Smiling Model

LGBTQ+ Opportunities

Inclusion + Empowerment + Dignity + Pride

With an estimated 19M individuals, LGBTQ+ persons make up a significant portion of the US population as numerous as the entire population of NYC, LA, Chicago, Houston, and Phoenix, combined.

Identify Matters

 

50% of LGBTQ+ professionals are not out to their supervisor, 34%  have left a job due to discrimination and mistreatment; 67.5% have been subjected workplace harassment including being called: faggot, queer, sissy, tranny, and dyke at work.

 

40% of LGBTQ+ professionals report closeting themselves including altering their appearance and reducing bathroom usage at work. Out professionals were 5x more likely to have been fired or have had hours/wages cut during the pandemic than closeted colleagues.

Further, sexual and gender-minority POC fare worse then their hetero/cis gendered counterparts with the largest economic gap being trans women of color who earn .60 cents for every dollar of the typical worker.

We at .partners create unique economic opportunities, and innovative programs that dignify and empower the most suppressed of our community members by developing the next generation of intersectional leaders.

Our Stakeholder
Values + Metrics

Ourselves

Understanding of self, our own biases, privilege, position, and experience in relation to others

Our Decision Makers

Analysis of our leadership teams, how priorities are made, where authority lies and is delegated

Our Customers

Knowledge of our clients and whom we effectively serve. How to provide value and equity

Our Communities

Clarity of potential. Place to expand and view underserved and underinvested' in  neighborhoods

Our Industry

Potential to unite, be allies, become leaders in inclusion, working together for equity and shared understanding

Phillip Teixeira DaSilva
Cornell University
Kessler Fellow

I would have never expected to come out of this summer internship with even half of the self-confidence and learnings I now possess. I am forever grateful for all the .partners who treated me like an equal... you all are so talented, and I know that these professional, client-facing seeds will sprout into something so incredible, and I am so excited to reconnect when they do!