FT Top 50 OUTstanding LGBT+ Ally Executive awards acknowledge the contribution of 50 senior executives who are outspoken and unwavering in their support for LGBT+ people in the workplace.
Rebecca started her Ally journey by asking questions to educate herself: “What’s Q?”, “Are our policies fair?” and sought coaching and advice from the LGBT+ network. Since then, she has actively worked to make Oliver Wyman a more inclusive workplace by rolling out gender-neutral graphics for client and internal presentations and accelerating the re-branding toilets as gender-neutral, amongst other things.
Additionally, Rebecca has spoken at various events sharing how she engages clients on LGBT+ topics and how to be a straight ally and has been published in the Huffington Post writing about the role of allies during Coming Out Day and Gender expression in the workplace.
By talking about how LGBT+ discrimination has affected my family, I open a dialogue with people in my social circle to discuss and debate LGBT+ issues and, hopefully, help people become aware of and challenge any biases they have.Rebecca Emerson
Rebecca is the 2018 recipient of the ‘Pink Panther’ award for Europe – an internal award issued by our internal LGBT+ network recognizing outstanding contributions to the network.
Find out more about the OUTstanding LGBT+ awards here.
In the video below, Rebecca shares her experiences as part of the "It Gets Better Project," which inspires people across the globe to tell their stories and remind the next generation of LGBTQ+ youth that hope is out there: