In June, 60 LGBT women and ally industry leaders from across finance and professional services had a rare and unique experience: a gathering to celebrate the diversity and inclusion of LGBT women across Wall Street. This one-of-a-kind event titled ‘Engaging LGBT Women: Exploring Pathways to Visible Leadership’ was graciously hosted by Bloomberg, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and Credit Suisse at Bloomberg’s Global Headquarters. The panel discussed the professional and leadership benefits and risks associated with being out in the workplace, with many women in attendance describing the event as a rarity because of the apparent lack of out LGBT women in their respective firms. OPEN Finance was excited to be a partner in this event to increase the visibility of LGBT women as a part of their women’s engagement initiative. OPEN Finance comprised over one third of the attendees, with over 13 member firms represented.