OUTstanding is a not-for-profit professional network for LGBT and ally executives.

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Our mission is to drive LGBT diversity at a senior level in business.

How we do it


We highlight role models that will inspire the next generation of leaders.

Top OUTstanding Lists

"It’s vital that we bring LGBT executives together to share their stories & lead by example"

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We create unique events that allow our members to learn and share experiences.



We commission research, gather best practice and promote awareness of LGBT issues across the business world.


Top 10 LGBT Business Executives


We facilitate mentoring programmes that help our members unlock their full potential.

Why we do it

Our members know the importance of diversity in our business and our society.

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Fact 41

41% employees do not feel comfortable coming out at work

source: Centre for Talent Innovation, 2013

Fact 62

62% generation Y LGBT graduates at university go back in the closet when they start their first job

source: Human Rights Campaign

Fact 25

25% say they are not open to colleagues about their sexual orientation

source: Stonewall 2013

Fact 43

43% of gay men have experienced homophobia at work

source: ‘Gay in the Workplace’ survey by Gaydar