Out & Equal Announces Winners of the 2024 LATAM Forum Excellence Awards

The Awards Celebrate the Leaders and Luminaries Driving LGBTQI+ Workplace Inclusion Across Latin America

At its 2024 LATAM Forum in Brazil, Out & Equal proudly announced the winners of its Excellence Awards. Each year, these awards recognize and celebrate individuals, executive leaders, companies, and employee resource groups (ERGs) who are leading the way with bold and innovative advancements toward workplace inclusion for LGBTQI+ people in Latin America.

“Recognition and representation matter,” said Erin Uritus (she/her), CEO of Out & Equal.

“Inclusion and belonging are the right things to do and are smart business practices. It is why it is essential that we elevate the individuals and organizations who are driving meaningful change, as they are illuminating a path forward for us all. Congratulations to this year’s honorees. We look forward to celebrating your ongoing progress and to seeing others follow your example.”

Winners were announced across several categories:

Executive Leader Excellence Award

Sara Goretti Elias Ferreira (She/Her)

Senior Consultant | SGO SC&E Sustainability, Climate & Equity

Leader | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion LGBT+ Brasil, Deloitte

Latin American LGBTQI+ Workplace Advocate Excellence Award

Luana Gimenez (She/Her)

Manager, Equality Recruiting & Global VP Outforce, Salesforce

Diego Alejandro Vargas Roa (He/Him)

Credit and Collection Chief, Ingredion Mexico

Employee Resource Group Excellence Award

Pride at SAP

Pride at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Employee Resource Group Rising Star Award

PRISM at Avanade

Brasil Workplace Excellence Award

PwC Brasil

Latin America Workplace Excellence Award

Ingredion Mexico

The 2024 Out & Equal LATAM Excellence Awards were presented during a special ceremony that concluded the 2024 LATAM Forum, a day-long event dedicated to advancing LGBTQI+ workplace equity, where leaders, practitioners, and changemakers alike gather for informative sessions, engaging conversations, and opportunities to discuss cutting-edge and innovative DEIB strategies.


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