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Celebrating Pride & Allyship | a special event

The workforce is demanding more, and companies are pivoting to allow for more true equality and inclusion. So, how does this affect you?

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Celebrating Pride & Allyship | a special event
Celebrating Pride & Allyship | a special event

Time & Location

Jun 20, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM MDT


About the Event

Please join us in welcoming Ellen Lichtenstein, Jordan Reck, Louie Lugo and Bobbi Himes for this special event to honor the LGBTQ community and its allies.

Today's workplace is enhancing opportunities for work/life harmony, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, hybrid and remote work, better mental health and total rewards. The workforce is demanding more, and companies are pivoting to allow for more true equality and inclusion.

So, how does this affect you?

In this special event, we will dig deep into how professionals can own their own development while being their authentic selves, why gender identity and pronouns are important, and provide details on how you can be an empowered advocate/ally and stand with others who might be different from you.


  • Tips and actions on how to own your professional development while being your authentic self
  • Insight and understanding about gender identity and pronouns and how to honor this in the workplace
  • Actions on how to stand with others through allyship, break microaggressions, and diplomatically challenge the status quo

All are welcomed and encouraged to attend this important event.

About our panelists:

Ellen Lichtenstein is a creative professional with fifteen years of experience in the world of media and communications. Ellen spent eight years in non-scripted TV production before making the logical leap to creating content within the insurance industry and earning a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins along the way. In 2020, Ellen left her tech marketing job to start two companies: Just Add Communications and Leg Up Learning Solutions. As if that weren’t enough, Ellen recently joined insurtech startup unicorn AgentSync as a staff writer.

Jordan tripped and fell into the art and science of Change Management around 10 years ago. Cutting her teeth in State Government, she has since led and consulted across industries on large-scale organizational change efforts for ERP implementations in the double digits. She now drives the internal change management strategies for her organization’s Global Program Management Office. Her goal as a change practitioner is to help re-inform how we approach change management and its methodologies with inclusion, creativity, and ethos.

Louie Lugo, SHRM-SCP is the Chief People Officer at Gallus Medical Detox. Louie has a passion for helping organizations succeed and seeing people thrive. Some of his motivated skill sets are Culture Curation, DEI&B, HR Technology Platforms, Organizational Development, and Business Intelligence.

Bobbi is an experienced (73yrs) late transitioning (@50) worker bee, transgender Woman. Bobbi’s career includes machinist as an MR2 (E-5) Navy veteran, Software Developer OTR and Bus Driver. Throughout her career, only the last software job (2 years) and both driving jobs were "aware" – An effect of insufficient ally-ship.

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