Flagstar Bank’s Beth Correa ‘On The Menu’ at LGBTQ Chamber’s New Business Breakfast Speaker Series

BTL Staff
By | 2019-08-21T13:52:07-04:00 August 21st, 2019|Michigan, News|

Beth Correa, SVP and Director of Corporate Responsibility at Flagstar Bank, knows a lot about how big businesses respond to their LGBTQ employees and customers. She’s led programs of inclusion at some of Michigan’s largest employers, and she’s also seen how some companies have stumbled in their outreach — or lack thereof — to LGBTQ people within and outside their organizations. On Sept. 12, Correa will bring her wealth of hands-on experience to “On The Menu,” a new monthly LGBTQ Business Breakfast Series created by the Detroit Regional LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce.
“We are so excited that Beth has agreed to speak at the first in our new breakfast speaker series,” said Jan Stevenson, VP of the Chamber. “She is smart, principled and has unique experience as an effective leader and ally at Flagstar, in the business community and with numerous nonprofit organizations.”
In her current role at Flagstar Bank, Correa has overall responsibility for community investments and diversity and inclusion initiatives. She also serves as the Director of the Flagstar Foundation. Correa took a leadship role in the formation of Flagstar Bank’s LGBTQ employee resource group and had played a similar role at Comerica Bank a decade earlier when she spearheaded that bank’s creation of a LGBTQ employee group and marketing outreach campaign.
Currently, she is extremely active in the greater Detroit community, volunteering and serving on numerous boards including Inforum, The Michigan Humane Society, the Detroit Public School Foundation, the Ruth Ellis Center and Affirmations’ capital campaign committee, among others.
Organizers said that this new speaker series intends to engage audiences with topics that are relevant, interesting, important and actionable for LGBTQ people in business and their allies. On the second Thursday morning of each month, Affirmations in Ferndale will host these breakfast discussions and the Chamber invites any and all interested parties to join in the conversations.
A full, catered breakfast service starts at 7 a.m., the program begins at 8 a.m. and will conclude before 9 a.m. Affirmations is located at 290 West Nine Mile in Ferndale. Tickets are available online at gaybe.am/I3. Tickets are $16 for chamber members, $21 for non-DRLGBTCC members. For more information on the DRLGBTCC go to Detroitlgbtchamber.com.

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