March 20, 2017
One of the facts Out Now has worked hard on for 25 years is uncovering the extent to which LGBT inclusion makes business sense.
We always tell clients that there are 'heart' reasons (it is the right thing/a good thing to be inclusive) and 'head' reasons (dollars and percentages) to focus on, when considering becoming more inclusive of LGBT people - both as customers and as employees.
This week in Hong Kong, London and New York these concepts will be debated and discussed by many leading opinion-formers from the worlds of business and government.
Pride and Prejudice
The Economist has a long history of supporting LGBT inclusion and it is therefore no great surprise that this august newspaper chooses to champion highlighting the business aspects of inclusion of LGBT people at work - and in society more broadly.
You can learn more about this week's Pride and Prejudice LGBT conference at this link.
If you want to attend, final delegate tickets are almost gone, however Out Now - which is a supporting organisation for the event - has a discount code OUTNOW15 which can be used to register with a 15% reduction on usual cost of attending.
The reasons to be there are many.
Here are just some of the people you can hear from and network with at this premier LGBT inclusion global forum.
Thomas Buberl, Chief Executive Officer, AXA
|Penny Wong, her partner and child|
Penny Wong, Leader of the Opposition, Australian Senate
Ronan Cassidy, Chief Human Resources & Corporate Officer, Shell
|Xavier Bettel and husband|
Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister, Luxembourg
Michelle Bachelet, President, Chile
Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, National Health Service, England
|Zanny Minton Beddoes|
Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-chief, The Economist
Ian Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Out Now
The Pride and Prejudice event is live-streamed online from all three locations - Hong Kong, London and New York - and will include a range of discussions with opportunities for live participation using the hashtag #EconPride. Learn more here.
During the London lunch a networking event focusing on turning policies into outcomes will be held which will be facilitated by several LGBT business people, including Out Now's Chief Executive Officer, Ian Johnson.
To register with 15% reduction, use promo code OUTNOW15 when booking.
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