Lead with Pride: Best Practices for Advancing 2SLGBTQIA+ Leadership

Keywords Pathways to Leadership, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Retention and Advancement, Queer and Trans Inclusion


Pride at Work Canada is a national non-profit organization committed to sharing best practices and promoting dialogue on current issues facing 2SLGBTQIA+ Canadians in the workplace. They conducted a study focusing on 2SLGBTQIA+ leadership across private, public, and non-profit sectors in Canada highlighting voices of trans and queer leaders who are Black, Indigenous, racialized, and disabled, and who have immigrant backgrounds. The Report analyzes career pathways and experiences of queer and trans leaders alongside employer practices from across the sectors. The recommendations for employers focus on increasing retention, advancement, and recruitment of 2SLGBTQIA+ talent.

Policy & Practice Implications

  • The Report provides employers with guidance on how to support 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals along inclusive and equitable pathways to leadership.
  • Employers can take inspiration from the recommendations in this report to improve their employment equity plans.
  • The study’s emphasis on including diverse voices of trans and queer leaders models an intersectional approach to collaborative research.

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