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NWO/NWO-I have different Employee Resource Groups. These are voluntary, employee-led groups whose aim is to foster a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with the organizations they serve. We are an Employee Resource Group (ERG) whose goal is to create a space for members of the LGBTIQA+ community working at NWO and NWO-I. LGBTIQA+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or sometimes questioning), intersex, asexual, and others. The "plus" represents other sexual identities, including pansexual and Two-Spirit. As a relatively young group, we want to establish ourselves as an internal platform where we can all feel accepted and discuss issues that we think are important.

Our group’s main objectives are:

▪ Community Building and Networking

▪ Support and Navigation

▪ Safe and Welcoming Environment

We are planning a lot of exciting activities for the upcoming months with the organization, so make sure to keep an eye out for the calendar on the NWO-I website and the personnel newsletter Inside NWO-I (both for NWO-I employees) and intranet Joost (for NWO-D employees) to stay in the loop!


If you have questions or want to join our ERG, please contact Léon Ouwerkerk, HR-manager CWI and Coördinator of the ERG LGBTIQA+. And you can also contact the other members of this ERG for more information. We are looking forward to hearing from you and to meeting you all soon!

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