Martha McDevitt-Pugh

Martha McDevitt-Pugh

Stepping Up and Standing Out: Lesbian* Leadership

When lesbians* step up as leaders, in the workplace, society and in our lives, change happens. As they say in Texas: “When you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.” Our leadership is needed. Where will you step up and who will you empower to take leadership?

Martha McDevitt-Pugh is a change manager operating at the intersection of social equity, business transformation and interdisciplinary collaboration. As founder of the Love Exiles Foundation, Martha led a successful eff­ort to change US immigration law to include LGBT partners.

Martha chairs the board of Gala, the award-winning ING Bank network for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees and allies and serves on ING’s Diversity and Inclusion Experts Network. Martha co-founded and is Program Manager of Women@Workplace Pride. She is an elected member of the US Democratic National Committee and chairs the Democrats Abroad global LGBT Caucus. Her commitment is to a world that works for everyone, with no one and nothing left out.

Lesbians* in the workplace in Europe: the contribution we are when we’re out at work

Lesbian* Main Room, 3rd Floor

Workshop description: There are millions of lesbian, bisexual and transgender women across Europe. Most of them take active part in the labour market as employees, managers, freelancers or business owners. The purchasing power of lesbians* is immense yet the influence we can have on the workplace and society may not always be easily recognizable. Does […]