Submit Your Story – Enter to Win Registration to the Out & Equal Workplace Summit

Submit a video for the “Get Your Story Out” site and you’ll be entered to win registration for one at the 2012 Workplace Summit (valued at $1150).

At Out & Equal, we know that the telling of one’s personal story is one of the most powerful ways we can communicate, make personal connections, and create change. And, we know that coming out, and being out, as LGBT in the workplace can be daunting, and that everyone has a different experience.

We invite you to submit a video to the Get Your Story Out project—and just by doing so, you will be entered to win registration for one for the 2012 Out & Equal Workplace Summit (This year’s Workplace Summit takes place in Baltimore, Oct 29-Nov 1). All video submissions will be entered into a pool, and a winner will be chosen randomly.

Additionally, a panel of judges will review the videos and choose two videos that best communicate the importance of being able to bring your whole self to work.  These two videos will be shown at the 2012 Out & Equal Workplace Summit.


Submitting a Video

Submit one video, less than five minutes in length. In order to upload your video, you must have a valid YouTube account. Please include “Get Your Story Out” in the title or in tags. Email us at jbaker@outandequal.org to let us know your video has been posted. Selected videos will be embedded on this site, the Get Your Story Out website: http://getyourstoryout.wordpress.com.


Questions to consider

If you are out at work—what steps did you take to come out, and stay out, at work? What were your challenges, and how did you overcome them? Did your Employee Resource Group (ERG) or Human Resources (HR) department support you, and if so, how? How has Out & Equal impacted you?

If you are not out at work–what roadblocks or challenges are you experiencing? Have you approached your ERG or HR departments? Have you experienced resistance or harassment? How can others help support you?

If you are an ally—why do you think it is important to support your LGBT coworkers? What does equality in the workplace mean to you?

Deadline to submit a video is July 30; winner announced August 15. Contact jbaker@outandequal.org with any questions.

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