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Announced by GLEN, these awards recognise, companies and leaders that are showing the real value that being an LGBT inclusive organisation brings to Irish workplaces and businesses.

The Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN)  announced the winners of Ireland’s LGBT Workplace Equality Index Awards at an award ceremony in Dublin.

“We are delighted to recognise the companies and executives who are leading the way in making Irish workplaces fully inclusive of LGBT people. These organisations and Leaders are playing an integral role in creating a business culture in Ireland that values the skills, ideas and creativity that LGBT people bring to the workplace” said Kieran Rose, GLEN Co-Chair.

The winner of the ‘Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality 2016’ is Accenture. Accenture received the Employer of the Year award, ranking number one for its performance in the LGBT Workplace Equality Index.

Speaking at the awards, CEO of the IDA, Martin Shanahan said, “Ireland’s reputation as an open and welcoming country for diverse employees from all over the globe is critical in creating employment and economic growth in Ireland. The Workplace Equality Index benchmarks a key element of diversity – inclusion of LGBT employees. This Index benchmarks best practice and recognises those companies where LGBT employees can bring their full selves to work.”

The 2016 ‘Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality’ are:

1. Accenture– Employer of the Year
2. EY
3. Microsoft
4. Deutsche Bank
5. Trinity College Dublin
6. eir
7. IBM
7. Sodexo
9. Metlife
10. Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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