July 15 - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET

LGBTQ @ Venable Summer Reception

Building a Better Workplace and Becoming a Master of Inclusion – Hear from the Creator of the Corporate Equality Index

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Venable LLP
600 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Join LGBTQ @ Venable on July 15 to hear from Elizabeth Birch, human rights pioneer, advisor to the Obama and Clinton administrations, and former head of the Human Rights Campaign, where she created the Corporate Equality Index, the standard for LGBTQ workplace policies in the United States. A celebrated workplace diversity consultant, Elizabeth will share her unique perspective on the best policies for promoting inclusion and advancement of LGBTQ and other diverse professionals. A former worldwide director of litigation for Apple Computer, Inc., Elizabeth has helped many companies and organizations, including McDonald's, Intel, Facebook, Deloitte, Google, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Navy, Pfizer, VISA, and Sodexho, become employers of choice by strengthening their diversity and inclusion, ethics, and social responsibility programs. Now in her role as a vice president of CBRE, she focuses on helping clients with their real estate planning and execution, to ignite the passion, productivity, retention, and equality of their workforce.

As a human rights pioneer, senior political and corporate advisor, educator, lawyer, and mother, Elizabeth brings powerful insights that are sure to inspire.


Registration and Cocktails | 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET

Program, Q&A, and Reception | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET


About LGBTQ @ Venable

LGBTQ @ Venable is committed to providing education and professional development opportunities for our firm's LGBTQ attorneys, clients, and friends. We frequently host programs and speaking engagements that explore issues of particular importance to the LGBTQ community. Recent events include a discussion and reception with Jim Obergefell, the named plaintiff in the landmark decision that resulted in a victory for marriage equality, and a presentation by Eric Alva, the first American soldier injured in the Iraq War, who as former spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign worked with members of Congress to repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.