What is Leading With Pride?

Leading With Pride

A comprehensive leadership program for you as a LGBTQIA professional, ally or activist. You will recognize your strengths and the power of your uniqueness. It will empower you to build the leader already inside you so that you can improve your life as well as the lives of others.

You will:

  • Lead from the power of your own story
  • Connect with people and strengthen them from within
  • Discover how to transform limitations to possibilities
  • Identify and amplify your core strengths
  • Join a community of leaders creating lasting positive empowerment.

Leading With Pride Is Made Possible With Generous Support Of:

Digital-first. Customer-centered. Startup-inspired.

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Helping us create a powerful transformative experience

Are you an Empowering Leader?

Take Our Quiz To Learn About Empowering Leadership

A dragonfly got one of the wings wounded while escaping a trap. Another dragonfly, a friend with empowering leadership qualities, saw them in that painful state. Pick the friend’s response.

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How you’ll change

You will understand your Passion For Change
You will understand what you want to change in the world and why. You will know where your drive is coming from, how to use it to make life better for others and how to create a clear vision of your Passion For Change

You will develop a Strong Sense of Self
Finding the empowerment in your life experiences, you will develop a strong sense of who you are and the value of your uniqueness. You will better understand your unique ability to contribute and why it is important. You will find your authentic leadership voice.

You will begin to be Constantly Curious
Through developing your powers of observation and query, you will begin to understand what is motivating your behavior and the behavior of others. You will question the assumptions behind the actions and be able to break barriers and help people adopt new empowering beliefs and assumptions.

You will develop a Bias for Bold Action
Using your passion and sense of who you are, you will have a realistic understanding of overstated risks and be on the constant search for thoughtful, empowering potential actions. You will expand “saftey zones” for yourself and others, eliminating fear to create lasting positive empowerment.

Leading With Pride Sessions

Sessions Currently Accepting Applications:

Aristocrat Delhi July 2022 Sunday
Launching on July 31, 2022

Sessions are held Sundays July 31 through September 18 Certification Sunday, February 19, 2023

Publicis Sapient Bengaluru August 2022 Saturday
Launching on August 20, 2022

Sessions are held Saturdays August 20 through October 8 Certification Saturday, March 11, 2023

Plaksha University Publicis Sapient Chandigarh September 2022 Sunday
Launching on September 25, 2022

Sessions are held Sundays from October 9 through November 13 Certification Sunday, April 16, 2023

Thoughtworks Hyderabad October 2022 Saturday
Launching on October 15, 2022

Sessions are held Saturdays October 29 through December 3 Certification Saturday, May 13, 2023

Coming Soon: additional sessions in other cities.

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Pre 2022 Sessions
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Where are they now?

What some participants have done after completing Leading With Pride:

Harish

Harish works in a global IT company in a marketing role after his LWP Certification he became equally invested in D&I both within and out of the organization. He aims to bring equity at the front line to benefit both business and employees.

Kaushik

Kaushik Srivatsan K, participated in the Pilot LWP program, after which he left his corporate underwriting job to pursue his masters degree at IIM Raipur.

Manveen

Manveen Kaur, after her LWP Certification decided to continue her education and is enrolled in an executive program in HR at XLRI Jamshedpur and wants to do research in how diversity and inclusion impacts people and societies on both a micro and macro level.

Lalit

Lalit Chetan Kandangkel says that LWP inspired him to pursue his PhD in Environmental science at IIT Dhanbad where he received a fellowship.

Megha

Megha Sharda is part of a digital startup which uses technology to help people build better habits for lasting well being after completing LWP.

Pragati

Dr Pragati Singh was inspired by LWP to reenergize the support group for Asexuals (IndianAces). drpragatiSingh.com

Charles

Charles Williams is pursuing his passion for helping the LGBTQIA community by consulting with community owned startups.

Sandeep

Sandeep Nair followed his dream to become a parent and moved to Canada where he is Manager of Operations at Pride at Work Canada while he and his husband have been approved for  adoption and are waiting to meet their child(ren).

Shankar

Shankar Ravi, inspired by LWP, is pursuing their masters at Harvard University in the USA, doing research on how queer friendly education has a positive effect on queer students.  He was just elected Chair for student Groups at Harvard University.

Sharan

Sharan Karthik Raj, used what he learned in LWP to amplify the impact of his LGBTQIA support group for Tamil speakers all over the world.  His last conference recording had over 10,000 views on Facebook.

Sasha

Shashwati P is a Diversity & Inclusion Consultant and is pursuing her dream to make inclusive & accessible places a reality. She is making DEI fun through her weekly videoblogs

Viekas

Viekas Khokha left his job as a director of HR for an MNC because he was not comfortable being himself in his corporation. He came to LWP to help figure out his next steps. He is now the out leader of HR at a large Indian Agra-business firm and actively promotes Diversity and Inclusion both inside and outside of his company.

Vinit

After LWP, Vinit Nemmaniwar who is a trained ayurvedic Chef started working towards his dream of making adulteration free products available in the market.

Vishal

Vishal Pinjani completed his LWP certification and then accelerated his hope to become a life-coach and motivational speaker while expanding his support group for LGBTQIA people in Kolhapur and continuing his suicide prevention efforts.

Shivalal

Shivalal Gautam, after taking LWP, significantly expanded his work in HIV prevention in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya.

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Corporate Engagement How corporations collaborate with Leading With Pride

Mentoring Relationships
Collaborating organizations provide internal leaders as mentors to LWP Participants. Mentors receive training on diversity and inclusion as well as mentoring and influencing. They are assigned a participant who they coach through completion of their certification project. While mentoring, corporate leaders build their experience working with diverse populations in a safe environment, increasing their capacity for positive, inclusive impact in their organizations.

Production Enablement
Collaborating Organizations provide financial contributions as well as venues and on-premises session support that make the program possible while engaging their personnel with the larger community. While collaborating with LWP in making the program possible, organizations connect with high-potential, diverse talent and build their organizational culture.

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