Posted by: outandequal | October 18, 2011

Out & Equal Workplace Summit – A Rich History of Powerful Speakers

Andy Cohen

The Out & Equal Workplace Summit has a proud legacy of keynote addresses from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally celebrities and business leaders. Over the years, we have been honored to host amazing speakers and luminaries including: Judy Shepard, George Takei, Billy Jean King, John Amaechi, Yolanda King, B.D. Wong, Carson Kressley, Barney Frank, Keith Boykin, Frank Kameny, Arianna Huffington, and Chely Wright. You can watch the past summit speaker highlight video here.

This year, we are very excited to welcome a fantastic group of role models, activists, and business professionals.

We’ll be joined by Andy Cohen, Bravo’s Senior Vice President; Donna Brazile, renowned political strategist and commentator; LZ Granderson, ESPN anchor and CNN correspondent; Rick Welts, President of the Golden State Warriors; and celebrities/activists Meredith Baxter, Margaret Cho, Candis Cayne, and Wilson Cruz.

LZ Granderson

Dynamic business and political speakers include Mike Ullman,  Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, JCPenney; Wes Bush, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Northrup Grumman; Sander van ‘t Noordende, Group Chief Executive, Accenture; Paul Bell, President of the Public & Large Enterprise Business Units, Dell; Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy; and Joel Burns, Ft. Worth City Councilman.

Geri Jewell

Special topic luncheons include the Human Resources Luncheon with Ambassador Barry L. Wells, Director of the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity, and the Women’s Leadership Luncheon with Geri Jewell, author of I’m Walking As Straight As I Can and “cousin Geri” on the Facts of Life.

Are you as excited as we are? We are anticipating a great turnout, and can’t wait to see you all in Dallas!



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