Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace: Towards an Intersectional Approach



How do different social categories (e.g. gender, sexuality, race, disability) create interlocking systems of oppressions in the workplace? 

How do we foster diverse workplaces that are inclusive to LGBTQ+ persons, persons with disabilities (PWDs), and queer persons with disabilities? What is the role of governments, corporations, NGOs, and students in effecting change? 

What is the business case for employing PWDs, and LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion? How do activist business leaders deal with clients/stakeholders who are uncomfortable with their public advocacy for marginalised groups? 

Hear viewpoints from queer businesses leaders, a social entrepreneur advocating for PWDs, and an academic.

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.