Having been bitten by asking the wrong audience the wrong question at the wrong time, Vera knows how perilous the journey to allyship can be. Join this conversation as she walks us through how gender identity, gender expression, and sexual identity & orientation operate in us all – even at work.

This discussion about the breadth, width, and wonder of humanity through the lens of gender & sexuality will skew professional because Vera is the President of the Tucson LGBT Chamber of Commerce, but don’t fear, she welcomes questions of all kinds with humility and warmth. The latter half of the program will be an open conversation where you can inquire about the things you’ve always wondered about the LGBTQ+ community and share best practices with the group.

Join Vera Minot for an HR Roundtable on January 25, 2024, from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM via Zoom. 

About the Facilitator 

Vera is the Creative Director for, and part owner of, Southwest Solutions – an award-winning marketing materials company. She is a heart-first professional who’s known for her creativity, aversion to small talk, and appreciation of good vocabulary and clever marketing materials. She studied Linguistics and Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona, and after stints in a variety of industries that converged into a unique perspective on business and humans, she joined the team at SWS. She never knew she’d love her industry so much, but every business or organization has a unique brand story to tell, and when she realized promotional products & custom apparel don’t have to be boring (nor do they have to be straight-to-the-trash-swag) she was hooked! In her free time, Vera serves as the President of the Tucson LGBT Chamber of Commerce (AKA the Gaymber)- cultivating a safe space for queer folks in business as well as a space of learning for allies, who are tremendously important to the LGBTQIA+ community. She believes Inclusive Business is Good Business, and because she knows the LGBTQIA+ community is a vital part of America as business owners, employers, employees, and consumers, she works tirelessly to support our local LGBTQ+ and allied business community. When she doesn’t have her SWS or Gaymber hats on, you’ll find her being active, tending to too many houseplants, reading, and hanging out with her wife and their cats.