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 extremely complex, and it can be difficult to understand its nuances. To gain a better understanding of it, download the non-exhaustive, but thorough LGBTQI Terminology document put together by the LGBT Campus Resource Center at UCLA or check out Catalyst's own Glossary of Terms. To find out how to be an ally to LGBTQI colleagues and for a listing of Catalyst LGBTQI-related resouces, download our flyer

LGBT
  • Catalyst Event
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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
  • Catalyst Event
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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
  • Catalyst Event
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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
  • Partner Event
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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
  • Catalyst Event
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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
  • Catalyst Event
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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

  • Catalyzing
    Five Ways to Be a More Queer-Friendly Coworker

    It’s that time of year again, folks: June is LGBT Pride Month in cities around the world! What are you doing to celebrate?

    Stumped for ideas? Not to worry. You don’t have to throw a party or sponsor a float in a parade to support your LGBT coworkers this month. Solidarity starts small.

    To...

    June 5, 2014 by Hannah Winsten

  • Catalyzing
    Breaking Boundaries in India

    Below are some highlights from a recent conversation between Catalyst and Parmesh Shahani, head of India Culture Lab at Godrej Industries Ltd., author of Gay Bombay, and editor-at-large of Verve magazine.

    What does Culture Lab do and how does it promote inclusiveness in India’s workplaces and...

    June 3, 2014 by Parmesh Shahani