Summit Bulletin - October 14, 2009

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October 14, 2009 Table of Contents

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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,

Christine Smith,

Kyle Spainhour,






Founding Executive Director
Selisse Berry

Deputy Director
Kevin Jones

Director of Development &
Sherrie Holmes

Director of Finance & Operations

Beatriz Rincón


Associate Director of Training & Professional Development
Pat Baillie


Associate Director of Summit & Events
Anthony Bannon


Associate Director of Career Development Resources
Julie Beach

Operations Manager
Pamela Berkowitz

Senior Manager, Development & Communications
Dave Bueché

Executive Assistant
George Cabral

Associate Director of NETWORKS!
Stephen Gould

Senior Program Associate
Morgan Falkenrath Green

Associate Director of Communications & Marketing
J. Erik Olvera

Senior Events
Dani Siragusa

Senior Corporate Accounts Associate
Luis Vera




Summit 2009: Continue the commitment to equality!


  Attendees of the 2009 Out & Equal Workplace Summit listen to John Berry, the
  highest-ranking LGBT official in President Barack Obama's administration, answer
  questions asked by John Quinones, of ABC "Primetime."

For most, the 2009 Out & Equal Workplace Summit was one of the most inspiring and empowering experiences of their lives, with many vowing to take what they learned back into their workplaces to continue the momentum of change and equality.

We have compiled a Summit trip report as both a
Power Point and PDF - complete with data and metrics - for you to share your experiences with your colleagues as well as your executive team, helping further move equality forward.

Over the next few weeks, we will compile Summit photos and videos, including videos from the 10 featured panels offered throughout the Summit, and make them available to you through our website as well as the Summit Facebook fan page.

We urge you to use these tools to continue your work for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workplace equality. As John Berry, the highest-ranking LGBT official in President Barack Obama's administration, said during the Closing Plenary:

"We are so close. We need to rekindle the fire and the passionate intensity of Stonewall. We need the persistence that animated President Lincoln in his struggle to keep our nation whole and General Grant as he pounded on the enemy's lines relentlessly until the day was won.

And as we fight, keep in mind that our struggle benefits not only ourselves, but all Americans. Each time we act to lift up an oppressed minority, each time we act against discrimination, we add a new ring of life to the American tree of liberty."




2010 Out & Equal Workplace Summit

2010 Summit 

Plans are already underway for the 2010 Out & Equal Workplace Summit in Los Angeles, set for Oct. 5-8, 2010.

Registration will be accepted beginning in January 2010. Please check the Out & Equal
website regularly for updates.

Sponsorship is available. To learn more about sponsoring, please call Director of Development & Communications Sherrie Holmes at 415-694-6508.




2009 Summit Sponsors

Thank you!

2009 Sponsors





Out & Equal Workplace Advocates™ is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
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
communities. See our website.