Out on Bay Street

Conference brings employers and LGBT students together
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/23/2008

Before starting his MBA at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, Andreas Kouremenos worked as a professional engineer. But he had a secret.

Throughout his engineering career, he never felt comfortable enough in the industry to come out as a gay man to his employer or colleagues.

“Engineering is a profession that tends to be very patriarchal. I didn’t feel the need to have to be out,” he said.