NEW YORK, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Out Leadership, the only business organization working globally to promote LGBT+ equality is delighted to announce that Chris Frederick is joining the leadership team. This follows a three-month strategic review of the organization as it approaches a decade in business and is prompted by strong growth in membership, high member retention rates along with rapid expansion to new cities and geographies. Chris is the first of 5 strategic hires the organization has made, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

Chris Frederick of Out Leadership
Chris Frederick (Managing Director, Global Events) joins from NYC Pride where he has spent the past 8 years as Executive Director, and most recently led the delivery of the phenomenally successful WorldPride 2019, marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York. This was the first time WorldPride was ever hosted in the US and was the largest LGBT+ event in history with over 5 million attendees.

Chris Frederick commented “I am excited to join the Out Leadership team as we celebrate our tenth anniversary in 2020. I have enjoyed building NYC Pride into the successful event series it has become over the last decade, and thank Heritage of Pride for believing in my vision as we set out to successfully create WorldPride 2019. I look forward to continuing to expand Out Leadership’s world-class programming, while affecting change for future generations of out leaders.”

Out Leadership CEO & Founder Todd Sears added; “We could not be more excited to have this world class talent joining the team. 2020 is a big year for us as we celebrate our 10th anniversary. Chris’s role as well as the other key hires were created following a very deliberate strategic deep dive to help us identify where we aspire to be in ten years’ time”.

Chris will lead the creation of all Out Leadership events across 4 continents, and help launch the next phase of Out Leadership’s work towards LGBT+ inclusion around the world.

Chris has been widely recognized for his contribution to the industry and was recently included in MetroSource’s recent issue of “People We Love for 2019”. He was also named one of the top 1000 Event Professionals in the US by BizBash.

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About Out Leadership

Out Leadership is a global LGBT business advisory that partners with the world’s most influential companies to build business opportunities, cultivate talent, and drive LGBT equality forward. We believe that LGBT inclusion positively impacts business results, and that including LGBT people at the most senior level of executive leadership builds business. We call this idea Return on Equality(tm).

Comprised of 72 member firms from the financial services, technology, legal and insurance industries, and dedicated to cross-industry collaboration, Out Leadership is a certified B Corporation. Out Leadership convenes CEOs, business leaders and allies at exclusive invitation only events across 4 continents. Out Leadership also operates three talent initiatives: Quorum, which aims to increase LGBT representation on corporate boards; OutNEXT, the first global talent development program for emerging LGBT leaders; and OutWOMEN, connecting senior level LGBT women in business.

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