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Bank of America boss Kaku Nakhate accepts 'Outie Award', thanks her LGBT+ Ally chapter buds

The award commends the advocacy work by Bank of America´ India LGBT+ Ally Network’.

, ET Bureau|
Updated: Nov 18, 2019, 04.38 PM IST
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Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer workplace equality.
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer workplace equality.
Bank of America’s LGBT+ Ally Network’s India chapter has won the “New Employee Resource Group (ERG) Chapter of the Year” award by the Out & Equal Workplace Advocates. Kaku Nakhate, India president & country head, Bank of America, along with Bank of America’s LGBT+ Ally chapter leaders, received the award at an event held in Washington DC a few weeks back.

The award commends the advocacy work by Bank of America´ India LGBT+ Ally Network’s within and outside the bank in India in terms of building diverse and inclusive workplaces in the country. And this recognition is popularly called as the Outie Award.

“I am delighted to receive this award on behalf of my colleagues and members of the India LGBT+ Ally Network, whose immense contribution and hard work has helped us win this prestigious award,” Nakhate said, accepting the award.

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer workplace equality. It partners with Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies to provide executive leadership development, comprehensive training and consultation, and professional networking opportunities that build inclusive and welcoming work environments.

Launched in 2017, Bank of America’s LGBT+ Ally Network’s India chapter engages and educates employees through events, workshops, training and volunteering activities. Today, over a third of the bank’s India employees have signed up at LGBTQ allies. In India, the bank provides medical benefits to domestic partners of employees irrespective of sex, support transgender surgeries through insurance and offer surrogacy maternity leave.

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