September 2009 Out Lines


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September 2009 Issue

Regional affiliates

Training courses

New Out & Equal published book to be unveiled at the 2009 Summit

Career site continues to expand employee and employer services

Town Call: September - The employee resource group value proposition

United ENDA call to action

March on Washington


Regional affiliates:

Out & Equal Atlanta is presenting the first LGBT Southern Regional Career Expo on September 26.

Learn more.



Training courses:

An Out & Equal University Webinar

ERG Course 1: Mission Possible

September 14 from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m Pacific


Ideal for an employee resource group just starting out or a seasoned ERG, this 75-minute webinar will examine and dissect mission statements in order to turn them into meaningful objective statements.

Register now.

Out & Equal LGBT Diversity Training

LGBT Diversity Leadership Training in the Workplace

September 22, 2009 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Eastern

LGBT Diversity Leadership Training - Train the Trainer
(Includes LGBT Diversity Leadership Training)

September 22, 2009 from 8:30 a.m to 5 p.m. Eastern

Location for both: Deloitte, 555 12th St., N.W., Ste. 500, Washington, DC 20004. 

Learn more and register.



Out & Equal Board
of Directors

Kayla Shell, Dell

Vice President
Steve Sears, WGBH

Tom Johnson, Clorox

Marcelo Roman, IBM

Tara Bunch, HP

Rita Lane, Apple

Eleanor Mercado, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker

Amanda Simpson, Raytheon

Christine Smith, Deloitte

Kyle Spainhour, Motorola


Explore more

Pre-order new LGBT allies book presented by Out & Equal

Looking for a job? Check out LGBTCareeLink





2009 Workplace Summit:

Register now! Regular registration rates end on September 30

Special 2009 Workplace Summit hotel rates end September 15

Secure your spot now for the 2009 Out & Equal Workplace Summit, the world's premier conference on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workplace equality.
Regular registration rates for the conference - set for October 6-9 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Florida - end on September 30, with higher rate packages available on-site each day.
Your last day of guaranteed Out & Equal negotiated hotel rates of $153 a night for the Summit ends on September 15. Book your rooms before that date to potentially win Disney's Dream Incentive, two nights at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort.
The Summit is shaping to be the best yet, with some of the leading business and political leaders in the world - including Sharon L. Allen, chair of Deloitte, and John Berry, the highest-ranking LGBT person in President Barack Obama's administration - part of the speaker lineup.
They'll be joined by well-known author Kenji Yoshino, author of "Covering: The Hidden Assault of Our Civil Rights," and Kevin Brockman, executive vice president of global communications for Disney-ABC.

Don't miss your chance to participate in more than 120 educational workshops and numerous other chances to network with your peers and allies.




Allies at Work:

New Out & Equal published book to be unveiled at the 2009 Summit

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates has worked with author Dr. David M. Hall to publish the book, "Allies at Work: Creating a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Inclusive Work Environment."
"Allies at Work" will officially be unveiled during the 2009 Out & Equal Workplace Summit, where Hall will moderate a Featured Panel about the importance of allies and also be available to sign books.
The book, which can be
pre-ordered online, is the first full-length work Out & Equal has published and details the importance of allies in shaping workplace climates as well as developing a strong ally program at work.
In "Allies at Work," Hall provides the framework for teaching what he calls "cultural competency" - the creation of social environments in which everyone is treated equally by their peers.
Throughout the book, Hall, a workplace productivity consultant, uses the personal struggles and daily challenges of LGBT people to underscore the need for straight allies to actively work toward creating equality in the workplace.





Career site continues to expand employee and employer services

Who says nobody is hiring or looking for the best and brightest professionals out there to hire? Through Out & Equal's, a unique job search, social networking and career development site, employers and job seekers can expand their professional networks faster and easier.
For job seekers

New talent recruitment opportunities are readily available on the Take a look at a sampling of the hot job opportunities currently listed:

For hiring companies
Experience a more targeted candidate search and quickly pinpoint candidates based on your specific criteria, such as by job title, industry, geography and city. Current detailed professional profiles are a click away. New talent recruitment highlights include:

  • Nearly 700 candidates in all fields at all levels
  • Updated resume and profile search features
  • Employer Marketplace

Employers please contact Julie Beach, associate director of career development.




Town Call:

September: The employee resource group value proposition

Thursday, September 24, from noon to 1 p.m. Pacific 

Register now for the September Town Call, sponsored by PG&E.
In this call, we will outline the way employee resource groups can balance three areas to deliver value: membership, their company and their community. We will examine some insights from our 2008 State of LGBT ERGs report, and discuss how finding this value balance can get all of your membership excited and engaged.

Presented by Associate Director of NETWORKS! Stephen Gould with guest ERG leaders.

Check our website monthly for upcoming Town Calls.





United ENDA call to action

We are in a crucial time for passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act this year.

ENDA would ban employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and represent important progress in achieving out and equal workplaces across the entire country.

Congress is back in session and it is as important as ever to reach out to your Senators and Representatives and encourage their support for a fully inclusive ENDA now. Please consider making those calls and sending letters in support today.

Out & Equal is a member of the United ENDA Steering Committee.





March on Washington

What will be the first thing that you do after experiencing the 2009 Out & Equal Workplace Summit from October 6-9?

Out & Equal encourages all attendees to consider taking the energy from the Summit and adding to the voices in Washington at the National Equality March on October 10-11.

The National Equality March is an important event to show support for full equality on the door step of those who can make that happen: the Congress of the United States. 

Out & Equal has endorsed the National Equality March.





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Out & Equal champions safe and equitable workplaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual,
and transgender (LGBT) people. The organization advocates building and
strengthening successful organizations that value all employees, customers, and
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