Workplace Summit a Success even with Hurricane Sandy

Workplace Summit a Success even with Hurricane Sandy

I just returned from the Out and Equal Workplace Summit in Baltimore, a tremendously engaging conference that persisted even in the face of hurricane Sandy. Many inspiring presenters and intrepid attendees braved the rain, wind, and travel back-ups to talk about workplace inclusion of LGBT folks. The conference schedule flexed in the face of the storm, but as soon as it was safe we all re-emerged from our shelters where we had “hunkered down” (a phrase local weather forecasters used repeatedly when encouraging everyone to stay off the streets) to attend workshops on employee resource groups, health insurance for transgendered employees, and the proposed Employee Non-Discrimination Act. It is invigorating to see so many large corporations recognizing the tremendous potential for creativity, productivity, and loyalty that an empowered LGBT workforce can provide. I look forward to continuing to work with the Atlanta affiliate group for Out and Equal.  

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