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Fall 2022 Programming

PIOW’s Fall Event Calendar is here! Scroll to explore each event or use the buttons below to jump between sections.


9.21.22 | September Roundtable

Scaling ERGs for Maximum Impact

Whether your Employee Resource Group is forming locally, expanding nationally, or deepening its global network, join Pride in Our Workplace and ERG leaders on Wednesday, September 21, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm to share strategies that will help position your LGBTQ+ resource group for long-term success.

Discussion Topics

Identifying effective operation and communication tools; Scaling governance and leadership models; Interpreting success locally, regionally, and globally; Troubleshooting and anticipating roadblocks

Who Should Attend?

ERG Leaders, HR Professionals, Employee Engagement & Experience Professionals, Allied Team Members


10.25.22 | Community Engagement

PIOW Community Grant Speed Networking and Mentorship Night

In 2022, PIOW launched its Community Grant Program to engage early-stage nonprofits and support them as they expand their operating capacity. Through a year-long commitment to this cohort, our team is working with partners to amplify the visibility of grantees and offer professional development tools to their leadership teams. Find a list of grantees here.

The next stage of our program kicks off on October 25, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm with a speed mentorship and networking night. Join PIOW, grantees, and volunteers from our Sponsor organizations to network and participate in focused, rotating roundtables of Q&As with grantees.

Additional Details – please read before signing up.

PIOW asks that sponsor organizations identify 2-3 volunteers (total) who have professional experience in at least one of the following fields: finance/accounting, board development and governance, nonprofit legal subjects, marketing, mission or vision clarification, DEI, and/or fundraising. 

These subject matter experts will have the opportunity to connect with peers in the PIOW ecosystem during opening and closing networking blocks, and will act as mentors to grantees through a series of quick, rotating Q&A sessions. 

The objective of speed mentoring isn’t to form a life-long mentoring relationship (although that may happen), but rather to expand the networks of both parties and allow our corporate partners to connect with local LGBTQ+ leaders and lend professional expertise to impact the trajectory of growing nonprofits.

Registration for this event is limited. Because we are seeking subject matter experts across a fixed set of fields, PIOW asks that you indicate your interest in participating via this intake form. Our team will review the list of interested parties and reach out to confirm if you have been chosen as a mentor.

Signing up doesn’t guarantee participation in this mentorship round.


11.9.22 | Signature Virtual Panel Event

Rising LGBTQ+ Leaders

Join PIOW on Wednesday, November 9, from 11:45 am – 1:00 pm for Rising LGBTQ+ Leaders – a panel discussion with early-career professionals navigating the modern workplace. Panelists will be announced soon.

Discussion Topics
  • Interpreting the authenticity of workplace culture, allyship, and employee investment
  • Balancing self-advocacy against pressures to conform for career advancement
  • Identifying trends for managers, recruiting teams, and the next generation of job seekers

If you have a rising LGBTQ+ leader working for your organization (within first 5 years of their career), we would love to consider spotlighting them on this panel. Contact Carly Davis at carly.davis@piow.org with recommended speakers for this event.


12.7.22 | December Roundtable

Year in Review: 2022 Learnings and 2023 Goals

As the year winds down, PIOW is inviting Sponsors to connect virtually, reflect on successes from 2022, and chart out 2023 goals. Join our team and industry peers on Wednesday, December 7, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm, for a light lunchtime chat to close out Q4.

Discussion Topics

Sharing successful DEI, ERG, or culture wins; Celebrating another year in the books; Identifying new ways to connect and engage in 2023

Who Should Attend?

ERG, DEI, and HR leaders; LGBTQ+ and allied employees interested in connecting


Frequently Asked Questions

How many employees can attend each event?

Rising LGBTQ+ Leaders Panel: This event is free, virtual, and open to the public. There are no limits on registration and we encourage you to share event details widely with your team and broader network.

Networking + Mentorship Night: Representatives from PIOW Sponsors can sign up using this form – provide your information and mark your area(s) of interest. The PIOW Grant committee will review submissions and 2 – 3 representatives from each organization will be chosen to participate in the 10/25 event. Because we are looking for subject matter experts specializing in specific areas, it is likely that some who sign up may not be able to participate in this mentorship round. As we schedule similar events in the future, these individuals will be considered for participation.

Virtual Roundtables: Seats for each roundtable will be limited to 2 – 3 representatives per company to encourage meaningful conversation and networking opportunities. We ask that each organization select one employee per roundtable to attend the session and report back to their teams.

The same employee can attend multiple roundtables. We recommend rotating team members so that more professionals have the opportunity to reflect, connect, and get involved in our work.

Do I need to “have it all figured out” to attend a roundtable?

The reality is that no one has it all figured out! Let us meet you wherever you’re at in developing your HR, DEI, or ERG strategy. Come to our roundtables ready to share initiatives you’ve tried, strategies that have been successful, and areas where you may be struggling. Together, we can learn from each other and move towards sustainable, equitable working models.

I stumbled across this page but didn’t receive an invite to the event series. Can I still sign up?

Registration for our networking event and roundtables is currently open for PIOW Sponsors and invited guests. You can confirm whether or not your company is partnered with PIOW by checking out our Partners page. If your organization is not listed but you’d like to request a seat at a virtual roundtable, please reach out to the PIOW team through the message box below or directly at info@piow.org.

Our signature Rising LGBTQ+ Leaders panel event taking place on November 9 is free and open to the public. Register here.

Contact Our Team

If you have any questions, need help registering, or would like to suggest additional discussion topics, reach out to our team. Send us a message here or email info@piow.org directly.

We look forward to seeing you at our event!

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