In light of recent events, the need to stand up, unafraid to be who we are, is greater than ever. OUTstanding was founded to prove that LGBT+ executives could be visible, safe and successful in business, but our employees don’t stop being who they are when they walk out of the office door; we must be visible in our support at all times, in all places.
2017 OUTstanding Leading LGBT+ & Ally Executives and Future Leaders lists, presented by the Financial Times
Following the success of the past four years of OUTstanding and FT Business Leader Lists, nominations for 2017’s inspirational LGBT+ and Ally business role models are invited in four categories:
Leading LGBT+ Executives
The Leading LGBT+ Executives category will recognise 100 senior role models who are helping to make the workplace a more welcoming place. Nominees for this category will be successful senior LGBT+ executives working one to three levels from the chief executive.
Leading Ally Executives
The Leading Ally Executives category acknowledges the contribution of 50 senior executives who are outspoken and unwavering in their support for LGBT+ people in the workplace. As with the Leading LGBT+ Executives category, nominees will work at the highest levels of an organisation.
Top LGBT+ Future Leaders
In this category, OUTstanding and the Financial Times jointly present 50 inspirational LGBT+ Future Leaders. Role models work at all levels of an organisation and the LGBT+ Future Leaders category recognises those making a significant contribution to LGBT+ inclusion wherever they are placed in the company.
Leading LGBT+ Public Sector Executives
In this new category, OUTstanding and the Financial Times present 20 inspirational LGBT+ Senior Leaders from the Public and Third Sectors, who are helping to make their workplace more welcoming, and who are making a significant contribution to LGBT+ inclusion outside of their workplace. As with the first two categories, nominees will work at the highest levels of their organisation.
Following submission of the nomination form, OUTstanding will contact the nominee to obtain supporting information. Full details of the ranking process can be found here .
RULES OF ENTRY
Please ensure you have completed all of the fields on the entry form in a truthful manner. All submissions must be made online.
Submitting a nomination does not guarantee a place on the lists. Please see the about page for the full submission and judging process.
You may nominate as many different people as you like.
The amount of nominations a nominee receives will not affect rankings. A nominee will…