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Virtual Offerings

COVID19 has shocked the world, the economy, and workplaces. Our work – to support workplaces of belonging and to help LGBTQ employees thrive – is more important than ever: If workplaces do not work towards cultures of belonging – if we are divided, suspicious or devaluing of our differences – then the toll of this crisis and feelings of disconnect will only deepen and widen.

Organizations are in the middle of a major stress-test of their systems. Leaders must be strong and forward looking enough to know that inclusion and belonging are not simply optional or even factors in a competitive advantage, they are imperative for business continuity.

Out & Equal is stepping up our work across the board, offering programming – reframed and refocused for maximum impact in this critical moment – along five pillars:

1. Change Agent Capacity-Building & Support

2. ERG/BRG Capacity-Building

3. LGBTQ Leadership & Professional Development

4. Global/Regional Programs

5. Building Communities of Belonging

The following is a list of upcoming virtual learning opportunities. Some of these events and resources will be open to all. Some will be available exclusively to partner organizations based on the terms of the partnership. We will be updating this page regularly with additional programming and registration links as they become available.


Past Virtual Learning Opportunities 

What Your Company Needs to Know: LGBTQ Employees and the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 16

Presenters: Deena Fidas, Managing Director | Chief Program and Partnership Officer; Madelyn Gelpi, Senior Manager of Stakeholder Engagement; Madeline Perrou, Senior Communications Associate

Check out materials from What Your Company Needs to know here.

Bi/Non-monosexual Community Virtual Roundtable

April 23

Presenters Erin Uritus, Chief Executive Officer; Isabel Porras, Director of Learning & Development

In the spirit of building connections with our community, Out & Equal will provide virtual platforms for networking and support. This initial call, focused on bisexual/non-monosexual-identified folks, is by invitation only. 

Latin American Perspectives: Shifting Landscapes 

April 30

Presenters: Deena Fidas, Managing Director, Chief Program and Partnerships Officer (Out & Equal); Adriana da Costa Ferreira, Latin America Diversity & Inclusion Manager (IBM); Javier Constante, President (Dow Latin America); Karla Arnaiz, Executive Director, LATAM, Canada and Bahamas; Head of Talent, Diversity & Inclusion (J.P. Morgan)

Check out materials from Latin American Perspectives here. 

Time to Pivot: Pride From Remote!

May 6

Presenters: Deena Fidas, Managing Director | Chief Program and Partnerships Officer; Madelyn Gelpi, Senior Manager of Stakeholder Engagement; Madeline Perrou, Senior Associate of Communications; Jayzen Patria, Consultant, Speaker, and Facilitator 

Check out materials from Time to Pivot here

Breaking the Silence: International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) 

May 7

Presenters: Deena Fidas, Managing Director | Chief Program and Partnership Officer; Ananda Puchta, Co-Founder and Executive Director (Coletivo Cássia); Chloë Davies, Head of Partnerships (myGwork); Charlene Liu, Co-Founder (ShanghaiPRIDE); Curtis Baker, Foreign Trainer Recruiter and Disney PRIDE Greater China Lead (The Walt Disney Company); Ram Sinha, Co-Founder (The Pride Circle); Salomão Cunha Lima, Global Leader of Diversity, Inclusion and Social Responsibility (TOTVS)

Check out the materials from Breaking the Silence: IDAHOBIT here. 

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

May 11

Presenters: Madelyn Gelpi, Senior Manager of Stakeholder Engagement (Out & Equal); Madeline Perrou, Senior Associate of Communications (Out & Equal) 

Check out materials from I Hope This Message Finds You Well here. 

21 Days Ally Challenge 

May 12

Presenters: Deena Fidas, Managing Director | Chief Program and Partnership Officer (Out & Equal) ; Ramkrishna Sinha, Co-Founder (Pride Circle); Srini Ramaswamy, Co-Founder (Pride Circle)

Check out materials from 21 Days Ally Challenge here

Staying Connected: Supporting Inclusion and Belonging in China

May 13

Presenters: Erin Uritus, CEO (Out & Equal); Deena Fidas, Managing Director, Chief Program and Partnerships Officer (Out & Equal), CV Viverito, Senior Manager of Global Stakeholder Engagement (Out & Equal), Stephen Huey, Senior Director of Corporate Engagement (Out & Equal) Curtis Baker Project Manager and Corporate Engagement (ShanghaiPRIDE), Ivy Wong, Programme Manager (ShanghaiPRIDE), Charlene Liu, Co-Founder (ShanghaiPRIDE)

Check out materials from Staying Connected here.

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

May 20

Presenter: Madelyn Gelpi, Senior Manager of Stakeholder Engagement

Check out materials from What’s Your Pronoun here.

Pre-Pride Planning Call

May 21

Presenters: Deena Fidas, Managing Director | Chief Program and Partnerships Officer; Madelyn Gelpi, Senior Manager of Stakeholder Engagement; Madeline Perrou, Senior Associate of Communications; Isabel Porras, Director of Learning and Development

Check out materials from Pre- Pride Planning Call here.

