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Educational, Community-Building, and Networking Events.

Knowledge Sharing.

Professional Development.

Expert Resources for HR, ERGs, and Executive Management.

Recent Digital Panel

The Intersection of LGBTQ+ Equality and Racial Justice

Please join us on Tuesday, October 13th from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm Eastern Time for a panel discussion on racial justice. We will showcase a variety of current and anticipated organizational best practices around racial justice and ‎BIPOC and LGBTQ+ community intersectionality and collaboration. 
Our panelists and moderator will provide insight, support and guidance for LGBTQ+ leaders, allies, employee resource groups, HR professionals and business leaders who seek to create a more inclusive workplace for all employees.


  • ‎Jonathan Allen (he/him), Co-Founder, Director of Development & Partnerships at The ‎Leadership Brainery
  • ‎Paul Francisco (he/him), Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer at State Street
  • ‎Wendy John (she/her), Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion at Fidelity Investments
  • ‎Sunnie Kaufmann-Paulman (she/her), Executive Director at Greater Boston PFLAG

Moderator: Matt McTygue (he/him), Board of Directors of PIOW; Managing ‎Partner of Boston Office of Locke Lord 

Tuesday, October 13th from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm Eastern Time!

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Pride in Our Workplace (PIOW) was formed as a Massachusetts nonprofit corporation to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) professionals and allies in the Greater Boston area. PIOW achieves its mission through a variety of activities and initiatives focused on promoting a more LGBTQ-inclusive workplace, including educational, community-building and networking events, knowledge sharing, professional development, and providing expert resources for Human Resources (HR) groups, Employee Resource Groups (ERG) and executive management. Currently, PIOW is based in Boston and plans to provide services solely to the Greater Boston area. As PIOW grows, it may expand its activities to other communities throughout the United States.