HRC Equidad CL: Global Workplace Equality Program

Produced by the HRC Foundation

The HRC Equidad CL report is the leading workplace assessment designed to grow LGBTI+ inclusion and equality across Chile.

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The HRC Equidad CL 2023 Report is now available, view it using the link below:


The HRC Foundation expanded its LGBTI+ workplace inclusion efforts in the region by partnering with Fundación Iguales — Chile's largest LGBTI+ advocacy group in 2018. The HRC Equidad CL: Global Workplace Equality Program was established to grow and promote LGBTI+ inclusion among Chilean companies and U.S. multinationals in Chile and recognizes businesses with the HRC Foundation's designation of “Best Places to Work for the LGBTI+ Equality” or Mejores Lugares Para Trabajar LGBT for their efforts to become inclusive workplaces. The Chilean-based initiative, inspired by HRC's annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI) — the national benchmarking tool on corporate LGBTI+ inclusive policies and practices — is HRC's first in-country program in South America and the second in Latin America following the successful model of HRC Equidad MX in Mexico.

76% Of participants in Chile

Also participated in the survey in 2022

80% Of organizations reported having a diversity and inclusion policy implemented in Chile

While 20% declared that they were in the process of having a formalized policy in place

315,740 Total employees were impacted by participating Chilean businesses this year

Of that number 37%, were employees at a business that achieved the highest score

Our Equidad CL Report 2022 Launch in Chile


The HRC Equidad CL survey assessed major Chilean businesses and multinational companies based on three core pillars of LGBTI+ inclusion:

  1. Adoption of non-discrimination policies
  2. Creation of employee resource groups or diversity and inclusion councils
  3. LGBTQ+ Training and education
  4. Engagement in public activities to support LGBTI+ inclusion
  5. Initiatives with an LGBTI+ focus that are not obligatory through a legal framework

Our Team

  • RaShawn "Shawnie" Hawkins, SHRM-CP (she/her), Director, Workplace Equality Program

  • Carlhey Bolz (she/her/ella), Deputy Director, Global Business Engagement

  • Emilio Maldonado (he/him/el), Implementing Partner

HRC Equidad CL & Pride Connection

Seven years ago, Fundación Iguales saw a need in Chile to focus on inclusive workspaces, connecting with several businesses looking to promote this work. This is how Pride Connection Chile was initiated. Pride Connection is a network of local companies and organizations that seek to achieve equality in the workplace through practices and policies. In 2019 Pride Connection and HRCF joined in partnership to implement Equidad CL. Equidad CL is a benchmarking tool that provides data, recommendations, and best practices to expand the number of workplaces free of discrimination specifically for the LGBTI+ community.

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Most recent reports: 2022 report, 2021 report

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