The 11th Annual Work Life Matters Gala to Honor Top Companies for LGBT Equality on 10/24


The 11th Annual Work Life Matters Gala will be held on October 24, 2013 at Club 101 located at 101 Park Avenue in New York City. This will be the third consecutive year that the magazine will specifically honor top companies for implementing and supporting LGBT equality programs and practices throughout their organizations. Past honorees include: Alcoa, BASF Corporation, Credit Suisse, NBCUniversal, PricewaterhouseCoopers, The New York Times and Unilever.

The Top Companies for 2013 include: Dechert LLC, Discovery Communications, Eli Lilly, Intel, MasterCard International, Met Life, Microsoft, New York Life, TD Bank, and Wells Fargo.

Lori Sokol, Ph.D., Founder & Publisher of Work Life Matters Magazine, announced that all honorees will be profiled in the annual special awards issue to be published nationwide this October,and that Mel Wymore will be the Keynote Speaker at this year’s Gala. He is the first out, transgender person to run for City Council in New York City.


Lori Sokol

Lori Sokol is one of the nation’s most influential writers and editors covering women’s issues, politics, business, and LGBT issues. A regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Board Chair of Women’s eNews, she has written for The New York Times business blog, SlateThe Baltimore Sun, Women’s eNews, and several other publications.

“We are pleased to honor each of these leading firms for serving as corporate pioneers by supporting the advancement of LGBT equality within their own organizations, as well as to the community-at-large,” says Lori Sokol. “We are also very pleased that Mel Wymore has agreed to serve as the event’s Keynote Speaker during New York’s busy election season.”


Work Life Matters Magazine is a national business publication that provides news and analysis about the corporate, public and social issues inherent in the quest for achieving effective work life balance on behalf of the nation’s workforce. Published since 2002, the publication pays annual tribute to companies that serve as leaders in their respective fields by providing innovative and effective work life balance programs and policies for their employees.


Adding another form of media to her already busy schedule, Lori Sokol will host the new Work Life Matters radio show, which debuts in September on AM1490 WGCH in Greenwich, CT.  Dr. Sokol will cover a wide range of work life issues including parenting, nutrition, elder care, adoption, finance, technology, education and career planning for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, geography, socio-economic status, or sexual orientation.


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