Article originally published in Yahoo Finance
The 2020 OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Model Lists, supported by Yahoo Finance, are a powerful reflection of the incredible achievements of LGBT+ people in the business community.
Each year diversity and inclusion membership organisation INvolve publishes lists showcasing the top 100 LGBT+ Executives, 100 LGBT+ Future Leaders, and 50 Ally Executives.
Individuals on the executive list work within at least three levels of the chief executive at large companies, or are the leaders of smaller organisations themselves.
All of the executives on this list — who identify as LGBT+ but can be any nationality and based in any country — were nominated by peers and colleagues, or put themselves forward.
Nominations were reviewed by the OUTstanding judging panel, which scored each person on the influence of their role, their impact on staff inside and outside the workplace, and their business achievements.
4) Allyn L. Shaw, President & CTO, Recycle Track Systems
Under Allyn’s leadership, RTS meets twice a month as a company to discuss inclusion, belonging and diversity. During his tenure, representation has increased significantly, with the gender balance at 41%, up from 30% in 2018, and with 31% people of color, up from 20% in 2018.
Allyn is a prominent speaker and advocate for LGBT+ inclusion, having spoken in over 15 panels and at eight speaking engagements this year alone. He was asked to join the Victory Fund & Institute Board and the New York LGBT Center Board.
Externally, Allyn sits on the board of directors of OUT & Equal, and continues to be instrumental in breaking down barriers for underrepresented communities. As a board member, Allyn spearheaded one of the first transgender recruiting efforts of its kind in banking, and is involved in the intersection of tech and diversity with Out in Tech, Lesbians who Tech and Out 4 U.