LGBTQ+

Welcome to the LGBTQ+ Connections Community!

The Career Center recognizes that social identities and career experiences often intersect and that Villanovans may face specific challenges navigating the career development process as they explore the world of work. This is a space to connect students who identify as LGBTQ+, alumni who identify as LGBTQ+ and employers with one another through networking, professional development and educational events and programming. We will continually develop this community as we become aware of additional opportunities to advance the growth of all members of our community. Learn more about how jobs and internships featured on this page are sourced.

“Breaking Barriers: DEI Organizations Paving the Path to Success Through Financial Services Internships”

Historically, financial services and investment banking have lacked diverse talent. As an industry that is centralized in networking and social capital, many underrepresented and marginalized candidate groups have been excluded. Due to this fact, organizations like Girls Who Invest, INROADS, …

By Timaria Brach
Timaria Brach
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10 Ways Diversity Pipeline Programs Can Advance Your Career

There are numerous organizations that invest in fostering a diverse and talented pool of students to create a more equitable and inclusive workplace. Diversity pipeline programs make a great impact on students.

What are Diversity Pipeline Programs?

Diversity pipeline programs …

By Jhaakira Jacobs
Jhaakira Jacobs
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Interviewing While Non-Binary | Tips for Job Hunting with Confidence

For a growing number of individuals publicly identifying as non-binary, the job search and application process can be filled with a lot of unknowns. In addition to preparing for interview questions and wondering if you’ll connect with the hiring manager, …

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Alumni Connections

  • Bethlehem, PA
  • Development Director Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley
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  • San Francisco, CA
  • Senior Consultant Force Management
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  • Greater Philadelphia, PA
  • Corporate Citizenship Manager TD
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  • New York, NY
  • Operations Coordinator Specialty Food Association
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  • Villanova, PA
  • Major Gift Officer Villanova University
Meet Elizabeth >
  • Villanova, PA
  • Executive Director, Alumni and Volunteer Engagement Villanova University
Meet Judy >

Skill Building Courses

Understanding and Supporting LGBTQ+ Employees

Taught by Rhodes Perry
Have you ever felt there was an aspect of yourself that you needed to hide at work? Have you ever…

Sustainable LGBTQ+ Allyship

Taught by Jeannie Gainsburg
One of the biggest challenges allies face is not knowing when and how to lend support. In this course, instructor…

Skills for Inclusive Conversations

Taught by Mary-Frances Winters
Organizations reap the benefits of diversity—when employees bring their whole, authentic selves to work. Diverse teams are more productive, innovative,…

Becoming a Male Ally at Work

Taught by Emilie Aries
Gender diversity in the workplace drives innovation and performance. As a male ally, you can help boost diversity by chipping…

Creating Safe Spaces for Tough Conversations at Work

Taught by Madecraft
Tough conversations are exactly that: tough. They might involve topics that include heated opinions, arguments, or biases. But having these…

Supporting Allyship and Anti-Racism at Work

Taught by Dana Brownlee
While racism and discrimination are systemic problems that persist, each of us can play a role in helping to eliminate…

How to Speak Up Against Racism at Work

Taught by Dana Brownlee
Regardless of role or level, employees often want to speak up against offensive/racist comments or questionable practices, but they don’t…

Leading Your Org on a Journey of Allyship

Taught by Vernā Myers
Join inclusion strategist, Harvard-trained-lawyer, author and instructor, Vernā Myers, to learn how to grow a more inclusive workplace and become…

Driving Change and Anti-Racism

Taught by Kwame Christian
We have entered a new era of understanding regarding issues of race. Now is the time to advocate for change…

Inclusive Mindset for Committed Allies

Taught by Dereca Blackmon
What does it mean to become a true ally? This question is more relevant now than ever. True allies start…

Out and Proud: Approaching LGBT Issues in the Workplace

Taught by Careercake
Attracting and maintaining a diverse workforce offers a slew of benefits to organizations. It boosts innovation and problem-solving by providing…

Inclusive Tech: Breaking into the Tech Industry

Taught by Shawna Curran
There exists a perception about who tech jobs are for. That perception doesn’t often include people from historically marginalized groups…

Becoming an Ally to All

Taught by Kenji Yoshino
All organizations face barriers to diversity and inclusion, such as implicit bias and stereotyping. One key solution to these challenges…

Six Skills to Develop Cultural Agility

Taught by Paula Caligiuri
Cultural agility is one of the most critical professional skills needed today but also one that employers say is difficult…

Using Gender Inclusive Language

Taught by Lori Nishiura Mackenzie
Language shapes the way we understand ourselves, our world, and our relationships. The words we use can create a sense…

Emotional Intelligence as an Inclusivity Booster

Taught by Living Corporate
In this audio-only course, host Zach Nunn speaks with facilitator, instructional designer, meeting host and leadership consultant David Foster of…

Handling Workplace Bullying

Taught by Catherine Mattice
Bullying is a social phenomenon in which the bystanders, leaders, and organizational culture all play a role. It has emotional,…

Cultivating Cultural Competence and Inclusion (2022)

Taught by Mary-Frances Winters
Inclusive work environments can yield greater creative output, boost employee morale, and benefit a company’s bottom line. But even as…

Communicating Across Cultures

Taught by Tatiana Kolovou
View Tatiana’s LinkedIn Newsletter To succeed in a cross-cultural business setting, it’s important to understand the differences in how people…

Confronting Bias: Thriving Across Our Differences

Taught by Vernā Myers
Find greater meaning, well-being, and productivity by learning how to interact with others across differences. Continue your Thrive journey and…

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