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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.


SCOTUS Impact 

Date TBD (shortly after Supreme Court Ruling)

Presenters: Deena Fidas, Managing Director | Chief Program and Partnership Officer; Madelyn Gelpi, Senior Manager of

Once the Supreme Court rules on Title VII protections for the LGBTQ community, we will convene experts and LGBTQ organizational coalition members to discuss the immediate impact of the decision as well as longer term strategies for LGBTQ equality under the law and in every workplace.

 

Crafting and Sharing Your LGBTQ+ Story

June 4th at 10am PT/ 1pm ET  (60 minutes)

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

Join us for an interactive experience to help you build your storytelling skills while also crafting your personal narrative. Drawing on lessons shared in his book “Communicate with Mastery: Speak With Conviction and Write for Impact”, author and Stanford faculty member JD Schramm will show us the keys to effective storytelling. 

NOTE: This is the third session in the Virtual ExFo series, but is available to anyone. Members of the Leveraging Narratives ExFo cohort will have additional coaching opportunities. 

Register here for LGBTQ Storytelling.

 

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

June 9, 9:00amET/10:00am BRT  

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]

Out & Equal and special guests from Brazil will host an open conversation on how the current landscape has shifted and how the LGBTQ and ally communities are coping and supporting each other. We welcome you to join us and share your ideas, messages of support, and strategies on how we can take care of ourselves, our communities, and continue to work to promote LGBTQ workplace inclusion. This webinar will take place in Portuguese.  

Out & Equal e alguns de nossos parceiros brasileiros organizarão uma conversa aberta sobre os tempos atuais e como as comunidades LGBTQ e aliadas estão se cuidando e se apoiando. Convidamos você a se juntar a nós e compartilhar suas ideias, mensagens de apoio e estratégias sobre como podemos cuidar de nós mesmos, de nossas comunidades e continuar trabalhando para promover a inclusão LGBTQ no local de trabalho. Este webinar será realizado em português.

Register here for the Brazil Community Meeting

Pride Brunch Break with Out & Equal

June 15, 11am PT/ 2pm ET

Join Out & Equal on June 15th as we host our very first virtual Pride Brunch Break. Represent your company in style by wearing your Pride-themed swag and bring your favorite drink and snack. Prepare to engage as O&E facilitates virtual opportunities for participants to share stories of belonging and pride in the workplace.

Register for Brunch Break with Out & Equal here.

 

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

June 18, 11:00am PT/2:00pm ET

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 

OutRight Action International recently released a pioneering report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on LGBTQ+ people. Join us in this enlightening discussion on how communities have been affected around the world, how the work is proceeding, and how the private sector can play an active supporting role. 

Register for Global Perspectives here

 

Think Global, Impact Local: Perspectives from Shanghai and Beijing 

June 22, 9:00pm ET / June 23 9am CST  

Please join Out and Equal along with, ShanghaiPRIDEBeijing LGBT Center, and other partners, for a discussion on LGBTQ workplace inclusion efforts in Shanghai and Beijing. Speakers will share innovative ways to start conversations and help global D&I teams localize LGBTQ workplace inclusion initiatives. 

Register here for Think Global, Impact Local: Perspectives from Shanghai and Beijing.


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. 

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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.