Employee Engagement Employee Retention Employee Recognition

Challenges & barriers facing 2SLGBTQ+ communities in the workplace

May 30, 2023 at 11:00 AM PST/ 2.00 PM EST


Creating an open and inclusive work environment that attracts and retains diverse talent has never been more important to remain competitive in the market. 2SLGBTQ+ people working in North America still experience many challenges and barriers to enter and advance their careers in the tech industry. 

Despite progress being made toward wholly inclusive and diverse workplace environments, there is more to be done regarding stigmatization, higher risk of harassment, intersectionality, and lack of visibility, especially for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming people. 

The overall goal of this webinar is to increase awareness and understanding of the challenges and barriers facing members of the 2SLGBTQ+ communities in the workplace, and to provide practical steps for creating more inclusive and supportive work environments.


Meet the Panelists

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Sara Velimirovic
Corporate Partnerships Manager - Queertech

Sara Velimirovic is a speaker, activist, and Partnerships Manager at QueerTech, a Montreal-based non-profit organization that promotes diversity and inclusivity within the Canadian tech industry. Sara was born and raised in Belgrade and later moved to Paris to pursue their studies in political science at Sciences Po Paris. Sara is a nature lover, runner, yogi, and a passionate advocate for mental health awareness.


Head of People - Guusto
Noah has been leading people teams and helping startups scale their people process across Canada and the US. Now as Head of People at Guusto, he gets to marry his passion for employee best practices and a people-centric mission of helping companies create amazing employee recognition programs to build community, connect teams, and engage employees in meaningful and authentic ways.