GSE’s LGBTQ Equality at Work symposium is March 28

Garden State Equality offices in Asbury Park
Garden State Equality offices in Asbury Park, NJ

Conference on LGBTQ-affirming practices is the first of its kind in New Jersey

In late March Garden State Equality will hold the first annual LGBTQ Equality at Work Symposium in New Jersey, designed to connect employees and companies throughout the state with an emphasis on LGBTQ-positive practices.

Christian Fuscarino is the Executive Director of Garden State Equality
Christian Fuscarino is the Executive Director of Garden State Equality

“We’re especially excited for the Equality at Work Symposium, considering it’s the first of its kind in New Jersey to have such a concentrated focus on the LGBTQ community,” said Christian Fuscarino, executive director of GSE. “The Equality at Work Symposium will be an incredible vehicle for change-makers in the corporate world to collaborate while hearing directly from industry leaders who’ve been driving innovative practices for diversity.”

The daylong event will focus on ways to improve the knowledge and effectiveness of employee resource groups, affinity groups, and diversity councils. The emphasis will be on LGBTQ inclusion in the workplace. The event includes a continental breakfast, a panel of professional speakers, Q&A, and a networking luncheon.

Keynote speaker is Robyn Gigl, a partner at law firm GluckWalrath.

Garden State Equality At Work Symposium banner adThe Bell Works Holmdel Complex, located at 101 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel, is the venue on March 28, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Keynote speaker Robyn Gigl is a partner at GluckWalrath, LLP; she is a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Committee on Minority Concerns, a trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, and a transgender activist. She will lead a discussion on “Observations from Both Sides of the Glass Ceiling – A Trans Woman’s Perspective.”

The symposium is sponsored by the FirstEnergy Foundation and Jersey Central Power & Light. “JCP&L, along with the FirstEnergy Foundation, is pleased to support unique initiatives like the Equality at Work Symposium that create a discussion and promote diversity in the workplace,” said Jim Fakult, president of JCP&L. “Our organizations are stronger and better positioned for success when we embrace employees with different backgrounds, lifestyles and perspectives on the world.”

Tickets to the Equality at Work Symposium are $75 and can be purchased at