LGBTQI

Sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression—not to be confused with sexual activity or behavior—are personal characteristics that everyone has. Including LGBTQI employees is a vital component of a comprehensive diversity and inclusion strategy. Successfully recruiting, retaining, developing, and advancing LGBTQI employees helps organizations compete effectively for talent, minimize attrition costs, and better access LGBTQI consumer markets.

The LGBTQI community is extremely complex, and it can be difficult to understand its nuances. To gain a better understanding of it, download the non-exhaustive, but thorough LGBTQI Terminology page put together by the LGBT Campus Resource Center at UCLA or check out Catalyst's own Glossary of Terms. To find out how to be an ally to LGBTQI colleagues and for a listing of Catalyst LGBTQI-related resouces, download our flyer

LGBT
  • Catalyst Event
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    Catalyst Canada Roundtable: LGBT Inclusion in the Workplace - Toronto

    Catalyst invites you to join David Lau, Senior Associate, Catalyst Canada, at a supporter roundtable session to learn about and discuss organizational strategies for workplace inclusion around lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees.

    Date & Time:
    8 June 2017
    8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. ET
    Location:
    Starbucks Canada
    5140 Yonge Street, 22nd Floor
    Toronto, ON M2N 6L7
  • Catalyzing
    10 Big Issues Women Face at Work and What Leaders Can Do to Help

    Women continue to encounter challenges when it comes to advancing in the workplace—and in many facets of society. This is why Catalyst, on the heels (no pun intended!) of the Women’s March on Washington, is highlighting 10 important issues that are fundamental to women who are trying to...

    January 19, 2017 by Catalyst

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    Webinar: Creating LGBT-Inclusive Workplaces

    This webinar will be most helpful for individuals who want to increase the engagement of LGBT employees by creating a workplace where both uniqueness and belongingness are valued.

    Date & Time:
    1 June 2017

    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

    6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. UTC
  • Overview of frequently used knowledge products on topics or issues related to women, work, and inclusion.

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    Catalyst Europe Roundtable: Beyond Pride Month: Creating and Maintaining LGBT-inclusive Workplaces

    Hosted by Linklaters

    How can we ensure that the topic of LGBTQI stays on the agenda when the euphoria of Pride Month has worn off? What does it mean to say I am an Ally? And why is saying it not enough?...

    Date & Time:

    13 September 2016

    1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


    Location:

    Linklaters LLP

    One Silk Street

    London EC2Y 8HQ


  • Catalyzing
    Journey to Authenticity: Being a LGBT Ally, Yet Feeling Like a Fraud

    I’ve always considered myself to be an open person, particularly as it relates to being an ally to the LGBT community, although it was always from afar. I attribute the distance of my support to growing up and living in a very conservative community where almost all of us went to the same church,...

    July 6, 2016 by Anonymous

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    LGBTA Inclusion in the Workplace

    Catalyst invites you to join David Lau, Senior Associate, Catalyst Canada, at a supporter roundtable session to learn about and discuss organizational strategies for workplace inclusion around Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Ally (LGBTA) employees. Attendees will learn from other...

    Date & Time:

    30 June 2016

    8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. ET


    Location:

    Toronto, Canada


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    The Cost of LGBT Discrimination to Business: Toronto

    The benefits of employees bringing their whole self to work are many and well-studied—more satisfied and loyal employees, stronger and more inclusive work cultures, more innovative teams and game-changing decision making, to name a few. Yet discrimination toward many minority groups persists. In...

    Date & Time:

    31 May 2016

    5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. ET


    Location:

    Toronto, Canada


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    Webinar: Creating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Inclusive Workplaces

    Creating and maintaining LGBT-inclusive workplaces takes effort and commitment from both organizations and individuals. In recognition of LGBT Pride Month, this webinar will highlight common barriers to LGBT workers’ advancement and demonstrate how inclusive leadership can benefit both organizations and individuals.

    This webinar will be most helpful to people who want to increase the engagement of LGBT employees by creating a workplace where both uniqueness and belongingness are valued.

    Date & Time:

    16 June 2016

    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET

    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. UTC


  • Catalyzing
    Millennial Voices: Want to Be a Male Ally? Stand Up to Harassment

    The worst was the vandalism-by-condiment: a pool of congealed salad dressing that had just escaped the to-go container next to it. It sat on my windshield in a sad, inert clump. The bit that had managed a slow exit was barely enough to add flavor to a side salad, let alone my whole car.

    Usually...

    August 10, 2015 by Tyler Mendelsohn