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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Jacqui GavinEquality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager
BritishvoltI’m a diversity professional with experience working in Central Government and at local level
MDavid WestonAssociate Director of Emerging Innovations | Global Inclusion Council
AstraZenecaDavid is Associate Director of Emerging Innovations in AstraZeneca’s Biopharmaceutical R&D 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 and prior to joining AZ 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 is passionate about Inclusion and Diversity and is a member of AstraZeneca's corporate-wide Inclusion & Diversity Council. David also co-chairs AstraZeneca's LGBTQIA+ Employee Resource Group AZPride, where he has driven strategic initiatives on global LGBTQIA+ inclusion and has spoken externally about the impact of Employee Resource Groups.
MChloë DaviesHead of Social Impact
Lucky GeneralsChloe Davies is a proud bisexual woman, mother of two, a creative, global inclusion & belonging consultant, chef and entrepreneur. Her work sees her campaigning 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 catering company in 2015. In September 2021 she took on the role of Head of Social Impact for Lucky Generals – the creative company for people on a mission. Where she will be responsible, in conjunction with management, for setting the company’s social impact goals and ensuring that they are met in the most effective and creative ways possible. The role will be focused on building a sustainable, diverse and inclusive company culture and output. Before this Chloe spent over two years working for Mygwork - The global recruitment and networking hub for LGBT+ students, graduates, professionals and organisations who believe in true workplace equality. As Head of Training & Engagement (Public & Community) she oversaw necessary internal and external conversations surrounding LGBT+ inclusion, training and external consultation. Chloe volunteers with UK Black Pride (UKBP) as the Head of Finance & Governance, working closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees to help shape the future of UK Black Pride. She is the Head of Relations for the London Queer Fashion Show - An annual showcase of fashion, identity, and expression, a Trustee for the London LGBTQ+ Community Centre and an Ambassador for Mental Health First Aid England. She describes herself as a mental health survivor, openly discussing her own journey with depression and mental health and advocates on usualising these conversations both in and outside of the workplace and starred alongside Denise Welch in ‘Depression & Me’ – a short film produced by Mental Health First England which shines a light on lived experience of depression and recovery. In all of her work, which takes Chloe around the globe, she aims to further connect those within the community while educating allies to continue disrupting and push for increased visibility, understanding and appreciation of the communities she works to serve. In July 2021, Chloe was shortlisted out of 52,000 nominees for The National Diversity Awards – Positive Role Model of the Year – LGBT. The ceremony will be held on the 4th February 2022.
Matthew BeardExecutive Director
All OutMatt 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.
Colombian LGBT Chamber of CommerceColombian. