2022 Workplace Summit Belonging & Equity Visionary Outie Award
Outie Awards (the “Outies”) recognize individuals and organizations who are leaders in advancing equality for LGBTQ+ people in workplaces globally. Outies are awarded at the annual Out & Equal Workplace Summit.
This award recognizes an organization that is innovating in its efforts to build a workplace culture that fosters connection, collaboration, and allyship among employees across boundaries of cultures and race. The winner will be piloting breakthrough intersectional programming, serving as an outspoken public policy advocate for the needs of multiple communities, encouraging joint projects among ERGs, and prioritizing the investment of resources into the LGBTQ+ community and other communities.
The 2022 Belonging & Equity Visionary Outie Award finalists are below The winner will be announced at the 2022 Workplace Summit happening October 17-20th in Las Vegas!
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase is committed to breaking down barriers and embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into every business decision. With an intersectional approach, JPMorgan created first-of-their-kind DEI centers of excellence — Advancing Black Pathways, Advancing Hispanics & Latinos, Military & Veterans Affairs, Office of Asian & Pacific Islander Affairs, Office of Disability Inclusion, Office of LGBT+ Affairs and Women on the Move —focused on driving equity and inclusion for employees, clients, business partners, and communities. The Office of LGBT+ Affairs, established in 2021, is leading a unified global strategy focused on LGBT+ equity and inclusion. Through strategic partnerships with non-profit and advocacy organizations, JPMorgan Chase is making a tangible, measurable difference in the lives of LGBT+ people in communities around the world. Additionally, the firm’s internal Accountability Framework holds senior leaders accountable for promoting inclusive cultures and strengthening goals of diverse representation across all levels of the company.
Cámara de Comercio LGBT de Argentina (CCGLAR)
Cámara de Comercio LGBT de Argentina (CCGLAR), was established in 2010 to strengthen and promote tourism in Argentina through the development of businesses and products aimed at the LGBTQ+ community. During the pandemic, CCGLAR established the Argentina Federal LGBT Network in the Argentinian public and private sectors. One of the central objectives of CCGLAR was to work on Pride365 with strategic allies throughout the year. On the education front, CCGLAR partners with the University of San Martin on a Gender and Sexual Diversity in Tourism project.“Con el objetivo de diseñar estrategias conjuntas, fortalecer y promover el turismo en y hacia nuestro país, apoyar el desarrollo de negocios y productos dirigidos al segmento que conforma los que pertenecemos a la comunidad LGBTIQ y establecer o fortalecer vínculos con empresas para las cuales la diversidad es importante. un valor fundamental y promover la inclusión de las personas LGBTIQ, decidimos crear esta entidad.”
Indeed is focused on centering inclusion as a core business value throughout the company. Over half of Indeed’s global employees are active members of at least one of the company’s Inclusion Resource Groups (IRGs) and in 2022, the groups have already hosted more than 250 events to broaden awareness and implement change for diverse communities. After the murder of George Floyd, Indeed shifted their stance on “quiet advocacy” to being more vocal about the need for systemic change across marginalized communities. In 2022, Indeed publicly announced the company would cover all travel and expenses for any employee or family member that needed to travel to get equitable medical care. Indeed also established the Inclusive Interview Rule to ensure the company is creating the most inclusive and representative candidate pipeline possible.