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NEW and Deloitte participate in LGBT workplace conference

Thursday, November 3, 2011  
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Network of Executive Women Past President Alison Kenney Paul, NEW past Board member Trudy Bourgeois and more than 80 professionals from Network title sponsor Deloitte participated in the 2011 Out & Equal Workplace Summit in Dallas, Oct. 25, 2011.

Paul, Deloitte vice chairman, U.S. Retail leader and principal; Bourgeois, founder and CEO of The Center of Workforce Excellence; and NEW member Nicola Johnson, Deloitte principal, presented "Diversity and Inclusion: The New Business Imperative” at the conference, a nationally recognized convention supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender professionals in the workplace. The workshop focused on leveraging diversity as a source of innovation, customer connection and market positioning.

The three industry leaders provided strategies for developing and retaining a diverse population of employees and a framework to think holistically about diversity that focuses on business and shareholder value.

"The Out & Equal Workplace Summit offers a great opportunity for leaders to think about diversity in a very broad sense,” said Bourgeois, coauthor of the research conducted in partnership with NEW that was presented at the conference. "Retaining top diverse talent is critical for organizations to thrive in a market where the consumer is changing dramatically. At the end of the day, the very essence of any company’s success is tied to the decisions that are made about diversity and inclusion.”

Trevor Hoeker (left) networks with NEW Past
President Alison Kenney Paul and Ed Galloway;
all are with Deloitte.

Ed Galloway and Nicola Johnson of Deloitte join
past NEW Board member Trudy Bourgeois at the
Out & Equal Workplace Summit in Dallas.

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