060: Live from Orlando! Amplify Your Power, Strengthen Relationships, and Celebrate Your Authenticity with MBA Orlando & Central Florida Out Bosses

In collaboration with MBA Orlando and the National LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, Rhodes Perry, host and creator of the popular weekly podcast, The Out Entrepreneur, took his show on the road for the Inaugural Live Recording & LGBTQ Marketplace Event on Monday, December 11, 2017. The purpose of the event aimed to amplify the power of out bosses, connect them with corporate partners, and inspire the next generation of LGBTQ people to take the entrepreneurial leap.

During the live podcast, local out business leader Deb Ofsowitz from edgefactory joined corporate partner, Ashley Brundage from PNC Bank along with Thomas Yaegers from MBA Orlando. Together, panelists shared how they are creating economic opportunities for LGBTQ communities in Central FL and beyond. After the discussion, participants had the opportunity to network with sponsoring businesses, panelists, LGBTQ business owners, and our allies.

The event was made possible thanks to our sponsors!

To learn more about the event, and the Out Entrepreneur, check out the links below:

  • Live Podcast Summary. To relive the magic of the live podcast event, and learn more about the guests read this blog post
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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.