On April 19, some of the PRISM board members had lunch with Paul Beirne, a friend of PRISM. Mr. Beirne is a National Managing Director with AllianceBernstein, a global investment management firm based in New York that manages over $500 billion for individuals, families, pension plans, unions, foundations, public funds, and other entities. Mr. Beirne has been involved in various developments in the Rockefeller campus. During lunch we discussed similarities and differences between science and finance for LGBTQ+ people. We also talked about the importance of having a work organization representing the LGBTQ+ interests in order to make the work environment a safer and more reliable place to grow professionally and personally. He also talked about his experience and the importance of having role models that would share the vision and values of the profession. He shared with us AllianceBernstein's video produced for Pride a few years ago.