The Out & Equal Workplace Awards (popularly referred to as “The Outies”) honor individuals and organizations that are leaders in advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees in America’s workplaces. Through these awards, Out & Equal provides the business and LGBT communities with examples of innovative approaches and proven successes to help create safe and equitable workplaces. Awards will be distributed during the Plenary sessions during the Summit.
Out & Equal accepts annual nominations in five categories; two awards recognize individuals and two recognize organizations
This award recognizes an LGBT person who has made a significant contribution to advancing workplace equality. This individual’s activities will have made a marked improvement in their own workplace and/or have contributed to equality nationally.
This award recognizes a non-LGBT person who has played a pivotal role in championing equal treatment of LGBT employees on the job. This individual will have shown a unique commitment to LGBT workplace rights and will have used his or her talents to further that cause, even at some risk.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Employee Resource Group of the Year
This award recognizes a particular employee resource group (ERG), sometimes referred to as a business group or network that has a proven track record of success in advocating for LGBT equal rights in its own workplace.
This award recognizes any employer that has an historic and ongoing commitment to pursuing and executing workplace equality for LGBT employees in their own workplace. This employer has a history of continually raising the bar of workplace equality for others to follow.
Out & Equal uses the Proposal Space platform for submitting awards nominations. Sign up for Proposal Space and begin your nomination .
All award nominations must be completed and submitted by May 17th, 2013.
Follow these simple instructions to begin your 2013 Outies Award Nomination:
All award nominations must be completed submitted by May 17th, 2013.
Please view the 2013 Outie Call for Nominations Guide for detailed information on the award nomination process
All Outie nominations are read by an awards commitee, which narrows the nominations down to four or five finalists in each award category. A panel of distinguished judges ultimately decides which individuals and organization will receive Outies. Awards Committee members and judges