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14 LGBT business advocates to follow on Twitter

14 LGBT business advocates to follow on Twitter

LGBT thought leaders with Twitter followings

• Tim Cook


As the CEO of Apple, the biggest company in the world, Tim Cook became the most high-profile gay man in business when he came out in late 2014. He tends to only tweet occasionally, but has been vocal in his opposition of religious freedom bills and support of marriage equality – as well as his support of the Human Rights Campaign.


• Steven Cox


VP, Head of Public Sector at Fujitsu and LGBT executive sponsor. Cox, based in the UK, tweets on diversity, tech issues and business leadership.


• Andrew Barratt


Head of OgilvyPrideWW – the LGBT group at international marketing company Ogilvy, Barratt often posts on LGBT diversity, inclusion, brands and trends in the world of marketing. He was recently nominated in the Young Communicator of the Year award in annual PRCA Awards.


• Beth BrookeMarciniak


Beth is the Global Vice Chair of Public Policy and sponsor of Diversity and Inclusiveness at EY. She is a passionate advocate of advancing equality in the workplace, often promoting women and LGBT rights, and giving a shout out to role models.


• Ruth Hunt


Hunt is the head of the UK’s leading LGBT advocacy organization, Stonewall. She tweets about Stonewall’s work and LGBT issues both in the UK and further afield – including leadership, business and workplace equality.


• Bess Hepworth


Social media guru for @OutLeadership and all-round LGBT advocate. Hepworth tweets regularly on workplace diversity, LGBT parenting issues and diversity initiatives in the corporate sector.


• Lord John Browne


The former head of BP, turned workplace equality advocate, and author of The Glass Closet and new book, Connect. Also check out @GlassClosetOrg for daily links to workplace stories and news of equality advances.


• Leanne Pittsford


Leanne Pittsford is the founder of Lesbians Who Tech. An LGBT advocate and leader within the tech industry, she tweets about tech issues and solutions and Lesbian Who tech events and meetings. Or as she states on her Twitter bio, ‘I make shit happen.’


• Bob Witeck


Witeck is the CEO of Witeck Communications – experts in LGBT marketing and market research. It publishes annual details on the size of the LGBT market in the US, and he tweets about this and general equality issues.


• Angelica Ross


Trans activist and the founding CEO of @TransTechSocial – Ross tweets on business, Buddhism and trans issues, among many other things. Check the #GirlsLikeUs hashtag for more insights into trans lives. She’s Founder and CEO of @TransTechSocial and @MissRossInc


• Andy Woodfield


Woodfield is a partner and head, international aid development consulting, PwC. He is the professional services organization’s most senior out role model and helped to launch its LGBTI network, [email protected] He tweets on LGBT and human rights issues to over 15,000 followers.


• Michael Oakes


Oakes is Head of Programmes for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He’s also a leading advocate for LGBT equality and inclusion in the business world, speaking frequently at conferences. He’s currently involved in organizing Pride & Prejudice – a major one-day global conference on LGBT Business inclusion, with events in Hong Kong, London and New York.


• Margot Slattery


Recent winner of the Senior Leader of the Year award at GLEN’s inaugural Workplace Equality Awards in Ireland, Slattery is the Country President of Sodexo Ireland and Northern Ireland. She was active in the campaign or a ‘yes’ vote in the same-sex marriage referendum and tweets on the benefits of all forms of diversity being embraced at work.


• Jonathan D Lovitz


LGBT advocate, VP of External Affairs @NGLCC and Director of @NGLCCNY: Lovitz is a leading advocate of LGBT business in the US and tweets about LGBT issues, politics and equality. He describes himself as a ‘future Congressman, & total geek. Lover of politics, pizza, & musicals.’

• Suki Sandhu


Founder and Chair of Outstanding in Business (@OutstandingiB), Sandhu is a passionate advocate of LGBTI inclusion and the business benefits of embracing diversity.