OutWOMEN

The first program designed for LGBTQ+ women in business.

OutWOMEN is the first global network of LGBTQ+ women executives. Its mission: to connect out women in business to one another, call attention to their accomplishments, and leverage their strength to speed progress for all women in the workplace.

For Out Women, By Out Women.

OutWOMEN engages with hundreds of LGBTQ+ women annually through open-to-all breakfast and lunch panels in New York, London, Hong Kong and Sydney as well as curated invite-only salon dinners for senior-level women.

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We have a long way to go.

  • Of Fortune 500 CEOs are women.

  • Of LGBTQ+ women see their LGBTQ+ identity as a career asset.

  • Of FTSE 100 CEOs are women.

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You have to have a joy and a love of people and a concern for somebody else other than yourself. This isn’t a zero-sum game. You can’t think of it that way. Instead, you have to think about when you enable others - your partners, your team - all can be more successful and it raises the bar for everybody.”
Beth Ford
CEO, Land O’Lakes
As exhausting as it can feel to need to constantly stand up and be seen, we do have a responsibility to do it, because there is power in visibility. Every time we do it, it makes a difference.”
Celie Niehaus
Former Chief Compliance Officer, Capital One
I love this initiative. I think it’s true that women in terms of networking often do not show up. I will tell you right now: If you show up, I will show up.”
Marcy Wilder
Partner, Hogan Lovells
I didn’t realize how much energy I was investing in trying to pretend to be something I wasn’t.”
Pema Radha
Director, Global Advisory, EY

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