Over 2000 Professionals to Attend "Out & Equal Workplace Summit" in Los Angeles and Celebrate the Business Side of Equality and Diversity

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Deloitte and Hewlett-Packard Presenting Sponsors for International Summit Addressing Wide Range of LGBT Identities and Issues, Highlights Include Marriage Equality Summit and “Outie” Awards

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What: Out & Equal Workplace Advocates will hold its annual Workplace Summit in Los Angeles, from October 5 to 8, 2010. At the Summit, human resources professionals, diversity managers, employee resource group (ERG) leaders and allies will have a wide range of opportunities to formulate and discuss strategies for commitment to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality in the workplace.

With over 2,300 attendees and over 125 workshops, nearly 100 leading corporations financially support the work of Out & Equal through the annual Summit and the organization’s other programs. Over 30 of the diversityinc.com Top 50 Companies for Diversity and over one third of Fortune 100 companies participate in the summit. This year’s events include a Marriage Equality “summit within a summit,” making the business case for marriage equality; the annual Workplace Awards, or “Outies,” honoring exceptional achievements for equality in the workplace; and plenaries featuring EEOC commissioner Chai Feldblum, actor and AIDS activist Sheryl Lee Ralph and openly gay country singer Chely Wright.

For more information, including a complete schedule, see the official Out & Equal Workplace Summit site at http://outandequal.org/annual-summit

2010 Out & Equal Workplace Summit
October 5-8, 2010
Los Angeles Convention Center
Sponsored by Deloitte and Hewlett-Packard

Who: For a complete list of speakers, see http://outandequal.org/2010-speakers

Registration: Available on the Out & Equal site, at: http://outandequal.org/2010-registration

Contact: For any questions or embargoed materials, contact Cathy Renna.

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates (commonly known as “Out & Equal”) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in San Francisco, California. We provide a variety of services to companies, human resource professionals, employee resource groups (ERGs) and individuals.

Out & Equal™ Workplace Advocates champions safe and equitable workplaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. We advocate building and strengthening successful organizations that value all employees, customers and communities.


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