People of Color
Transgender
Bisexual
Global


People of Color Advisory Committee

Out & Equal is committed to focusing on the contemporary issues faced by people of color in the workplace by developing programs that meet the need of the community and ensuring that Out & Equal’s ongoing programming serves people of color.

The People of Color Advisory Committee assists Out & Equal in identifying strategies that can be employed make our programs more inclusive and to broaden the impact of our programs to the entire LGBT community.  This committee meets approximately six times a year via teleconference.  A variety of issues are addressed by this committee including analysis of current programming, diversity of internal stakeholders, and diversity of program participants.

 

Committee Members
Abigal Braceros, Intuit
Aaron Lemmon, Aetna
Allyn Shaw, Bank of America
Catherine Rojas, Grant Thornton LLP


Transgender Advisory Committee

Contemporary issues faced by transgender people in the workplace are a priority of Out & Equal. The organization is committed to developing programs that meet the needs of the community and ensuring that Out & Equal’s ongoing programming serve the Transgender Community

The Transgender Advisory Committee assists Out & Equal in developing strategies that meet the needs of the Transgender Community in the workplace. This committee meets approximately 6 times a year via teleconference. A variety of issues are addressed by this committee including analysis of current programming, ways to broaden the reach of Out & Equal programs to the Transgender Community, and internal Transgender stakeholder representation.

 

Committee Members

Deborah Drew (Chair), Drew Quality Group, Inc.
Alexis Dee, Southern Comfort Conference
Andre Wilson, Jamison Green & Associates
Brielle Darynn, Deloitte
Catherine Rojas, Grant Thornton LLP
Cathy Aull, Edward Jones Financial Advisor
Dr. Jamison Green, Policy Consultant, Educator/ Jamison Green & Associates
Dr. Oliver Blumer, Physician
Jacqueline R. Patterson, Cummins, Inc.
Janelle Phalen, Northwestern Mutual
Jenna Cook, Johnson and Johnson
Renee McLaughlin, Cigna Healthcare
Rev. Moonhawk River Stone, M.S., LMHC, Consultant
Stephanie Battaglino, New York Life

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Bisexual Advisory Committee

Diversity and inclusion is a priority for Out & Equal Workplace Advocates. We are committed to focusing on the contemporary issues faced by bisexual people in the workplace, developing programs that: (a) support the needs of the bisexual community;  (b) educate the broader workplace community (LGBT and allies) on issues specific to bisexuals in the workplace; and,  (c) ensure that Out & Equal programs and services model fully inclusion of the bisexual community.

Committee Members
Laura Martin, Northwestern Mutual
Casey Robinson, Towers Watson
Leigh Steinberg, Nissan Corporation


Global Advisory Committee

Out & Equal has been focused on Global initiatives for the past 8 years with the CEO, Executive Team and multiple departments playing a role in delivering what sponsors and constituents require.  Broadening our Geographic Scope has been a key strategic plan for the past 4+ years and in 2016 we are expanding the approach as documented here.  Out & Equal’s vision is LGBT workplace equality for all sexual orientations, gender identities, expressions and characteristics globally. 

The Global Advisory Committee is a primary source of leadership and guidance on how Out & Equal provides support globally on LGBT workplace equality, The Committee meets on bi-monthly bases via teleconference.

Co-Chairs
Kayla Shell, Executive Director, Dell Legal
Debbie Cohen, RFB Specialist, GE Healthcare

Committee Members
Apoorva N. Gandhi, Vice President, Multicultural Affairs, Marriott International, Inc.
Amy Hanneman, Global Diversity & Inclusion, HPE
Ken Janssens, MD, Chief Technology Officer Global Branches & CIB Tech Transformation/Communications, J.P. Morgan
Kimberley Messer, Business Development Executive—North America, Workforce Diversity and LGBT Markets, IBM

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Out & Equal will review applications and notify volunteers about potential placements. Due to increased interest, we may not be able to accommodate all committee requests.
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