To accelerate LGBT+ talent, we invite senior executives and emerging leaders to engage in leadership programs and curated events around the world. OutNEXT, OutWOMEN and Quorum are the only talent accelerators of their kind, elevating LGBT+ executives through our best-in-class network.
OutNEXT is the only global talent development program for emerging LGBT+ executives. Participation is free for Out Leadership member companies, who are invited to select high-performing, high-potential, openly LGBT+ employees to participate in events throughout the year.
The OutNEXT 2019 agenda includes the 6th annual Global Summit in New York City, 2019. The Summit will include skills development content from PwC, a collaborative social impact challenge, and extensive mentoring and networking opportunities. In 2019, we launch the first-ever regional salon in San Francisco, joining the highly anticipated annual events in Hong Kong, Sydney and London that also feature the OutNEXT content with PwC. First-year participants automatically join the global cohort through social gatherings and social networking.
OutWOMEN is the first global network of LGBT+ 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.
OutWOMEN engages with hundreds of LGBT+ women annually through open-to-all breakfast and lunch panels in New York, London, Hong Kong and Sydney as well as curated salon dinners for senior-level women only and quarterly communiques and research.
Quorum is the only movement to increase LGBT+ representation at the corporate board level by creating the largest network of board-ready LGBT+ executives, facilitating leadership development opportunities for future and current directors, and working with policymakers and companies to expand the board definition of diversity to include LGBT+ representation.
Quorum has built a network of 900 LGBT+ leaders interested in board leadership, created the first-ever white paper to encourage companies to amend their governance guidelines to include LGBT+ diversity, and engaged with policy leaders across the country to help foster change. For 2019 Quorum has updated its LGBT+ Board Diversity Guidelines to provide best practice recommendations for companies looking to amend their board diversity language.