Government Leaders and Corporate Executives to Discuss LGBT Workplace Equality During 2015 Out & Equal Workplace Summit

Government Leaders and Corporate Executives to Share Personal
Testimony of Challenges and Accomplishments Vying for LGBT Equality in
the Workplace during Special Luncheons

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As part of the full lineup of session speeches, plenaries and
entertainment at the annual Out & Equal Workplace Summit, held this year
in Dallas at the Hilton Antole Hotel Oct. 5-8, Out
& Equal Workplace Advocates
, a non-profit dedicated to achieving
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workplace equality, will host two
special luncheons with renowned government leaders and LGBT corporate
executives. Speakers will address their work towards the next frontier
in LGBT rights—workplace equality. The Government and Executive
Luncheons—ticketed events—will both be held Thursday, Oct. 8.

“We are excited to host this incredible panel of speakers that
demonstrates the wide range of high profile government officials and
corporate executives collaborating to achieve international LGBT
workplace equality,” said Out & Equal Founder and CEO Selisse Berry. “We
are working to change the world one cubicle and one workplace at a time.”

Carmen Middleton, Deputy Executive Director of the CIA and 30-year
government service veteran, Randy Berry, the U.S. State Department’s
first Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons, and Joe
Leonard Jr., the longest-serving Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in
the USDA’s history will discuss their countless contributions to the
fight towards LGBT workplace equality and the challenges of implementing
change during the Government Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 11:45 a.m.

LGBT executives Sander Van’t Noordende of Accenture Products, James
Fitterling of DOW Chemical Company and Cindy Armine-Klein of First Data
Corporation will provide an in-depth look at their impressive career
trajectories while celebrating their intimate and powerful stories about
being out and open in the workplace during the Executive Luncheon on
Thursday, Oct. 8 at 12:15 p.m.

The Workplace Summit 2015 Ticketed Event Schedule is available on the
Out & Equal website
along with additional information about the conference.

Press interested in attending the conference can e-mail
out& to request a press pass.

About Out & Equal

Out & Equal is a San-Francisco-based nonprofit organization that
collaborates with Fortune 500 corporations around the world to help them
create safe and supportive work environments for their lesbian, gay,
bisexual, and transgender employees. Out & Equal provides professional
development opportunities; establishes and supports employee resource
groups; develops hiring policies and training programs; provides
networking opportunities; and develops career advancement programs. Out
& Equal, which was founded in 1996, brings together employees and
experts from around the world each year at its Workplace Summit, where
attendees learn about current and emerging best practices to ensure
greater opportunities and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender employees.


for Out & Equal
Whitney Simon, 415-397-7600