The Glass Closet

Today gay men and women in the Western world enjoy greater acceptance and more legal protection than ever before. Yet an alarming number of businessmen and women choose to remain closeted at work. In The Glass Closet, John Browne argues that whether you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or straight, it’s better for you, your business and the economy when you bring your authentic self to work.

I commend John for sharing so openly his experience and insights - which are all too familiar to me - to stimulate a broader dialogue that is needed. We know that even though some of these conversations are difficult, the more they happen, the more progress is made on advancing inclusion for all.
Beth Brooke
Global Vice Chair, EY
This book is for all those who believe in the power of full inclusion but still have some challenges living it daily. A courageous and salutary reminder that despite huge progress, we still have a long way to go to create the kind of tolerant and inclusive society of which business – as this book powerfully argues – must be a driving force.
Paul Polman
CEO Unilever


There is nothing more effective than real-life examples at dispelling fears. Stories of both success and failure remind us of the great progress we have made, where we have gone wrong, and what we need to do to create a more inclusive environment for LGBT people.
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