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A major transformation is happening in today’s workplace. This groundbreaking anthology chronicles personal narratives from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied executive trailblazers who have conquered adversity and ushered in policies that affirm and support the LGBT community in the workplace. Out & Equal at Work profiles an advocacy organization located aA major transformation is happening in today’s workplace. This groundbreaking anthology chronicles personal narratives from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied executive trailblazers who have conquered adversity and ushered in policies that affirm and support the LGBT community in the workplace. Out & Equal at Work profiles an advocacy organization located at the intersection of the private sector and the broader social movement: Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, and its visionary Founding Executive Director, Selisse Berry....

Title : Out & Equal at Work: From Closet to Corner Office
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ISBN : 9780988189805
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Number of Pages : 214 Pages
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Out & Equal at Work: From Closet to Corner Office Reviews

  • Gus Casals
    2018-11-28 22:23

    This is an interesting but uneven book, as is given to an anthology of sorts. Different stories are told from a work, workplace and corporate point of view on the road taken by LGTB and allied people in recent years. Some testimonies are warm and personal, while many of them read like advertorials for the companies some of these individuals represent.Also, the book is very US centered (although there are some scattered international -european- voices heard) so you need to have an interest and at least passing knowledge of US corporate culture to get the most out of the book.

  • Katy
    2018-12-10 20:16

    Book Info: Genre: Self-help/GLBT workplace issuesReading Level: AdultsRecommended for: Anyone who wants to understand better the sorts of issues GLBTQ people go through in the workplaces, GLBTQ peopleTrigger Warnings: DiscriminationMy Thoughts: Please note: this is not a review of the full book, but of an excerpt I was provided as a reviewer. From the excerpts, it appears that each of the essays is written by a person who is involved in their company in various ways to make it safer for GLBTQ people to come out and be open in the office. Each provides an example of why they choose to takes these steps, and how they went about, and how it worked out, or is working out. Some are GLBTQ themselves, some are straight but supportive. It is obviously well edited, or at least the segments I saw were well edited.I am uncomfortable providing a rating without having read the whole book. I had received a galley from NetGalley, but my Kindle disappeared, so I have no way to check to see if that was the whole book. Until such a time as I can read the whole book, I cannot assign a rating to this text, but I can recommend that if these issues interest you, you should definitely check out this book and these various essays for more information.Blog Tour: I recently took part in a blog tour for this book. You can view a guest post from Selisse Berry and some information about Out & Equal Workplace Advocates and the book by clicking the links (where formatting allowed) in this paragraph.Disclosure: I was provided a galley with a short excerpt from the book from JKS communications, the book's publicists, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.Synopsis: A major transformation is happening in today’s workplace. This groundbreaking anthology chronicles personal narratives from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied executive trailblazers who have conquered adversity and ushered in policies that affirm and support the LGBT community in the workplace. Out & Equal at Work profiles an advocacy organization located at the intersection of the private sector and the broader social movement: Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, and its visionary Founding Executive Director, Selisse Berry.

  • The Book Breeze
    2018-12-09 20:40

    The following review was provided by Alan Chin for his column in The Book Breeze ,,,Out & Equal At Work is a collection of stories from thirty-six business leaders—gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and some straight—who speak to the power of cultivating diversity in the workplace. These people hold prominent positions at Fortune 500 companies like HP, IBM, Dell, Prudential, and Disney. These stories encapsulate the history of the fight for equality in the workplace, told by trailblazers who have fought, and keep fighting, the frontline battles in the boardrooms to shatter the glass ceiling.Many of these business leaders are connected with Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, and organization dedicated to helping people bring diversity to the workplace.It reads much like the “It Gets Better” anthologies I’ve read, only it is geared to professionals who are struggling to bring their whole selves to work every day. The message is, diversity in the workplace is not simply the right thing to do, but has profound benefits on companies because it effects employee engagement, retention, productivity, and, ultimately, business results. I confess I did not read each story. Although I found each one I read interesting, and could relate, I found them all so similar that they became monotonous. Never the less, this collection is an inspiring and motivational reminder of how important it is to celebrate diversity and openness in businesses. This should be read by everyone, janitor to CEO, who cares about improving their business environment.

  • Julie Schoerke
    2018-12-10 23:29

    This is a book filled with really incredible role models for LGBT readers. Although I'm straight, I was fascinated. Full discloser - I knew a couple of the people featured in this book (which is why I got to read it early). I loved, loved, loved this book! What a terrific "history" of how some big companies that are house hold names became committed to supporting those in their work force before it was the easy thing to do!

  • Heather
    2018-12-05 23:29

    Out and Equal at Work: From Closet to Corner Office edited by Selisse Berry Loved this book! For a full review, click on the post's title.