Jean-Marie Navetta

S2-A Creating Inclusive Environments for Ability, Religion, and Sexual Orientation

About Jean-Marie Navetta

Jean-Marie Navetta is the Director of Equality & Diversity Partnerships for PFLAG National, leading its Straight for Equality project. She was the primary author of the guide to being a straight ally (now in its second edition), Straight for Equality in Healthcare (2010), and, most recently, be not afraid – help is on the way: straight for equality in faith communities (2012). Under her leadership, over 9,000 people have been trained, many in Straight for Equality in the Workplace events across the U.S. in over 80 major corporations. In 2011, she was the staff lead in developing and launching PFLAG Academy Online, a monthly web-based learning program for PFLAG chapters to build their skills and understand more about LGBT issues. And in 2012, she was named a finalist for the Outie Award in the Trailblazer category by Out & Equal Workplace Advocates for her contributions to LGBT inclusion and education.

Jean-Marie is the former Director of Communications for PFLAG where she increased the organization’s visibility in outlets including The New York Times and The Oprah Winfrey Show. She was also Media Relations Manager for the American Association of University Women, where her work focused on issues such as discrimination in education, pay equity, and Title IX.

But Jean-Marie is, most importantly, living proof that Philosophy majors can get real jobs.

University of St. Thomas - Minnesota Opus College of Business