Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Officers Who Identify as LGBTQ

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The Chief Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Officer within an organization is the individual tasked with ensuring the group adopts best practices to ensure the absence of discrimination and intolerance toward members of minority communities within the workplace and the company's other employment practices. The position should report directly to the Chief Executive Officer of the company because the culture of any organization is driven very much by the individuals at the top. It is a critical role which participates in the setting of the organization's business goals and mission, recruitment, marketing, communications, sponsorships, design and development, partnerships, supplier management, expansion, and in achieving its overall success.

This position supports the LGBTQ community, along with many other minority communities based on race, physical and mental conditions, gender, and other personal characteristics. As such, it is not surprising to see LGBTQ individuals in the ranks of company Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officers. Though a relatively recent inclusion in the senior ranks of companies, surveys show that more than 40% of large companies now have D&I officers.

One of the ways a D&I Officer can accomplish their goals is through the creation of a company-wide Advisory Board or Task Force. The LGBTQ individuals we have identified within this area of responsibility include both the designated leaders and members of the company's working groups. They generally come from large national and global firms, with innovation being led by the consulting firms, financial firms, legal firms, and government agencies.

We have identified the following LGBTQ individuals who are responsible for Diversity and Inclusion within their companies.

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Canada

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Germany

Great Britain

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Switzerland

Poland

United States

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