Guidelines to Provide Companies with Best Practices for Supporting
Gender-Diverse and Transgender Employees in the Workplace
& Equal Workplace Advocates, a non-profit dedicated to achieving
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workplace equality, will debut
its Workplace Gender Identity and Transition Guidelines at the annual
Workplace Summit, held this year in Dallas at the Hilton Antole Hotel
Oct. 5-8. The publication will be available worldwide to
companies seeking to fully understand how to best support their
transgender and gender-diverse employees and coworkers.
“There are great disparities in workplace equality that
disproportionately affect the transgender community. The Workplace
Gender Identity and Transition Guidelines emerged from overwhelming
requests from our corporate partners asking how to best support their
transgender and gender-diverse employees,” said Out & Equal Founder and
CEO Selisse Berry. “I am proud of the guidelines we’re presenting and
confident that they will foster more inclusive policies and more
welcoming workplaces for everyone in the LGBT community.”
As a part of an Out & Equal Transgender Advisory Committee initiative,
the Workplace Gender Identity and Transition Guidelines explicitly
outline best practices for creating workplaces that are safe,
welcoming and inclusive for gender-diverse and transgender employees.
The Workplace Gender Identity and Transition Guidelines are
available on the Out & Equal website
along with additional information about the upcoming Workplace Summit,
where over 3,000 attendees representing more than 600 of the Fortune
1000 companies from 31 countries will discuss advances in LGBT workplace
equality like the Workplace Gender Identity and Transition Guidelines.
Press interested in attending the conference can e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org 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