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The 2019 Outie Awards


Celebrate Together.

October 14 – 17 | Washington D.C.

The “Outies” are awarded at the annual Out & Equal Workplace Summit. Outie Awards recognize individuals and organizations who are leaders in advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people in workplaces globally.

 Deadline for Outie nominations is June 14, 2019.

The 2019 Outie Categories

New ERG Chapter of the Year

This award recognizes an Employee Resource Group (ERG) chapter that has been established within the last two years – the ERG can have existed longer than that but the chapter must be new. This award recognizes a new chapter that has made a bold impact at their company in their first few years—consider chapters that have started around the globe.

ERG Legacy

This award recognizes a particular Employee Resource Group (ERG) that has a proven track record of success in the over the course of at least 15 years. An ERG that is continuously elevating diversity, demonstrating change and advocating for LGBTQ equal rights in its workplace.

Ally Change Maker 

The Ally Change Maker award recognizes an LGBTQ Ally who has made a significant contribution to advancing workplace equality. This person is action-oriented change maker. They uplift the voices of marginalized groups and have shown a unique commitment to LGBTQ workplace rights and will have used their talents to further that cause, even if at some risk.

Best LGBTQ Marketing Commercial of the Year

Our LGBTQ Commercial of the Year award is our People’s Choice Award! Our attendees will vote leading up to our 2019 Summit for the Best LGBTQ Marketing Commercial of the year. This is a great opportunity to show us what you are showing the world! Brownie points? Involve your ERG!

Workplace Excellence

The Workplace Excellence award recognizes an employer that has a historic and ongoing commitment to pursuing and executing workplace equality for LGBTQ employees in their workplace. This employer has a history of not only continually raising the bar of workplace equality for others to follow but also helps other companies’ diversity and inclusion efforts as well.

LGBTQ Corporate Advocate of the Year

This award recognizes an LGBTQ individual who is actively advocating to make their company the best it could be. This person goes above and beyond to push for diversity and inclusion. Corporate advocates are bold and are making a difference outside their company to drive change and equality in their community, their country, and the world.

Outie Award finalists are announced prior to the Workplace Summit. Winners are revealed to much fanfare on stage during one of the Workplace Summit plenaries.


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