~~ Lori Sokol, Ph.D., Founder & Publisher of Work Life Matters, Contributing Writer for The Huffington Post & Board Chair of Women’s eNews.
Photo left of "Rainbow Carpet" by AllThingsDigitalmarketing.com.
Photo Collage below courtesy of Work Life Matters and James Grant PR. Club 101 on Park Avenue in New York City for The 11th Annual Work Life Matters Gala Honoring Top Companies for LGBT Equality.
Rich vivid colored logos transformed the backdrop which complimented the “rainbow” carpet as stellar attendees graced the atmosphere to share their thoughts and perspectives on the importance of LGBT Equality and to celebrate the leading 14 companies being honored.
The select list of Top Companies for 2013 represents the industry leaders who have pioneered leadership for LGBT equality and have spearheaded programs, partner benefits and other initiatives for equal opportunity for all employees including disabled.
Honored Corporations for 2013 are:
♦ CVS CAREMARK
♦ DECHERT LLP
♦ DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS
♦ ELI LILLY
♦ MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL
♦ MORGAN STANLEY
♦ NEW YORK LIFE
♦ TD BANK
♦ UNITED AIRLINES
Stellar guests included:
♦ Tamsen Fadal, Emmy winning Anchor of PIX 11 News
♦ Chase Coleman, Star of the hit series “In Between Men"
♦ Lauren Logiudice, Actress/Writer
♦ Timothy Mandala, 30 Rock, The Ropes & All My Children
♦ Aryn Cole, The Sisters Plotz , Ugly Betty, All My Children
♦ Jennifer Gelfer, Actress, Director, Co-Executive Producer & Director of "In Between Men"
♦ Stacey Tisdale, Business Correspondent, Al Jazeera America
♦ Scott Stanford, Co-Anchor, PIX 11 News
♦ Quincy Morris, Executive Producer & Creator of "In Between Men"
♦ Wendy Diamond, Publisher of Animal Fair Media/Philanthropist/Correspondent for The Today Show
♦ Nick Mathews, Star of the hit series "In Between Men"
♦ Camilla Barungi, Model/Entrepreneur/Activist of "Project Runway" fame
♦ Javier Gomez, Noted fine art photographer/Activist
♦ Candace Johnson, Author & television personality, "Sleeping with MANHattan"
♦ Levi Wilson, Actor, "The Sisters Plotz"
♦ Lisa Ferber, Playwright, visual artist, screenwriter, story writer, lyricist & Creator of The Sisters Plotz
♦ Josh Folan, "What Would Bears Do?," "All God's Creatures," "All My Children," "One Life to Live"
♦ Brice Mousset, Artistic director & founder of the acclaimed dance company OUI DANSE
♦ Lakey Wolff, Talent Agent, Cunningham Escott Slevin Doherty Talent Agency (CESD)
♦ Erik Bottcher, Assistant Deputy Director of Community Outreach New York City Council
♦ Lois Braverman, President & CEO Ackerman Institute for the Family
♦ Lisa Hammer, Filmmaker, actress, composer & singer, The Sister Plotz
Photos above left, exterior Club 101and below right "Big Subway-Motif Apple" sculpture adorns the dining hall entrance by AllThingsDigitalMarketing.com.
Work Life Matters Magazine is a national business publication that provides news and analysis about the corporate, public and social issues inherent in the quest for achieving effective work life balance on behalf of the nation’s workforce.
Published since 2002, the publication pays annual tribute to companies that serve as leaders in their respective fields by providing innovative and effective work life balance programs and policies for their employees.
For more information visit Work Life Matters web site .
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