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Have your voice heard: LGBT+ people required to take part in survey on experiences at work and in business

March 22, 2018

Participants take selfie photos as they march with LGBTI rights groups during the country's first Gay Pride parade in Pristina on October 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Armend NIMANI (Photo credit should read ARMEND NIMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Do you want to contribute to the empowerment of LGBT+ people at work and in business?

Researchers at Aston University and the University of Sussex are conducting an online survey to better understand the experiences of LGBT+ people at work and in business.

The study is being funded by the British Academy and will be used to inform practices surrounding LGBT+ empowerment within workplaces as well as enabling the growth of LGBT+ entrepreneurs in the economy.

It is one of the first studies to go beyond LGBT+ discrimination or being ‘out’ in the workplace to focusing on wellbeing and behaviour, such as being authentically yourself at work or as an entrepreneur.

We are particularly looking for more responses from LGBT+ people who own and run their own business, social enterprise or consultancy – either on the side or full-time.

We want to get as much representation as possible from the LGBT+ community and although it is UK-focused, we are also keen on hearing from LGBT+ people in other countries.

The survey takes around 15 minutes to complete and you will have opportunity of winning a £50 love2shop voucher!

What are you waiting for? Please give us your thoughts! 

To access the survey: click here

Our team

Luke Fletcher

Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Aston University who specialises in understanding what engages people to give their best at work and how they can express that engagement in the workplace.

Nick Theodorakopoulos

Professor in Entrepreneurship Development. Nick’s work centres on how to best enhance the innovation and growth of small businesses, particularly those that represent diverse or minority groups.

Ben Everly

Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at the University of Sussex. Ben focuses on how businesses can best harness the power of diversity and inclusion, particularly of LGBT+ staff.

We are developing a programme of research around LGBT+ empowerment, entrepreneurship and leadership.

Our aim is to enable LGBT+ people to thrive at work and in business. For more information about the project or if you would like to keep updated with our research and engagement activities please email [email protected]

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