Episode 193: Out Your Way At Work – Rhodes Perry

You’re out. Or considering coming out. One of the scariest, most confusing aspects of coming out is whether to be out in the work environment. Some say “yes,” others say “no,” and for others it’s a non-issue.

Regardless of what way you are leaning, there’s a lot of hurdles to consider for you, your livelihood, your family, and your future. In today’s podcast we explore the power of you truly being you, your way, in the workplace with Rhodes Perry a thought leader in diversity and inclusion.

Show Highlights

  • Our guest shares what he feels is the strength & beauty of the rainbow family
  • When debating coming out at work, his first instinct was around his safety
  • Nobody has to be a certain way to be #LGBTQ!
  • The smart companies “get it” – they want to be relevant AND competitive
  • Diversity Inclusion includes everyone & Rhodes has great thoughts on how we do this

Connect with Rhodes Perry

Rhodes Perry is an award winning social entrepreneur and a nationally recognized LGBTQ thought leader with nearly two decades of experience innovating solutions to complex LGBTQ diversity, equity, & inclusion challenges in large government, non-profit, and for-profit organizations.

Rhodes is the founder and CEO of a global strategic management consultancy where he helps executives, HR, and diversity leaders build more inclusive and equitable organizations through executive coaching, mentorship, consulting, and public speaking engagements. Rhodes also hosts the podcast, The Out Entrepreneur, a weekly program offering mentorship to LGBTQ entrepreneurs, and those aspiring to take the entrepreneurial leap.

Formerly, Rhodes founded the Office of LGBTQ Policy & Practice at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, and previously served as the founding Director of Policy at PFLAG National. He cut his teeth serving as a Program Examiner at the White House Office of Management & Budget working on health and human services programs designed to support low-income communities.

Rhodes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Public Administration from New York University. He spends his free time bicycling world-wide and hanging out with his family in Portland, Oregon.

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