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August 2012

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2012 Workplace Summit
Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities
Workplace Equality in Mexico
LGBTCareerLink
August Town Call
Employee Resource Group Survey
Global Summit Videos Online!
Regional Affiliate Spotlight
Local Events!
What's Hot on Out & Equal's Blog!
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Judy Shepard to speak at the 2012 Out & Equal Workplace Summit 
   
 
Judy Shepard
Since her son's murder in a notorious anti-gay hate crime in Laramie, Wyoming, in October 1998, Judy Shepard has been a tireless advocate for equality and respect for human dignity and is one of the most recognizable straight allies to the LGBT community.

Judy will be a featured speaker at the 2012
Out & Equal Workplace Summit, which takes place at the Baltimore Convention Center October 29 - November 1.
Registration and housing for the 2012 Out & Equal Workplace Summit are now open! 

 

2012 Summit Logo - smallA three-day Summit registration includes:

  • Entrance to the Welcome Reception
  • Six workshops, with approximately 20 workshop options per session
  • Register nowTwo plenaries, with meals (one breakfast, one lunch)
  • Access to the Night Out! Networking events
  • One ticket to the Gala Awards Plenary Reception and Dinner

(Please note: Networking Luncheons, Breakfasts and the Leadership Seminars are not included with a three-day registration.)  View the 2012 Registration Rates and the 2012 Workplace Summit Schedule

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities! 

Out & Equal's achievements as a nonprofit organization dedicated to workplace equality for everyone are made possible through the generosity of our corporate sponsors and partners. Companies wishing to demonstrate their support for workplace equality should consider advertising, hosting a booth in the exhibition hall, or the best value - becoming a sponsorThe benefits are numerous! 

 

Interested? Contact Dave Bueché at dbueche@outandequal.org now to find out how YOUR company can play a visible role in the largest LGBT conference in the world. Don't miss out!

  

Registration now open for October 29 Leadership Seminars 
Start your 2012 Summit a day early and register for leadership seminars.  These day long seminars provide in depth training and networking opportunities. Seminars are available as stand-alone days, or can be added to your Summit registration. The registration fee ($200) includes breakfast and lunch as well as all materials for the seminars. The following options for Monday are:
  • LGBT Diversity Leadership Train the Trainer (2 year certification as an Out & Equal trainer)
  • Transgender Awareness & Inclusion: Getting There From Wherever You Are Now
  • Developing Allies
  • Federal LGBT Day
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

Register today for a leadership seminar.

Workplace Equality Initiatives in Mexico:
Selisse Berry to Deliver Keynote Speech at LGBT Confex

Intl ExpoOut & Equal Founding Executive Director Selisse Berry will present a special keynote address during the Gala Dinner at the Second International Expo & Business LGBT event in Cancun, Mexico September 6-9.

LGBT Confex is Latin America's leading organizer of LGBT conferences and events. CEO Ruben Sandoval said he was delighted to announce Out & Equal's participation in the 2nd International Expo & Business LGBT event being put on by his company.

"We are working very hard to bring LGBT issues to the consciousness of more organizations in our region," Sandoval said. "To do this we are taking a holistic approach - and we focus on LGBT people's lives as workers, as consumers and as members of their families. The leadership role that Out & Equal has taken in the area of workplace equality is inspiring."

"Out & Equal is pleased to be participating in this event," said Selisse. "Our work started in the United States and has expanded globally in recent years. LGBT employees everywhere face complex and diverse issues that relate to their sexual orientation and gender identity. Something as basic as an invitation to a work function takes on a whole different hue if a person is not out about their sexual orientation with everyone they work with. This can cause real issues, and we see workplace equality as an area where there is still much to be done in Mexico, and across Latin America."

Read more here.

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LGBTCareerLink is getting a makeover!

Out & Equal's LGBTCareerLink is being revamped this fall! Corporations use the site to actively recruit LGBT employees. Stay tuned for new features for employers and job seekers.

 

Receive monthly CareerTalk E-newsletter!
Career-boosting news with the LGBT top-of-mind. Email jbeach@outandequal.org to sign up!  

Become a Sponsor 

Find out how easy it is for your company to recruit LGBT employees right now.

  

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Town Calls - Free!

