BritishAmerican Business and Out Leadership Announce Strategic Partnership to Drive LGBT Inclusion within the Global Business Community
BritishAmerican Business will launch new LGBT-focused programming, powered by Out Leadership
NEW YORK and LONDON, February 22, 2016 — BritishAmerican Business, the leading transatlantic business association, and Out Leadership, the first global LGBT business organization, today announced that they will enter into a strategic partnership. Working together, both organizations aim to continue to drive the global conversation around the business and talent opportunities LGBT inclusion creates.
As part of the collaboration, BritishAmerican Business will expand its member benefits, introducing LGBT-focused programming “powered by Out Leadership.” The organizations will partner on programming and campaigns that will leverage their complementary positions at the center of powerful networks of senior business and LGBT leaders.
“There’s very little more powerful than a meaningful business connection,” said Wendy Mendenhall, Managing Director of BritishAmerican Business. “We are proud to bring the value of this strategic partnership with Out Leadership to our members and to leverage the business case for global equality.”
Out Leadership has also appointed Ms. Mendenhall to the advisory leadership committee of Quorum, its initiative to place openly LGBT directors on corporate boards.
“LGBT inclusion at every level of a company is an important agenda item for every forward-thinking corporate leader,” said Todd Sears, Founder and Principal, Out Leadership. “Out Leadership’s member companies have long led the global conversation around the positive business impacts of LGBT inclusion. The bottom line is that business opportunity can actually drive inclusion and equality. We are thrilled to partner with BritishAmerican Business to bring new connections, insights and opportunities to members of both organizations.”
ABOUT BRITISHAMERICAN BUSINESS
BritishAmerican Business (BAB), the leading transatlantic business network, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping companies connect and build their business on both sides of the Atlantic. Our members are the world’s leading multinational and middle-market companies and include many of the major American and European players in finance, law, insurance, real estate, pharmaceuticals, airlines, technology and media. By providing access to practical, measurable business opportunities through our exclusive networking and targeted marketing platforms, the companies in our membership are able to sustain, grow and celebrate their businesses. The product of a merger between the American Chamber of Commerce (UK) and British-American Chamber of Commerce (US), we serve our members as the single, pre-eminent transatlantic business organization.
For further information, please contact:
Director of Marketing & Communications, BritishAmerican Business
ABOUT OUT LEADERSHIP
Out Leadership is a global LGBT business advisory that partners with the world’s most influential companies to build business opportunities, cultivate talent, and drive LGBT equality forward. We believe that LGBT inclusion positively impacts business results, and that including LGBT people at the most senior level of executive leadership builds business. We call this idea Return on Equality™.
Comprised of 65 member firms from the financial services, technology, legal and insurance industries, and dedicated to cross-industry collaboration, Out Leadership is a certified B Corporation. Out Leadership operates two industry-specific business initiatives: Out on the Street and Out in Law, and three talent initiatives: Quorum, which aims to increase LGBT representation on corporate boards; OutNEXT, the first global talent development program for emerging LGBT leaders; and OutWOMEN, connecting senior LGBT women in business.
For more information, please visit www.outleadership.com
For further information, please contact:
Director of Communications, Out Leadership
917.336.0604 ext 709