Welcoming & Empowering LGBTQIA+ Employees & Equity Deserving Groups, With Jade Pichette, Director of Programs at Pride at Work Canada

Jade Pichette is the Director of Programs at Pride at Work Canada, as well as a Consultant on diversity, equity, and accessibility (with over 19 years of experience) and Co-Host of the Uncovering Belonging Podcast. They join us in this episode of Mindset in Motion, exploring the experience of LGBTQIA+ candidates and employees and how organizations can better understand, support, and serve equity-deserving groups. Written policies are a beginning, but the universal challenge is practicing what we preach.

– What type of environment are you cultivating?
– What work are you doing to ensure you are cultivating that environment?
– How are you supporting equity-deserving groups in their leadership journeys?
– Are you looking for a “culture fit” or “culture add” in your recruitment efforts?

Tune in to learn from Jade how to recognize and empower LGBTQIA+ candidates and employees and understand how you can build cultures that actively advocate for, and represent, equity-deserving groups.


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Meet Jade Pichette (they/them), Director of Programs, Pride at Work Canada 

Jade Pichette (they/them) is an inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA!) professional based in Tkarón:to/Toronto. Currently, Jade serves as the Director of Programs at Pride at Work Canada, where they work with over 250 large employers across Canada around gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation inclusion. Previously, Jade served as the Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator at the ArQuives, the Education Programs Coordinator at Kind Space, and an independent inclusion consultant. They were one of the authors of Transitioning Employers: A survey of policies and practices for trans inclusive workplaces and are the cohost of the Uncovering Belonging Podcast. Jade has been named one of Future of Good’s 2022 Young Impact Leaders and Toronto Metropolitan University’s 2021 Pride Champions. In their spare time they can be found geeking out over queer, trans, and Norse histories, disability justice, interfaith advocacy, firekeeping, and spending time with their chosen family.