work with your team to understand the importance of LGBTI inclusion and to map out a strategy that will enable you to successfully work towards best practice.

Employer Training & Consulting

Pride in Diversity offers training and consulting services to assist organisations with all aspects of LGBTI workplace inclusion.

Training programs delivered by the Pride in Diversity Team include:

  • LGBTI Awareness
  • LGBTI Ally Training
  • Employee Network Group Training
  • Training for HR Staff, Contact Officers, Diversity Teams and Executives


Consulting services include:

  • Policy review
  • Setting up LGBTI Employee Networks
  • LGBTI Strategy Planning
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Communications and preparation for the AWEI or Rainbow Tick Accreditation


For more information on how to access these services, please contact Frances Eaton, Executive Officer SEA, on