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Your Queerness is Your SuperPower: How to Thrive Out of the Closet in your Career


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Your Queerness is Your SuperPower: How to Thrive Out of the Closet in your Career


Coming out professionally doesn’t have to be a career suicide; on the contrary, it can be a career-maker. In this talk, join Andrea Breanna, Founder and CEO of RebelMouse, as she talks about what it was like for her to come out at work, why queerness is a professional superpower that can drive your success, and how leaders can leverage this power on their own teams.

Andrea Breanna

Bridget Finkeldey

Andrea Breanna is the founder and CEO of RebelMouse. RebelMouse is a creative agency and CMS platform for enterprise brands and media companies. The platform reaches 160 million people monthly. Before launching RebelMouse, Andrea was CTO of The Huffington Post. Andrea is also on the Consumer Advisory Board for American Express, and is an advisor to Lerer Hippeau Ventures. Andrea is proudly and openly transgender. She lives with her wife and 4 kids in Brooklyn NY.

You can find her on Twitter @AndreaBreannaNY.

John C. Hume

Bridget Finkeldey

JOHN C. HUME (he/him/his) is a Connecticut-based theater artist. He is a director, actor, cabaret performer, puppeteer, designer & writer with a background in non-profit arts management. His directing work has been presented at Dixon Place, La MaMa E.T.C., The Secret Theatre & Treehouse Theater. He has created & performed over a dozen cabaret shows which have been presented at Feinstein’s/54 Below, The Triad, Metropolitan Room, Don’t Tell Mama & The Duplex. His acting work has been seen at HERE Arts Center, Bowery Poetry Club, Dixon Place, The Secret Theatre and most recently, in APAC’s virtual presentation of Cyndi William’s American Arcana (Fall 2020). BFA: Sarah Lawrence College.

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