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Get Your Story Out Contest Winners

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates Announces
“Get Your Story Out” Video Contest Winners

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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.

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Get Your Story Out: How Telling Your Story Can Help Others Come Out at Work

A huge thank you to the participants that agreed to share their stories with us at the 2011 Out & Equal Workplace Summit. This video, an introduction to the Get Your Story Out project, illustrates that we all have important stories to share, and that the telling of one’s personal story is one of the most powerful ways we can communicate, make personal connections, and create change.

We hope you will watch their individual videos in their entirety as well. Are you interested in sharing your story?  Click here to learn more.

Torrance Hucks – Fannie Mae

Torrance Hucks works at Fannie Mae, and in this video discusses the importance of telling your story, and being out in the workplace. He also talks about Fannie Mae’s diversity training, and being able to work at a place where you can be yourself and feel confident about coming out.

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 He came out on September 21, 2011, the first day Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was repealed.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.

Dayle Roberts – Northrop Grumman

Dayle Roberts shares her experience of coming out at Northrop Grumman, where she has worked for 32 years. She discusses being part of PFLAG, her company’s Employee Resource Group (ERG), and the changing attitudes about coming out at work.

Keri Kidder – Citi

Keri Kidder shares her experience of coming out at Citi. She discusses their Pride Employee Resource Group (ERG), and the importance of having executive allies.