 Presenters: Deena Fidas, Managing Director | Chief Program and Partnerships Officer; Madelyn Gelpi, Senior Manager of Stakeholder Engagement; Madeline Perrou, Senior Associate of Communications; Jayzen Patria, Consultant, Speaker, and Facilitator 

Check out materials from Time to Pivot here

The Top 6 Leadership Competencies Every LGBTQ+ Leader Should Know and Grow

May 28

Presenters: Dr. Steve Yacovelli and Isabel Porras, Learning & Development Director (Out & Equal)

NOTE: This session was part of the 2020 Executive Forum but open to the public. Dr. Yacovelli will host a private ExFo discussion group on June 11th.

Check out materials from Top 6 Leadership Competencies here. 

Pride Month Kickoff: A Virtual Town Hall with Out & Equal

June 1, 12pm PT/ 3pm ET

Presenters: Erin Uritus, CEO (Out & Equal); Isabel Porras, Learning & Development Director (Out & Equal)

Check out materials from Pride Month Kickoff: A Virtual Town Hall here. 

Crafting and Sharing Your LGBTQ+ Story

June 4th

Presenters: Isabel Porras, Learning & Development Director (Out & Equal), JD Schramm, Author and Stanford Faculty Member

Check out materials from Crafting and Sharing Your LGBTQ+ Story. 

Reunião da comunidade brasilera: Apoiando-se em tempos de crise

June 16

Moderadore:
CV Viverito, Diretore Associade de Iniciativas Globais, Out & Equal [ile/dile]

Apresentadores:
Debora Gepp, Responsável por Diversidade e Inclusão, Braskem [ela]; Luana Gimenez, VP Latam Salesforce Women’s Network & Assistente Executiva, Salesforce [ela]; Fabio Mariano Borges, Professor, ESPM, [ele]; Yasmin Vitória, Junior Portfolio Manager, Salesforce [ela]

Check out materials from Reunião da comunidade brasilera: Apoiando-se em tempos de crise. 

Global Perspectives: LGBTQ+ Advocates’ Experiences in Light of COVID

June 18

Panelists: Maria Sjödin, Deputy Executive Director, OutRight Action International; Jelena Vasiljević, Capacity Development Manager, ERA (Serbia); Frederico Martins, Senior Associate, Mattos Filho Advogados (Brazil); CV Viverito, Associate Director of Global Initiatives, Out & Equal 

Check out materials from Global Perspectives: LGBTQ+ Advocates’ Experiences in Light of COVID here. 

Think Global, Impact Local: Perspectives from Shanghai and Beijing 

June 22nd

Check out materials from Think Global, Impact Local: Perspectives from Shanghai and Beijing here. 

Think Like A CEO! Building BERG Strategy & Actions that Drive Business Results

Thursday July 2

Town Hall: LGBTQ Inclusion, Racial Justice, and Intersectionality 

July 13

Presenters: Deena Fidas, Managing Director | Chief Program and Partnerships Officer (Out & Equal); Yvette Miley, Senior Vice President, MSNBC and NBC News (NBCUniversal Comcast); Allyn Shaw, President (Recycle Track Systems); Rolddy Leyva, Vice President, Global Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging (Capital One)

Check out materials from Town Hall: LGBTQ Inclusion, Racial Justice, and Intersectionality here

Beyond the Binary: Celebrating International Non-Binary People’s Day

July 14 

Presenters:  CV Viverito, Associate Director of Global Initiatives (Out & Equal) Madelyn Gelpi, Senior Manager of Stakeholder Engagement (Out & Equal); Kathy Martinez, Director, Labor Relations Southeast Division (WalMart); AC Dumlao, Program Manager (Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund

Check out materials from Beyond the Binary: Celebrating International Non-Binary People’s Day here.

Creando culturas de pertenencia en el lugar del trabajo latinoamericano

July 23

Presenters: CV Viverito, Associate Director of Global Initiatives (Out & Equal); Karla Avila, Costa Rica (Intel); Michelle Samudio, Panama (Dell); Avril Tapia, Mexico (PEMEX)

Check out materials from Creando culturas de pertenencia en el lugar del trabajo latinoamericano here. 

LBTQ Women in the Workplace: Perspectives from APAC 

July 29

Check out materials from LBTQ Women in the Workplace: Perspectives from APAC here.

Step Up: How to Live with Courage Lead Authentically      

Zoom Video Meeting: September 3

Presenter: Ash Beckham

Check out materials from Step Up: How to Live with Courage and Lead Authentically here. 

BRAVE Leadership: How Compassion, Empathy, and Belonging Will Change the World.     

September 9

Presenter: Jennifer L Croneberger, MS

Check out materials from Brave Leadership> How Compassion, Empathy, and Belonging Will Change the World here.

OUR VISION

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

OUR MISSION

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.