Smashing The Glass Ceiling

Support OPEN's Mission at Our Annual Dinner

At OPEN, we are honored and proud to have served LGBTQIA2S+ individuals in Dane County for over 15 years. Listening to our community's needs, we identified the demand for workplace support services for all LGBTQ+ workers in the area. Our mission is to provide career development resources to the LGBTQ+ community, empowering individuals with low or no-cost opportunities for career growth and networking throughout the year. 

Through the pillars of Belonging, Equity, and Service, we aim to:

  • Create Accessible Opportunities: Provide diverse professional development events featuring renowned speakers and leaders.
  • Amplify Partner Messages: Support equity in our community and workplaces, advocating for increased representation, better workplace policies, and growing LGBTQIA2S+ leadership.
  • Expand Networks: Partner with college campus centers, student orgs, community partners, and LGBTQIA2S+ Employee Resource Groups to enhance career networks and workplace equity education.

Join Us for Our Annual Dinner
Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2024
Event: Breaking Barriers. Building Bridges. Career Fair (2:00 PM - 5:00 PM) and Smashing the Glass Ceiling Dinner (5:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

Your sponsorship can help fund our initiatives, supporting career development and creating pathways to success for the LGBTQ+ community. Contributions will enable us to offer job search assistance, professional training, and mentorship programs. Our Annual Dinner is a cherished event, reflecting on our accomplishments in building connections, supporting development, and advocating for LGBTQIA2S+ individuals. With your support, we look forward to expanding the impact of OPEN Foundation and enhancing the career prospects of LGBTQ+ workers.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Major sponsorships are first come, first served. Act quickly to secure your spot and join us in making a difference.  Please email us for more information on how you can sponsor this event.

Thank you for your consideration and support.

Heidi Duss [she/they]
Founder, OPEN Foundation
[email protected]

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