BritishAmerican Business and Out Leadership Announce Strategic Partnership to Drive LGBT Inclusion within the Global Business Community

NEW YORK and LONDON, February 22, 2016 — BritishAmerican Business, the leading transatlantic business association, and Out Leadership, the first global LGBT business organization, today announced that they will enter into a strategic partnership. Working together, both organizations aim to continue to drive the global conversation around the business and talent opportunities LGBT inclusion creates.

As part of the collaboration, BritishAmerican Business will expand its member benefits, introducing LGBT-focused programming “powered by Out Leadership.” The organizations will partner on programming and campaigns that will leverage their complementary positions at the center of powerful networks of senior business and LGBT leaders.

“There’s very little more powerful than a meaningful business connection,” said Wendy Mendenhall, Managing Director of BritishAmerican Business. “We are proud to bring the value of this strategic partnership with Out Leadership to our members and to leverage the business case for global equality.”

Out Leadership has also appointed Ms. Mendenhall to the advisory leadership committee of Quorum, its initiative to place openly LGBT directors on corporate boards.

“LGBT inclusion at every level of a company is an important agenda item for every forward-thinking corporate leader,” said Todd Sears, Founder and Principal, Out Leadership. “Out Leadership’s member companies have long led the global conversation around the positive business impacts of LGBT inclusion. The bottom line is that business opportunity can actually drive inclusion and equality. We are thrilled to partner with BritishAmerican Business to bring new connections, insights and opportunities to members of both organizations.”