Does Christopher Bailey's promotion to CEO of Burberry signal a turning point in the visibility of gay people at the top levels of business ?
When Angela Ahrendts announced she was stepping down from Burberry and Christopher Bailey was named CEO, there was one topic du jour: whether Bailey, the brains behind the designs, could master the intricacies of running a business ?
The fact that there was very little discussion about Bailey, an openly gay man, taking the helm of a global company, highlighted some of the big steps made in workplace diversity.
However, activists point out there are still many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees who feel they can't be open about their sexual orientation at work. Read more »