Everyone deserves to come to work as their full and authentic selves. But there are structural reasons why LGBTQ+ have historically be reluctant to do this. While many workplaces have updated their official policies to prevent LGBTQ+ discrimination, there is still work to be done to create a workplace culture where everyone feels comfortable and can do their best work. Luckily, that’s a problem everyone can help tackle in their own workplaces. As part of the “Changing the Culture of Chemistry” webinar series, a panel of distinguished chemists got together to discuss ways organizations can be more welcoming to LGBTQ+ professionals.
Watch an on-demand presentation of the webinar:
This one-hour program featured a panel of engaging speakers, including:
- Professor Carolyn R. Bertozzi of Stanford University, and Editor-in-Chief of ACS Central Science, who talked about her journey and importance of mentorship for the next generation.
- Dr. Ronald E. Hunter, Jr. of Mérieux NutriSciences, who talked about the characteristics of a welcoming organization.
- Professor Nancy S.B. Williams of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges
The session closed with a question-and-answer session moderated by Megan White, and ACS Senior Product Development Analyst, where all three panelists were able to share more insights and advice.