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Out Leadership Welcomes New Member

By Charlotte Robinson, August 25, 2022

Out Leadership the oldest & largest coalition of global companies working to improve LGBTQ equality in the world welcomes the D. E. Shaw group as its newest member firm. Todd Sears, CEO & Founder of Out Leadership stated, “We’re delighted that the D. E. Shaw group has joined our global community of firms that now represents over 6 million global employees. We appreciate the firm’s clear commitment to a diverse, equitable & inclusive work environment, recognizing its view that a sense of belonging drives creativity, productivity & many critical business imperatives. This closely aligns with our approach & we’re excited to start working with their firm.” Eddie Fishman, member of the D. E. Shaw group’s Executive Committee concluded, “I’m excited for our firm to be part of Out Leadership to support its important work. We look forward to working together to foster a welcoming, supportive environment where all of our people feel they belong & can reach their full potential.” Among its efforts to foster an inclusive workplace the D. E. Shaw group annually hosts its Momentum Fellowship an undergraduate program for students who self-identify as part of the LGBTQ community. The firm counts among its employee affinity groups DESC.out which seeks to foster community among LGBTQ employees & allies to promote an inclusive work environment that supports all sexual orientations & gender identities. Out Leadership partners with the world’s most influential companies to build business opportunities, cultivate talent, & drive LGBTQ+ equality forward. They believe that LGBTQ+ inclusion positively impacts business results & that including LGBTQ+ people at the most senior level of executive leadership builds business. 

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