Erin Uritus

CEO, Out & Equal

Out & Equal’s 2023 Executive Forum Government Day will convene leading government change agents at this one-of-a-kind gathering to: 

  • launch a renewed Out & Equal initiative to bolster our government colleagues and advance inclusion in government workplace settings and across the industry broadly,
  • understand the Biden Administration’s government wide LGBTQI+ diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility priorities and the opportunities and challenges they present, 
  • provide a platform for unique best practice sharing,
  • identify synergies between public and private sector workplace inclusion efforts, 
  • validate and amplify our LGBTQI+ identities and stories for change, and
  • provide input into Out & Equal’s government strategy moving forward!

Tammy Smith

Major General (Retired)


What To Expect

Featured speakers, innovative collaboration sessions, and networking opportunities including: 

  1. Retired Major General and former Out & Equal Board member, Tammy Smith (she/her)
  2. Deputy Director, Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility at U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Mahri Monson (they/them) 
  3. Leaders from Intel Pride, Department of Defense Pride, and Pride in Federal Service examining current and emerging LGBTQI+ workplace inclusion best practices 
  4. Special luncheon session and fireside chat with Lieutenant General Leah Lauderback (US Air Force)
  5. Presentation of findings from Out & Equal’s government wide LGBTQI+ Employee Resource Group survey 
  6. Insights from senior leaders from Deloitte’s DEI Institute, serving multiple federal and private sector clients in leveraging and tailoring best practices across sectors
  7. Interactive session, co-creating Out & Equal’s government strategy moving forward
  8. End-of-day reception and networking, convening Government Day participants and other Executive Forum cohorts, alongside the Out & Equal Board of Directors and other special guests

Join Special Guest


Lt. Gen. Leah G. Lauderback is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Cyber Effects Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. 

Lt. Gen. Lauderback received her commission in 1993 from Clemson University. Her career as an intelligence officer spans the strategic, tactical, and operational levels of war throughout the Pacific, Central, and European theaters of operation. She commanded at the wing, group, and squadron levels, served as the Senior Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, and led as the Director of Intelligence for the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, Southwest Asia. Her operational tours include the Implementation Force-Bosnia Herzegovina, operations Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom, Odyssey Dawn, and Inherent Resolve.

Federal Government Day

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