Bill Kirst – IBM

Bill Kirst is a change management consultant for IBM and an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve. He came out on September 21, 2011, the first day Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was repealed. In this video he talks about IBM’s Employee Resource Group (ERG) and diversity training, and his experience at the 2011 Out & Equal Workplace Summit in Dallas.

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10 responses to “Bill Kirst – IBM”

  1. Rob Shook says :

    I’m proud to call you a friend and fellow IBMer, Bill. Thanks for your visibility, your service to our company and our great nation, and for your participation in this project.

  2. John and Marinne says :

    Bill, Great, Marianne and John

  3. Sally Drew says :

    Excellent Bill, great piece.

  4. Guy Pacitti says :

    Bill, Thanks so much for sharing your story. It’s inspirational to watch this clip and hear how you describe your experience. -Guy

  5. Paul Bye says :

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Stacy Graffam says :

    Fantastic message, Bill. I’m proud to be a fellow IBMer.

  7. Jimmy says :

    I am proud of being your friend and meet you in person, Bill.
    Jimmy

  8. Elaine Case says :

    Bill, Congratulations and thank you for recording this terrific video! As a newly retired IBMer and a strong ally of the LGBT community (I served as an Executive Advocate at IBM) I’m proud to hear of your transition and also the support that IBMers specifically have given you. Count me as one of them!

  9. Adriana Ferreira says :

    Bill… I am soooo proud of you. You really are a role model for our community! I remember telling you how much you look like an IBM Executive… now I am sure about it! Nice to meet you! Be happy!

  10. Stephen Downie-Fribbens says :

    I’m proud to call you a friend x, so happy for you

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