OL-iQ is the first global LGBT+ inclusion diagnostic tool. It provides a comprehensive, market-contextualized snapshot of companies’ actual performance on LGBT+ inclusion benchmarks – and identifies the specific measures they can take to improve their performance, and drive business results.
OL-iQ is differentiated from other business assessments of LGBT+ inclusion because it is:
OL-iQ is a survey designed by Out Leadership in partnership with Mathematica Policy Research. Companies who take the diagnostic receive:
We invite companies of every size to take the OL-iQ survey.
It should take about an hour – although the platform allows for stopping and starting, and sharing with colleagues for their input, so take it at your own pace, and engage your internal stakeholders to answer the questions as you see fit.
If you have questions as you are filling out the survey, please e-mail Matt Fouracre, our Client & Advisory Services Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
LGBT+ inclusion is a demonstrated market differentiator, and when it comes to strategies proven to drive better business results, companies searching for competitive edge can’t leave any stone unturned.
Company policies are important – research demonstrates that companies with policies inclusive of LGBT+ people have stock market returns on average 10 percent greater than peer firms who don’t. We know that firms that are optimally LGBT+ inclusive are perceived, and experienced, as more welcoming to other diverse communities, as well.
But inclusion is a lived experience – and companies with the right policies can still fall short, and leave value on the table, by failing to create effectively inclusive cultures.
Companies need to understand LGBT+ inclusion quantitatively – so they know how to focus their efforts to create maximal business impact.
That’s where OL-iQ comes in.
Does your company have visible LGBT+ leaders in senior management?
Are your company’s communication materials inclusive of LGBT+ people?
Are your company’s leaders and staff aware of the socio-political environment for LGBT+ people in the places where you do business?
Does your company supporting LGBT+ charities, causes, and events?
Does your company actively foster foster workplaces inclusive of LGBT+ people?
Does your company have up-to-date policies in place?
Is your company taking steps to quantitatively measure its performance on LGBT+ inclusion?