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A conversation LGBTQ+ students and their views on the importance of joining an inclusive employer

Research shows that over 60% of LGBTQ+ graduates go back into the closet when they enter the job market... this interactive panel is designed to hear directly from students, and what they expect from inclusive employers including what organizations can do to help them bring their whole selves to work. We have selected students from across the world to give a voice to the future generation of LGBTQ+ professionals. 

Keynote: Alessandro Ceccarelli, President and Chair at Cambridge University Graduate Union.


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Speakers:

  • George Wright
    George Wright
    Student Engagement Lead
    myGwork
    In charge of myGwork's student outreach and opportunities for graduates. Law student at the University of London. Stand up-comedian.
  • Alessandro Ceccarelli
    Alessandro Ceccarelli
    University of Cambridge
    Alessandro is President and Chair at Cambridge University Graduate Union. He has extensive experience in education, research and E&D policy, building on his career in the Higher Education sector over the past decade in Europe, India and UK. He has completed a PhD in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. His research in South Asia aims to rediscover ancient technologies, teaching and learning behaviours, and mechanisms of resilience in the face of urban ‘collapse’ and climate change in the third millennium BC.
  • mentor
    Tehzeeb Fatima Bukhari
    Tehzeeb Fatima Bukhari
    Future Trainee Solicitor
    Clifford Chance
    LLB Finalist at the School of Oriental and African Studies. As a queer Muslim woman, it is my prerogative to create safe spaces for those in the LGBTQIA+ community and advocate for the rights of those intersections of society that are vulnerable, as I have also faced the struggles many young people who identify with these communities have faced. I believe in the important of visibility and equal opportunities in the development of any professional career field. As a future trainee solicitor at Clifford Chance, I hope I can become a role model for other queer professional Muslim women like myself. To truly thrive as a person in all avenues in life, I strongly believe that being able to be your true authentic self lies in enabling and inclusive environments which not only give a sense of belonging but aid you in flourishing as an individual. Now that I have a voice, I want to use it for those who do not or are just beginning to use theirs.
  • Ligia Thomaz Vieira Leite
    Ligia Thomaz Vieira Leite
    Assistant Researcher
    Getulio Vargas Foundation Law School's Diversity Program
    As a Law student in the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), I'm an active member of LGBTheusa, the LGBT student association of UERJ's Law School. Believing in interdisciplinary exchange, I am also enrolled in Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) for a BA in Portuguese. Working with Human Rights as a volunteer since 2012 brought my attention to the importance of working with employers to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace as well as in other aspects of life. Since 2019 I've been an assistant researcher at the Diversity Program of the Getulio Vargas Foundation's Law School, focusing mostly on gender studies in Law and diversity practices within universities and enterprises. Believing also in the power of change through cultural production, I'm a writer for Revista Subjetiva, New Order and Revista Passaporte and a columnist in the local newspaper of my hometown Voz de S. João. Specialities: Gender Studies, Criminology, Human Rights, Literature, Theory of Law.
  • Max Taylor
    Max Taylor
    SOAS, University of London
    • Co-Chair of National Student Pride • SOAS Politics and International Relations finalist student • Erasmus Alumnus of SciencesPo, Paris • Top 10 Finalist for UK Male Undergraduate of the Year Award
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