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 an extremely complex one, often, because of its many nuances, difficult to understand. To assist in understanding these complexities, The University of California, Los Angeles, has compiled a non-exhaustive, but thorough definition of terms. To aid in dialogue, Catalyst has also created a Glossary of Terms that we hope helps ease conversation with colleagues around the topic of LGBTQI inclusion.

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  • Practice
    The Chubb Corporation—Reach Up, Reach Out, and Reach Down

    Chubb’s diversity initiative, , is a comprehensive effort that focuses on building an inclusive culture in which employees are empowered to take charge of their careers while reaching out and coaching those around them. This is facilitated by 1) a rigorous talent-management system, including high...

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    BP p.l.c.—Global Path to Diversity and Inclusion

    BP has developed a strategy that will enable its success in the 21st century global marketplace. That strategy leverages existing diversity—exemplified by gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, language, sexual orientation and identity, religion, and tribe, among other things—while preparing...

    Date: January 11, 2006
    Region: Global
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    Webinar: Why Equal Marriage Matters for Businesses

    As arguments for and against equal marriage are heard at the U.S. Supreme Court, among the voices in favour of striking down same-sex marriage bans, and allowing same-sex couples to marry across all 50 states, will be 379 of America’s most well-known businesses. Their goal in doing so is to...

    Date & Time:
    23 June 2015
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET
    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. UTC
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    Catalyst Member Roundtable: Calgary

    This intimate and interactive roundtable is designed for member contacts from Catalyst member organizations in Calgary.

    Catalyst member roundtables aim to:

    Join Erin Leonty, Regional Director for Catalyst in Western Canada, along with your fellow Catalyst members, for an interactive discussion...

    Date & Time:
    29 May 2015
    12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. MT
    Location:
    Calgary, Canada
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    Engaging Allies for LGBT Inclusion in the Workplace: Calgary

    Creating and maintaining LGBT-inclusive workplaces takes concerted effort and sincere commitment from both organizations and individuals. However, research shows that many lack the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to foster LGBT inclusion at work. While protecting employees from...

    Date & Time:
    29 May 2015
    8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. MT
    Location:
    Calgary, Canada
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    The Conference Board 11th Annual Women's Leadership Conference

    Women now head some of the largest corporations in the US, yet women still lag men in advancement, compensation, and leadership. Indeed, the numbers and percentage of women at the highest corporate levels and board positions have remained constant. Women still face challenges in moving to senior...

    Date & Time:
    10-11 June 2015
    Location:
    The Westin New York at Times Square
    New York, NY
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    Australia Webinar: LGBTi Workplace Inclusion

    Creating and maintaining LGBTi inclusive workplaces takes concerted efforts and sincere commitment from both organizations and individuals. This webinar will highlight common barriers to advancement in the workplace and demonstrates ways in which Catalyst’s research and tools can be used by...

    Date & Time:
    17 June 2015
    1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. AEST
    3:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. UTC
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    US Webinar: LGBT Workplace Inclusion & Pride Month

    Creating and maintaining LGBT-inclusive workplaces takes concerted efforts and sincere commitment from both organizations and individuals. In recognition of LGBT Pride Month, this webinar will highlight common barriers to advancement in the workplace and demonstrates ways in which Catalyst’s...

    Date & Time:
    25 June 2015
    11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT
    3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. UTC
  • Catalyzing
    #DisruptTheDefault: Catalyst’s Top Disruptors of the Year

    This year at Catalyst we’ve been talking lots about the concept of disruption. But what truly defines a disruptor? Disruption is the art of challenging the status quo and taking bold action to create change for women and men. 

    To celebrate those who are making impact, we’ve compiled a list of...

    December 30, 2014 by Catalyst

  • Catalyzing
    Being LGBT—and Me—at Work

    I knew I was gay before I wanted to be kissed, or even hugged, by another girl. I came out to my mom in the sixth grade, crying on my bed, asking her desperately, “What is wrong with me?”

    I lucked out big-time. My amazing mom comforted me and said, “Well sweetie, it could just be a phase. And...

    June 23, 2014 by Audrey Gallien