LGBTQ+ at work

Just about everyone faces challenges in the workplace on occasion. But persons in the LGBTQ+ community carry additional burdens, from outright discrimination to more subtle slights and exclusions that make it difficult for them to flourish and contribute their best work.

Learn about the experience of being LGBTQ+ at work along with ideas for creating a more inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ employees.

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Being Transgender at Work

Women in the Workplace: Lesbian and Bisexual Women


Baboolal, David, et. al. (2021, November 10). Being Transgender at Work. McKinsey Quarterly.

LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company. (2021, September). Women in the Workplace: Lesbian and Bisexual Women.!

Gender Identity Gender identity icon Our core sense of who we are as a man, a woman, a mixture of both, or neither.

Gender Expression Gender expression icon How we show up in the world through choices like clothing, hair style, mannerisms or tone of voice.

Attraction attraction icon How we feel toward others sexually, romantically and/or emotionally.

Biological Sex Biological sex icon Physical attributes such as reproductive organs and genitalia, chromosomes, genes and hormone levels.

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What happens if a woman has a marker for LGBTQ+ identity on her résumé? According to one study, she's 30% less likely to be called in for an interview. Dig deeper into the findings and learn how the research was conducted.

Mishel, E. (2016). Discrimination against Queer Women in the U.S. Workforce: A Résumé Audit Study. Socius, 2.

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Dig deeper into the workplace experiences of LGBTQ+ employees from across the globe in this study conducted by Deloitte.

Deloitte. (2022). LGBTQ+ Inclusion @ Work: A Global Outlook.

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