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4 Things LGBTQ+ People Should Know and Do to Improve Their Financial Well-Being

Financial literacy is critical to achieving economic empowerment and financial well-being. Unfortunately, many Americans, including many LGBTQ+ Americans, lack an understanding of basic financial concepts. Here are 4 critical points you should know, plus key steps you can take to improve your financial well-being.

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Talent on the Move–Where Do We Go From Here?

For the past two decades, the LGBTQ+ movement has made significant advancements in equality, inclusion, and belonging in nearly all aspects of society and culture. Today, that progress is being challenged with pervasive intensity.

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Where the Margins Meet the Corner Office: Five Leadership Insights From Transgender and Nonbinary Executives

Our work to facilitate workplace inclusion continues with the release of Out & Equal’s new report. Key insights from this groundbreaking report are informed by programming and focus groups with transgender and nonbinary executives. 

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India’s Marriage Equality Loss and Its Impact on the Business Community: Next Steps for Continued LGBTQI+ Progress

Following India’s five-judge Constitution bench ruling in a 3-2 decision against marriage equality, Out & Equal, in partnership with Pride Circle, developed a report outlining how businesses can continue to play an integral role in advancing LGBTQI+ inclusion in India and throughout the region. 

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Necessary Change: Achieving Full LGBTQI+ Workplace Inclusion in Argentina

After nearly five years of partnership, in March 2023, Out & Equal and CCGLAR launched a first-of-its-kind resource and survey. “Necessary Change” spotlights business norms in Argentina as they relate to LGBTQI+-aimed policies, practices, and daily experiences among LGBTQI+ employees and allies.  

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Experiences of The Lavender Ceiling: Progress and Continued Challenges Facing out LGBTQ+ Leaders at Work

Visibility for LGBTQ+ leaders has been central to many organizational efforts, rooted in the belief that being seen provides inspiration for emerging leaders and models for newer employees. However, new research from Out & Equal and Korn Ferry challenges the concept of visibility as an end goal, instead placing it as one of many tactics to amplify Queer leadership.

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You’re Here, You’re Queer, and You Need a Job: Mapping Your First Steps as an LGBTQ+ Gen Zer at Work

Getting a first job and thriving at work is hard for anyone. Doing it as a young, Queer person brings about unique challenges and opportunities for change. With this in mind, Out & Equal partnered with Bank of America to create You’re Here, You’re Queer, and You Need a Job: Mapping Your First Steps as an LGBTQ+ Gen Zer at Work.  

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Out & Equal released the resource: Cracking the Gen Z Code: Attracting and Retaining Gen Z’s LGBTQ+ Talent in partnership with Bank of America. Designed to debunk and demystify misunderstandings and stereotypes about the LGBTQ+ community, the all-new talent acquisition resource leverages relevant statistics to create a clear roadmap for maximizing talent acquisition efforts.

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About that B: Bi+ Inclusion at Work

While people who are bisexual make up more than 58% of the LGBTQ+ population, their rates of being out at work and home, reports of discrimination, and sense of exclusion in LGBTQ+ spaces all point to significant challenges in the effort to achieve acceptance and understanding. About that B: Bi+ Inclusion at Work is a resource from Out & Equal and co-author bi+ advocate Robyn Ochs.

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2023 Pride Guide

Out & Equal’s 2023 Pride Guide is designed to embrace and amplify the remarkable beauty of a community united in love, joy, and progress, while also supporting change agents within organizations—be they individual contributors, employee resource group members, or teams—in bringing inclusive conversations and celebrations into the workplace during the month of June and throughout the year.

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Out & Equal is proud to release this self-evaluation guide on LGBTQI+ workplace inclusion in an attempt to move beyond checklists and evolve to flexible tools of individual empowerment and organizational change, supporting employers to identify gaps between policy and culture.

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Toolkit for Change: Assessing LGBTIQ+ Inclusion in Your Workplace

This guide is a self-evaluation tool on LGBTIQ+ workplace inclusion – the first of its kind in Argentina. It functions in tandem with the official “Compromiso” seal for organizations committed to diversity and inclusion of LGBTIQ+ people.

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Office of LGBTQ+ Affairs – Surround Sound: Maximizing your LGBT+ non profit partnerships

Learn how JPMorgan Chase’s Office of LGBTQ+ Affairs implemented a Surround Sound strategy to truly maximize the partnership opportunities with select, strategic non-profit organizations globally.

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Wake Up Sisters! We are Reclaiming Our Space: How to be an Intersectional Ally Toolkit

15 years ago women held only 15.7% of executive roles. However, the trend of women in leadership positions is on the rise. In fact, today there are more women running Fortune 500 businesses (25.5% until 2019) than at any point in history.

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Your Story. Your Truth. Your Power.

Out & Equal has created this guide as a tool for LGBTQ people and allies looking to strengthen their understanding of how to share their stories in the workplace and land in a place of empowerment and growth as individuals and within the organization.

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Out & Equal has created a resource in honor of Bisexual Awareness Week to help fill in the gaps in information around Bi+ identities in the workplace and provides tangible action items for employers and individuals. 

