22 June I Roundtable From homophobia and transphobia to an inclusive workplace
Wednesday, 22 June | 4:00 p.m.| Uni-Mail – room MR060
The round table “From homophobia and transphobia to an inclusive workplace: a perspective from practitioners” gathers practitioners from different backgrounds. They will discuss the following questions: What are the most common types of discrimination against LGBTIQ+ people in the workplace? What is the impact of this discrimination on these people’s lives? What managing practices exist to reduce them? Are these managing practices effective? How do institutional efforts to promote diversity try to make the workplace welcoming for and respectful towards LGBTIQ+ employees?
This roundtable is organized in the framework of the summer school “Prejudice, Discrimination, and the Diversity Challenge” in collaboration with the association ÉPICÈNE.
An aperitif will be served after the roundtable.
To register, please click here: REGISTRATION
Lynn Bertholet | ÉPICÈNE
Lynn Bertholet is executive chairwoman of the non-profit organisation ÉPICÈNE, which she founded with other trans* people in 2018.
She spent most of her professional career in banking up to senior management positions. Simultaneously, she taught for 18 years at the University of Geneva in the CAS in compliance management that she founded with two law professors in 2002. Lynn trained in diversity and LGBTIQ+ leadership issues in 2019 at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Inclusion of diversities, especially in the professional environment, is one of her passions.
Jesús Guerrero Buitrago | United Nations Office
Jesús Guerrero Buitrago currently works for the United Nations Office at Geneva in his capacity as Chief of the Management and Communication Unit at the Centre for Learning and Multilingualism. He considers himself a life-long learner and has a multi-disciplinary background: a degree in modern languages, a post-graduate degree in pedagogy and a Master’s degree in Human Resources. The learning and development field has been his professional home for over 12 years. In addition to his full-time job, he is the co-chair of the Geneva Learning Network, a community of learning and development practitioners working in international organizations in Geneva.
Pascal Hufschmid | International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva
Pascal Hufschmid is an art historian specializing in photography. He has spearheaded multidisciplinary projects both within and outside Switzerland, drawing on his expertise in museology, the art market and international organizations. Since 2019, he has served as the executive director of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva. In that role, he has sought to foster dialogue between humanitarian action, art and research – and to bring a broader audience into the debate – through the exhibitions and other projects that he designs, including Covid-19 and Us by Magnum Photos and You (2020), Concerned: 30 Artists on Humanitarian Issues (2021) and To Heal a World. 160 Years of Photography from the Collections of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (2022). Before joining the Museum, he served as head of external affairs at Photo Elysée, the cantonal photography museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he created the Prix Elysée, an international photography prize.
Yolanda Martinez | Geneva Pride
Yolanda Martinez has been a teacher by training and a primary school director from 2017 to 2022. She is the co-founder of the Geneva Pride perennial association (2021) and has been the president of the feminist association Lestime from 2016 to 2020. Equality and diversity issues, including homophobia in primary schools and workplaces, are organic issues for her. She works at her level, whether professional, associative or sporting, for equality in facts and in rights and for the inclusion of all minorities. Advocating daily for the LGBT rights and promoting women visibility as women, and as minority in a community, is her daily life.
Justyna Pytel | L’Oréal Switzerland
After working 6 years in Marketing, then spending 2.5 years exploring holistic personal development tools such as Vipassana, mindfulness and Ayurveda, Justyna Pytel is now working as Learning and Internal Communications Manager within L’Oréal Switzerland Human Relations Team. Her unconventional life journey has since become her superpower, allowing her to approach people from different cultures, backgrounds, genders by tapping into her feminine leadership style, her intuition and her mindful usage of words, thus fostering authenticity, collaboration and purpose. Justyna also strongly advocates for Diversity and Inclusion, both as D&I Lead at L’Oréal Switzerland and as a member of the TEDxLausanneWomen Committee.
Julie Bianchin, Freelance journalist