Out & Equal Workplace Summit Shares First Glimpse of "Out & Equal at Work, From Closet to Corner Office"

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Selisse Berry, Out & Equal founder & Executive Director welcomes delegates to 14th annual Workplace Summit.

Delegates from around the country are actively involved in a broad range of plenaries, workshops and networking events happening at the Out & Equal Workplace Summit.

Attendees picked up the first copies of Out & Equal at Work, From Closet to Corner Office – a new book which celebrates the stories and achievements of gay role models in a range of top employers such as Disneyland Resorts, Hewlett-Packard and Accenture.

Harry van Dorenmalen, chairman of IBM Europe, emphasized the value in diverse workplace talent is a key to growing the global economy in the current challenging climate.

"There are business books that reinforce the business imperative of diversity. This book is not one of those. It’s a collection of authentic stories from real people," said Harry van Dorenmalen, chairman of IBM Europe and workplace equality advocate. "They’re inspirational because they demonstrate how LGBT employees can contribute and prosper at the highest levels in the inclusive workplace."

The Summit provides individuals, human resources professionals, diversity managers, employee resource group (ERG) leaders, and allies the perfect platform from which to make powerful connections, share best practices, and formulate a strategy that allows for a powerful demonstration of their commitment to equality in the workplace.

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