The ROI of LGBTQ+ Inclusion

As you well know, oftentimes the difference between profit and success vs. bleeding money and failure, lies within our staff. The workplace is changing at light speed. Studies show us that the future of our workforce, Gen Z, is identifying as LGBTQ+ at 33%.  This means that 1 in 3 of your future employees is part of the LGBTQ+ community. Of those, 40% identify as non-binary and/or trans.  Successful strategies of attracting and retaining key talent in the near future are going to be a mixture of inclusive language, emotional intelligence, and impactful benefits.  

"The ROI of LGBTQ+ Inclusion" bridges the cultural gap for corporate leaders. This presentation gives leaders the edge to actually move the needle in their inclusion of marginalized populations and increase authenticity within their company culture. You will also learn common missteps when organizations first begin their authenticity journey.  Finally, by learning about which employee benefits LGBTQ+ families value the most, you will have an advantage in attracting and retaining key talent in the near future.  

The audience will:
1. Discover how LGBTQ+ Inclusion influences the bottom line 
2. Explore the survey responses that answer which employee benefits LGBTQ+ families value the most. 
3. Demystify Inclusive language to use and exclusive language to avoid 
4. Learn the foundation of Emotional Intelligence to foster future learning and growth.

Elena Joy Thurston, Executive Director, Pride and Joy Foundation

Elena Joy Thurston is an inspirational LGBTQ+ speaker, trainer, and founder of the nonprofit Pride and Joy Foundation. A Mormon mom of four who lost her marriage, her church, and her community when she came out as a lesbian, Elena's viral TEDx talk on surviving conversion therapy has been viewed 45,000+ times and landed her media and speaking opportunities with ABC, CBS, Logitech, Michael's, and more.  Elena Joy recently launched Pride and Joy Publishing, the only publisher of solely LGBTQ+ empowerment and business books. 

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