The ultimate dividend: The combination of a diverse workforce and leaders who get that diversity makes companies measurably more innovative. It is a bottom-line imperative that organizations work to create a workplace where LGBT workers feel accepted.
When it came time to enter the professional world of corporate internships, I checked my sexuality at the door. Fear gripped me. Didn't I have enough to worry about as a young liberal arts major trying to compete in the world of New York big business? Why come out?