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Queer Leadership 101: Intergenerational Wisdom.

Yujx Smith, Erica Rose, Marc Thompson and Jae Sloan discuss how LGBTQ+ elders can facilitate Queer Leadership.

In this panel discussion, we explored how through mentoring, LGBTQ+ elders can facilitate Queer Leadership and transmit the community’s histories and resources to younger talent in ways that enable surviving and thriving within and outside of the workplace.

Overview of Session:

Intergenerational Wisdom is described as the sharing and transmission of knowledge, beliefs, and experiences from one generation to the next. LGBTQ+ communities have always benefited from a rich oral storytelling tradition which has been instrumental for surviving historical and systematic erasure of LGBTQ+ stories within public forums. In the workplace, however, even though there is no clear cut path to ‘making it’, there are countless intersectional (self) leadership lessons and resources that can be shared by LGBTQ+ elders - from how to create safety and build community, to sharing guidance on wellbeing and meeting their psychosocial needs, self-advocacy, influencing and having an impact, sometimes without roadmaps or inclusive policies in place.

Watch this session to...

- Help nurture future Queer leaders and retain LGBTQ+ talent.

- Identify the barriers that prevent intergenerational bonding and mentorship among LGBTQ+ people at work.

- Explore how intergenerational LGBTQ+ mentorship can also help create a culture of allies at work.

- Leverage the power of intergenerational storytelling to sustain corporate activism. - Use the safe space to discuss, learn and get curious

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