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Mar 2016

Why we need Out Women in Business

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Can you name a woman at the top of her field? We’ll give you a few seconds. While you think, here’s some Wonder Woman.

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Got one in your mind? Good. Here’s just a few guesses on where your brain wandered. Maybe you went political and thought of Hillary Clinton or Angela Merkel. Perhaps your mind went to the business world and thought of Mary Barra or Indra Nooyi – the CEOs of GM and PepsiCo, respectively. Maybe you even thought about music, and Katy Perry or Beyoncé came to mind. These women are admirable and accomplished, breaking glass ceilings whenever they face them. In addition to all being women, they have something else in common: they’re all straight (at least as far as we know).

Lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LBTQ) women are woefully underrepresented in business. Actually, that’s not entirely true. I have no doubt that LBTQ women are well-represented; they’re just not out at work. That’s understandable given the well-established evidence that women and LGBTQ people both face potential discrimination in the workplace. The data on LGBTQ people of color and employment is even more stark. But none of this will change unless we work together, as a community, to make sure that people can be out at work. Non-discrimination protection is key, but so is creating a strong network of LBTQ women to lean on for support, guidance, and development on how to be out at work. That’s where the Out Women in Business (OWIB) Conference comes in.

On April 1, we’ll meet in New York at OWIB to create a more united and visible community of out women in different industries. Together, we can form a strong, visible network of professionals that will inspire future generations of LBTQ women. Come and learn from some incredible speakers as they share their experiences of being out at work. Let’s change those statistics about LBTQ women and unemployment. Let’s work as a community to be more out, more present at work. Let’s turn the “double glass ceiling” narrative on its head. Register here for OWIB and build the world we want to live and work in.

 

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Feb 2015

Queer Women in Business Panelist: Danielle Piergallini

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As we near the inaugural Queer Women in Business Summit (March 7th in NYC), we’re thrilled to unveil some of the amazing speakers and panelists that are participating in the day’s events.

One first panelists to unveil is Danielle Piergallini, who is an MBA alum of Vanderbilt University.  Danielle, who was recently featured in the New York Times’ article “For Transgender Students, Business Schools Are a Transition.”  Danielle will join three other panelists for our afternoon panel titled “Intersectionality” that explores the levels of diversity within our community of LBT Women.  Read more about Danielle below!

Content at the Queer Women in Business Summit will be applicable to lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women in all phases of their careers. Attendees can look forward to speeches from LBT business leaders like Christie Smith, panels exploring issues at specific career stages and issues around intersectionality within the LBT community, a series of inspirational TED-style talks, a workshop around building stronger communication skills, and structured interactive breakouts that designed to build personal networks and foster organic mentor/mentee relationships in their industries.

Register for QUIB ($99 for professionals and $49.50 for students using the code LBTstudent)

 

Danielle Piergallini, Sr. Analyst, Small & Medium Business Loyalty

After joining American Airlines in January 2013, Danielle spent 18 months helping plan the integration of their two multi-billion dollar websites (USAirways.com and AA.com) before moving into the Global Sales organization, where she’s responsible for growing small/medium business loyalty through partnership development. Prior to earning her MBA at Vanderbilt University, Danielle interned in employee engagement at Sprint and led campaign strategy for a boutique interactive agency. Within the LGBT space, she focuses on improving visibility around transgender-specific issues and spreads awareness through her ‘life is good, make it better’ social media campaign – which has reached more than 1.5 million viewers. She also has a BA in Political Science from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Liberty Mutual is the title sponsor for the inaugural QUIB Summit!

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Feb 2015

Queer Women in Business Summit: Communications & Negotiations Workshop

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We are thrilled to announce that Judith White, Visiting Associate Professor of Business Administration at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, will facilitate a workshop on building stronger communication and negotiation during the Queer Women in Business Summit.  The interactive session will focus on making sure your voice is heard as an lesbian, bisexual or transgender professional and give attendees great practice in terms of building strong communication and negotiation skillsLearn more about Judith below.

Content at the Queer Women in Business Summit will be applicable to lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women in all phases of their careers. Attendees can look forward to speeches from LBT business leaders like Christie Smith, panels exploring issues at specific career stages and issues around intersectionality within the LBT community, a series of inspirational TED-style talks, a workshop around building stronger communication skills, and structured interactive breakouts that designed to build personal networks and foster organic mentor/mentee relationships in their industries.

Register for QUIB ($99 for professionals and $49.50 for students using the code LBTstudent)

Judith White is an expert in negotiation and organizational behavior. Her current research is focused on gender and diversity in groups, multi-disciplinary teams, narcissism and negotiation, and conflict management. At Tuck, she teaches a course on negotiations, a research-to-practice seminar on measuring the effects of a diverse workforce, and executive education sessions on negotiations and conflict management.

Professor White’s research articles have appeared in such journals as Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Psychological Science, Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Journal of Social Issues.She serves on the editorial board of  Organization Science and contributes to the Harvard Business Review blog network.

She has been the recipient of the George W. Goethals Award for Teaching Excellence from Harvard University; Eliot Dissertation Fellowship at Harvard University; and Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.

Prior to joining the faculty at Tuck, Professor White was a postdoctoral fellow at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and a visiting scholar, Harvard Business School. She has also served as a public interest law advisor at Harvard Law School; a mediator with Cambridge Dispute Settlement Center; a staff attorney with Greater Boston Legal Services;  and an associate general counsel with the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.

She received her BA from Indiana University, Bloomington, her JD from Yale University and her PhD from Harvard University. – See more at: http://exec.tuck.dartmouth.edu/about-us/faculty/judith-b-white#sthash.DuQc739n.dpuf

Liberty Mutual is the title sponsor for the inaugural QUIB Summit!

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