HRC Global Workplace Equality Programs

Since 2016, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation has been working with global businesses, regional consultants and advocates to ensure the inclusion and equality of LGBTQ employees in workplaces across the globe. Check out our in-country programs and information regarding new projects below.


For more than two decades, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation has worked closely with corporate and civil society leaders, multinationals, corporations and stakeholders committed to promote the best policies and practices for LGBTQ employees nationwide. The HRC Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the premier benchmarking tool on corporate policies, practices and benefits pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees that has fundamentally changed the way in which diversity and inclusion is implemented among top employers across the country.


As the nation’s driving force for LGBTQ workplace inclusion, the success and trajectory of the CEI served as an inspiration to expand the mission and vision of the Foundation's Workplace Equality Program. In 2016 and 2018, the HRC translated its long-standing experience and expertise to establish two in-country programs designed to promote LGBTQ workplace inclusion adapted to the social and cultural context of Mexico and Chile respectively. Through HRC Equidad MX and HRC Equidad CL, the HRC Foundation promotes the adoption of critical practices and policies that reflect the employer’s commitment to LGBTQ equality.



Equidad Mexico

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Equidad Chile

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Beck Bailey, Director Workplace Equality Program

Beck Bailey (he/him) is the Director of the Workplace Equality Program at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and the author of the CEI. In addition to managing the development and publication of the Corporate Equality Index, he oversees the team’s projects related to LGBTQ workplace inclusion including research on the experience of LGBTQ people at work, LGBTQ diversity & inclusion training and education, and mobilizing businesses to support LGBTQ inclusion in the public square. Prior to his work at HRC, Beck spent more than 25 years in the private sector focused primarily on operations and organizational change management. He holds an MBA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a BS in Management from Virginia Tech. He proudly sits in the Board of Directors for Reaching Out MBA.

Milagros Chirinos, Associate Director Global Workplace Equality Program

Milagros Chirinos (she/her) is the Associate Director of Global Business Programs for the HRC Foundation. As Associate Director, Milagros leads HRC’s Equidad MX and CL — two in-country programs designed to promote LGBTQ-inclusive workplaces in Mexico and Chile respectively. In her four-year tenure, Milagros has deepened HRC’s fieldwork in the Latin American region and has played a leadership role expanding the HRC Global Business programs. Milly was born in Lima, Peru and started her professional career in media and journalism in South Florida. She holds a master’s degree in Hispanic Literature and Culture from the University of South Florida and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


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