Nasdaq to Host Second Annual LGBT Leadership Conference

Jun 24, 2019


Nasdaq will host its Second Annual LGBT Leadership conference in celebration of Pride Month. The full day program will feature discussions highlighting authenticity and intersectionality in the workplace, LGBT leadership, and the state of HIV. The list of speakers include:

  • Bruce Aust, Vice Chairman, Nasdaq
  • Matine Rothblatt, CEO,United Therapeutics
  • Ben Brooks, CEO, Pilot
  • Herb Engert, Managing Partner, EY
  • Todd Sears, CEO, Out Leadership
  • Jim Fitterling, CEO, Dow
  • Kelsey Louie, CEO, GMHC
  • Meg Tirrell, Biotech & Pharma Reporter, CNBC
  • Jennifer Creegan, General Manager of Advertising,Microsoft
  • Amol Sarva, Co-Founder & CEO, Knotel
  • Orlando Reece, CEO, Pride Media
  • Guy Griggs, Executive Advertising Director,New York Times
  • Zach Stafford, Editor-in-Chief, The Advocate
  • Nico Tortorella, Actor, Younger
  • Jodie Patterson, Board Director, Human Rights Campaign
  • Lauren Lubin, Executive Producer, 'We Exist'
  • Tiq Milan, Activist & Media Consultant, GLAAD

This event is sponsored by Nasdaq's The OPEN (Out Proud Employees of Nasdaq) which represents the LGBT+ employees, their families and allies.

Media RSVPs can be sent to Bianca Fata. A full conference agenda can be found here.

Nasdaq MarketSite – 151 W. 42nd St. – 10th Floor

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET       

Nasdaq MarketSite Media Contact: 
Bianca Fata
(646) 441-5073

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