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Out & Equal Workplace Advocates Hold Annual Workplace Summit in Philadelphia

Monday Oct 9, 2017

At a time when the state and federal political landscape seems uncertain or even hostile to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, 4,000 employees and experts, representing more than 40 countries, 50 U.S. states, and 600 Fortune 1,000 companies, will gather at Out & Equal Workplace Advocates' annual Workplace Summit. This three-day, global conference in Philadelphia, PA, will feature workshops, expert panels, networking mixers, and prominent LGBT and ally speakers.

The event will be held from October 9-11 at the Philadelphia Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street in Philadelphia.

Select panels of interest include:

Tuesday, October 10, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

Transforming Transitioning: What You Can Do For Your Transgender Employees
Speakers: Gabriel Rodarte-Miller (Dell), Jody Ellis (Dell), Nicole Gibson (Dell)
Tuesday, October 10, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

LGBT Issues in the Workplace: The Trump-Era Legal Landscape
Speakers: Christopher Repole (Jackson Lewis P.C.), Ezra Cukor (New York City Commission on Human Rights), Michelle Phillips (Jackson Lewis P.C.)
Wednesday, October 11, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET

Stakeholder Engagement in Today's Polarized Environment: Knowing How to Respond
Speakers: Apoorva Gandhi (Marriott International), Bob Witeck (Witeck Communications), John Burchett (Google), Wesley Combs (Combs Advisory Services)

Wednesday, October 11, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

Power Lunch Selisse Berry, CEO and Founder of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates; Tig Notaro, Comedian; Jose Berenguer, CEO, JP Morgan

Thursday, October 12, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. ET

Expanding Corporate Responsibility: Engaging Trans Youth and Families
Speakers: Jenna Cook (Johnson & Johnson), Ben Davis (The Ackerman Institute's Gender & Family Project), Enrique Perez Grovas (EY), Jean Malpas (The Ackerman Institute's Gender & Family Project)
Thursday, October 12, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET

LGBT SWAT Team: Navigating Policy in the New Administration
Thursday, October 12, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Under the Trump Administration
Speakers: Adeola Adele (Willis Towers Watson), Mark T. Phillis (Littler Mendelson)

For a full schedule of events, visit


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