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October 14-17 2019Washington, DCUSA
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The Workplace Summit has brought together over 6,000 employees including executives, Employee Resource Group members, HR and Diversity & Inclusion professionals and provided them with the opportunity to join other experts to share strategies and best practices to create workplaces which are inclusive of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.


Erin Uritus

CEO at Out & Equal
Highly qualified in the design, implementation and ongoing management of all aspects that differentiate healthy organizations – including stakeholder involvement and outreach; operational and strategic planning; and comprehensive program management and evaluation. Experienced in leading transformational change, strategic communications, organizational effectiveness, and customer/ stakeholder service initiatives that achieve sustainable results. In the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges, widely respected for innovative problem-solving and determined commitment to achieving organizational objectives.

Frequently serve as an energetic catalyst for change, growth and momentum. Particularly skilled in synthesizing complex business, political and social/cultural factors in way that effectively simplifies and focuses an organization’s direction, and “unfreezes” troubling resistance points. Proven ability to unite efforts of all parties toward common goals through combination of creative stakeholder dialogue and communications, continued process improvements, aligned structures and strong leadership. Contribute to strong and efficient organizational performance through a wide variety of complementary interventions that promote knowledge sharing and skills transfer. History of driving top performance and motivation from multi-cultural teams, successfully encouraging risk-taking, decision-making and growth.

Lena Waithe

Actress, producer and screenwriter at Media
Lena Waithe is an American screenwriter, producer, and actress. She starred in the Netflix comedy-drama series Master of None (2015–2017). She became the first black woman to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 2017 for writing the show's "Thanksgiving" episode, which was loosely based on her personal experience of coming out to her mother.

Amber Hikes

Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer at ACLU
Amber Hikes is the executive director of the Office of LGBT Affairs for the City of Philadelphia, where she develops policy and serves as the principal advisor to Mayor Kenney on issues that affect the LGBTQ community.

At the Mayor’s Office, Amber has set her sights on fighting and advocating for the most vulnerable populations within the LGBTQ community – specifically youth, elders, transgender people, and people of color. In her first year leading the office, Amber has advocated for anti-discrimination legislation at the municipal level, launched a citywide LGBTQ Community Conversations initiative and helped facilitate an international conversation about race and discrimination in the LGBTQ community with the addition of black and brown stripes to the rainbow flag. Amber has been recognized nationally by Business Equality Pride as one of the 40 LGBTQ Leaders Under 40, by Philadelphia Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Philadelphia, and by Philadelphia Gay News as their 2017 Person of the Year. Hikes believes in employing an intersectional lens in all aspects of community work and leans daily on the words of sister Audre Lorde: “There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle, because we do not live single-issue lives.
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