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





  • Harvard Business Review named The G Quotient to it's prestigious recommended reading list.
  • Recogized as one of the best business management books of the year by strategy + business.
  • The subject of a feature story in TIME Magazine, titled, Come Out, Move Up, by Andrea Sachs. 
  • Featured as a cover story for Details Magazine.

strategy+business:Mr. Snyder’s evidence seems to show clear correlations between the gay experience and the development of what others have called emotional intelligence, and his arguments for a casual connection are persuasive.” Winter 2006

Library Journal:
”Highly recommended…Snyder treats the material sensible and seriously. His provocative study clearly and impressively shows that employees working for gay bosses have higher rates of satisfaction, job commitment, and productivity.”
June 15, 2006
(Richard Drezen, Washington Post News Research) 

“Snyder’s book does a fine job of drilling into the traits common to successful LGBT leaders… Snyder has done a lot of homework, and draws us into specific case studies at real companies, with real people.” November 2006

Publisher’s Weekly:
“Snyder is perceptive and detailed.” “Novel managing strategies make this a practical business primer as well as a landmark study. Managers looking for a fresh approach should pick this title up, as should those interested in the rising profile of gays in America.”
June 5, 2006 (starred review) 

Fast Company:
“USC B-School professor Kirk Snyder discovered that employees of gay white-collar males aren’t just happier with their jobs than other workers, they’re also more loyal and productive. Snyder explains why, offering seven management principles for everyone.”
June 2006


Snyder, Kirk, Lavender Road to Success: The Career Guide for the Gay Community (2003, Ten Speed Press/Crown)

Based on a groundbreaking two-year study of more than 300 gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender alumni from the University of Southern California, Lavender Road to Success is the first career guide written specifically for the gay community.  Honored as one of the best books of the year as a top ten editors’ pick by and by Insight Out Books as one of the best books of the year.