Where LGBT Executives Gather To Discuss Solutions

Executive Forum 2016 | March 22-24

The Palace Hotel, San Francisco

3-23 executive class x50

In its 9th year, the 2016 Executive Forum convened approximately 60 out LGBT senior executives and LGBT emerging leaders from Fortune 500 companies for two days of presentations, panels and breakout sessions that transform to in-depth discussions of current domestic and global LGBT workplace issues.

For the first time we added an Ally Track facilitated by a corporate diversity & inclusion LGBT ally partner, expanding the Executive Forum to a class of 80 participants.

The Executive Forum concluded with our annual Momentum Celebration. The gala was open to the community to celebrate LGBT leadership and included entertainment, awards and a fundraising auction.

Click here to see photos from the 2016 Executive Forum in San Francisco.

Who Participates

  • High-level LGBT executives charged with management and budget decisions for a significant business or function. They also have direct access to a CEO separated by no more than four levels.
  • Emerging LGBT professionals on a career path to become leaders within their companies. They are usually prominent employee resource group leaders with access to senior executives.
  • Executive LGBT allies.

2016 partners
2016 schedule

2016 partners


clorox     WD1


Deloitte1gene_tag_4c    walmart logo



ALTRIA champion - bank of america BSC_pref_2c_RGB_300 Deloitte1

intuit      Kaiser Permanente    

massmutual    oracle    gold - southwest

UB_logo_websitesusaa_vrt_r_rgb_sld_bluold-vz-logoVisa     Wells-Fargo-64px

2016 schedule

Tuesday, March 22

5:00pm – 6:00pm Newcomer Orientation
6:00pm – 7:30pm Opening Reception

Wednesday, March 23

8:30 Breakfast
9:00 State of the LGBT Movement – Lead by Randy Berry
10:30 Personal Development Breakout
12:00 Lunch and Global Leadership in Diversity & Inclusion Panel Discussion – Randy Berry, Debbie Cohen, Ken Janssens, Ross LaJeunesse, and Kayla Shell
2:00 Class Connection
3:00 Professional Development Breakout
5:00 Day One Debrief

Thursday, March 24

8:30 Welcome & Warm Up
9:00 Breakfast and Joining a Corporate Board Panel Discussion – Reza Rahaman, Cathy Halligan, Keith Wetmore, and Roberta Achtenberg
11:00 Corporate Development Breakout
12:00 Lunch and Featured Conversation – Kathy Levinson and Subhi Nahas
1:30 Strategy and Takeaways
3:00 Wrap Up
4:30 LGBT Veterans Leadership Panel – Zoe Dunning, Paul Escajadillo, Kathryn King, and Patricia Rose
7:00 Momentum Gala


2016 — San Francisco:

2015 — San Francisco: Press release

2014 – San Francisco: Program book

2013 – San Francisco: Program book

2012 – San Francisco: Press release