Below are some frequently asked questions, if you are looking for technical support or information regarding an active membership please use the contact us page to contact the correct team.
Our members get a whole host of benefits, including access to our range of events and programmes, provided by the OUTstanding team. We operate on a not-for-profit basis, so your membership fees go straight into staff costs, overheads and any other costs related delivering our programmes, events and services.
There are loads of membership benefits at a company and individual level. The benefits of OUTstanding and EMpower membership can be found here.
If you’re interested in joining, we’d love to hear from you. Drop us a note, and one of our membership team will be in touch.
We are all about diversity and inclusion – so we have something for everybody. We offer a range of programmes, some tailored to senior executives and others aimed at future leaders. We also hold lots of open network events where everyone is welcome.
Our membership element is separate to our role model list initiative, so being a member alone won’t help you with your list nomination. However, if you’re actively engaged with our programmes and events, and/or manage your company’s relationship with OUTstanding, then these are all things which will be taken into account by the independent judging panel who decide on the final list positions of our role models.
We work with a variety of organisations of varying sizes, across a whole range of industries and sectors. Whatever kind of company you work for, please do get in touch if you are interested in joining – we’d love to hear from you.
There’s no fixed year – you’re welcome to join at any point, and your membership is valid for 12 months from this point.
It depends on the event. Some of our events are for specific communities and are part of our membership benefits. However many others are open events where everyone is welcome. Please see the events section of our website for further details and if you’re still unsure, get in touch and we’d be happy to help you.
You can indeed. If you’re interested in hosting an event for us, contact our engagement team. And if you’re holding an event that you’d like us to promote either on our website, via our social media or through our member email communications, please let your account manager know.
We’re always looking for great speakers at our events and programmes. So if you have someone brilliant in mind, we’d love to chat to them. Please contact our engagement team with details and they’ll be in touch.
At the moment we have offices in London and Dublin, so the majority of our events are based there. However, we also run international and regional events throughout the year, including events in New York, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Bristol and Edinburgh. For more details on international and regional events, see our website or contact your account manager.
Provided it is one of our open events then yes, everyone is welcome. Check out our events page for details of all of our forthcoming events, and follow the registration instructions for everyone who’ll be coming along.
Absolutely! All of our list nominees are judged individually on their own achievements by our independent judging panel. The number of nominations per firm is not taken into account.
You sure can, provided the judging panel deems your nomination deserving of a place on the list. You would still need to submit a new nomination form each year detailing your achievements over the 12 months prior to the list release.
No you don’t. Nominations for our lists are open to anyone who meets the eligibility criteria.
We have a Gala Dinner to celebrate all of our role models, and to present our number ones with their awards. If you’re interested in attending, please contact us and we can send you details of table prices and tickets.
The 2017 Leading LGBT+ & Ally Executives Lists are published every autumn in the Financial Times.
You absolutely can. Whether you’ve self-nominated or been put forward by someone else, we will contact you requesting the supporting information required to complete your submission.
All information provided to us as part of the nominations process is 100% confidential and will not be shared outside of the OUTstanding team. If you’re successful in obtaining a place on one of our lists, we will contact you ahead of publication to approve a personal bio that can be shared publically on our website.
You can sign up to our mailing lists via the Subscription form found on the home page. If you work for a member firm, you’ll receive monthly newsletters, quarterly updates and role model list related announcements. If your firm isn’t a member, you’ll just get the quarterly updates and list announcements.
We love sharing member stories within our quarterly updates, via our social media channels and on our website. If you’ve got a story to tell, let your OUTstanding or EMpower account manager know, and they’ll put you in touch with the relevant person in the marketing team.
If you get in touch with our digital team, we’ll do our best to get it sorted.
If you’re keen to get involved, either speak to your account manager or drop us a line and we would be happy to discuss different opportunities.
If you’d like to be considered for a role at OUTstanding, send your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can see all of our member firms here. If you work for a member firm, you can be part of our network. To start getting involved, sign up to our members’ area and you’ll be able to book into events and receive our newsletters.