Welcome to the Florida Diversity Council’s Fifth 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.
Joint Venture Partner, Outback Steakhouse
Sr. HR Business Partner
Hear from the Experts
The Florida Diversity Council wants to bring you an exciting and informative agenda and elevate the local conversation regarding workplace equality.
Dialogue with Your Peers
Representatives of various companies from around the state of Florida will be in attendance.
Expand your Network of Contacts and Resources
Take the opportunity to make new connections and learn what your peers are doing to advance LGBT policies within their organizations.
Discuss how recent local and statewide legislation is affecting the LGBT community.
Become a Change Agent
Learn how to effectively create positive change within your organization.
Listen to presentations by inspiring and informative speakers.
Hear the business case for LGBT policies and benefits.
See how Florida companies match up on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index.