Sunday, March 8, 2009

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates (Audio)

Produced by Charlotte Robinson

Selisse Berry is founding Executive Director of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, the nation's only national nonprofit organization specifically dedicated to creating safe & equitable workplaces for LGBT people. President Obama states on the White House Website that he "supports the Employment Non-Discrimination Act & believes that our anti-discrimination employment laws should be expanded to include sexual orientation & gender identity." Right now the only protections our LGBT community has is state by state. In this audio interview Selisse addresses the necessity, challenges & virtues of coming out @ work. Out & Equal Workplace Advocates provides solutions to create safe & equitable workplaces for LGBT people by educating companies & strengthening successful organizations that value all employees, customers & communities. This is accomplished through forums & the annual Out & Equal Workplace Summit that draws over 2500 in attendance globally. The next event is March 18-20 @ the Hilton San Francisco Financial District. This is the second annual LGBT Executive Forum which will be a unique opportunity for out & successful executive leaders from a variety of industries to learn together & share their best practices. The leading conversations will include the relevance of LGBT inclusion in a challenging economy & the imperative to resolve LGBT inclusion for global companies.

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