Todd Sears

Founder at Out Leadership

Todd Sears

Todd Sears

Founder at Out Leadership

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Todd Sears is the founder and principal of Out Leadership, the global LGBT+ business network. Out Leadership, which began with six founding member firms in 2011 and now counts more than 65 of the world's leading companies as members, creates executive events and insights that help businesses realize the economic growth and talent dividend derived from inclusion, and convenes three groundbreaking talent accelerators: OutNEXT, a global leadership development program for the next generation of LGBT+ talent; Quorum, which seeks to advance the conversation around LGBT+ diversity in corporate governance; and OutWOMEN, which convenes and celebrates LGBT+ women in business. Sears began his career as an investment banker before moving to Merrill Lynch to become a financial advisor, where he created the first team of financial advisors on Wall Street to focus on the LGBT+ community and brought $1.5 billion of new assets to the firm. He then moved into diversity leadership, pioneering equality initiatives first at Merrill Lynch and then at Credit Suisse. Sears serves on the non-profit boards of the Williams Institute of UCLA, The Palette Fund, the Global Equality Fund of the U.S. Department of State, and Lambda Legal, and on the National Advisory Council of the Stonewall National Archives & Museum. He is a graduate of Duke University.

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Co-Founder at The Palette Fund, Inc.

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Founder at Echoing Green, Inc.

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Director at The Palette Fund, Inc.

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Chair at The Palette Fund, Inc.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Dow, Inc.

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CSO at Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund, Inc.

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Director of Strategic Partnerships at Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund, Inc.

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Partner, San Francisco & Taipei at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

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Partner at Alston & Bird LLP

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CEO Action For Diversity & Inclusion is the CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. The company is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Out Leadership develops innovative and forward-thinking initiatives to leverage LGBT opportunities across a range of industries.

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