As global leadership advisors, we see first-hand that the coming out experience is a transformative leadership moment. Whether you come out early in life or later, it is a time of deep self-exploration and reflection that requires great courage. It necessitates taking a risk that only those who have gone through it can understand. It is this experience of coming out and embracing the life experiences gained through being LGBTQ+ that we believe can empower LGBTQ+ leaders to tap into their full potential.
Since the country erupted in racial protests in early June, many CEOs have taken a visible public stand against systemic racism, pledging to do their part in helping dismantle it. But until executive leadership of the world's top companies better reflect the diversity of talent in the population at large, these public commitments won't work.
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