Out & Equal announced winners of annual "Outie" Awards, celebrating LGBT workplace equality

Out & Equal announced winners of annual "Outie" Awards, celebrating LGBT workplace equality

WINNERS INCLUDE DOW CHEMICAL, IBM, AETNA, CLOROX

October 7, 2010

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is pleased to announce the winners of its
annual Workplace Awards, the "Outies."  The awards were given October 7,
2010, at a gala dinner at the Los Angeles Convention Center hosted by
activist and comedian Kate Clinton.

The awards were given in six categories, including: the Trailblazer Award,
for an LGBT person who has made a major contribution to workplace equality;
the Champion Award, for a straight person who has championed LGBT equality
in the workplace; the Significant Achievement Award, for a company that has
made strides in LGBT equality; the Workplace Excellence Award, for a company
that has demonstrated an overall commitment to pursuing and implementing
equality for LGBT employees; and the ERG of the Year award, for the best
LGBT employee resource group.

This year¹s award winners are as follows:

Trailblazer Award:  Bill Hendrix, Dow Chemical
Champion:  Mark Bertolini, Aetna Healthcare
Significant Achievement:  Dow Chemical
Workplace Excellence:  IBM
ERG of the Year: The Clorox Company

See a complete list of the nominees and learn more about the Awards Dinner.