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Leadership Development

Out & Equal is dedicated to helping LGBTQ+ people thrive at work, and to building inclusive workplace cultures that will attract, recruit and retain high-potential LGBTQ employees. For 25 years, Out & Equal has developed programming and learning opportunities centering the professional development needs of LGBTQ+ leaders at all career stages. 

Investing in supporting LGBTQ+ leaders and in building strong LGBTQ+ leadership pipelines has a proven benefit, not just for those employees, but for the engagement, job satisfaction, and morale of their teams and, ultimately, for the strength of the entire organization.

Diverse Leaders Fellowship

Powered by Bank of America, this fellowship supports underrepresented LGBTQ+ leaders. Part of a broader strategy to enhance opportunities and build cultures of inclusion, the fellowship is intended to increase the pipeline of out early- and mid-career underrepresented LGBTQ+ talent in Fortune 500 companies.


Nonbinary Executive Leadership Circle

Part of Out & Equal and JP Morgan Chase’s multi-year commitment to transgender and nonbinary leadership development, this Summit pre-conference program convenes transgender and nonbinary executives to explore challenges and opportunities related to career mobility, visibility, and representation.

Leadership U for Humanity

We have partnered with the Korn Ferry Foundation to provide LGBTQ+ leaders a career development program aimed at improving the pipeline of diverse leaders worldwide.

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Leadership Forum

Leadership Forum convenes LGBTQ+ and ally senior executives and business leaders from multinational corporations and federal agencies for professional development and in-depth exploration of the global landscape of LGBTQ workplace equality.

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Next Gen Initiative: Summer Series

Out & Equal is excited to announce the launch of the Next Gen Initiative: Summer Series, made possible thanks to our generous partners at Bank of America. This series is part of a larger investment by Bank of America in Out & Equal’s work to advance LGBTQ+ leadership.

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Custom Learning Offerings

Looking to ensure that the business of belonging becomes the norm? Invest in your teams’ professional development with customizable, standalone webinars and lunch-and-learns. Available to Out & Equal partner organizations, our sessions activate a team’s or individual’s full potential to create open, honest, and brave workplaces.

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Custom LGBTQ Development Programs

Bring the best of Executive Forum to your organization! We offer customizable virtual and in-person programming for Out & Equal partner organizations focused on the professional development of your LGBTQ employees around the globe.

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Global workplaces where all people are equal, belong, and thrive.


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.