LGBTI Inclusion

Active allyship: How can you support LGBTQ+ employees?

Nearly one-third of surveyed LGBTQ+ employees reported experiencing a microaggression, such as being interrupted or talked over. Image: Unsplash/daniel james

Raelyn Jacobson (she/her)

Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

Monne Williams (she/they)

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Jackie Wong (he/him)

Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company

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Allyship plays a crucial role within a workplace to ensure that LGBTQ+ employees don’t feel excluded or isolated. Image: LeanIn.Org and McKinsey Women in the Workplace study 2021

Nearly one-third of LGBTQ+ employees reported experiencing a microaggression. Image: LeanIn.Org and McKinsey Women in the Workplace study 2021

LGBTQ+ employees were more likely than their straight co-workers to indicate that they feel left out of important developments at work. Image: LeanIn.Org and McKinsey Women in the Workplace study 2021

29% of LGBTQ+ employees said they were uncomfortable with sharing mental health concerns with co-workers. Image: LeanIn.Org and McKinsey Women in the Workplace study 2021
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Surveyed LGBTQ+ employees reported a significantly lower level of inclusion compared with their straight counterparts. Image: McKinsey Race in the Workplace study 2021

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54% of surveyed LGBTQ+ employees spent time promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. Image: LeanIn.Org and McKinsey Women in the Workplace study 2021

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