Inga Beale, the chief executive of Lloyds of London, has topped a list of powerful LGBT executives, both the first woman and the first bisexual to do so. Meanwhile, Mark Zuckerberg has won the gong of top straight ally.
Second on OUTstanding’s list of 100 influential LGBT executives is new entry Qantas CEO Alan Joyce, followed by HSBC’s Europe boss Antonio Simoes, who topped the list in its first year in 2013.
In fourth place is United Therapeutics co-CEO Martine Rothblatt, the highest ever ranking for a transgender executive. That’s particularly important, OUTstanding said, given almost a third of transgender workers think coming out would negatively impact their chances of future promotions. A staggering 90% have experienced mistreatment or harassment in the workplace.