Announcing LGBTQ+ Industry Employee Resource Group Best Practices Live Panel and Q&A

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In June, AIChE celebrates Pride Month as we continue to make strides towards our IDEAL Path. To kick off this year’s Pride Month, AIChE invites you to attend a special IDEAL Conversation Webinar on LGBTQ+ industry employee resource group (ERG) best practices. This event will have a live panel plus Q&A and will take place on Wednesday, June 22nd, 1pm to 2pm ET. Attendance is free.

Why attend?

Learn about how large industrial companies deal with challenges, make progress, and achieve success in supporting and building LGBTQ+ & allies communities in their organizations. The panelists will discuss the importance of leadership, management, and sponsor involvement; utilizing events as a means to build, support, and connect to the LGBTQ+ community; common challenges in manufacturing locations, and much more. The session will also include an audience Q&A.


Panelists will include, but aren’t limited to, the following industry leaders:

  • Stephanie Britton, Air Products 
  • Michael Deal, ExxonMobil 
  • Bev Douglas, BASF 
  • Rose Dillon, Chemours 

Who should attend?

  • Industry professionals who don’t have strong ERGs or are looking to improve or create them
  •  Members of ERGs who want to learn how others work
  • Academic department chairs
  • Academic chapter advisors
  • Undergraduate and graduate students 

How to attend

To attend this webinar, please register at the link below:

Register here. 

Join AIChE’s LGBTQ+ & Allies Online Community

This community is open to professional AIChE members who are LGBTQ+ and allies. Topics of discussion will include the ongoing development of LGBTQ+ initiatives within AIChE, plus issues concerning, and opportunities for, LGBTQ+ chemical engineering professionals.

The LGBTQ+ & Allies Community supports the IDEAL Path. 

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Learn more about AIChE's Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives.

Interested in helping?

Are you an LGBTQ+ chemical engineer and AIChE member interested in sharing your story to help create awareness around diversity and inclusion? Are you an LGBTQ+ ally interested in helping with diversity and inclusion efforts? Send us a note at with the subject “Diversity and Inclusion.”