At Boston University, Rebecca Farmer was active in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. But when it came time to pursue a career in finance, the 23-year-old decided to stay in the closet.
Through six internships and the start of her first job in a rotational training program at financial-services firm UBS AG, she stayed quiet when conversations turned personal.
"It was fear of being negatively perceived," Ms. Farmer said. "I was more concerned about the people I sit next to, not the company itself." Read more »