| HBS Case Collection
(Revised October 2008)
Lisa Sherman (A)
The case of Lisa Sherman (A) describes a highly successful executive at Verizon struggling with whether to reveal her sexual identity. Having attended a diversity training workshop in which participants expressed extremely negative views of gays and lesbians, Sherman must decide whether to leave the company, reveal her identity as a lesbian and work within the system, meet with the CEO to share what has happened, or continue to remain in the closet while working at Verizon.
Decision Choices and Conditions;
Personal Development and Career;