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.

Fact 43

43% of gay men have experienced homophobia at work

source: ‘Gay in the Workplace’ survey by Gaydar

Fact 25

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

source: Stonewall 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 41

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.


Our Actions

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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. 

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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. 

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We connect our members via our exclusive events, including board readiness sessions, business discussions, audiences with key business leaders, and professional networking evenings. 

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We facilitate mentoring programmes, where nominated delegates have the opportunity to develop their professional skill set by learning from guiding peers. 

Our Advisory Panel


Lord Browne

Partner, Riverstone Holdings LLC

Dawn Airey

CEO, Getty Images

Harriet Green

VP & GM, Internet of Things & Education, IBM

Ashok Vaswani

CEO, Personal and Corporate Banking

Our Team

Suki Sandhu

Founder & CEO

Ori Chandler

Managing Director

Alexandra Evreinoff

Membership Account Manager

James Fellows

Membership Account Manager

Patrycja Przybylak

Operations Coordinator

Oliver Birrell

Head of Programmes and Events

Rachel Gardham

Project Manager, Programmes and Events