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Striving for Authenticity: LGBT+ views on enduring discrimination and expanding inclusion

A new report by the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) and Out & Equal Workplace Advocates provides new information on workplace discrimination faced by the LGBTQ community. It also provides tangible actions that employers can take to address the troubling findings. 

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5 Dicas para Usar Linguagem Inclusiva e Neutra

Estamos entusiasmades em colaborar com [DIVERSITY BBOX] para publicar o guia 5 Dicas para Usar Linguagem Inclusiva e Neutra. Esta publicação fornece recursos para que, de maneira simples e concisa, você possa usar a comunicação inclusiva no local de trabalho, e criar espaço para que todes possam pertencer e prosperar.

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Guía de Comunicación Inclusiva para la Inclusión Laboral de Personas Trans y No Binarias

Les invitamos a consultar nuestra guía sobre cómo usar el lenguaje inclusivo y nuetro para practicar una mayor inclusión laboral para las personas LGBTQ+ y crear espacio para todes en nuestras conversaciones.

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Out & Equal has created this toolkit with starting points for corporate advocacy and best practices for public policy engagement within Employee Resource Groups. This guide will help frame internal conversations and decisions about how, when, and why businesses may want to weigh in on LGBTQ public policy.

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Nonbinary Gender Identities: A Diverse Global History

When we dive deeper into the rich global history of nonbinary identities, we see that it is not the identities themselves that are new, but rather society’s awareness of them. As it turns out, nonbinary people – like all LGBTQ people – have always existed, everywhere. Out & Equal has created a resource that traces nonbinary identities back to 2000 BCE and locates historical touchpoints of these identities.

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História Global de Identidades Não Binárias

Nos últimos anos, e em todo o mundo, as empresas têm cada vez mais focado seus esforços na inclusão dos gêneros não binários em suas agendas, culturas e políticas. Apesar desta evolução relativamente recente, a não binareidade não é “novidade”. Por isso traduzimos nosso material sobre a História Global de Identidades Não Binárias.

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The intersections of mental health and LGBTIQ people in the Indian workplace

Out & Equal has partnered with Pride Circle Foundation, and Interweave Consulting to produce an important resource highlighting the intersection of mental health and LGBTQ identity in the Indian workplace. The resource provides an overview of relevant statistics, best practices and case studies, and tips on how managers can support their employees as well as tips on self-care, particularly in the era of COVID-19.

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Supporting Intersex Inclusion in the Workplace

On this Global Intersex Awareness Day, we’ve partnered with interACT Advocates for Youth to release a new guide, Supporting Intersex Inclusion in the Workplace. This resource is one of the very first of its kind and provides specific guidance to support employers in raising awareness about intersex identity and catalyze actionable steps for creating more inclusive, supportive workplaces.

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What’s Your Pronoun? Strategies For Inclusion in the Workplace

As more employers invest in LGBTQ inclusion and gender-inclusive workplaces, pronouns have become a significant focal point. The following Out & Equal resource is focused on practical guidance on how to implement successful practices and norms around pronouns in the workplace.

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INCLUSÃO DE PESSOAS TRANSGÊNERAS E NÃO BINÁRIAS NO LOCAL DE TRABALHO BRASILEIRO

O futuro no local de trabalho brasileiro é fluído. Como sua empresa pode garantir que as pessoas trans e não-binárias possam prosperar e sentir-se pertencentes? Confira o guia abaixo!

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Pride Out Of The Box: An ERG Guide to Celebrating Pride Virtually (2020)

ERG leaders and executive champions may be feeling unsure about the prospect of celebration and coordinating across virtual platforms. The following Out & Equal guide provides a set of ideas, tools and engagement points for Employee Resource Groups everywhere to utilize in building and supporting virtual Pride engagements this year.

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How to Celebrate Employees on TDOV and Year- Round

March 31st is Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) – a day where communities come together to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of transgender and gender non-conforming people. This resource should be a helpful tool for your organization’s year-round internal efforts for transgender inclusion and help guide your external communications around TDOV.

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I Hope This Message Finds You Well: Mental Health, The Workplace, and COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic impacts the health and well-being of individuals across the globe, many are left to contend with new challenges to mental health both in and out of the workplace. The following Out & Equal resource contains practical guidance for maintaining good practices around mental health and well-being for LGBTQ employees, Employee Resource Groups, and employers.

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What is the Q?

Over decades, workplaces have become familiar with the LGBT acronym, what it stands for, and ways to be inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees. Many employers, however, are further behind in their inclusiveness of queer identity. This resource defines what it means and provides best practices queer inclusivity.

 

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Honoring Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed annually on November 20th to memorialize those lives lost to anti-transgender violence and to shine a light on the persistence of anti-transgender violence. This resource provides a guide for ways that companies, ERGs, and other champions of equality can take meaningful action to honor the transgender lives lost.

 

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Best Practices for Non-Binary Inclusion in the Workplace

This guide reviews basic concepts surrounding gender, gender neutral language, pronouns, facilities, and more. It is released with the aim of encouraging companies and employees to develop greater empathy and awareness of non-binary identities in order to create spaces of belonging.

 

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Ally Guiding Behaviors

Out & Equal has created a guide with recommendations and behaviors to help people become better allies to their LGBTQ coworkers.

 

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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.