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A global look at networks around the world

We are welcoming ERGs' co-chairs and network founders from across the world to share their views on: 

-   Creating global networks

-   Challenges and successes on running a global network

-   Navigating cultural differences, biases and expectations

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Speakers:

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    Jacqui Gavin
    Jacqui Gavin
    Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Adviser
    Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service
    I’m a diversity professional with experience working in Central Government and at local level
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    David Weston
    David Weston
    Associate Director of Emerging Innovations | Global Inclusion Council
    AstraZeneca
    David is Associate Director of Emerging Innovations in AstraZeneca’s Biopharmaceutical Unit, where he is responsible for driving entrepreneurial activities and identifying game-changing technologies for use across R&D. A neuroscientist by training, David holds a PhD in Molecular Neuroscience from the University of Cambridge, where he investigated the structure and function of ligand-gated ion channels in both eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms. Prior to joining AZ, David was a strategy consultant for PwC’s Strategy& where he advised Life Sciences companies and public organisations on topics related to R&D strategy, M&A, pricing and market access, and growth strategy. David maintains an active network in Cambridge, London and beyond and interacts with numerous start-ups, particularly within the digital health space. David is passionate about Inclusion and Diversity and is part of AstraZeneca's corporate-wide Inclusion Council. David also co-chairs AstraZeneca's LGBTQIA+ Employee Resource Group AZPride.
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    Chloë Davies
    Chloë Davies
    Head of PR & Partnerships
    myGwork
    Chloe Davies is an activist, proud bisexual woman, mother of two, chef and entrepreneur, who campaigns for inclusion and equality in social spaces, corporate organisations and the wider community. She spent over 15 years working in retail, artist management and PR before starting her own company in 2015. Chloe is Head of PR & Partnerships for myGwork - The global recruitment and networking hub for LGBT professionals and organisations promoting diversity and inclusion. Chloe volunteers with UK Black Pride (UKBP) as the Strategic Officer, working closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to help shape the future of UK Black Pride. She is also the Community Lead for the London Queer Fashion Show - An annual showcase of fashion, identity, and expression.
  • Matthew Beard
    Matthew Beard
    Executive Director
    All Out
    Matt Beard is the Executive Director at All Out, a global LGBT+ human rights group, partnering with frontline organisations to work towards a world in which nobody has to sacrifice their family, freedom, safety or dignity because of who they are or who they love. Prior to starting at All Out in 2016, Matt served as the International Director of Fundraising and Communications at Action Aid, a global anti-poverty and women's rights organisation. Before joining Action Aid, Matt worked for 10 years at Amnesty International in the UK, Australia, Germany and Canada, leading teams working on digital engagement, fundraising and communications.
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    Felipe Cardenas
    Felipe Cardenas
    CEO
    Colombian LGBT Chamber of Commerce
    Colombian Business Executive with +10 years of experience in Business Growth Strategies, co-founder & CEO of Acciones de la Frontera, advisory firm specialized in creating & calibrating Financial & Commercial Models for SMEs to grow sustainable! Co-founder & CEO as well of the Colombian LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Non for Profit; Bogota based; focused on providing economic empowerment routes to Sexually Diverse Entrepreneurs as well as advisory to Corporations on Diversity & Inclusion programs for Talent, Customers & Suppliers.
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    Abril Rodriguez
    Abril Rodriguez
    Partner
    EY Mexico
    I am specialized in wealth planning for high net-worth individuals in Mexico; specifically, regarding the design, implementation, restructure and liquidation of offshore and domestic structures. Also, I have proposed tax efficient investment portfolios for clients. I work with binational families and I am familiar with foreign estate taxes and diverse proper structures to minimize them. I have presented in diverse local and foreign forums regarding these topics. I am also specialized in the design and implementation of international business restructures, providing tax advice on national and international transactions and in charities and not-for-profits. Beside my tax practice, in 2017 I was appointed Regional Leader of Diversity and Inclussion for the Latam North Region. Since 2017 I am a member of the Regional Board of EY. I am the Latam North representative in the Inclusiveness Advisory Council led by the Global Leader of D&I and the EY US Managing Partner.
  • Jessica Stern
    Jessica Stern
    Executive Director
    OutRight ACTION INTERNATIONAL
    Jessica Stern, Executive Director of OutRight Action International, specializes in gender, sexuality and human rights globally. At OutRight, she has doubled the budget, supported the legal registration of LGBTIQ organizations globally, helped secure the mandate of the United Nations Independent Expert on Discrimination and Violence based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, and advanced the UN LGBTI Core Group. She is frequently quoted by the media in The New York Times, The Guardian, and Time. She has provided expert opinions to governments globally and UN mechanisms, including UNWomen where she serves as a member of the LGBTI Reference Group and Women Human Rights Defenders Reference Group. Her writing has been cited by the Indian Supreme Court in its seminal judgement decriminalizing homosexuality (Navtej Singh Johar versus the Union of India) and featured in a new chapter in The Oxford Handbook of Women, Peace and Security (2019). She is an adjunct associate professor at Columbia University.
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