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





 Kirk Snyder's research and writing on the changing meaning of work and business leadership in contemporary society, generational communication in the workplace, and inclusion as a 21st century business commodity has led him to become a sought after speaker on the corporate circuit. Thanks to both The G Quotient and Lavender Road to Success, Kirk has also become one of the few go-to speakers for GLBT workplace and business issues across the county.  

He has brought his innovative work and message to audiences that include:  

  • Berkeley/Haas School of Business
  • Cisco Systems                                      
  • Commonwealth Club of California
  • Goldman Sachs                                    
  • Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
  • McDonald's Corporation  
  • McKinsey & Company                        
  • Morgan Stanley   
  • Novartis
  • PwC
  • Reaching Out MBA                              
  • Unilever Corporation                          
  • University of California, Merced
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of Colorado at Boulder

To inquire about speaking dates, please send an email to and put "Speaking Engagement" in the subject line or complete the form on the Contact Page of this site.