Category Archives: Work

Out to Succeed: Realising the full potential of your LGBT+ talent

Out to Succeed: Realising the full potential of your LGBT+ talent is new global research that discusses how businesses can succeed in an environment that enables LGBT+ talent to thrive. It asks and answers questions like: What do high potential LGBT+ employees want from their employers? Are businesses delivering? And what more could organisations do to enable LGBT+ talent to succeed? The report also offers five suggestions on how businesses can turn equality into a global reality.

“Diverse stories matter – they’re a crucial part of our audience appeal…the diversity of our programming aligns with our people agenda by encouraging a diverse array of talent to come to Time Warner, and want to stay and prosper”
– Jeff Bewkes, Chairman and CEO, Time Warner

About the research: PwC and Out Leadership conducted a global survey of 231 high-potential LGBT+ employees and 28 corporate leaders from Out Leadership member organisations over the time period of December 2017 to March 2018.

Download and read the full report here: Out to Succeed

Traveling to Las Vegas

travelThis week I will be in Las Vegas for work so I will be slow to approve comments, I may miss a post or two and I’ll definitely be less visible on social media.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. My job has me in all day training classes, and it’ll be a struggle just to get the work from my day job done while I’m out of the office.

Airline humor

Monday bluesI’m off traveling for work until later this week so I thought I’d share a bit of airline humor which is likely lost on all of you who enjoy some level of status with a particular airline.

I will be slower than usual with replying to emails, confirming comments and posting, while I travel for work. Thank you for bearing with me while I’m away.

Mazon Lighting Design

mazon-lighting-designEarlier this week I took a day off from my day job to join Sergio as an honorary employee of his company, Mazon Lighting Design, while a lighting manufacturing conference came to Boston. The show, Boston Lights, has sentimental meaning for Sergio because he conceived and created it back in 2010 (BTW, Sergio is the most amazing lighting geek you’ll ever meet).

For those who don’t know, Sergio is a lighting designer who teaches lighting design at several universities in Boston and started a design company several years ago. Truth be told, I’m quite proud of him. He follows in the footsteps of my mother and several of her siblings as well as my grandfather who all started successful small businesses. What can I say? I’m attracted to self-starters.

Anyway, the day spent as an employee of Mazon Lighting Design was a lot of fun and I learned a little bit about lighting along the way. On the off chance you may be remodeling, building a new home or have some questions about lighting, give Sergio a call. Not only is he handsome, but he also knows more about lighting than you could ever possibly imagine.

Mazon Lighting Design


What would you do if your income were taken care of

What would you do if your income were taken care ofThe above photo is a poster placed by the Swiss Initiative for an Unconditional Basic Income is displayed on the Plainpalais square in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 14, 2016. (Reuters / Denis Balibouse)

What would you do if you didn’t need to work?

While I’m not 100% certain what I would do, I know that it would involve traveling, blogging and advocating for a handful of causes that are important to me and which I feel like I could help make a difference. It is an interesting question and one that I find very appealing to daydream about. If you like, share with me what you would do in my blog’s comment section.

Work, work, work…., flightrightMy job has been pretty intense lately and as this post goes live I’m about 30,000 feet above ground heading over to the Left Coast for the week. That combined with the fact that what little free time I had last week was spent enjoying Boston Pride means posting may be thin this week and my ability to respond to questions and comments will be limited.  Thanks for your patience with me.

Off to San Francisco

San FranciscoWork has me traveling to San Francisco this afternoon and I’ll be out that way until Saturday morning of Memorial Day Weekend.

Sadly, I’ll have little time to enjoy one of my favorite cities and to see friends who now live there, so please be patient with me if I’m slow to approve comments or miss a post or two throughout the week.