Why is there a charge?
OUTstanding is a membership organisation which provides events, resources, and mentoring opportunities. Although we are a not-for-profit company, our high quality activities cost to stage. We charge for membership in order to provide the best possible service and resources.
Should we apply?
Does your organisation recognise the value of a diverse workforce?
Do you have senior LGBT or ally executives who are willing to champion diversity?
Do you want to show staff and potential staff that sexuality and gender identity are no barrier to progress, it’s talent that counts?
Do you welcome the competitive advantage that diversity and authentic leadership give you in the marketplace?
If so… yes!
How do I apply?
Why is it only for senior executives?
Senior executives set the tone and culture of an organisation. There are a number of networks for LGBT people in business, but ours is the only one that caters to this level of seniority.
We provide our members with excellent peer-to-peer networking opportunities, and we address issues relevant to them, such as boardroom skills.
We believe that the key to successfully creating an inclusive environment is to start at the top and lead by example. By highlighting role models of this level, you have the opportunity to prove to your staff and prospective employees that they will not be held back by their sexuality, thus inspiring the next generation of business leaders.
Are there any other ways I can get involved?
We always welcome ideas, suggestions and queries. If you would like to get in touch please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.