2014 LGBT & Allies Diversity Summit


June 19, 2014



9:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.



Cone University Center
UNC Charlotte Main Campus
9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223



The Multicultural Resource Center



This education event has 2 tracks of concurrent sessions:

What Works in the Workplace Track

The LGBT in the Workplace track will focus on best practices for creating and sustaining workplace LGBT initiatives which create a real impact on both bottom-lines and human beings. This year, focus is on sustainability, with sessions focused on: understanding options and scope of initiatives; assessing your needs to create short-term and long-term achievable and measurable goals; how to successfully tie to business objectives and incrementally build; and best practices for creating cultural change and increasing buy-in at all levels.

Registration is $49, lunch is included, and registrants can attend Community sessions also. If you are sponsored though an organization below, please RSVP through [email protected].

FOR: Diversity managers, ERG leaders, front-line managers, executive sponsors, as well as Human Resource and D&I practitioners.

Understanding Our Communities Track

Understanding Our Communities are community driven discussions on alternative sexualities and gender expressions. Formats and talking points are collaboratively created with speakers, and often focusing on providing a richer understanding of the communities themselves, with insights on how they fit into the larger picture. This is of benefit to everyone, because the lessons and best practices teach us more about our own sexualities as well as understand other from their point of view!

Registration cost: $24, FREE to students

*Note: Students can RSVP though student email accounts to [email protected]. These sessions do not include lunch and participants are not able to join What Works in the Workplace Track.

FOR: Everyone, LGBT community leaders and members, allies, and those who have a base knowledge of the LGBT communities and would like to know more about current issues and contemporary categories of gender expression and sexual identity.


Workplace Track Speakers

Stan Kimer

CEO and Consultant
Total Engagement Consulting

Deena Fidas

Deputy Director of The Workplace Project
Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Liz Cooper

Manager of The Workplace Project
Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Darryl Logsdon

Systems Analyst
Wells Fargo

Chad Sevearance

President at Charlotte Business Guild
CEO at The HRXpert, LLC

Angelique Renee Washington

Angelique Renee
International Sex-Educator


Community Track Speakers

To protect our speaker’s privacy and ensure anonymity, we do not publish panel discussion speaker identities.



What Works in the Workplace: $49, or register through sponsoring organization by emailing [email protected]

Understanding Our Communities: $24, or students can register by RSVP emailing [email protected] from your student account.



For more information about the Summit or sponsorship opportunities please contact Brian Richards at [email protected]. Students and those sponsored though partnering organizations, please RSVP by emailing [email protected].



Carolinas Healthcare System
Charlotte Business Guild
Snyder's Lance
The Multicultural Resource Center
University of North Carolina Pembroke
Women With Know How


2014 LGBT & Allies Diversity Summit