Posted by: outandequal | April 22, 2011

Great events next week—please join us!

We have three dynamic events coming up next week that provide great tools for building workplace equality.

First, on Monday, we are kicking off our Ally Empowerment Tour here in San Francisco. Dr. David Hall, author of the book Allies at Work, will be leading a two-hour seminar from 3:00 – 5:00 pm  for potential straight allies about the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, how the workplace is affected, what makes an ally and how attendees can become powerful allies to their LGBT friends and colleagues. The seminar is just $30 and there are still some places available. Please click to register.

And following the seminar, we’ll have a free reception and presentation from 5:00 – 7:00. You will need to register, but there’s no charge. Many thanks to our hosts, Genentech, for their support of this program.

The Ally Empowerment Tour will continue through the summer in Dallas Fort Worth, Atlanta, Houston, Chicago and Los Angeles. Get all the details here:

Monday, April 25, 2011- 3 pm Pacific Time for seminar | 5 pm for the reception
Two hours in length for each |$30 for the seminar, no cost for the evening reception

Next, on Wednesday, LGBTCareerlink is hosting an important webinar on “Becoming a Presidential Appointee for openly LGBT professionals,” with staff from the Presidential Appointment Project from 12 noon-12:45pm PST.  “Seats” are filling up fast for this webinar, limited to just 100 participants, so please register right away!

President Obama has appointed over 100 openly LGBT Americans to his administration, including 25 at a level requiring confirmation by the U.S. Senate.  This 45-minute webinar will explain how you might qualify to serve in this distinguished, history-making administration. In addition to full-time appointed positions, this webinar will discuss opportunities to serve on boards, commissions, advisory panels and grant reviewing groups across the country.  These bodies make recommendations on how government can work better, smarter and more effectively.

Presenters: Samir Luther, Director of the Presidential Appointments Project and Zachary Portilla, Assistant, Office of Presidential Personnel, The White House.

 Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Noon Pacific Time |1 pm Mountain | 2 pm Central | 3 pm Eastern
45 minutes in length | No cost

Third, on Thursday, we have another great Town Call coming up. This month’s topic is Bisexuals at Work: Update on Global Survey Data. What do you know about bisexual employees in your company?  Do they have the same issues as gays and lesbians or heterosexuals, or are their issues different from both groups?  We know that only a small fraction of bisexuals in our companies are involved with LGBT Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).  What do bisexual people have to say to ERGs and to company management about creating a more bi-friendly environment?

A comprehensive international survey was launched in June 2010 and the emerging data yields an exciting look at the most elusive letter of our alphabet soup.  Join the survey’s principal investigators to learn about everything you always wanted to know about bisexuals at work but were afraid to ask.  This panel was presented at the 2010 Out & Equal Summit and provides attendees with a chance to attend our virtual Summit presentations.

Thursday, April 28, 2011
Noon Pacific Time |1 pm Mountain | 2 pm Central | 3 pm Eastern
One hour in length | No cost


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