WIS Show: Step it up! Supporting the LGBTQS2+ in the workplace

By Tamara Parris
Published: June 30, 2022 | Last updated: June 30, 2022

Join in the discussion as Amandeep Beesla of SALUS and Tamara Parris "Stepping It Up" in this conversation with Jag Nagra and Javier Vargas to open a candid conversation about supporting the LGBTQS2+ in the workplace. There is lots of talk about diversity and inclusivity, now let's move thing along into real life actions. Our guests will share their own personal experiences, talk about what advocacy issues were going on when they began their careers and how they have helped or hindered progress of diversity in our workplaces. Our



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Jag Nagra is a Visual Artist

Jag Nagra (She/Her) is a queer South Asian visual artist. She is passionate about community development and ending the stigma against LGBTQ+ people within the South Asian community.

Jag focuses her art practise on South Asian concepts that depict a sense of confidence and fearlessness—she unapologetically celebrates darker skin tones and South Asian garments and motifs. Her work has been featured in the public realm throughout Metro Vancouver and she has recently collaborated with brands such as the Vancouver Canucks and Tim Hortons. She is currently serving as the Creative Director of Vancouver’s Punjabi Market Collective. Through art, she has found her voice and a new appreciation for her culture and identity.



Javier Vargas is a Strategic Account Manager at

Javier brings 13 year of experience in securing net new business and growing existing accounts in North America, Latin America and Europe to Enterprise and Midmarket Accounts. He does Channel Incentives Management aficionado at 360insights, is a Certified Coach Practitioner by the Certified Coaches Federation (CCF), and Mental Health and Addictions Advocate: Corporate presentations, social media, author. Javier is a contributor to the book Brainstorm Revolution: True mental health stories of love, personal and cultural evolution by Wintertickle Press.


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Written by Tamara Parris

Tamara Parris

Tamara Parris is the VP of Community and Business Development at Safeopedia, and owner of EHS Professionals Group on LinkedIn. Her passion is working with other EHS Professionals to collaborate in thought leadership, networking and connecting our industry peers to resources that will increase profitability and safety practices within their workplaces. Tamara has been in the Health and Safety field for over 20 years, her industry experiences include the Construction sector, CCTV and Security, and Commercial Retail industries.

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