Monday, April 24, 2017

There Aren't Enough Queer Business Leaders, And That's A Problem - FORBES

by John Schneider and David Auten ,
Originally published; April 21, 2017

Across the globe, a growing number of professionals, business leaders and politicians think it’s important for companies to create more queer-friendly policies and procedures to attract top talent and win more loyal customers, but few know who will take the lead.

We know who the leader is and the leader is us.

The value of diversity and inclusion

In business, queer diversity and inclusion (QD&I) for the sake of QD&I isn’t enough. We’re talking business, after all, and businesses are fundamentally in the business of making money. Businesses may altruistically believe in being valuable members of their communities and improving the lives of their customers and employees, but if they don’t turn a profit, they won’t stay open. If good companies don’t remain in business, all their altruistic initiatives, and community betterment end.