Chief Executive Officer, New York
Earlier this year, several of our offices hosted milk and cookies events, sponsored by our PrideMatters employee resource group. While that might sound delicious, it was also symbolic: our way of remembering Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States, who was assassinated 40 years ago on November 27.
Milk was visionary. He recognized the importance of being seen, and the crucial role visibility could play in changing widespread discriminatory attitudes.