The Queer Women in Business Summit is designed as a one day event to bring together all the lesbian, bisexual and transgender women in business to foster a stronger network of visibility and support in the workplace.
Content at the summit will be applicable to LBT women in all phases of their careers. Attendees can look forward to speeches from LBT business leaders like Christie Smith, panels exploring issues at specific career stages and issues around intersectionality within the LBT community, a series of inspirational TED-style talks, a workshop around building stronger communication skills, and structured interactive breakouts that designed to build personal networks and foster organic mentor/mentee relationships in their industries. New York, NY.
New York Queer Women Business Summit
In October 2014, Reaching Out held an afternoon of content dedicated specifically to lesbian, bisexual and transgender graduate students as part of the greater Reaching Out LGBT MBA & Business Graduate Conference (otherwise known as ROMBA). Over 130 lesbian, bisexual, and transgender advance degree students and professionals attended those sessions – and they told us they wanted more!
Throughout the day of content a clear need was expressed both by MBA students, but also mid-career professionals to create a space for lesbian, bisexual and transgender professional women in business and those LBT students aspiring to go into business became evident – and with that Queer Women in Business was created.
The first formal programming for Queer Women in Business was the 2015 Queer Women in Business (QWIB) NYC Summit held on March 7th at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway with 192 registrants.
Programming in the form of networking events, summits, online workshops and more will follow the inaugural Queer Women in Business NYC Summit.
Reaching Out MBA, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves as world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender business student organization. Through its year-round programming anchored by the annual Reaching Out LGBT MBA Conference (ROMBA), the organization educates, inspires and connections current and prospective LGBTQ MBAs and graduate business students in an ongoing effort to create the next generation of LGBT business leaders.
To empower LGBT MBA students to become professionals who will lead the way to equality in business education, in the workplace and throughout society.