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TopFive new equality-minded companies want to employ YOU


This month CareerTalk breaks the brevity rule of online newsletters-- we simply must make room in this issue to welcome so many new employers! They join our existing employers and expect to make some great LGBT hires now and in the coming months.   


This month we welcome and thank the following five new employers:

Alcoa, AvonErnst & Young, Hewlett Packard and NBCUniversal 


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Alcoa's first time for direct LGBT workforce recruiting
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We're thrilled that Alcoa chose

Out & Equal's LGBTCareerLink as just the right place to begin their first-ever direct LGBT employee recruiting.


From adding health coverage for children of domestic partners to being named a finalist for Out & Equal's Significant Achievement Award, Alcoa continues to break new ground for workplace equlity. We especially thank Employees at Alcoa for Gay and Lesbian Equality(EAGLE) and the work of their Co-chair Mike Lopez.   


Alcoa's EAGLE

Kay Meggers, Alcoa's executive sponsor for EAGLE,summarizes what LGBT professionals can expect when they pursue job opportunities with Alcoa. "At Alcoa, we offer all employees an equal opportunity to succeed.  Key to this is having an inclusive environment that embraces progress along with new and diverse ideas, tolerance, and respect for the individual."   


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AvonThe friendly spirit of Avon
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As one of the company's seven guiding principals, Avon cherishes maintaining a friendly spirit which encourages respect for each individual.
Founded in 1886, Avon is recognized around the world as a leading global beauty brand and the world's largest direct seller. Annual revenue exceeds $10 billion.
Everyone is familiar with Avon's  products ranging from lipstick to fragrance to personal care products sold directly by Avon's representatives and who has not heard of Avon's Breast Cancer Crusade? However,you might not be aware of Avon as a corporate career employer here in the U.S. and around the world.  Avon offers job opportunities in career fields such as product research and development, finance and marketing,communications and more. With Avon's continued global expansion, new employment opportunities will continue to grow.

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The company believes that good business depends on the full contribution of a diverse workforce. Ernst & Young (E&Y) is a leader in creating an inclusive work environment. The company has a long history of commitment  to achieving a talented, dedicated workforce by reaching out to hire from broad talent pools

E&Y has long been an Out & Equal partner, supporter and award winner. The company received our Significant Achievement Award in recognition of their strong leadership in the workplace equality movement. E&Y's Chris Crespo won our 2008 Trailblazer Award while Angie Wilson, an E&Y Partner, serves diligently on Out & Equal's Board of Directors.

E&Y has also earned countless other awards for diversity leadership and has consistently scored at the top of numerous workplace ranking lists such as Fortune's Top 100 employers list.  
E&Y's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied (LGBTA) employee organization was the first group established as a People Resource Network resource group, Members successfully worked to ensure that "gender identity and expression" is a covered category in the company's anti-discrimination policy.
To explore E&Y careers, use the interactive tool, the EY Experience.

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HPHewlett-Packard: Putting our differences to work
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Hewlett-Packard (HP) believes one of its strongest business tools is the diversity of its workforce. HP brings together men and women of different nations, cultures, ethnic groups, lifestyles, generations, backgrounds and skills in order to solve the world's problems.


Fast Company Facts 

  • HP was founded in 1939 by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard who built an audio oscillator in a garage.
  • Corporate headquarters are in Palo Alto, California.
  • Léo Apotheker is CEO and President.
  • HP is the world's largest IT company, with revenue totaling $126 billion for fiscal 2010.
  • HP's 2010 Fortune 500 ranking: No. 10.  

HP proudly describes in the video "26 Reasons to Join Our Revolution of Doers" exactly why you should send HP your resume of achievements for employment consideration.    


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nbcNBCUniversal: Where you will develop and succeed


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NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.

NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. 


NBCUniversal is committed to attracting and retaining the best and most diverse talent. Doing so provides a secure, powerful and competitive advantage in the media and entertainment industry. As part of this commitment,NBC established its Diversity Council in 2000. Made up of leaders from across the company, the Council has made strides in increasing diversity and creating programs that encourage diverse individuals to pursue careers in media and entertainment or explore business opportunities with the company.


The company is committed to increasing diversity both on the air and behind the scenes. NBCUniversal gives motivated employees the resources and opportunities to develop and succeed.



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Julie Beach, M.A.  Associate Director Career Development Resources

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates  CareerLink Hotline: (415) 694-6535

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Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is committed to ending employment discrimination for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees. We believe that people should be judged by the work they do, not by their sexual orientation or gender identity. Every day, we work to protect and empower employees to be productive and successful-so they can support themselves, their families, and contribute to achieving a world free of discrimination for everyone.Learn more about our programs and services. Out & Equal 155 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 415.694.6500