We’re thrilled that Capella has been shortlisted for a PRCA Award. We’re up for a gong in the not-for-profit category for our campaign with OUTstanding which aims to smash the glass closet in business.
Despite much progress in the UK and beyond around LGBT inclusion, significant obstacles still remain for LGBT professionals in the workplace. 55% of employees do not feel comfortable coming out at work and 62% of LGBT graduates, who were out at university, go back in the closet when they start their first job.
OUTstanding was founded in 2013 as a not-for-profit professional network for LGBT and ally executives. At that time there was not a single openly ‘out’ CEO of a FTSE 100 or S&P 500 company. It’s goal is to encourage LGBT executives to be open about who they are, challenge stereotypes and inspire future leaders in the Boardroom.
We’re enormously proud to be supporting OUTstanding in its mission and can’t wait to launch 2015’s Leading LGBT Executives and Allys lists next month.
We’ll also be keeping everything crossed for a PRCA award win on November 10th!