Join the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce for a presentation about how to make your business more inclusive of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Some topics that will be covered include terminology, client interactions, forms, inclusive spaces, and more.
Following the presentation, there will be time for a question and answer period. Please note: This is a safe space to ask absolutely any question.
Kiersten Mohr: After fifteen years as a technical and leadership professional in the Oil and Gas Industry, Kiersten embarked on the most significant challenge of her life: gender transition. Recently, she stepped out of her role in the Oil and Gas Industry and founded Terra Firma Transition Consulting. She also volunteers on multiple boards, including being the President of Airdrie Pride Society, and is finishing a Bachelor of Psychology.
Rhianne Fiolka - Rhianne is passionate about Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), consistently integrating EDI initiatives through work as a Public Engagement Consultant. Her passion for community is exemplified through her extensive volunteer roles as Planning and Development Community Liaison with the Community Association of Mount Pleasant, Community Engagement Director with the Airdrie Pride Society and Founder and Facilitator of QueereadsYYC.
Melissa Willmott - Melissa is a mother, volunteer, and advocate for Indigenous, disability, and queer rights. Passionate about people and pets, Melissa spent over 10 years volunteering in animal rescue and serving on multiple boards
"Keep being awesome! I’ve already recommended this to a few other beauty biz owners in Airdrie. It’s a great starting resource."
"I took the LGBTQ2S+ 101 to help guide me as a business owner on how to be truly inclusive. It was so informative without being overwhelming. It is an excellent resource for any business owner wanting to create a safe, open space for all. I highly recommend taking the time to do this!"
"Airdrie Pride Society goes above and beyond to empower the voices of our community! The welcoming, caring, and knowledgeable team made us feel so welcome to learn and share, and really gave us the tools that we needed to be better, more supportive, and more inclusive members in our community!"
"Airdrie Pride is a positive and supportive force in our community. I truly appreciate the opportunity to be educated about the LGBT+ community in an interactive and non-judgmental setting. I will definitely look for more sessions to attend in the future."
"This workshop was a non judgmental space to learn about the LGBTQIA2S+ working community. If you feel like you don't know where to start to support your queer colleagues (current or future) this is it. The host made it a safe place to learn and ask questions."