Where LGBT Executives Gather To Discuss Solutions
Executive Forum 2016 | March 22-24
The Palace Hotel, San Francisco
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.
- 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.
Tuesday, March 22
5:00pm – 6:00pm Newcomer Orientation
6:00pm – 7:30pm Opening Reception
Wednesday, March 23
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