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AmCham China and the US Embassy in Beijing co-host this informative session on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workplace issues. The US Embassy is partnering with Community Business to offer a series of lectures in different cities across China to raise the profile of LGBT employees as a business issue and facilitate a more open discussion with a broader network of companies and the broader community.

Proposed Program:
- Community Business introduction
- Acknowledging the sensitivities
- LGBT – What does this have to do with business?
- Bringing the issues to life
- Discussion

Since joining Community Business in 2009, Kevin Burns has been a key driver behind Community Business' Creating Inclusive Workplaces for LGBT Employees Campaign, which aims to raise awareness of LGBT issues and push companies in Asia to adopt best practices. He has played an essential role in the development of ground-breaking research on LGBT issues in Asia and has developed and run many workshops and trainings for companies across Asia on LGBT workplace issues. Prior to joining Community Business, Burns graduated from California State University San Marcos, where he studied Global Business Management and was awarded the Outstanding Global Business Student Award upon graduation for his overall academic and extracurricular performance.
Since joining Community Business in 2011, Amanda Yik has managed a range of research and initiatives on Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) and Work-Life Balance (WLB), as well as co-authored a number of publications. Driving Community Business' consultancy work, Amanda has worked with multinational companies in a range of industries, including banking and finance, law and shipping and other industries to build better workplaces. Prior to joining Community Business, Amanda was a dispute resolution lawyer in international law firms for nine years.


AmCham China Conference Center
AmCham China Conference Center
The Office Park, Tower AB, 6th Floor
No. 10 Jintongxi Road,Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100020

Beijing, China

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