LGBTQ+ Leadership Resources for Organizations
Whether you’re looking to better your own individual knowledge on LBGTQ+ issues, lead a team with more inclusivity, lead ERG programs, or help your organization support LGBTQ+ rights as leaders, team members, and allies — there are great resources to help.
So, we’ve compiled various LGBTQ+ resources we often use with the clients that inspire us and help them find clarity to move forward with inclusion. The curated resources below come from the thought leaders we integrate into our own work.
Please also share and reach out if you have any suggested resources to add. We are also here when you’re ready to help guide you on your journey!
Glassdoor, a popular job search site, created their first-ever guide for LGBTQ professionals to succeed in the workplace.
This toolkit from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation provides practical guidance in creating a more inclusive workplace for transgender and gender non-conforming employees.
NPR created this guide to understanding pronouns — a helpful tool for individuals and leaders alike
Articles for Organizations and Individuals
This HBR article recaps a survey of 16,000 employees around the world examining the most popular organizational policies promoting DEI from an employee perspective.
This report from the HRC rates workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Equality.
The Muse covers this topic with actionable tips for employees and leaders, citing an HRC report that states 46% of LGBTQ workers say they aren’t out at work.
David and John, known as The Debt Free Guys, share this article on Forbes laying out positive qualities of top LGBTQ+ leaders. The Debt Free Guys help organizations and individuals with skills to live fabulously and better manage finances.
This HBR article showcases a case study on the intersection of business and social issues as companies become more likely to speak up about LGBTQ rights.
In this article, HRC lays out tips for organizations looking to create ERGs to support team members, such as Pride & LGBTQ+ ERGs.
Videos, TED Talks, and Podcasts
Leadership Programs & Courses
Great Examples of LGBTQ+ ERGs
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) — also sometimes called Business Partnering Groups or Team Member Networks — can be a powerful step in providing visibility to LGBTQ+ employees and drive support for inclusive initiatives. Learning from other organizations is a great way to identify ways to provide support and awareness of LGBTQ+ issues as well as lift up allies. Some top organizations with ERGs that act as great examples of this include:
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