Monday, February 28, 2011

Building Bridges with Corporate America: Both Ways, One Way, or No Way

There’s tons of progress being made in the workplace today. In 2011, we saw a record-high 337 companies earn a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index. LGBT buying power is expected to pass the $800 billion mark this year. Corporations are looking for ways to create more inclusive workplaces for employees and tap into the wallets of loyal LGBT consumers.

This new landscape has given rise to a number of partnerships between LGBT organizations (national, state, and local) and corporations. While there’s a lot to be gained for everyone, keeping these relationships on the track towards achieving equality is sometimes challenging. And, with the Citizens United Supreme Court decision in 2010, maintaining these relationships is a challenging game.

Is your head spinning yet?

We’ve got help: Join eQualityGiving.org on March 1 from 12:00-1:00 pm (EST) for a free virtual panel to take on these issues. Get perspective on what the road to corporate partnerships looks like and how (especially in the wake of the Citizens United court decision) LGBT organizations are shaping their relationships with corporate America.

David Alexander (NGLTF), Victoria Fulkerson (NGLCC), Daryl Herrschaft (HRC), and Jean-Marie Navetta, (PFLAG / Straight for Equality) will help provide some clarity in an ever-evolving issue, with Bob Witeck (Witeck-Combs) and Charlie Rounds (Forward Motion Travel) moderating the discussion.

Have a specific question you want to ask? Here's your chance! Visit the eQualityGiving.org website today to post the question you'd like to ask the panel.

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