Panel, Outlaws 2019: Advancing LGBTQ+ Professional Leadership, Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute

June 12, 2019 at 10:45am12:00pm (EDT)
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Panel: Another Country - Assessing Economic Opportunities Amongst LGBTQ Consumers

By some estimates, the LGBTQ population’s share of global wealth is a multi-trillion dollar economic opportunity largely overlooked by modern business. Indeed, despite significant strides by prominent corporations toward highlighting same-sex couples or LGBTQ-identifying actors in major marketing initiatives, many organizations still seem reluctant to openly court LGBTQ consumers or disrupt a pervasive heteronormative ontology. This discussion examines how regional and global businesses can best engage and win support of LGBTQ clientele in an era of rampant consumer empowerment and engagement.

Moderator: Gina Jurva Scialabba Esq. Manager, Thought Leadership Enterprise Content – Corporates & Government, Thomson Reuters

Panelists: Brian J. Carrozza, Senior Manager, Strategic Growth, Goulston & Storrs PC; Gareth Clark, Partner, Dechert LLP; Susan Cooney, Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Symantec; Lanaya Irvin, National Business Advisory Council, Human Rights Campaign; Charles Myers, Chairman and Founder, Signum Global Advisors