Advancing LGBT Civil Rights

International Workplace Panel

Saturday, May 3, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
The University of the Arts, Terra Hall Board Room

211 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA


The FORTUNE 500 overwhelmingly support workplace equality even without passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). This panel explores how national and international corporations are treating LGBT employees and helping to change cultural differences around the globe.

Connie Wong (Moderator)
Founder and Managing Director
CSW Associates Inc.

Connie Wong is the founder and managing director of CSW Associates Inc., a leading global consulting firm on workforce issues that specializes in diversity and inclusion. She has appeared on ABC’s "20/20" and is often quoted in media outlets such as The New York Times and National Public Radio. Wong serves on the national board of governors of Equality Forum. 

Amy Hanen (Panelist)
Associate Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion & Employee Experience Analytics
TD Bank

Amy Hanen is the associate vice president, diversity and inclusion & employee experience analytics for TD Bank. Part of the bank's mission is to be an extraordinary place to work. Her experience includes 20 years leading a wide range of human resources initiatives. Hanen serves on the advisory board of Egale Human Rights Trust, working to address LGBT youth homelessness in Toronto. She has spoken on LGBT workplace strategies in both Canada and the United States.

Amin Kassam (Panelist)
Senior Counsel
Bloomberg L.P.

Amin Kassam serves as senior counsel at Bloomberg L.P., the leading global business and financial information company founded by the former mayor of New York City. Kassam is an active member of Bloomberg’s BPROUD (LGBT & ally) community and serves on the leadership committee of OUT in Law, a division of OUT Leadership.

Louis Thomas (Panelist)
Associate Professor
University of Pennsylvania

Louis A. Thomas is an associate professor at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. Previously he held positions at Booz Allen Hamilton and McKinsey & Co.

Anzio Williams (Panelist)
Vice President of News

Anzio Williams is the vice president of news at NBC10. He has received four Emmy Awards: Outstanding Achievement, Best Newscast, Breaking News and Continuing Coverage. He was also a member of two distinguished news teams honored with the Edward R. Murrow and George Foster Peabody Awards.  


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