2015 Florida LGBT - Allies Diversity Summit - June 19th, 2015


Welcome to the Florida Diversity Council’s Fourth Annual Florida LGBT-Allies Diversity Summit!

Through this year’s theme, Maintaining Momentum: Advocacy in the Workplace & Community, we’ll candidly discuss the benefits and challenges that accompany effective inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender team members in the workplace.

We’re honored to host this year’s statewide LGBT-Allies Diversity Summit at the UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality in the Disney Dining Room. It is an honor to have Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Outback Steakhouse, and USAA as Sponsors for this meaningful and worthwhile event in Orlando, Florida!

Together with our incredible Keynote Speaker we will explore the importance of LGBT Allies both in the workforce and within the community. Following our morning’s panel session of “Partner Resources for Driving LGBT Inclusion” with Equality Florida, MBA Orlando, Out & Equal and We Are Straight Allies, we will have two breakout sessions, including a panel of representatives from local Florida companies discussing what actions they have taken to empower the LGBT community within their organization and how to cater to LGBT employees in the corporate setting, as well as a workshop on LGBT rights in the workplace with a guest speaker from the EEOC. Gina Duncan, Transgender Inclusion Director for Equality Florida, will conduct the Keynote Address and discuss her journey in the workplace as a transgendered woman, the current political and workplace progress for the LGBT community, and the status and challenges the Transgender Community is still facing.

Our hope and our goal is that this year’s Summit leaves attendees with resourceful and attainable ideas to share with their respective organizations, whether in the corporate, small business, public sector, or non-profit arena. It is our honor and privilege to serve as this year’s Summit Chairs, and we look forward to exchanging ideas and enjoying the event alongside you.

Brian Gray
VP, Organizational Capability
Wyndham Vacation Ownership

Karen Wesley
Sr. Regional HR Generalist

Why Attend?



Individual Registration — $50
Non-Profit Rate — $35
Student Rate — $25

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