Barclays hosted the fourth annual OutNEXT LGBT+ Emerging Leader Global Summit at its U.S. headquarters in New York. Barclays, PwC, and Bloomberg are global sponsors of the OutNEXT initiative.
More than 160 emerging leaders identified as high-performing and high-potential by Out Leadership member companies and partner organizations gathered for the Summit, which took place July 19-20.
OutNEXT participants heard from business and community leaders, participated in a leadership development training developed and presented by PwC, and took part in the Social Impact Challenge, in which they worked in small groups to brainstorm solutions to issues pertaining to LGBT+ equality.
Out Leadership partnered with PwC to create a white paper, “The Next Generation of LGBT+ Leaders: OutNEXT 2017 LGBT+ Emerging Leader Summit.” Access the white paper here.
Jes Staley (Barclays Group Chief Executive Officer) and Jim Smith (Chief Executive Officer, Thomson Reuters) kicked off the first day in an interview about leading from the C-Suite on LGBT+ issues.
Kevin Burrowes (PwC UK Executive Board, Clients & Markets) also spoke at the beginning of the first day.
Lanaya Irvin (Director, Equity Asset Management Services, Bank of America Merrill Lynch) spoke about the dichotomy between her day job and her “gay job.”
Kris Hayashi (Executive Director, Transgender Law Center), Siri May (United Nations Program Coordinator, Outright Action International), and Beverly Tillery (Executive Director, NYC Anti-Violence Project) participated in a conversation about the current situation and future of the global LGBT+ movement, guided by Jim Obergefell (Named Plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges).
Participants in the Social Impact Challenge.
Andy Ramamoorthy (EVP, Head of Client Service and Support, Capital One)
At the end of the first day, participants gathered for a BBQ sponsored by Capital One.
Andy Woodfield of PwC presented “Genius, Power, Dreams,” a new leadership development module for LGBT+ business leaders.
Subha Barry (Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Working Mother Media) and Nadia Allaudin (Senior Vice President, Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch) spoke about how to find a mentor.
Mark McLane (Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Barclays) and Mark Fowler (Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Tanenbaum) discussed rising through the ranks as gay leaders.
Martha Nelson (Senior Vice President and Global Editor in Chief, Yahoo) and Cindy Stivers (OutNEXT Navigator and Director, TED Residency) in conversation about strategic networking.
Participants networked at the OutWOMEN Reception after the Summit.