Why does it matter?
We know that harnessing the talent of all executives and allowing them to be themselves is hugely powerful for our companies, our economy, our society and more importantly, for the individuals themselves.
But there is still a long way to go for LGBT+ diversity in business.
43% of gay men have experienced homophobia at work
source: ‘Gay in the Workplace’ survey by Gaydar
25% say they are not open to colleagues about their sexual orientation
source: Stonewall 2013
62% generation Y LGBT graduates at university go back in the closet when they start their first job
source: Human Rights Campaign
41% employees do not feel comfortable coming out at work
source: Centre for Talent Innovation, 2013
By applying the EDI principle, companies can benefit from increased productivity.
We inspire through our Top OUTstanding list, which is published annually in a Financial Times special report on Executive Diversity, with a focus on LGBT.
We inform by commissioning research , as well as by collating key learnings from our events, which we share with our members through our online resources.
We connect our members via our exclusive events, including board readiness sessions, business discussions, audiences with key business leaders, and professional networking evenings.
We facilitate mentoring programmes, where nominated delegates have the opportunity to develop their professional skill set by learning from guiding peers.