Rising LGBTQ+ Leaders Virtual Panel

11.9.22 | 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM ET
Registration for this event is now closed. We’d like to thank our panelists and the attendees who were able to join us live on November 9. Our team will provide a full event recording and associated resources soon. In the meantime, explore our previous events below.


Andrew Truong, Gabrielle Ulubay, and Jace Ritchey will be joining us as panelists on November 9th. Katie Martell will be moderating the panel discussion and Q&A.

Andrew Truong (he/him)
Law Clerk, Locke Lord

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Andrew Truong is a law clerk at Locke Lord LLP. He assists clients in corporate and finance matters. He has previously assisted PIOW in its programming and initiatives, and before starting at Locke Lord Andrew was a member of Outlaw and president of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association in law school.

Andrew completed his BA in Political Science and Spanish from the College of the Holy Cross and his JD at Boston University.

Jace Ritchey (they/them)
Communications Coordinator, Council for Global Equality

Learn more about Jace.

Jace is a multidisciplinary activist and communications specialist dedicated to global social change. Jace currently works for the Council for Global Equality, developing digital content to advance a U.S. foreign policy inclusive of LGBTQI rights and people. They also serve as a Ranger in the National Park Service where they work to advance environmental stewardship through meaningful interpretive programs and increase access to inclusive experiences in the outdoors.

As a firm believer in the strength of convening space for building political power, Jace previously helped build and implement the organizing strategy at Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign rallies and oversaw the Every Voice Coalition of Massachusetts’s Summit on campus sexual violence – the largest known gathering on the issue. They have spoken in Congress about sexual violence and, in recognition of their efforts fighting for the rights and resources of survivors, were recognized as a Voice of 2019 by Seventeen Magazine.

Jace holds a B.S. in Justice, Rhetoric, and Society Studies from Northeastern University and currently lives at a lighthouse in Point Reyes, California.

Gabrielle Ulubay (she/her)
E-Commerce Writer, Marie Claire

Learn more about Gabrielle.

Gabrielle Ulubay is an E-Commerce Writer at Marie Claire, where she primarily covers fashion and beauty. Her writing has also been published in HuffPost Personal, Bustle, Alma, Muskrat Magazine, O’Bheal, and elsewhere, where she has written about gender, race, and identity. Her personal essay in The New York Times’ Modern Love column kickstarted her professional writing career in 2018, and that piece has since been printed in the 2019 revised edition of the Modern Love book. Having studied history and film, she has made films on politics and gender equity in addition to writing about media and entertainment for Film Ireland, University College Cork, and on her personal blog, gabrielleulubay.medium.com

Katie Martell (she/her)
Host, Marketing Consultant, PIOW Board Member

Learn more about Katie.

Katie Martell is an “unapologetic marketing truth-teller.” She is the author and producer of Woke-Washed, a book and documentary exploring the collision of marketing and social movements, and the author of Trust Me, B2B a short book about building long-term trust through marketing.

As marketing evolves in a digital age, she partners with brands to amplify stories of transformation and trends in customer experience. You may see her hosting Experience TV, a live show about the experience economy in partnership with Oracle, or hosting the annual Adobe Experience Maker Awards gala event.

Named “one of the most interesting people in B2B marketing” and a top marketing voice on LinkedIn 3X, Katie has been a startup CMO, SaaS entrepreneur, communications consultant and startup “Director of Buzz.” She served as Executive Director of Boston Content, New England’s largest community of content professionals.

With a distinct opinion and independent perspective, Katie is a frequent speaker and emcee at conferences in the US and internationally. She bats cleanup and plays third base on her modified softball team.

Additional Event Info

PIOW Presents: Rising LGBTQ+ Leaders

Join Pride in Our Workplace for Rising LGBTQ+ Leaders – a live virtual panel featuring young LGBTQ+ professionals navigating self-advocacy, allyship, and career advancement in the modern workplace. Register now to learn what the next generation needs to thrive.

The workplace is evolving, and the next generation of leaders is shaping expectations in bold new ways. Drawing from the lived experience of early-career professionals, this dynamic panel will seek to uncover:

  • When workplace culture, allyship, and employee investment are seen as authentic
  • How they balance self-advocacy against pressures to conform for career advancement
  • What trends for managers, recruiting teams, and talent need to know
Is this a free event?

Yes! This webinar is free to attend.


Do you have questions about this event? Do you want to submit questions for the panel of speakers? Email info@piow.org.

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