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  • 08-11-2019

Congratulations to Managing Partner Petra Zijp on being named  Most Effective Ally at the annual Workplace Pride Leadership Awards. The award presented to Petra on Friday night, at a ceremony held at the Koepelkerk in Amsterdam.

Managing Partner Petra Zijp: "I'm incredibly honoured to have received this award which recognises the collective efforts we, as a firm, are making to become an even more inclusive workplace. Allies can really make a difference. I look forward to continue working to raise the bar for LGBTI inclusiveness in the legal profession."

Global Benchmark Ambassador for the second year running

For the second year running, NautaDutilh has qualified as a Global Benchmark Ambassador, scoring in the top third of the Workplace Pride Global Benchmark survey. This year, we achieved a score of 66%, up from 25% in 2014, the first year we participated. Alexander and Petra accepted the award on behalf of NautaDutilh and our LGBTI network, ND GLOBE.

NautaDutilh started taking part in the Workplace Pride Global Benchmark survey in 2014, the firm has made significant efforts to improve LGBTI inclusion, such as signing the Declaration of Amsterdam in 2017, starting the internal programme "Engaging Allies through Sport", which sponsors LGBTI sporting events, and co-founding the Forward Foundation.

About Workplace Pride

Workplace Pride is a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTI people in workplaces around the world. The awards honour people and/or organisations that have demonstrated leadership by visibly contributing to LGBTI workplace inclusion. For more information, please visit the awards website.

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