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How Can LGBTQIA+ People Bring Their Full Selves to Work

How Can LGBTQIA+ People Bring Their Full Selves to Work

Many members of the LGBTQIA+ community have had a time in their career where they have not brought their full authentic self to the office out of fear of being alienated, even when, on the surface, the company is pro-LGBTQIA+. Bringing your authentic self to work only becomes more complicated as the very concept of the workplace continues to evolve.

On Wednesday, August 25th, PowerToFly is thrilled that Dr. Van Bailey will join us to take a virtual deep dive into exactly this topic: How can LGBTQIA+ employees embrace authenticity at work?


In this chat, part of our ongoing Pride All Year Long series, you'll learn:

  • How to bring your true self to work and what to expect from it
  • Tips on maintaining and embracing your identity in the workplace
  • Strategies for self-care at work
  • How can companies support and encourage their employees to show up authentically at work

As the inaugural director of two LGBTQ+ student centers, Dr. Van Bailey uses practical on-the-ground knowledge to inform strategies for organizational change. He has been noted for his work in higher education by being listed in Business Equality Magazine's 40 under 40 LGBTQ Leaders, Trans 100, and the National Black Justice Coalition's 100 to Watch LBGTQ/SGL Emerging Leaders. He was also the co-chair for the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals, in which he assisted in the restructuring of the leadership board, mission, vision, and goals.

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