Years ago, it was not usual to find an openly gay person in a high-level position in any organization.
Most companies claimed to be a welcoming place for LGBTQ+, the reality was far-fetched. People from LGBTQ+ had to fight for their basic rights for a prolonged period.
Up until now, LGBTQ+ people still face a lot of bigotry in the workplace. This is quite hard to fight off and can often be at a subtle enough level that it gets quite hard to substantiate.
In the past, the notion of LGBTQ+ workplace protection was relatively unheard of and many companies used to lay off people based on their sexuality.
Additionally, people have now become more vocal against companies that marginalize LGBTQ+. However, still, even in today’s world, many companies prefer to have a heterosexual person as their CEO.
Having said that, many well-known CEOs have officially come out as gay and became a source of inspiration for the young generation belonging to the LBGTQ+ community.
Here are the top 10 companies with LGBTQ+ members as CEOs.
|1.||Apple||Tim Cook||$260 billion|
|2.||Dow||Jim Fitterling||$42.95 billion|
|3.||Macy’s Inc||Jeffrey Gennette||$24.56 billion|
|4.||Fidelity International||Anne Richards||$20.9 billion|
|5.||Qantas||Alan Joyce||$17.96 billion|
|6.||Land O’Lakes||Beth Ford||$14 billion|
|7.||Bupa Global & UK||David Hynam||$4.5 billion|
|8.||United Therapeutics||Martine Rothblatt||$506 million|
|9.||Shaftesbury||Brian Bickell||$172 million|
|10.||GLAAD||Sarah Kate Ellis||$16 million|