The prestigious list, which was released earlier today, profiles 30 high performing LGBT+ individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to promoting LGBT+ inclusion in both the workplace and society.
All of the 2019 Role Models were nominated by peers and colleagues and selected by a judging panel who scored the nominees’ achievements in promoting LGBT+ inclusion, the seniority and impact of their roles, and their business accomplishments.
Lisa Wainwright said: “I am incredibly honoured to once again be recognised alongside so many inspiring executives who work to champion diversity and inclusion. It is so pleasing to see how far the sport and recreation sector has come in building positive and open environments where everyone feels comfortable being their true self.
“It is vital that we continue to promote widespread LGBT+ acceptance and inclusion in order to drive change, challenge stereotypes and inspire future generations.”
Founder & CEO of INvolve, Suki Sandhu OBE, says, “We’re delighted to be celebrating another fantastic group of people from across the globe who are collectively driving cultural change and creating workplaces where everyone can succeed.
“LGBT+ discrimination is still prevalent in a lot of the world’s biggest economies but highlighting the work of successful role models changes people’s perceptions. They demonstrate that you can be successful and out at work, but most importantly inspire the next generation of LGBT+ leaders.”
The full list of leading executives can be found here.
The Board and staff at the Sport and Recreation Alliance would like to extend their congratulations to Lisa upon receiving this remarkable acknowledgement.