During this event we will candidly discuss the benefits and challenges that accompany effective inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender team members in the workplace and catering your LGBT customers and clients.

Together with our speakers we will explore the importance of the LGBT community and their allies both in the workforce and within the community. The event will open with breakfast and welcoming remarks.

Following the breakfast, we will have two breakout sessions. One session will feature a panel entitled “The Business Impact of LGBT Workplace Policies”. This panel will go over the adoption of inclusive policies, the negative public image discrimination brings could be avoided, attracting customers who are eager to do business with socially responsible companies. An LGBT friendly workplace will lead to increased job satisfaction, better relationships with co-workers and supervisors, and greater work commitment among the LGBT employees.

The other session will be a workshop on “Orlando’s LGBTQ+ Community: 3 Years After the Pulse Tragedy” led by Jennifer Foster, Founding Executive Director at One Orlando Alliance. The One Orlando Alliance unifies and empowers LGBTQ+ organizations in central Florida.

After our breakouts, our Keynote Speaker, Noah Brodsky, Chief Brand Officer at Wyndham Destinations will demonstrate how he was/is instrumental in supporting workplace improvement initiatives for Wyndham’s LGBTQ+ associate and how our audience members can take these practices to their own organizations. Noah is an LGBTQ+ C-suite executive who has been an inspiration for associates especially in the LGBTQ+ community. He also shows his commitment to the community by sponsoring various events such as Come Out with Pride in Orlando, Pride Walk in New York to name a few.

The event will culminate with the recognition of several advocates within and for the LGBT community with our LGBT Leader and LGBT Ally awards.

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