The Texas Diversity Council will host its Inaugural LGBT-Allies Diversity Summit Series in 2017. The purpose of this event is to promote the advancement of work place equality for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people while also providing value to today’s leading organizations.

“This summit presents resources and information to elevate the conversation regarding LGBT equality,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder & Chair of the National Diversity Council. “Our hope is that this type of dialogue encourages everyone to check their bias and advocate for inclusion in the workplace.”

Together with our speakers, we will explore the importance of the LGBT community and their allies both in the workforce and within the community. The event will open with a panel session on “Best Practices for Driving LGBT Initiatives” with speakers from local companies that have been dedicated to fostering an inclusive workforce for their LGBT employees. Following the panel, we will have two breakout sessions, including a workshop entitled “The ABCs of LGBT” defining some of the more recent terminology that has arisen in the LGBT community as well as a workshop on “Gender Transitioning in the Workplace: Preparing Your Organization for Inclusion.”

The event will culminate with the recognition of several advocates within and for the LGBT community with our LGBT Leader and LGBT Ally awards.

Locations for the inaugural launch will include:
• Gulf Coast: January 17
• Greater San Antonio: February 9
• Greater Dallas: May 18
• Central Texas: June 15

For information on being a speaker, sponsoring or registering for this event, please contact: laura.alvarado@texasdiversitycouncil.org or 713.598.0735.

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