Inclusion for All: How to Build LGBTQ Inclusive Workplaces and Why it Matters (SEP 2020 Recording)
HRC's Corporate Equality Index tracks the growing commitment of our nation's largest employers to LGBTQ inclusion over the last 20 years and makes clear that today's leading companies value diversity and inclusion as a business imperative necessary for talent recruitment and retention. In this session, we'll level set our knowledge about the LGBTQ community including terms and terminology. We discuss the importance of building inclusive workplaces, how that is defined and what it takes to get it right.
Beck Bailey, (He/Him)
Bio: Beck Bailey's work in the HRC Foundation’s Workplace Equality Program focuses on helping America’s workplaces become more LGBTQ inclusive through employee engagement, training, and education. He also conducts outreach to engage corporations in supporting legislative action to create workplace protections for LGBTQ people.
As a lifelong business professional prior to joining HRC, Beck brings his knowledge and experience as a manager and a leader to this work. From frontline management of a food production line at Stouffer’s frozen foods to operations and retail management of the iconic LGBTQ merchandise company Don’t Panic! Designs, Beck possesses a well-developed managerial skillset grounded in operations and change management.
An LGBTQ advocate and out transgender man, Beck often speaks about his personal experience as a way to increase awareness and understanding. He proudly serves on the Board of Directors for Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD). Beck holds a BS in Management from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst.