Have you ever had to pause to think about your answer to questions that get asked regularly in business and social situations: Are you married? Dating Anyone? What are you doing this weekend? People who are part of the LGBT community often do.
Earlier in my career, I often held back from providing fully engaged answers to those questions when the honest one could possibly be socially awkward, career limiting, or potentially lead to dismissal. When your livelihood is at risk, either as a full-time employee going through a probation period or a contractor with a dismissal clause, it’s sometimes easier to justify lack of transparency or courageous conversations.
As the founder and managing partner of Prompta, I’m proud to lead team members whose character and shared values enable us to be authentic, open and transparent in our daily interactions. Each day I bring my whole self to work, so please go ahead and ask me if I’m dating anyone or what I’m doing this weekend.