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2024 Out & Equal Southern States Forum  

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Stronger Together: Advancing LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion and Belonging in the American South

June 6 @ 8:00 am 4:00 pm

Location: Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Georgia

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Out & Equal’s global workplace conferences that span the Asia-Pacific (APAC), Latin America (LATAM), and the United States are the premier convenings for thousands of professionals to hone their leadership skills, examine emerging trends impacting workplace culture and inclusion, and build networks that allows for continued knowledge sharing.     

Join Out & Equal as we host our annual Southern States Forum. This preeminent event highlights the unique challenges and opportunities facing the LGBTQ+ community in the American South and brings together the leaders, practitioners, and changemakers working to advance LGBTQ+ workplace equity and inclusion.  

Why attend?   

Across the American South, businesses are grappling with both challenges and opportunities in creating workplaces of true belonging for LGBTQ+ employees and leaders. The LGBTQ+ community in the American South is more racially diverse, more religious, and make up more LGBTQ+-headed households than any other part of the country. Workplaces of belonging capitalize on the unique identities and life experiences of employees to strengthen their own innovation, team cohesion, and productivity.   

This daylong program unites professionals from across the region and industries to surface powerful blueprints for advancing inclusion, effective engagement across lines of difference and intersectionality, and leaves participants with a new network of committed peers in this space, tools for strengthening their businesses, and powerful storytelling from leading workplace changemakers.

By attending Southern States Forum at this pivotal moment, participants will:   

  • Gain effective tools, skills, and knowledge to lead change within their organizations.  
  • Connect with and learn from inspiring speakers and experts in the field of LGBTQ+ workplace equity, inclusion, and belonging.   
  • Build a network of leading executives, practitioners, and ERG leaders to better affect meaningful change.       

Cutting-edge topics that will be discussed at the Forum include:   

  • The importance and power of intersectionality within the LGBTQ+ community in the American South.   
  • How to implement, via practical toolkits and action-oriented insights, emerging and best LGBTQ+ workplace equity and inclusion practices.  
  • Bridge-building strategies to create more inclusive spaces within a complex public policy landscape.
Register Now

Registration confirmation for Southern States Forum is required, and space is limited, so we encourage you to register as soon as possible.    


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Out & Equal is the global convener, thought leader and catalyst actively working to achieve workplaces of equality and belonging - supporting LGBTQ+ employees and leaders who thrive in their careers and lives and achieve greater impact on the world.