Out & Equal Welcomes New Directors to its Board   

The Out & Equal team is incredibly excited to welcome three new leaders to its distinguished Board of Directors. These individuals are all working to advance representation, equity, inclusion, and belonging for the LGBTQ+ community in the workplace, and beyond. They will build on the breadth of expertise on the Board, and their experiences and insights will continue to elevate and drive Out & Equal’s mission globally.

Javier Constante (he/him) 

President, Dow Brasil & América Latina 

Javier Constante has been President of Dow in Brazil and Latin America since late 2019. In this role, he is responsible for developing and overseeing Dow’s regional strategy and financial performance in the region with the goal of making Dow the most customer-centric, innovative, sustainable, and inclusive materials science company in the world. As part of his current role, Javier drives increased focus and action around ESG parameters, including moving to a low-carbon and circular economy, building a more transparent, authentic and safe work environment for employees, and moving toward a more equitable society. 


In 2022, Javier received Out & Equal's Outie Award in the category "Global LGBTQ+ Advocate of the Year" for his leadership in initiatives to include LGBTQIA+ people in the labor market. Javier also made it once again to the TOP 100 LGBT+ executives recognized by the 2022 OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Model List, which he is listed for the third consecutive time.  

Javier holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Universidad de La Plata, Argentina, and a master of business administration (MBA) from Instituto Altos Estudio Empresariales - IESE, Argentina.

Chris Mossiah (they/them) 

Executive Director—Consumer & Community Banking, JPMorgan Chase 

GEC, Co-Chair 

PRIDE Tri-State, TGNC & Non-binary Co-Lead 


Chris Mossiah, based in New York City, is an Area Product Director for a design system within the Consumer & Community Banking Department. They are also the Co-Chair of the Firmwide GEC (Gender Expansive Council) as well as co-lead for the Transgender, Gender Nonconforming, and Non-binary subcommittee of PRIDE Tri-State BRG. Chris has worked for JPMorgan Chase for more than five years while being a member of the Pride leadership team for more than four years. Chris also serves on the TNI (Transgender, Non-binary, and Intersex) subcommittee of Open Finance (a forum that unites LGBTQ+ leaders of major financial services organizations across the NY metro area).  

Prior to coming to JPMorgan, Chris was enlisted in the US Navy as an electronic technician and has been in the technology field for over 20 years. Chris holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s in Computer Science from The City College of New York and Syracuse University, respectively.  

Emily “Hawking” Shilling (she/her) 

Naval Aviator, Test Pilot, Military Professional, Speaker, and President of SPARTA

Emily “Hawking” Shilling is a Commander (CDR) in the United States Navy (USN). Joining in 2005, she was winged as a Naval Aviator in 2007 and went on to fly the Aircraft Carrier based EA-6B Prowler on sixty combat missions. Hawking has flown 21 different aircraft, accruing over 1,700 flight hours, and served as a USN Test Pilot for the EA-18G and F-18E/F fighter jets out of VX-23.  


Now an Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer, she is stationed on Patuxent River MD, where she procures and develops our nation’s most advanced next generation of warfighting capabilities. CDR Shilling holds a bachelor of science in Aerospace Engineering, master of science in Systems Engineering, and has received national awards and recognition for both her advocacy and flying endeavors.  


She is currently the senior, actively serving, trans-identifying line officer in the United State Navy and President of SPARTA, an organization that advocates and educates about transgender military service and is dedicated to the support and professional development of more than 2,000 transgender service members. 

In 2022, CDR Shilling received the Outie Award in the category of "LGBTQ+ Corporate Advocate of the Year" for actively working with transgender personnel, Congress, high level military leaders, and the Defense Health Agency, to provide mentorship, advocate for inclusive military service, improve access to medical care, and create a safe environment in which transgender individuals not only serve, but thrive.


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