- April 18, 2017
Post submitted by Liz Cooper, former Associate Director, Corporate Equality Programs
On Monday, Time Warner hosted the HRC Foundation Workplace Equality Program's CEI 100 Percent Awards. The evening reception celebrated 2017's Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, recognizing the 517 companies that received a perfect score in the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).
The program, held in New York City, included a welcome from Time Warner's Karen Magee, Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, remarks from HRC Foundation's Mary Beth Maxwell, Senior Vice President for Programs, Research and Training, and the Workplace Equality Program's Director, Deena Fidas.
Anderson Cooper, anchor of Anderson Cooper 360, interviewed HRC President Chad Griffin, reflecting on remarkable progress and the ongoing challenges of inclusion in the workplace at home and abroad.
The program featured special remarks from Andrew Davis, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at The Coca-Cola Company, and Vitit Muntarbhorn, Independent Expert on Protection against Violence and Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity at the United Nations.
The event was book-ended by a roundtable discussion with members of HRC's Global Business Coalition and a CEI Learning Forum, both generously hosted by JPMorgan Chase. These two conversations explored challenges and opportunities to global LGBT workplace inclusion, as well as knowledge sharing on providing transgender-inclusive customer service and how to expand employee resource group engagement.
A second event will be held in Dallas, Texas, next month.
Thank you to our hosts, Time Warner and JPMorgan Chase, and to all the business leaders that celebrated their historic achievements in the 2017 CEI with the HRC team.