“Openly LGBT women who have risen to the top of global companies have done so against tremendous odds. They face increased stigma, discrimination and legal disadvantages because they are women, and additionally because they are LGBT. LGBT women of color face higher rates of discriminations because of their multiple identities. Those women who succeed do so despite lacking role models, and opportunities for connection,” writes Out Leadership Managing Director of Client & Advisory Services Stephanie Sandberg in The Huffington Post.
“At Out Leadership, we work directly with business leaders who are doing the work to make LGBT inclusion a reality. We hear the question ‘Where are the women?’ unfortunately often. Even organizations that are deeply committed to creating equitable and inclusive workplaces struggle with this important issue.
That’s why we’re launching OutWOMEN, a new talent initiative for LGBT businesswomen: to bring awareness to their unique contributions and experiences, and to share the ways they have paved the way forward.”