Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Out & Equal Workplace Summit

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is the world’s largest non-profit dedicated to achieving LGBT workplace equality. Their annual workplace summit takes place in Orlando, Florida from October 4th to 7th at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort. Since 1996 Out & Equal has worked with Fortune 1,000 companies & government agencies around the world to provide a safe, welcoming & supportive environment for LGBT employees. I talked to Selisse Berry, Founder & CEO of Out & Equal about what she would like to see happen for LGBT equality in the next few years. Berry stated, “We still live in this interesting time in history where we can be married on Saturday & then in 22 states in the country we still can be fired on Monday for putting our wedding picture on our desk because there are no federal laws to protect us. So I’m looking forward to federal protections in the United States & also looking forward to continuing this work globally so everyone around the world can be out & equal.” This three-day global conference features hundreds of educational opportunities including workshops, expert panels, networking mixers & plenaries with keynotes from prominent LGBT & ally leaders. More than 3,500 LGBT employees, executives, CEOs, celebrities, politicians, advocates, activists & allies are scheduled to attend including Abby Wambach, former US Women’s Soccer Team Captain; Lance Bass, Pop-star / Dancer / Actor / Producer; The Pointer Sisters, Pop Group; Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer; George Kalogridis, President of Walt Disney World Parks & Resorts; Diana Nyad. record-breaking athlete & many more. LISTEN TO FULL INTERVIEW: 
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