Episode 3 – What GenZ LGBTQ Talent Wants From Their Bosses and Employers

Generation Z or Gen Z is the newest generation, born between 1997 and 2012/15. They are currently between 6 and 24 years old (nearly 68 million in the U.S.)

Gen Z Is the Queerest Generation Ever, According to New Survey…An unprecedented 15% of Gen Zers are LGBTQ+, according to a new Gallup poll.

In a random sampling of 15,349 American adults conducted last year, nearly 1 in 6 Gen Z respondents (or 15.9%) said they are queer or transgender.

This group represents the New and Recent entrants into the labor force, these new eyes and new perspectives of recent grads who have just entered the workforce can help us see work and work experience in new ways.

At The Inclusive Enterprise Podcast, we were curious about the experience of LGBTQ new entrants to the workplace and their transitions from college to the workforce. We wanted to know, which were the elements that were most challenging? What LGBTQ Gen Zers want.

We’re pleased to be joined by Manny Velásquez-Paredes, the Director of The University of North Florida LGBTQ Center located in Jacksonville, Florida to share insights on the topic.—“WHAT GEN Z LGBTQ TALENT WANTS FROM THEIR BOSSES AND EMPLOYERS”


14:54 – Passion for D&I LGBTQ Advocacy – Lived Experience

27:00 – Student Life Impacted by Covid

38:52  – How important is D&I to GenZ in the Workplace? Expect in Every Aspect of Life

44:00 – Educating and Shaping Culture are Keys to Success

48:00 – What is inclusive leadership and why so important now?

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