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Watch: GenEQ Panel on Concerns of LGBT Youth Entering the Workforce

Over the weekend, HRC hosted its 2013 HBCU Leadership and Career Summit, inviting 30 students from 14 states and 22 institutions. The summit is designed to foster an effective group of LGBT HBCU student leaders committed to developing their personal leadership and career skills, and to develop student leaders to advocate for LGBT equality and social justice.

Yesterday as part of the summit, HRC was joined by CAP Senior Fellow Aisha Moodie-Mills, who moderated a Twitter Town Hall titled "Generation Equality: Entering the Workforce." Expert panelists fielded questions from young LGBT job applicants in the room and on Twitter, covering topics such as ‘coming out’ on a resume, understanding corporate dress code policies, raising money for graduate school, and much more.

Panelists included:

  • Carolyn Brown, Editor-At-Large of Black Enterprise Magazine
  • Margaret Okada, Assistant Director of Admission at Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Kandice Fields, Mechanical Engineer at W.L. Gore and Associates
  • Deena Fidas, Director of Workplace Equality Program at Human Rights Campaign
  • Noël Gordon, Recent Graduate and Scholar: Point Foundation, Harry S. Truman Foundation, Gilman Foundation
  • Patrice Pluto, Director of Operations at PepsiCo North America Beverages

Watch video from yesterday's livestream event below.

Special thanks to PepsiCo and our social media partners Damone Williams (@DamoneWilliams_), Point Foundation (@PointFoundation) and LGBT Progress (@LGBTProgress) for their support of the event.

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