Many members of the LGBTQIA+ community have had a time in their career where they have not brought their full authentic self to the office out of fear of being alienated, even when, on the surface, the company is pro-LGBTQIA+. Bringing your authentic self to work only becomes more complicated as the very concept of the workplace continues to evolve.
On Wednesday, August 25th, PowerToFly is thrilled that Dr. Van Bailey will join us to take a virtual deep dive into exactly this topic: How can LGBTQIA+ employees embrace authenticity at work?
In this chat, part of our ongoing Pride All Year Long series, you'll learn:
- How to bring your true self to work and what to expect from it
- Tips on maintaining and embracing your identity in the workplace
- Strategies for self-care at work
- How can companies support and encourage their employees to show up authentically at work
As the inaugural director of two LGBTQ+ student centers, Dr. Van Bailey uses practical on-the-ground knowledge to inform strategies for organizational change. He has been noted for his work in higher education by being listed in Business Equality Magazine's 40 under 40 LGBTQ Leaders, Trans 100, and the National Black Justice Coalition's 100 to Watch LBGTQ/SGL Emerging Leaders. He was also the co-chair for the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals, in which he assisted in the restructuring of the leadership board, mission, vision, and goals.
I'm writing this on July 1st which means that "PRIDE Month" is officially over. Soon, if not already, we will see the mass exodus of rainbow logos from most companies' websites and social media accounts, put back into the closet (sort of speak) until next year.
Here at PowerToFly, we don't believe that our LGBTQIA+ community should just be celebrated for thirty days but all year long. That's why we are launching a new conversation series entitled, you guessed it, Pride All Year Long. Each month, we'll be hosting an intimate fireside chat with an LGBTQIA+ newsmaker, discussing their life, career and what's next for the community.
We are kicking off our Pride All Year Long series on July 8th at 3:30 PM ET with a truly AMAZING guest: The drag and trans icon (and RuPaul's Drag Race veteran) Peppermint.
Peppermint is a trailblazing actress, singer, reality star, activist, and longtime key figure in queer nightlife. Peppermint has been nominated for a 2021 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Music Artist and, in 2018, was honored at Conde Nast's first annual "Queeroes" awards, earned her place on Variety's prestigious "New Power of New York" list, and was named one of Out magazine's "OUT100" portfolio of the most influential LGBTQ people of the year.
Joining Peppermint in conversation will be Joey Nolfi, a writer and multimedia host at Entertainment Weekly. Based in both New York City and Pittsburgh, Joey leads the publication's WOWIE Award-winning, Webby Award-nominated RuPaul's Drag Race coverage and is the host of EW's BINGE podcast.
We want this conversation to be as interactive as possible so Peppermint and Joey are looking forward to receiving your questions in advance when you register or live on July 8th from 3:30 PM ET to 4:30 PM ET.
Don't forget to register and we hope to see you there!
Learn more about our amazing speakers and sponsors at our June 2021 virtual summit Diversity Reboot: Pride At Work, three days of conversations and panels plus an interactive virtual career fair.
Our Pride At Work summit certainly made us proud! PowerToFly was thrilled to present talks by members of the LGBTQIA+ community alongside some amazing allies. Our conversations ranged from leaders at the highest levels of government positions to visionaries in the worlds of business & tech to artists from the music and entertainment industry. If you tuned in, and celebrated our speakers, thank you! And if you missed the summit or would like to re-watch any of the talks, those conversations will all be available to watch for free on PowerToFly.
If you can, please consider donating to some of the amazing organizations we highlighted at the summit including GLITS, fighting for the health and rights of transgender sex workers; Garden State Equality, the largest LGBTQIA+ advocacy organization in New Jersey, with over 150,000 members; National Black Justice Coalition, a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, including people living with HIV/AIDS; and NYC Anti-Violence Project, empowering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy.
Plus, don't forget to visit our Merch Store and grab yourself some PowerToFly apparel. 100% of the proceeds from our sales will be going to TransTech Social, supporting transgender and non-binary people in tech.Finally, registration for our July 12th - 15th virtual summit Diversity Reboot: Tech For Social Impact is now open! Join us to learn about founders from mission-driven organizations and their social impact. Register for free here
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