“Labels are for clothes,” not people, Kerry Bowden likes to say. The general manager of the Olive Garden restaurant in Sherman, TX, lives by those words, and he said Darden does, too. “Our company is way ahead of the curve on diversity and inclusivity in its team members,” he said. “Darden understands that diversity in
The uncertainty of the world this week can make even the calmest among us uneasy– without a voting record to turn to, we’re unsure how a Trump Presidency will unfold. Where will the campaign rhetoric end and the quiet serious work of governing begin? But after 20 years of leading the fight for LGBT workplace
San Francisco, CA– October 20, 2016: USDA Secretary Thomas Vilsack, Wells Fargo’s PRIDE Team Member Network, Dell, Inc, and the Central Intelligence Agency were all recognized as Outie Award winners earlier this month in Orlando, Florida, as over 4,000 attendees from around the world convened at the Out & Equal Workplace Summit. The Workplace Summit
Chai Feldblum began her service as a Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in April 2010 and made history as the first openly lesbian Commissioner of the EEOC. During Commissioner Feldbum’s service, she has been instrumental in advocating for the civil rights issues of employees who have been discriminated against on the basis
Welcome to the 2016 Out & Equal Workplace Summit! I am so proud to be celebrating Out & Equal’s 20th Anniversary with each of you in Orlando this week. We have a fabulous Summit planned for you. This week is bursting with opportunities for learning, empowerment, networking, and visibility. And while we’re here to celebrate
In honor of our 20th anniversary, this new logo reflects our mission to build workplaces that are inclusive & welcoming & Out & Equal. The message of inclusion is central to our work at Out & Equal. We know that diversity is the cornerstone of any organization’s success. Since 1996, we’ve been working closely with our partners to ensure that their workplaces are inclusive & welcoming & diverse & supportive & empowering to LGBT employees.
The Champion Award recognizes any LGBT person or Ally who has made a significant contribution to advancing equality in their workplace.
The Workplace Excellence award recognizes an employer that has a historic and ongoing commitment to pursuing and executing equality for their LGBT employees.
Out & In The News is our weekly blog focusing on workplace equality in the news — be sure to check back every Friday for the latest from Out & Equal and our partners! Coming Out To Care: The Fear Of Coming Out As LGBT When You Need Care Living at the intersection of identities
The Outie for LGBT Employee Resource Group of the Year recognizes a particular employee resource group (ERG) that has a proven track record of success in advocating for LGBT equal rights in its own workplace.