On August 23 from 1-3 p.m., Indiana University is proud to host a special event with IU alum and founding member of the IU Queer Philanthropy Circle Jim Fielding, for the signing of his new book, All Pride, No Ego: A Queer Executive's Journey to Living and Leading Authentically.
As part of the event, Fielding will share his inspirational story from the perspective of an out-and-proud LGBTQ+ executive, along with the key decisions and inflection points of how his leadership style, learnings, successes, and failures informed his rise through the rungs of the corporate ladder.
“This book is a fascinating story of struggle and accomplishment that will inspire young people who are still trying to find their identity and professionals who are navigating the throes of corporate life. If only I had read this earlier in my life, it would have helped me see that I was not alone,” says James Wimbush, vice president for diversity, equity and Inclusion and Johnson Chair for Diversity and Leadership at Indiana University.
Fielding’s story of determination and authentic servant leadership encourages people to own their truth and bring out the best in themselves and their communities. Fielding’s career spans senior leadership roles at Disney, DreamWorks, Twentieth Century Fox, and other global brands.
An active community leader and philanthropist, Fielding is a founding member of Indiana University’s Queer Philanthropy Circle, the nation’s premier fundraising and advocacy group for the queer community. He also participates in the IU Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle and the IU Black Philanthropy Circle.
Hosted by the IU Alumni Association, IU Foundation, LGBTQ+ Culture Center, Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Out at Kelley, and the Queer Student Union, the Aug. 23 event will include an interview-style conversation with Fielding, followed by a book signing and photo opportunity. Alenna Zweiback, president of the Queer Student Union, will moderate the discussion. Audience members are invited to ask questions following the discussion.
Hardback books will be available for purchase. The first 25 students who arrive will receive the book for free. A study guide and bookmark will be provided to all attendees.
This exciting event is for everyone. All IU new and returning students, faculty, staff and Bloomington community members who may identify as LGBTQ+ or seek to be allies for LGBTQ+ communities are invited to hear this fascinating story of genuine leadership and self-discovery.
If you are unable to attend the event on August 23 at the IU Bloomington LGBTQ+ Culture Center, please visit allpridenoego.com to purchase this powerful and inspirational book for $28.