August Town Call
Taking the Theory of Community Partnerships to Reality:
Using the Business of Change to Expand Corporate Social Responsibility

Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 12 pm Pacific Time 
1 pm Mountain | 2 pm Central | 3 pm Eastern

Mutually beneficial, sustainable and rewarding partnerships between nonprofits and corporations are those that are aligned in mission, vision and objectives. In 2009, the Gill Foundation and Weber Shandwick formed a unique social innovation partnership to develop a best-in-class resource guide for effective corporate-nonprofit collaborations aimed at promoting LGBT equality. The Business of Change guide was published in December 2009 and distributed at no cost to thousands of nonprofits and corporate leaders across the country.

 


September Town Call
Breaking News: What's Next for Employee Resource Groups  
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 12 pm Pacific Time 
1 pm Mountain | 2 pm Central | 3 pm Eastern
Biennial Employee Resource Group Survey
Out & Equal is preparing to conduct the 2012 Employee Resource Group Survey. This survey of employee resource group, business resource group, and affinity group leaders will gather information about issues, concerns, and best practices to incorporate into this year's Workplace Summit and 2012 - 2013 organizational programming.

Click here to be sure that your organization is one of the nearly 200 included on the ERG Registry (there is no cost for including your group in the registry). 
Check out Global LGBT Workplace Summit Videos Online!
Videos of speeches & panels in their entirety have been posted online: http://www.globallgbtworkplacesummit.org/.
  • Vladi Luxuria, Former Member of Parliament, Italy
  • Harry van Dorenmalen, Chairman, IBM Europe
  • Selisse Berry, Founding Executive Director, Out & Equal
  • Simon Fanshawe from astar-fanshawe, writer, broadcaster & consultant
  • Michael Cashman, MEP, Chair of the UK Labor Party's National Executive Committee  
  • Liz Bingham, Managing Partner for People, Ernst & Young
  • Paul Thompson, Founder, LGBT Capital
  • Robert (Bob) Annibale, Citi
Plus all of the featured panels!
Regional Affiliate Spotlight
Out & Equal Houston at NASA's Johnson Space Center

Out & Equal Houston participated in Out in Space: A Forum on Leadership, Inclusion and Innovation. The event combined networking, panel discussions, and a VIP tour of NASA's Johnson Space Center.

Out & Equal Seattle at the 2012 Pinknic

Out & Equal Seattle presented its second annual Pinknic summer networking event, hosted by Amazon.Com. The event drew over 350 attendees and raised funds for Pride Foundation and their marriage education program. 
Upcoming Local Events!

 

Atlanta
Sept 18 - No Dumb Questions Film Screening & Panel hosted at Turner
Sept 19 - Creating Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace hosted at CNN World Headquarters
 
Connecticut

 

Dallas / Fort Worth
Aug 30 - Workplace Equality Mixer
Sep 15 - Regional Council Meeting
Sep 16 - 2012 LGBT Freedom Day Parade in Dallas

Sept 26 - LGBT Job Expo 
Oct 6 - Tarrant County Gay Pride Parade in Fort Worth  

Oct 9 - First ever Bring Your Partner's Picture to Work Day
Oct 20 - Regional Council Meeting
Nov 17 - Regional Council Meeting
Connect via Groupsite or Facebook for event information  

 

Houston

Sept 7 - First Friday Social 
Sept 27 - Healthy, Wealthy and LGBT - financial planning, taxes and benefits for LGBT individuals and families. Check our Facebook page for registration details! 

 

New York Fingerlakes

Sept 13 - 2nd Thursday Networking Event at Pier 45.

Oct 11th - 2nd Thursday Networking Event 

Oct 23rd - ERG Roundtable: "Best Practices for an Effective Employee Resource Group" 

Also upcoming in Sept / Oct: Work it Out discussions. 

Learn more on Groupsite.

 

Tampa Bay

Nov 8: Transgender Educational Event at Metro Wellness Center

Don't see an event in your area? Double check our calendar to stay up to date.

Find out how you can start a Regional Affiliate in your area! 
What's hot on the blog? 

 

4 Insider Tips for Employee Resource Groups: Making the Most of the Out & Equal Workplace Summit
Read four tips on how you can make the most of your Workplace Summit experience.

Video: Out & Equal Staff Onsite in Baltimore
Join filmmaker and Out & Equal Director of Events, Teddy Witherington, on a behind the scenes tour of the Baltimore Convention Center with fellow staff, Dani Siragusa and Stanley Ellicott.

Unity: Mainstream Media and LGBT Issues 
Does mainstream media spend enough time covering LGBT issues like workplace discrimination and marriage equality? Read more and vote!