Role Models and Authenticity

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A frequent outcome of the Stonewall Leadership Programme is that delegates choose to become authentic role models on their return to their organisation.

Sarah Odell Sheldon Mills Maeve Malley


Role ModelsStonewall’s latest guide on leadership, Role Models: Sexual Orientation and the Workplace, illustrates the power of authentic leadership  in our work through stories from 17 successful and inspiring lesbian, gay and bisexual role models leading in a range of  industries. These include MPs alongside industry, private and public sector  leaders. Authentic leadership theory assumes that good leadership happens when people make best use of what they do well in a way which feels natural.

Gay people know what being inauthentic feels like, often on a daily basis, and know the impact that not being themselves has – socially, organisationally and developmentally in their careers. 

Margot James Neil Bentley Lord Waheed Alli


Stonewall's Role Models guide demonstrates clearly to gay leaders and their employers the value of an environment where leaders like these are able to release their full potential.

For more information about our one day authentic role models programme click here.