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About the Program

The annual Out & Equal Executive Forum (ExFo) brings together global LGBTQ+ and ally senior executives and individual leaders from multi-national corporations and federal agencies. Combining professional development and in-depth exploration of the global landscape of LGBTQ+ workplace equality, participants also receive unique networking and peer-to-peer learning opportunities.

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Who Should Attend

  • LGBTQ+ Senior Executives: High-level LGBTQ+ executives charged with management and budget decisions for a significant business or function.
  • Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Practitioners: DEI executives and senior leaders charged with management and budget decisions for diversity, equity and inclusion programs.
  • Employee Resource Group (ERG) Leaders: ERG executive sponsors and other ERG leaders who steer decisions at the national or international level.

Executive Forum Learning Tracks

Over two and a half days, Executive Forum participants will convene for cohort-specific sessions, and can also choose from open sessions across three learning tracks:

  • LGBTQ+ Leadership: This track explores strategies to maximize your leadership potential and bring together out LGBTQ+ executives and senior leaders, practitioners, and subject matter experts.
  • DEI Best Practices: This track focuses on emerging topics and best practices in workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Intersectional Frameworks: This track brings to bear case studies and strategies for making intersectional inclusion core to LGBTQ+ efforts. 

Out & Equal is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities. 

Our Executive Forum sessions are eligible for PDCs—contact learning@outandequal.org for more information.

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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.