Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour and Zack Wahls
Featured Speakers at the 2012 Workplace Summit
We are excited to announce that Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour
, America's first African American female combat pilot, will be speaking at the Women's Breakfast on Wednesday, October 31.
Zach Wahls will also be joining us as a featured panelist. You may remember that Wahls addressed the Iowa House Judiciary Committee in support of gay marriage when he was only 19 years old. He shared his experience of being raised by two lesbian moms.You can view his testimony here.
to register for the 2012 Workplace Summit.
|Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities
Show your support for workplace equality! Sponsorships for the 2012 Workplace Summit in Baltimore are still available at all levels. Join more than 100 corporate, government, small business, and community friend partners who have already committed to supporting LGBT workplace equality as sponsors of Out & Equal's Workplace Summit.
We have sponsor packages and items for purchase that will accommodate a budget of any size. Nearly 95 percent of our Summit sponsors return the following year. Please review our 2012 Sponsor Benefits Catalog for detailed information about sponsor levels, benefit opportunities and a Business Case for supporting the Summit and the work of Out & Equal.
New for 2012 is a special sponsor level for small businesses. Contact Dave Bueché at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (415) 694-6510.
Workplace Summit Volunteers
American Airlines volunteers
Out & Equal is accepting individual volunteer applications until September 15. Groups interested in volunteering should contact Dani Siragusa at email@example.com by August 31.
Click here for more information about volunteering at the 2012 Workplace Summit.
Workplace Summit Scholarships
Scholarships are now open for a discounted registration rate! Deadline to apply is September 15, 2012. Click here to read more and to submit your application.
| Outie Award Finalists!
The Out & Equal Workplace Awards - known as the "Outies" - recognize individuals and organizations who are leaders in advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in workplaces across the world.
The awards - given in four categories - will be presented at the 2012 Out & Equal Workplace Summit.
The Trailblazer Award recognizes an LGBT person who has made a significant contribution to advancing workplace equality by helping improve their own workplace or contributing to equality nationally.
Nancy DiDia, Boehringer Ingelheim
Lance Freedman, Lockheed Martin
Brad Gorman, Whirplool
Jean-Marie Navetta, PFLAG
Click here to read the entire press release, and to see the finalists for the Champion Award, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Employee Resource Group of the Year Award, and the Workplace Excellence Award!
Register Now for the 2012 Workplace Summit in Baltimore!
The Out & Equal Workplace Summit is the world's largest gathering focused on LGBT workplace issues. The Workplace Summit will be at the Baltimore Convention Center from October 29 - November 1.
Registration and housing
View the 2012 Registration Rates.
View the 2012 Out & Equal Workplace Summit schedule.
Extended Hours Announced for Exhibition Hall
Exhibitors at the always popular 2012 Workplace Summit Exhibition Hall will be delighted to learn that the Hall will be open all three days of the Summit. The grand opening will be Tuesday, October 30, at noon and continue until 6 pm. Wednesday hours will be 9 am to 6 pm, and Thursday hours will be 9 am to 3:30 pm. Most sponsorships include booth space. If you are not a sponsor and would like to purchase a booth, please contact Dave Bueché at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 694-6510.