Diversity Strengthens Our Business, Olive Garden GM says

“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

Here’s What We Know

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

Out & Equal Announces the 2016 Outie Award Winners

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

Fighting At the Front Line of Equality

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 Workplace Summit!

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

The Outies: Champion Award

The Champion Award recognizes any LGBT person or Ally who has made a significant contribution to advancing equality in their workplace.

The Outies: Workplace Excellence

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 9/2

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 Outies: LGBT ERG of the Year

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.