Celebrity Cruises’ Jo Rzymowska recognised as LGBT+ role model

Celebrity Cruises’ Jo Rzymowska has been recognised as as one of the world’s best LGBT+ executive role models.

The line’s EMEA president and managing director is listed in the top 20 of the outstanding top 100. 

The table, supported by Yahoo Finance, recognises leaders with most impact within the LGBTQ+ community who are driving inclusion for LGBTQ+ employees in business.

The list is prepared by diversity and inclusion membership organisation INvolve.

Rzymowska was named at number 11 – the second time she has been recognised, appearing at number 93 in 2016.

Other leaders in business recognised include Rocket Entertainment chief executive David Furnish, London Stock Exchange chief executive Julia Hogget and CBS president nd chief executive George Cheeks.

Ryzmowska said: “I am honoured and humbled to be recognised amongst so many influential colleagues, driving positive change for LGBTQ+ in our respective businesses and industries. 

“Solid steps are being taken but we are still on a journey towards real inclusivity, especially across the travel industry. 

“But it is only together that we will make this change, which is why I’m encouraged to see those from outside the community, our LGBTQ allies, as well as young trailblazers taking up the mantle, recognised for all our collective achievements as we continue the drive towards true inclusion for all.”

INvolve founder and chief executive Suki Sandhu said: “I’m so thrilled to be celebrating this global group of trailblazing executives, future leaders and allies who are driving meaningful and tangible change for LGBTQ+ employees across our global businesses.

“All the individuals within these lists are championing inclusion and, most importantly, leveraging their expertise and knowledge to drive inclusion initiatives and strategic change within their organisations. 

“It’s vital that LGBTQ+ employees can succeed and achieve authentically, and these role models are essentials drivers of change who are smashing barriers to progress to create more inclusive organisations.”

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