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The rising interest in LGBTQ+ diversity in the boardroom

KPMG Board Leadership Center Senior Advisor Susan Angele speaks with Todd Sears, founder and CEO of Out Leadership.

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Podcast overview

In this episode, Susan Angele, senior advisor with the KPMG Board Leadership Center, talks with Todd Sears, founder and CEO of Out Leadership, about the increasing visibility of, and interest in, LGBTQ diversity in the boardroom, the return on equality from LGBTQ inclusion, understanding the value and dispelling myths about LGBTQ board diversity, and outlining steps boards can take going forward.

Topics discussed include:

  • the concept of ‘return on equality’ for businesses
  • the importance of LBGTQ+ diversity as part of the boardroom discussion
  • historical barriers that have led to underrepresentation
  • the push for voluntary self-identification

Featured speakers

Todd G. Sears

Todd G. Sears

Founder and CEO, Out Leadership

Susan M. Angele

Susan M. Angele

Senior Advisor, Board Leadership Center, KPMG US

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The rising interest in LGBTQ+ diversity in the boardroom.
A conversation with Todd Sears, founder and CEO of Out Leadership.

Additional reading

The LGBTQ+ Board Leadership Opportunity

  

Board demographics reporting guidelines

  

The imperative for LGBTQ inclusion


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