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Out & Equal LGBTQ India Forum

By Charlotte Robinson, July 27, 2018
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, the world’s largest non-governmental organization dedicated to achieving LGBTQ workplace equality will host the Out & Equal LGBTQ India Forum on Thursday on August 2nd, 2018 at The LaLiT Ashok Bangalore. This groundbreaking event will convene more than 150 executives, LGBTQ leaders & allies from over 100 domestic Indian & multinational corporations to discuss strategies for advancing LGBTQ workplace inclusion in India. Openly gay Bollywood Director & Producer Onir will open the Forum by delivering the Keynote Address. Steve Roth, Senior Director of Global Initiatives at Out & Equal stated, “We are thrilled to be bringing Out & Equal’s 20-plus years of experience advancing workplace inclusion for LGBTQ people to India. Despite unique social & political challenges, an increasing number of companies are taking innovative strides to foster LGBTQ inclusion in the workplace in India. We are excited to come together with dedicated corporate leaders who recognize the value of diversity to share ideas & best practices for advancing LGBTQ inclusion in the Indian workplace.” There will be more than two dozen speakers & experts, including an opening address by Karan Bajwa, Managing Director, IBM India Pvt. Ltd. & influential openly LGBTQ executives such as Parmesh Shahani, Vice President of Godrej Industries Ltd., Keshav Suri, Executive Director of the LaLiT Suri Hospitality Group, Shobhna S. Kumar, Publisher, Producer & Founder of Queer Ink, & Markus Mueller, Director IBM Collaboration Solutions. The event is supported by Presenting Sponsor IBM, Leadership Sponsors Visa, Intel & Symantec & supporting organizations Interweave Consulting, Xerox & The LaLiT Ashok Bangalore. For More Info: outandequal.org
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