Fostering Genuine Connections: Empowering Workplace Culture at PFIP's Pride Summit 2024

July 07, 2024 – Alike Editorial

Are you a business owner who wants to improve your workplace culture? Do you want to create a safe space that allows your employees, especially those who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community, to feel limitless in achieving their full potential?

For many years, the Philippine Financial Industry Pride (PFIP) has dedicated itself to empowering workplace culture through forming genuine connections. They aim to cultivate safe and inclusive environments that foster authentic, safe, and inclusive relationships, particularly for new and younger members of the workforce. 

Issa Litton, Host of the PFIP Limitless Media Launch, kicks off the event by introducing the PFIP Board, distinguished speakers, media guests, and community groups.

Through mentorship, diversity training, and community-building initiatives, PFIP helps businesses build a respectful workplace that fosters innovation, attracts top talent, and helps employees reach their full potential. 

(L-R) Issa Litton, PFIP Chair Weena Ekid, PFIP Corporate Secretary Ronil Villacorta, Dexcom Philippines Senior Director for International Business Operations and Country Head Paolo La'O, CASTRO PR Managing Directress Janlee Dungca, and PFIP Board Advisor Christopher Eugenio.

Understanding the liberating impact of authenticity and acceptance, PFIP's programs empower individuals to embrace their true selves and feel accepted, promoting workplaces that genuinely support LGBTQ+ employees rather than merely hiring several LGBTQIA+ staff and calling the effort “inclusive.” 

PFIP also empowers leaders in the workplace to practice compassionate leadership, teaching managers and executives to nurture empathy and understanding amongst colleagues and teams. 

PFIP Corporate Secretary Ronil Villacorta introduces PFIP, outlining its mission and vision, and explains how companies can become PFIP members.

Ultimately, PFIP prides itself in building bridges of understanding and breaking down barriers within organizations. Working with its member firms, PFIP has successfully championed inclusive policies and programs to support Filipino LGBTQ+ professionals, including:

  • - equivalent benefits for same-sex couples
  • - coverage for medical and non-medical transition procedures
  • - SOGIESC-sensitive dress code and SOCIESC-affirming practices
  • - inclusive facilities and language, and
  • - allyship training and LGBTQ+ mentorship

Left: CASTRO PR Managing Directress Janlee Dungca shares the best company values and practices implemented at CASTRO PR as part of their involvement with PFIP.
Right: Dexcom Philippines Senior Director for International Business Operations and Country Head, Paolo La'O, discusses how PFIP has contributed to fostering LGBTQIA+ communities and enhancing corporate social responsibility efforts for LGBTQIA+ within their company.

Learn more about creating a positive workplace culture through genuine connections at the PFIP Pride Summit 2024! Listen to inspiring keynote speakers who will share expert insights on cultivating genuine relationships and connection-driven leadership. Join networking sessions and connect with industry experts and share valuable experiences on creating a well-connected workplace culture. 

PFIP Board Advisor Christopher Eugenio outlines the key events and highlights of the upcoming PFIP Pride Summit 2024.

Interactive workshops will also be conducted, where attendees can learn how to foster a culture of care through case studies, skill-building activities, and exercises promoting understanding among colleagues.

Join the movement toward genuine connections and sign up for Pride Summit 2024! Reserve your spot now to explore the transformative power of safe, authentic, and genuine connections.

Take a step toward fostering authentic relationships, creating safe spaces, andhelping employees realize their full potential. 

PFIP Chair Weena Ekid concludes the media launch by sharing the origins and evolution of the PFIP Pride Summit over the past 10 years.

Start building a more inclusive business today. Join us at Limitless: Inclusion Beyond Horizons – The 2024 PFIP Pride Summit and elevate your organization's LGBTQ+ inclusion strategy.

This premier event, taking place on July 30-31 at the Grand Ballroom of Shangri-la The Fort, offers a unique platform for business leaders and innovators who are also workplace inclusion champions and advocates.

Register now and secure your spot at the 2024 PFIP Pride Summit: sponsorship opportunities, email

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