ADP® Chief Financial Officer, Jan Siegmund, has been honored as one of the top ten 2017 OUTstanding Leading LGBT+ Executives, a list presented by the Financial Times®. The ranking recognizes Jan’s achievements in ensuring LGBT inclusion both within the workplace and externally. OUTstanding is a professional membership organization for global businesses who work directly with LGBT+ and ally leaders to promote inclusion in the workplace.
Jan recently drove ADP’s participation in Cycle for the Cause®, signing up well over 100 riders to bike 275 miles which raised more than $500,000 to support the fight against HIV/AIDS. In 2006, he founded ADP Pride, ADP’s LGBT+ business resource group and currently serves as executive sponsor. ADP Pride focuses on inclusion and has specific ally programming for straight allies, which has made it the fastest growing business resource group at ADP. In 2016, Jan drove ADP’s co-signing of the HRC Business Coalition for the Equality Act and this year he introduced the adoption of LGBT+ self-identification for ADP’s U.S. associates, which will soon be rolled out internationally.
“We are proud of Jan’s tireless leadership and his continued advocacy for LGBT+ inclusion which has been recognized by OUTstanding for a second straight year,” said Dermot O’Brien, Chief Human Resources Officer at ADP. “This distinction reinforces ADP’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and supports one of our ADP values: Each person counts. Our mission is to not only allow ADP associates to self-identify, but to build this feature into our client solutions to help more companies support gender identity, LGBT+ inclusiveness.”
All of the 2017 role models were nominated by peers and colleagues and then reviewed by OUTstanding’s judges who selected 100 of the leading LGBT+ executives. The nominees were scored on seniority and influence and had to be visibly out and actively working to create an environment where LGBT+ people can comfortably bring their best professional selves to work.
“These lists exist to challenge the assumption you cannot be out and successful in business, and to highlight the importance of role models in inspiring the next generation of business leaders,” said Suki Sandhu, Founder and CEO, OUTstanding. “By recognizing and celebrating those who are leading the charge, the lists demonstrate how far the quest for workplace equality has come. But there is always more to be done. Big business and the public sector have the power and influence to promote LGBT+ inclusion more widely, paving the way for real societal change around the world.”
Externally, Jan serves on the Board of Directors of The Center, New York City’s LGBT+ community center, and was recently recognized by this group with the 2017 Impact Award. He is also a frequent guest speaker at LGBT+ audience conferences including serving as a keynote speaker at The Economist® Pride and Prejudice event and the annual Reaching Out MBA conference.
To learn more about ADP’s commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, please visit the ADP diversity page.