Welcoming all LGBT and Ally Students!
Out in Business positions all Foster MBA students to be leaders of LGBTQ+ inclusion in business, both through providing a welcoming community for LGBTQ+ students, and demonstrating the importance of equality in business. OiB aims to accomplish this through activities designed to build community, engagement through speaker series that examines the experience of both being and leading LGBTQ employees in a professional environment, and education on supportive language and behavior surrounding LGBTQ colleagues, both inside and outside the Foster environment.
Every Fall, many OiB students attend the Reaching Out MBA Conference, which presents a dynamic line-up of LGBTQ+ & Ally industry speakers, workshops and panelists representing all sectors of the business community, from finance and entrepreneurship to non-profits and entertainment & media. This year the conference is in Boston, MA October 12-14 and will feature Anderson Cooper as the keynote speaker. Please contact us if you are interested in attending.
Out in Business is the safe space for UW Foster’s LGBTQ+ and Ally students to support, engage, and grow in being a professional and personal ally to LGBTQ+ professionals and businesses.
SUPPORT: To be a literal and metaphorical safe space for LGBTQ+ and Ally students
ENGAGE: To educate the larger Foster community about current and future issues prevalent to our community through educational workshops and panels
GROW: To be an ally to the larger Seattle and Washington LGBTQ+ businesses and communities through collaboration and promotion
Want to Join the Board?
1st year rep – Contact the OiB President during during the fall of your first year with information regarding your interest in the club, and what events you would like to see, either as an LGBT student or an ally.
Board Member – To become a board member, contact the OiB President to discuss how you envision your role. The existing board will then determine whether that makes sense in the context of the club goals.
Out in Business Facebook Group
Request to join!
UW Counseling Center
They are open all year, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays. To schedule an initial appointment, please call the Counseling Center 206-543-1240 or stop by the Center at 401 Schmitz Hall.
All students can sign up for individual counseling via their intake form listed on their website. In addition, the counseling center also sees couples and holds group meetings around various identities and struggles.
The UW Counseling Center also offers career counseling options – https://www.washington.edu/counseling/services/career-exploration/
As well as drop in hours called Let’s Talk, specifically designed for POC (people of color) and LGBTQ+ students – https://www.washington.edu/counseling/services/lets-talk/
A student-run LGBTQ+ resource center (located in the HUB 315)
There are many LGBTQ+ student groups (mainly undergrad focused, but are open to graduate students) that operate through the Q Center. In addition, you can participate in the Q Center Mentoring program. You can opt to be a mentor or mentee, and be paired with someone in the same age/lifestage as you, or be paired up or down (depending on preference) – http://depts.washington.edu/qcenter/wordpress/about/queer-mentoring-program/
Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center
The mission of the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center is to provide an inclusive space that fosters academic success. Our purpose is to engage diverse populations by providing opportunities for co-curricular and holistic development. Our aim is to engage with a pluralistic community to ensure student development, equity and intercultural skills for life beyond the UW. They focus on leadership, mentoring, and community service.
In addition, they also house the UW Campus Food Pantry.
Student Legal Services
SLS focuses on helping students resolve their legal problems with as little disruption as possible to their educational endeavors. SLS helps students with a wide variety of legal matters. Students often come to SLS with issues involving landlord/tenant, contracts, family law, criminal law, and estate planning, but they also provide assistance in other areas.
Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Advocacy and Support
Health & Wellness offers confidential advocacy and support for students impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, sexual harassment and other related experiences. A Health & Wellness Advocate is available to meet with students and help them understand their rights and options for reporting both on campus and in the larger community as well as assist with connecting to resources, academic advocacy, and safety planning. Health & Wellness is safe and confidential starting point for University of Washington students affected by these issues.
Seattle’s LGBTQ+ Center
Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA)
The GSBA produces annual lists of LGBTQ+ businesses and business owners within the greater Seattle area (http://www.thegsba.org/advocacy/business-resources/guide-directory)
Out & Equal – LGBTQ+ & Allied Professionals
Equal Rights Washington – LGBTQ+ advocacy & policy
Lambert House – LGBTQ+ youth services
Ingersoll Gender Center – Trans and Gender Diversity Support
Seattle Counseling Service
24-Hour Resource Line
24–Hour Crisis Line
TTY / TDD for the Deaf: 206-461-3219
Serving King County Residents
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
King County Sexual Assault Resource Center
24-Hour Resource Line
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA)
Holds Annual Conference in October – http://www.reachingoutmba.org/conference-2/
Great for networking & recruiting
Hosts MBA LGBTQ+ Leadership Development Weekend in Spring
Helpful for MBA students finding time to catch their breath
If you missed a discussion panel, or just wish you could replay it, we’re here for you!
Check out our recorded events below. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Spring 2018 Intentional Leadership Retreat
Simin Sehela, Li-Ann Yap, Kyohei Kanamaru, Ken Sauerbrunn
February 26, 2018
Monisha Harrell of Equal Rights Washington
November 14, 2017
Al Alwis, Amy Franklin, Ken Sauerbrunn, Sparks, Akash Raman
April 24, 2017
April 6, 2017
Monisha Harrell of Equal Rights Washington
January 17, 2017