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FREE February After Hours Meeting- LGBT Inclusion in the Workplace

  • 20 Feb 2020
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CST)
  • Green Bay Distillery 835 Mike McCarthy Way, Green Bay
  • 6


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Thursday: February 20, 2020

LGBT Inclusion in the Workplace

Presented by: Jason Rae

Green Bay Distillery

835 Mike McCarthy Way, Green Bay


Jason Rae (he/him) is the founder and President/CEO of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, an organization of more than 600 LGBT owned and allied businesses from around the state. Jason founded the organization in 2012 and has seen it grow to record numbers and achievements, including winning the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber of the Year award in 2015. Jason is responsible for the overall direction and operations of the Chamber, as well as membership outreach and retention. He works to build inclusion and diversity through Wisconsin and make the state a truly welcoming & inclusive place.

With his role with the LGBT Chamber, Jason serves as the National Chair for NGLCC’s Affiliate Chamber Council, which works to support the work of local LGBT affiliate chambers across the country.

In addition, Jason serves as a partner at the public affairs consulting firm Nation Consulting in Milwaukee, WI where he focuses on non-profit management, corporate communications, and political campaigns. He is also the founder and managing director of True Compass Strategies, a certified LGBT Business Enterprise. Prior to these roles, he worked for People For the American Way, the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, Herb Kohl for US Senate, and more.

In his volunteer time, Jason has been a member of the Democratic National Committee since 2004, when he became the youngest person ever elected to the DNC. In 2017, he was elected as the DNC Secretary, one of the national officers. Jason has also served as Chair of the Board of Directors of Fair Wisconsin and for the Milwaukee County Human Rights Commission. He currently serves on the Board of VISIT Milwaukee and the Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District.

Jason holds an Honors Bachelors of Arts degree from Marquette University in history and political science. He presently lives in Glendale, WI with his husband, Phillip Bailey, and their dog, George Washington.

Jason can be reached at


Studies have shown the positive impact of LGBT-inclusive practices on a company’s bottom line and its ability to attract and retain talent. Jason Rae, President & CEO of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, will share how to build business success and growth through LGBTQ inclusion. Topics that will be addressed include understanding the LGBTQ community, a current status of LGBTQ laws and regulations, how to be an ally, how to start a Pride BRG, and more. We'll also talk about how you can take action to be create a fully welcoming & inclusive culture.


4:00-5:00 pm Program

5:00-6:00 pm Happy Hour and Networking

Menu:  Variety of appetizers will be provided.  Drinks will be available at your own expense.

Reservation Deadline for this meeting is Monday, February 17, 2020.


Limited to 40 Seats

So that we may get an accurate appetizer count in a timely manner, please register at

*NOTE: The Green Bay Area SHRM Chapter is obligated to pay Green Bay Distillery for all reservations made.  If you register for this meeting and are unable to attend, you must cancel by the Friday prior to the meeting in order to receive a refund.  Any requests for cancellation after that date will still be charged the meeting fee.

If you have questions, please contact Reservations at

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