We pride ourselves on incorporating LGBT+ inclusion into everything we do, because we know it drives better business results and employee performance.
Samantha Santos
Head of diversity and inclusion americas, bloomberg L.P.
OL-iQ has been highly useful in helping us identify specific, data-driven, actionable opportunities to improve our performance around LGBT+ inclusion. We recommend it!
Jeff Formanek
Director, Structured Rates RBC Capital Markets
Inclusion can be a tricky thing to quantify. It can be hard to understand what we need to do to move the needle further in a way that will create business impact. OL-iQ helped us understand how we’re doing with much more granularity - and will help us optimize our performance.
Chris Crespo
Inclusiveness Director, Americas Talent Team EY
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OL-iQ
The first global tool for measuring and enhancing business impact around LGBT+ equality
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, while identifying the specific measures companies can take to improve their performance and drive business results.
OL-iQ is differentiated from other business assessments of LGBT+ inclusion because it is:
  • Private to the company, not public
    Private to the company, not public
  • Global, and sensitive to region, not just focused on one country.
    Global, and sensitive to region, not just focused on one country.
  • Business focused, and benchmarkable across 7 dimensions
    Business focused, and benchmarkable across 7 dimensions
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Key Findings
An easy-to-understand assessment of their current performance on 7 LGBT+ inclusion dimensions – each of which impacts business results
An easy-to-understand assessment of their current performance on 7 LGBT+ inclusion dimensions – each of which impacts business results
A baseline from which progress can be measured
A baseline from which progress can be measured
A custom report with content specific to your firm’s performance on the diagnostic, with feedback and recommendations for improvement (optional)
A custom report with content specific to your firm’s performance on the diagnostic, with feedback and recommendations for improvement (optional)
Employee sentiment assessment to expose gaps between company practice and culture (optional)
Employee sentiment assessment to expose gaps between company practice and culture (optional)
A data-driven, dynamic overview of the connection between LGBT+ inclusion and performance on other CSR measurements (optional)
A data-driven, dynamic overview of the connection between LGBT+ inclusion and performance on other CSR measurements (optional)
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The Benefits of OL-iQ
Designed by Out Leadership in partnership with Mathematica Policy Research.

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.