Nominations for 2019 now open
The OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Model Lists 2019
The OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Model Lists are a powerful reflection of the incredible achievements of LGBT+ people in the business community. Lists are published annually and showcase 100 LGBT+ Executives, 50 LGBT+ Future Leaders, 50 Ally Executives and 30 Public Sector LGBT+ Executives.
- 100 LGBT+ Executives
The LGBT+ Executives category will recognise 100 senior role models who are helping to make the workplace a more welcoming place. Nominees for this category will be successful senior LGBT+ executives working one to three levels from the chief executive.
- 50 Ally Executives
The Ally Executives category acknowledges the contribution of 50 senior executives who are outspoken and unwavering in their support for LGBT+ people in the workplace. As with the Leading LGBT+ Executives category, nominees will work at the highest levels of an organisation.
- 50 LGBT+ Future Leaders
In this category, we will present 50 inspirational LGBT+ Future Leaders. Role models work at all levels of an organisation and the LGBT+ Future Leaders category recognises those making a significant contribution to LGBT+ inclusion wherever they work within the company.
- 30 LGBT+ Public Sector Executives
In this category, we will present 30 inspirational LGBT+ Senior Leaders from the Public and Third Sectors, who are helping to make their workplace more welcoming, and who are making a significant contribution to LGBT+ inclusion outside of their workplace. As with the first two categories, nominees will work at the highest levels of their organisation.
We are delighted to announce GiveOut as the official charity partner for the OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Model Lists 2019. GiveOut is working to create a sustainable source of funding for the global LGBT+ rights movement. Across the world, LGBT+ people face serious human rights abuses simply for being themselves. Courageous activists are doing vital work to protect and improve the lives of their communities, but they are under-resourced. GiveOut enables individuals and businesses to give in one place to support LGBT+ activist organisations around the world, ensuring they have more of the resources they need to campaign for equality.
INvolve is a membership organisation championing diversity and inclusion in business. INvolve consists of three initiatives; EMpower, OUTstanding and HERoes, working across ethnic minority, LGBT+ and gender diversity respectively. Throughout the delivery of events, programmes, thought leadership and advisory services, INvolve helps member firms drive cultural change and create inclusive workplaces. We also publish annual role model lists, celebrating business leaders and future leaders who are leading change for diversity and inclusion in business.