Professional executive network OUT-Standing In Business came to mind instantly after Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as the first openly gay Fortune 500 executive.
The LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community has championed the 53-year-old business exec for coming out. According to OUT-Standing In Business, the compilation doesn’t only provide an interesting look into the role of LGBT individuals who flourish in the cutthroat world of business, but also some of the most powerful members of the actual LGBT community.
Each individual who made the top 100 list proved through evidence their credentials through being a leader, being a role model, contributing greatly to society, maintaining a high level of success, and making an overall difference around the world. Without any further ado, we present these ten wonderful people and urge you to go to OUT-Standing’s website to see the others who made the list.