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Organizations, surveys, videos and advocacy groups that can help you improve LGBTI diversity and inclusion at work

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Essential resources

The Glass Closet

The book that convincingly and forcefully explains why coming out is good for business. In this critically-acclaimed book, John Browne argues that whether you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or straight, it’s better for you, your business and the economy when you bring your authentic self to work.
Read more details or order The Glass Closet here.



Human Rights Campaign

Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index

The definitive listing of LGBTI-friendly employees in the US.

Launched in 2002 by the Human Rights Campaign [HRC], this annually-produced US Index is an invaluable guide to those employers who embrace diversity and inclusion as part of their working ethos, and which have taken steps to welcome and champion their LGBT staff. Check out the latest Corporate Equality Index here.





Based in the UK, InterEngineering is a grassroots initiative, with support from the Royal Academy of Engineering and Stonewall, to help attract, support and retain lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender engineers, along with their straight allies.

Its website offers data on diversity, details about company networks and information on its regular panel discussions and networking events. It’s an essential resource for LGBTI workers in the engineering sector.



National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

Found in 2002, and based in Washington, DC, the NGLCC supports and advocates for diversity and inclusion for LGBT-owned businesses.

Among many other functions, NGLCC operates a best-in-class diversity certification program, offering a national third-party certifying body for LGBT-owned businesses.

More details at its official website.


Open For Business

Open For Business

Open For Business

Launched in 2015, a coalition of 14 global companies – including American Express, AT&T, Brunswick, EY, Google, IBM, LinkedIn, Linklaters, MasterCard, McKinsey & Company, Royal Bank of Scotland, Standard Chartered, Thomson Reuters and Virgin Group – advancing LGBTI rights globally. Open For Business has produced a comprehensive and persuasive report on the business case for encouraging LGBTI diversity and inclusion. Download the report here.


Out & Equal Workplace Advocates

The world’s largest nonprofit organization specifically dedicated to creating safe and equitable workplaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Based in the US, Out & Equal collaborates with Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies to provide a safe, welcoming and supportive environment for LGBT employees. You can find more details here.


Out on the Street

Out on the Street

Out on the street

A global networking initiative for LGBTI people in the banking business. Out on the Street is an initiative from Out Leadership, an organization founded in 2011 by Todd Sears; a Wall Street investment/private banker and LGBT equality entrepreneur. Its ongoing initiatives bring senior LGBT and ally leaders together from major financial services firms – with regular summits in the U.S, Asia and Europe.


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Based in the UK, OUTstanding is a not-for-profit professional network for LGBTI executives and their allies. It runs regular networking events and compiles an annual list of influential LGBTI individuals in business.

For more information, check out the OUTstanding website:



Are you an LGBTI entrepreneur? Find help, support and mentoring via US-based nonprofit organization, StartOut.

StartOut has chapters in Austin, Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco, with Seattle and Denver in development.

Find more details at




Stonewall Workplace Equality Index

Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index sets out to find the best employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Britain. It pushes businesses to measure the efforts they are taking to tackle discrimination.
From the index, an annual List of Top 100 Employers is drawn up each year. You can check out the latest report here – plus its Star Performers; those companies that have consistently ranked high on the Index.


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Workplace Pride

Workplace Pride

A workplace LGBT advocacy and networking group based in the Netherlands. Its major activities include providing a point of reference for employee networks to exchange their experiences and gain support, to increase knowledge on LGBT workplace issues and to define and progress the LGBT corporate agenda in the Netherlands and other European countries. Check the official website at



‘It’s about leadership … you’ve got to translate whatever you want into the language of business’

John Browne – Lord Browne of Madingley – delivered a lecture at the Workplace Pride Conference in The Hague on 20 June 2014. Watch the lecture here and below.


‘I wish I were more authentic within the team at BP’

Lord Browne speaks with Maxine Williams, the global head of diversity at Facebook.

Organized in June 2014 by professional networking group, Outstanding, and hosted at the London headquarters of Facebook, Lord Browne of Madingley had a lengthy discussion with Maxine Williams, the global head of diversity at Facebook. Watch the video here and below.


‘Leading with a purpose means leading with authenticity’

Lord Browne of Madingley gives a speech at the 2014 Performance Theatre event in Oslo about leading with authenticity. Watch his speech here and below.


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