WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, the world’s largest nonprofit
organization dedicated exclusively to achieving global lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality recently opened its
first east coast office in Washington, D.C. Out & Equal collaborates
with Fortune 1000 companies around the world to help them create safe
and supportive work environments for their LGBT employees.
Out & Equal has deepened its impact over the past 20 years through its
22 regional affiliates in cities across the United States and 10 global
partners around the world. The strategic expansion to Washington, D.C.
will enable the organization to continue its engagement with its federal
government and federal agency partners based in the nation’s capital,
advancing LGBT workplace equality in these sectors and beyond.
“We are proud of our 20-year history of partnering with the world’s
largest corporations in the US and around the globe. I am thrilled to be
in Washington, D.C. to continue our work with our federal partners. Just
last month leaders from the U.S. Department of Labor, the FBI, NSA, CIA,
USDA, TSA, NASA, the State Department and the White House joined over
3,200 employees and executives from the private sector at the Out &
Equal Workplace Summit to share best practices for LGBT equality,” said
Selisse Berry, Founder and CEO, Out & Equal. “Opening our office in
Washington, D.C. will enable us to bolster our national and
international efforts, continuing to leverage our long-standing
relationships with multi-national companies to drive forward policies
that ensure all LGBT people can be out AND equal at work.”
Out & Equal will remain headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., while
Berry will oversee the east coast expansion.
About Out & Equal
Out & Equal is a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization that
collaborates with Fortune 1000 corporations around the world to help
them create safe and supportive work environments for their lesbian,
gay, bisexual, and transgender employees. Out & Equal provides
professional development opportunities; establishes and supports
employee resource groups; develops hiring policies and training
programs; provides networking opportunities; and develops career
advancement programs. Out & Equal, which was founded in 1996, brings
together employees and experts from around the world each year at its
Workplace Summit, where attendees learn about current and emerging best
practices to ensure greater opportunities and equality for lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender employees.
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