The Glass Closet 

 I was very pleased to have been interviewed in London for Lord John Browne's new book, The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out is Good for Business (Harper Business).  It was a great interview and I am glad to see that I made it into the pages of the book!  In addition to offering a great lesson about why everyone should place themselves in professional environments where they are valued, Lord Browne makes a great case about why companies must have an inclusive workforce to succeed in today's marketplace. 


Featured Author

It's an honor to be a featured author in the latest edition of this bestselling book on Educational Leadership from Jossey-Bass (Wiley & Sons).  It was a big honor to be selected to contribute to this very respected anthology in my field.


Kirk Snyder Selected Press:  Interviews/Quotes

Chicago Business, Does being gay make Tim Cook a better boss?

Knowledge@Wharton, When to Come Out: The Challenges Facing Gay CEOs

Wall Street Journal, Apple CEO Says He’s ‘Proud to Be Gay

Japan Times, Does being gay make Tim Cook a better boss?

Delhi Daily News, Why Tim Cook saying ‘proud to be gay’ matters

New Research
Gen Y at Work
Some Photos




Kirk Snyder has generated attention from today's most prestigious publications and corporations.  His cutting-edge research and writing fuses the studies of communication, culture, and the contemporary workplace.  Snyder’s work has been featured in TIME Magazine, Fast Company, Fortune, Details Magazine, strategy + business, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Wall Street Journal, The Advocate, as well as BravoTV.  His debut book, Lavender Road to Success (Ten Speed Press/Crown) was named by Amazon as one of the best books of the year as a Top Ten Editors Pick.  His second book, The G Quotient (Jossey-Bass/Wiley & Sons) was named one of the best business books of the year by strategy + business, honored as a selection on Harvard Business Review’s prestigious annual reading list as well as receiving accolades in the press including a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal and Fast Company. He is also a featured author in the latest edition of the bestselling book on educational leadership, The Jossey-Bass Reader on Educational Leadership (Jossey-Bass/Wiley & Sons: 2013).  

At his alma mater, the University of Southern California, Snyder serves as Associate Professor, Clinical Management Communication, in the Marshall School of Business teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate business programs.  His work has also made him a sought after speaker at companies, organizations, and universities across America that include Cisco Systems, The Commonwealth Club of California, Goldman Sachs, The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, McDonald’s Corporation, McKinsey & Company, Morgan Stanley, Novartis, Portland State University, Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC), Reaching Out MBA, Unilever Corporation, University of California (Berkeley, San Francisco, and Merced), and the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Snyder holds an undergraduate degree in business from the University of Southern California and a graduate degree in communication from Pepperdine University. He is currently hard at work on two books for 2016.