Mark Nielsen named one of Deloitte’s Outstanding 50 LGBTI+ Leaders 2020

Talent’s Global CEO Mark Nielsen has been named one of Deloitte’s Outstanding 50 LGBTI+ Leaders 2020.

Produced in partnership with Google and Energy Australia, the list and corresponding report are designed to help LGBTI+ people ‘be what they see’, inspiring a new generation of leaders from many diverse parts of our community.

Spanning diverse industries, the scope and background of those profiled in this year’s report provide visibility of a diverse set of LGBTI+ role models. The report includes remarkable leaders from the public sector, government, social enterprises, and small to medium-sized businesses, alongside those in traditional corporate roles.

The 2020 report includes individuals who identify as trans- and gender-diverse; non-binary; queer, and bisexual. Beyond recognising the achievements of these remarkable individuals, the Outstanding 50 LGTBI+ Leaders Report aims to inspire all people to work towards creating more inclusive workplaces and communities, in Australia and around the world.

Mark is a passionate believer in vulnerable and authentic leadership, purpose and supporting people to bring their whole selves to work. This is the latest of many professional accolades for Mark, who was awarded CEO of the year by CEO Magazine in 2018.

Of the announcement, Mark said:

“I am honoured to be part of this year’s Outstanding LGBTI+ Leaders Report. I don’t consider myself a role model, but if sharing my story helps others to be courageous and live without fear, then I’ll be happy. Congratulations to everyone in the group and thank you to our amazing Talent family for making our workplace one where diversity is not just ticking a box - everyone can truly be their authentic self.”

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