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The Out Advantage: The Unique Benefits of Having LGBTQ+ Professionals on Your Leadership Team
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Featuring GAVRIEL LEGYND, founder and CEO, Visioneer IT; JONATHAN LOVITZ, senior vice president, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce; and IRMA OLGUIN JR., co-founder and CEO, Bitwise Industries 
Moderator: MARLI GUZZETTA, executive editor, Inc.


Forty percent of respondents to a recent survey of LGBTQ+ professionals said they weren’t out at work. Though the path to coming out is often challenging, LGBTQ+ leaders make a significant and positive impact on their companies, especially when they feel free to be themselves. In this panel, some of the country’s foremost queer business leaders look back on their journeys and share inspiration and actionable advice on how you can support and foster LGBTQ+ talent—and why doing so creates long-term benefits for your business.

Jonathan Lovitz - National LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Irma Olguin Jr. - Bitwise Industries
Gavriel Legynd - VisioneerIT