032: Recognize the Unique Perspective You Bring to Business with Jason Behrmann, from Queer Tech Montreal

Jason Behrmann serves as the Vice-President and Chief of Communications for Queer Tech Montreal, a community advocacy group for LGBTQ professionals in the tech startup sector. He completed his doctorate in biomedical science from the University of Montréal and a post-doctorate at McGill. His research focused on assessing the social and ethical implications of technologies in healthcare for LGBTQ populations and Queer rights in medicine. A long-time out entrepreneur, he currently is a communications strategist in science and technology.

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Questions Answered in this Episode

·      Who is Jason Behrmann, and what does Queer Tech Montreal do?

·      Why did Jason get involved with advocating for a more inclusive tech sector?

·      Why does Jason believe that LGBTQ people have a unique lens in the world of business?

·      How can you get in touch with Jason?

Resources Shared in this Episode

·      Visit Queer Tech Montreal’s Facebook Page here.

·      Contact Jason at jason@queertech.ca.

·      Follow Jason on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Medium.

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Rhodes Perry

Rhodes Perry is a nationally recognized expert on LGBTQ and social justice public policy matters, with two decades of leadership experience innovating strategy management, policy and program solutions for corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. At his core, Rhodes is an entrepreneur, where he most recently established Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC, a national diversity and inclusion consulting firm that uses an intersectional approach to collaborate with leaders on creating solutions in the practice areas of strategy management, issue advocacy, and stakeholder engagement. Previously, Rhodes founded the Office of LGBTQ Policy & Practice at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, and prior to this assignment he served as the founding Director of Policy at PFLAG National where he led the policy strategy and advocacy efforts for the organization’s 350 chapters. He cut his teeth serving as a Program Examiner at the White House Office of Management & Budget, where he improved upon federal benefit programs designed to provide assistance to low-income communities. Rhodes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and obtained a Master of Public Administration from New York University.