Pride and Prejudice: Agents of Change
In 2016, The Economist Group launched the first iteration of Pride and Prejudice: The business and economic case for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) diversity and inclusion. As part of the initiative, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) conducted a study exploring the status of LGBT people in the workplace, based on an extensive global survey and in-depth desk research. Now in its second year, the research examines those groups best poised to drive positive change for LGBT people in the workplace: company leaders, young people and women.
In Irene Mia’s current role, she provides intellectual and strategic leadership to the regional editorial team within the The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Country Analysis division, fostering intellectual debate and publishing high quality and timely forecasts, reports and articles on economic, political and business developments within the region. Previously, Ms Mia was director and senior Economist within the Centre for Global Competitiveness and Performance at the World Economic Forum and prior to that she worked at the headquarters of Sudameris Bank in Paris for a number of years, holding various positions in the international affairs and international trade divisions.