Keval dives into the why behind building inclusive and empathetic workplaces with his 'sense of home' analogy:
"For many, home means safety, relaxation, comfort, security, love, family. It's where the people we love are. Home is a smell that we recognize and a place to sleep.
No matter what forum you ask this question in, irrespective of the background and cultures people come from, home to most signifies safety. Home signifies a place of comfort, a place where we feel that we can be ourselves.
However, for many LGBTQIA+ people, home is such a contested and difficult space. For many of us, home is not a place of safety.
We therefore try and find ways of creating spaces of home, creating families, and allowing ourselves these spaces of safety elsewhere. It's often in workspaces that people are searching for safety.
Workplaces are a chosen home, and one LGBTQIA+ people look to for a sense of safety. It's up to businesses to work empathetically and inclusively—providing a safe space for everyone."
Yet, how can we do it? How can we create spaces that are inclusive, safe, and respectful of all people?