HRC Equidad MX: Global Workplace Equality Program

HRC's Equidad MX Report a first-of-its-kind assessment designed to increase LGBTQ+ inclusion in workplaces across Mexico.

Most recent reports: 2022 report, 2021 report, 2020 report, 2019 report, 2018 report

OVERVIEW

Since its inception in 2016, the pioneering HRC Equidad MX: Global Workplace Equality Program has experienced outstanding success in promoting LGBTQ+ equality and inclusion among Mexican businesses and corporations. The initiative was designed to help employers become LGBTQ+ inclusive by assessing corporate practices and policies through our annual survey. The results of the latest HRC Equidad MX Report attest to the unprecedented growth of the program; this year, a record number of companies were recognized with the HRC Foundation's designation of “Best Places to Work for the LGBTQ+ Equality” or Mejores Lugares para Trabajar LGBT reflecting their ongoing commitment to LGBTQ+ equality and adoption of vital policies for LGBTQ+ employees.

The Mexico-based initiative, inspired by HRC's annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI) — the national benchmarking tool on corporate LGBTQ+ inclusive policies and practices — is HRC's first in-country program in Latin America which led to the creation of HRC Equidad CL and HRC Equidad AR as well as HRC Equidade BR, additional workplace equality programs to promote workplace inclusion in Chile, Argentina and Brazil.

CRITERIA

The HRC Equidad MX suvery assessed major Mexican businesses and multinational companies based on three core pilars of LGBTQ+ inclusion:

  1. Adoption of non-discrimination policies
  2. Creation of employee resource groups or diversity and inclusion councils
  3. Engagement in public activities to support LGBTQ+ inclusion
  • 2021 Virtual Launch, Beck Bailey and Milagros Chirinos

  • 2020 Report Launch

  • 2019 Report Launch

  • 2018 Launch, Martha Debayle and HRC Partner Francisco Robledo

HRC EQUIDAD MX BUSINESS COUNCIL

HRC Equidad MX Business Council

In 2016, the HRC Foundation partnered with Alianza por la Inclusión y Diversidad Laboral (ADIL) to establish the HRC Equidad MX and grow LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion Through HRC Equidad MX and Equidad MX Business Council, the HRC Foundation continues to work with corporate and civil society leaders to expand its workplace inclusion efforts across the country. Request more information here and learn more about ADIL here.

Keisha Williams is HRC’s new director of the Workplace Equality Program. Prior to joining HRC, Keisha practiced law for over a decade. She served as in-house counsel at various labor unions where she represented District of Columbia and federal government employees in discrimination claims and employment disputes. She also served as Chief Negotiator in bargaining and collaborated with high-level government officials on workplace equality initiatives. In addition, Keisha routinely taught labor and employment law courses.

Keisha still serves as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Maryland School of Law, where she teaches Labor Law. In her spare time, she is a pro bono attorney at the Whitman Walker Clinic and assists clients with legal fillings for name and gender marker changes.

Keisha attained her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maryland School of Law. She attained a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance, with honors, from Howard University. She is licensed to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE

FOR MORE INFORMATION on how to participate email us at equidadmx@hrc.org.

To learn more about HRC's Global Workplace Equality Programs, visit hrc.im/GlobalWorkplacePrograms and to subscribe to the HRC Equidad MX YouTube channel, click here.

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