Press Release

AlixPartners to sponsor third annual Economist Pride and Prejudice Summit

May 2018

New York (May 21, 2018) – AlixPartners, the global consulting firm, is again proud to be a global supporter of The Economist Pride and Prejudice Summit on May 24th in New York, London, and Hong Kong. This is AlixPartners’ second year sponsoring the event. Members and clients of AlixPartners will be participating in the event in each city.

The 2018 Pride and Prejudice Summit will continue to challenge and advance the global conversation around lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) diversity and inclusion. Some of the world’s most influential business decision-makers, government policy-makers, and innovative thinkers will discuss how advocacy can translate these conversations into meaningful action to improve the legal rights and societal treatment of LGBT people across the globe. The events will look at regional issues as well tackle global problems and emphasize how companies can and should lead the way in addressing discrimination.

“The theme of this year’s summit, ‘Translating good intentions into meaningful global action for LGBT rights’ is consistent with our own mission for diversity and inclusion,” said Cindy Godwin, head of Diversity, Inclusion, Personal Respect, Social Responsibility at AlixPartners.  “The Pride and Prejudice Summit kicks off our own Pride Month celebration which includes a series of events in our offices around the world.”

“Attracting and nurturing LGBT and all diverse talent brings different perspectives that are essential to our ability to solve problems and put together high-performance teams for our clients,” said Steve Deedy, Chief Administrative Officer and the executive sponsor of AlixPartners’ PrideMatters resource group at AlixPartners. "Promoting diversity in the work place is critical to our success.”

AlixPartners’ Gretchen Ruck, director and cybersecurity practice leader, will lead a workshop at the New York event entitled, “To share or not to share: Data and choice in the information age.” The workshop will explore how an absence of data is often cited as a reason for sluggish progress on LGBT rights and put forth three scenarios around data and LGBT inclusion in the workplace to reveal the surprising implications about the choices we make. It will explore how organizations ensure that they are using data in a way that creates an affirmative environment for LGBT employees.

Attendees and speakers at this year’s event come from major corporations including Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Intel and Anheuser-Busch InBev. For more information on the event, visit prideandprejudice.economist.com.

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