Last year we ran a list of ‘14 LGBT Business Advocates to follow on Twitter‘, which included the likes of Tim Cook (Apple) and Leanne Pittsford (Lesbians Who Tech). One year down the line, we thought we’d add a few more names to the list.
Tech wizard and diversity and inclusion champion, San Francisco-based Lampkin is the founder of recruitment app Blendoor, which aims to remove unconscious bias from the hiring process.
— Stephanie Lampkin (@stephaneurial) December 15, 2016
Vice President of Talent and Development at Thomson Reuters in London, and a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion. He featured in both the 2014 and 2015 OUTstanding lists of top LGBTI business executives in the Financial Times.
Wardlaw is the co-founder of Emerald Life, the UK’s only LGBTI-specific insurance company. Operating for less than a year, the company has already shaken up attitudes towards insurance for LGBT people, from same-sex wedding insurance to travel insurance for those with HIV.
— Steve Wardlaw (@WardlawSteve) December 1, 2016
Self-described ‘Business nerd, transgender advocate, all around nice guy,’ Bailey is Deputy Director of Employee Engagement at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
Sandoval is the creator of LGBT Confex – Mexico’s annual business diversity conference. The event has been running for the past six years in Mexico, and is due to also come to Colombia for the first time in 2017.
Sears has a background in investment banking, before launching OutLeadership and devoting himself full time to advocating for LGBTI diversity and inclusion in business. His work finds him tweeting from all over the globe.
Paul Zahra, formerly CEO of David Jones is one of Australia’s foremost LGBTI business leaders. He is currently raising money for the Pinnacle Foundation, which awards scholarships and assigns mentors to disadvantaged gay and lesbian youth.
‘The gay fight is an ongoing fight’: Paul Zahra in search of $1 million to support LGBTI youth https://t.co/HLcXlAuhmw
— Paul Zahra (@PaulZahra2) December 10, 2016
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Brind Woody is Vice President & Managing Director, Global Intellectual Property Licensing, IBM, and a Global Co-Chair for the IBM LGBT Executive Taskforce. She was one of the first people to be listed in OUTStanding’s Hall of Fame.
Gigi Chao topped the 2016 OUTstanding top 100 listing of LGBTI business executives. Based in Hong Kong, the lesbian tycoon is Vice Chairman of Cheuk Nang.
Thank you Financial Times for the immense honour. It’s my responsibility to move things forward, beyond the… https://t.co/uczzHPulZM
— Gigi Chao (@ggchao) October 25, 2016
McLane, originally from the US but now based in London, is Global Head of Diversity at Barclays, and tweets on diversity issues – everything from accessibility and LGBTI to gender and age.
Rica Paras is a Philippines-based transgender LGBTI advocate. Her huge 50k Twitter following has partly been amassed through a stint in the Philippines Big Brother house! She is a manager, Accenture Technology, and is the LGBT Lead for the company in Southeast Asia.
“I’m not half man, not half woman, I am WHOLE” – my takeaway from our Pride Month Forum with my… https://t.co/WWWo1FU0py
— Miss Rica Paras (@iheartricaparas) July 2, 2016
McBride-Wright is the creator and driving force behind the UK based InterEngineering – the first nationwide network for LGBTI people in the engineering industry.
Gossington is a Partner with PwC and an active member of its GLEE LGBT network. He’s the creator of an LGBT Global Social Media Power List and passionate equality advocate.
Mildenhall is Chief Marketing Office for Airbnb. He was ranked at number seven in OUTstanding’s list of top 100 LGBT Executives, and often highlights diversity issues to his 21k Twitter followers.