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Driving LGBTQ+ equality
and inclusion in financial
services—and beyond.

Our ‘network of networks’ has over 40 participating firms from across financial services, and we reach more than 5,000 individuals through our participating firms’ LGBTQ+ employee resource groups.

As a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization, OPEN Finance is a volunteer network that combines the expertise of our members to drive forward LGBTQ+ equality and diversity in the financial services sector and beyond. With nearly fifty member firms, we partner with employee resource groups across the industry to advance workplace policies, collaborate on signature events, community service and philanthropy. Since the start of the century, OPEN Finance has served as the top networking forum for LGBTQ+ finance professionals in New York City.

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Our Committees

Best Practices

Best Practices

At the heart of what we do, our best practices workshops and benchmarking have helped improve policies and benefits for our participating firms. We help firms anticipate questions on new policies, and offer implementation strategies.

Community Service

Through cross-firm collaboration, we’re able to create a bigger impact for LGBTQ+ related non-profit organizations. Our partnerships with select non-profits allow us to offer our member firms a greater range of opportunities.

Networking

From regular happy hours to non-profit fundraising events and career development, OPEN Finance’s networking opportunities bring together all aspects of the LGBTQ+ community to strengthen our representation in financial services.

Women+

By hosting targeted events, we help to create a stronger community for, and better visibility of lesbian, bi- and trans* women in the finance industry. Our dedicated team proactively engages with LBT+ women to understand challenges and create opportunities.

Marketing

We help to celebrate the industry’s successes through our website, newsletter and social media, publicizing industry events and news about what OPEN Finance and our member firms have accomplished. Follow us on social media @openfinancenyc.

Speaker Series

Driving increased participation and awareness across the industry results in more widespread progress and more unity across the LGBTQ+ community. We strive to reach the most individual members and firms as possible in the New York area.

Membership

At the heart of what we do, our best practices workshops and benchmarking have helped improve policies and benefits for our participating firms. We help firms anticipate questions on new policies, and offer implementation strategies.

Forum

The OPEN Finance Forum is our annual event designed to convene our member firms, ERG/BRG leaders, D&I professionals, executive sponsors, and LGBTQ+ community partners. The goal is to provide participants with innovative content focused on developing stronger leaders within our employee networks and promoting effective, action-oriented champions of Diversity & Inclusion. This full-day program engages leaders in debate on timely topics that have the power to affect real progress toward LGBTQ+ equality in the finance industry. By collaborating and sharing best practices, we are able to identify and execute against shared goals.

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