The inaugural Out on the Street: Europe summit will be held in London on November 13, 2012, and will be hosted by Clifford Chance. All 11 member organizations will participate in the panels as well as send senior leaders as delegates. Our member organizations are at the forefront of the financial services industry, and include: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, KKR, KPMG, Morgan Stanley and UBS.
The summit will feature a number of senior leaders from across the financial services industry and the LGBT community, including:
Lord Browne – Managing Director and Managing Partner of Riverstone Holdings, former Group Chief Executive of BP
Christian Meissner – Global Head of Investment Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
John Haley – CEO, Towers Watson
Bob Annibale – Global Director, Microfinance, Citi
Eva Lindstrom – Head of Ultra High Net Worth EMEA, UBS
Susan Eastoe – COO EMEA, Edelman
Ben Summerskill, OBE – Chief Executive, Stonewall UK
Brian Heyworth – Global Co-Head, Financial Institutions, HSBC
Simon Collins – UK Chairman, Senior Partner, KPMG
Sally A. Boyle – Partner, Head of Human Capital Management EMEA, Goldman Sachs
Christiane Macedo – Managing Director, Global COO for the GBS Change Management Organisation, Deutsche Bank
Paul Reed – CEO, Integrated Supply Trading, BP
Derek Laud – Partner, Stanhope Capital
Special Guest: Dusko Markovic, Deputy Prime Minister for Political System, Foreign and Interior Policy, Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Montenegro
The topics discussed are critical to both the financial industry and LGBT community, including:
C-Suite Discussion: Lord Browne will moderate a panel of C-suite executives to address the importance of their companies’ support for LGBT equality in Europe and around the world. The panel will also discuss their personal commitments to advancing LGBT rights, beyond the workplace.
Global Launch of The Power of Out II: Expert economists will discuss the impact of being out on both careers and business opportunities.
The XX Factor: Senior lesbians will discuss their career trajectories and how they became successful. Particular focus will be paid to the intersection of the challenges and opportunities from both a gender and LGBT standpoint, and how these women navigated their careers.
LGBT Diversity Means Business – Client Perspective: A moderated discussion with senior executives from client companies, discussing the role of LGBT equality in their firms and the impact on business opportunities.
Global LGBT Talent Mobility: Discussion on foundational understanding of the protections and legal challenges faced by LGBT employees across Europe, and the resulting impact on LGBT talent mobility and retention.
Active Allies: Panel discussion on the different expectations of allies and how best to leverage their impact across the organizations.
Click here to register for the conference. Note: you must have an invitation code from a sponsoring organization to register.
~ A special thanks to our Media and PR partner FTI Consulting, who have donated their services to Out on the Street: Europe ~
~ Resource Materials ~
Thank you for your interest in Out on the Street: Europe. As an environmentally-friendly organization, we have provided materials in connection with our event below for your reference. These resources include research on LGBT equality in the global workplace and in the financial services industry and include information about the 13 November 2012 event and Out on the Street membership in 2013. Please click on the title of each resource to download it to your device.
- “Business Case for Change: The Financial Sector’s Role in Changing Discriminatory Immigration Laws”, Out on the Street and Immigration EqualityImmigration Equality and Out on the Street are partnering on a white paper detailing the business impact of immigration laws which discriminate against LGBT employees, particularly in the United States.
- “Does Prejudice Prejudice Growth”, UBS Q-Series Investment ResearchThis report by UBS Q-Series analyses the return of the political economy, and contends that prejudice in a society is detrimental to economic growth.
- “Europe LGBT Leadership Conference Program Book”, Out on the StreetThis brochure in connection with Out on the Street: Europe summit on the 13 November 2012 in London provides the biographies of the panelists and other speakers as well as the event’s agenda and list of member organizations.
- “For LGBT Workers, Being ‘Out’ Brings Advantages”, Harvard Business ReviewThis article by Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Karen Sumberg describes research findings that suggests that many LGBT individuals are hiding needlessly and that “out” workers may stand a better chance than closeted workers of being promoted (although there are still relatively few openly gay senior executives).
- “Global Equality Fund Fact Sheet”, U.S. Department of StateA fact sheet prepared by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor on the fund’s principles and means of assistance.
- “Global Equality Fund Informational Flyer”, U.S. Department of StateAn informative flyer containing information about the Global Equality Fund, a collaborative effort at the State Department with the objective of empowering LGBT persons to live freely and without discrimination around the globe.
- “Global Working: Supporting Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Staff on Overseas Assignments”, Stonewall Workplace GuidesThis guide – the latest in a series of Stonewall good practice publications – explores how employers can best support their gay staff to make informed choices about working abroad, and how to support them when they get there.
- “Letter of Recognition”, U.S. Department of StateA letter of recognition of Out on the Street by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
- “Out on the Street: Europe 2012 Attendee List”, Out on the StreetThis list provides the names and organizations of the attendees at Out on the Street: Europe 2012.
- “Out on the Street: Europe 2012 Press Release”, Out on the StreetThe official press release in connection with Out on the Street: Europe 2012
- “Out on the Street 2013 Membership Overview”, Out on the StreetThis overview highlights the 2012 achievements of Out on the Street, with a particular focus on the return-on-investment for member banks. It offers participants’ responses, press impressions, plans for the future and details for involvement in 2013.
- “Power of OUT”, Center for Talent InnovationResearch from the Center for Talent Innovation quantifies the loss to U.S. companies that fail to create a workplace hospitable to their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.
- “Thinking Outside the Closet: How Leaders Can Leverage the LGBT Talent Opportunity”, Out on the StreetThis white paper sponsored by Out on the Street and written by Todd Sears, with Jonathan Saw and Suzanne Richards focuses on how leaders can leverage the LGBT talent opportunity.