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Organisation: Glaad
Job title / role: Chief Operating Officer
Industry: Other

Darra Gordon is a nonprofit executive leader who defines transformative business strategies and develops innovative solutions to move organizations forward. Darra has worked in the nonprofit field for nearly 20 years. She is the Chief Operating Officer for GLAAD, the largest LGBTQ non-profit Media organization in the world. Darra oversees GLAAD’s day to day Operations and is now leading them through accelerated growth. She was previously at Hetrick-Martin Institute, the nation’s oldest and largest LGBTQ youth service organization helping them achieve national expansion.

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On the tail of a wonderful vacation on the Florida panhandle with my extended family, and as the Out & Equal staff embarks on an intense last few weeks of planning what I know will be our best Summit ever, I find myself reflecting on how equality activism and the resulting need for self-care, family, and art interweave and are sustaining me through difficult times.

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LBWomen.org has been invited to take part in the 2018 Out & Equal Workplace Summit in Seattle. Each year, thousands of executives, Employee Resource Group members, HR and Diversity & Inclusion professionals join other experts to share strategies and best practices to create workplaces which are inclusive of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. This year promises to be the biggest yet, with 6000 delegates expected during the three days of educational opportunities including over 90 workshops, featured panels, community advisory roundtables, special networking mixers, receptions and events, and inspirational plenaries featuring prominent LGBTQ and ally leaders and amazing performances. The core LBWomen team of Pippa Dale, Sarah Garrett, Stephanie Highett, Robyn Streisand and Chloe Davies will be playing an active part in a number of events, including the Women’s Reception on Tuesday 2 October and the Women’s Leadership Breakfast on Wednesday 3 October, so please – if you are there - make sure you come and find us – we will be delighted to see you!