DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION CONSULTANT
Speaker - Panelist - Corporate Consultant - Thought Adviser/Partner
Advocating for safe, diverse and inclusive communities and work environments where EVERYONE can thrive, grow and be themselves
Equal Footing Definition (Merriam-Webster):
conditions where everyone has an equal chance
Equal Footing LLC is a certified LGBTQ business enterprise
Sandy Mollett (she/her/hers) is the Founder & CEO of Equal Footing LLC, a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion consulting organization. Equal Footing LLC is a certified LGBTQ business enterprise that advocates for safe, diverse and inclusive communities and work environments where EVERYONE can thrive, grow and be themselves. Sandy is a sought-after speaker, panelist, corporate consultant and thought leader/partner.
After 32 years in the corporate world, she has embarked on her second-act career as a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion advocate, activist and consultant. This fire and passion was fueled by serving as President of the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) (2018 to 2019) -- an affiliate chapter of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). “With a mission of driving economic success for the LGBT business community and allies; I had an opportunity to roll up my sleeves and work alongside community activists, advocates and civic leaders. All focused on equity, equality and prosperity of the LGBTQ+ community in Atlanta and surrounding areas.”
In her corporate role, she supported and mentored LGBTQ+ employees, women leaders and young professionals, encouraging them to engage and grow, personally and professionally. She served as an advocate, a voice, and a champion for diversity, inclusion and workplace equality. She founded and co-chaired their corporate Diversity and Cultural Council (Employee Resource Group (ERG) Steering Committee). She also served as the Executive Sponsor of their LGBTQ+ ERG. Corporate achievements included -- Increased Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Equality Index score from 45 to 100 and earned "Best Places to Work for LGBT" distinction for five consecutive years -- Implemented LGBTQ+ Ally Pledge - more than 3,000 associates signed their support of equal rights for all people -- Implemented self-identification capabilities -- Changed policies to include anti-discrimination to include gender identity -- Implemented benefits to cover children of domestic partners -- Introduced gender-neutral paid parental leave -- Implemented progressive Transgender benefits -- Increased visibility and impact in our communities through volunteerism, board seats, sponsored networking events and more.
“Leading and representing the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) and bringing my experiences and skills from my corporate role to the Chamber has truly changed my life. I am proud of our accomplishments in what felt like a very short year.” 100+ new members, doubled our corporate partners from 22 to 44 and grew our certified LGBT Business Enterprises to 70+ (4th in the Nation).
Sandy is a member of the City of Atlanta (Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’) LGBTQ Advisory Board -- composed of citywide LGBTQ leaders and advocates. This amazing group of leaders are responsible for making recommendations to the Mayor that help shape the City’s policies and engagements with Atlanta’s LGBTQ communities. She serves on the Economic and Community Development Committee along side committee members from Atlanta Pride, Georgia Equality, the OUT Georgia Business Alliance (a.k.a. Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce - AGLCC) and more.
She also serves on the Discover Dekalb Convention & Visitor's Bureau (DCVB) Board of Directors, OUT Georgia Business Alliance (a.k.a. Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) Board of Directors and Georgia Equality Board of Directors.
Sandy's coming out (at work) story was published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle/Pride Edition 2016.
She was honored by Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) with the 2018 Diversity Leadership Award of Excellence (Enterprise) and by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the 2018 “Women Who Mean Business”. In 2017 awarded by Georgia Diversity Council as one of 2017's "Most Powerful & Influential Women".
Dana Barrett radio show August 2019
Q&A with Sandy Mollett, 2018 Women Who Mean Business honoree https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2018/10/10/q-a-with-sandy-mollett-2018-women-who-mean.html
Employee resource groups pay dividends 2018 https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2017/11/19/employee-resource-groups-pay-dividends.html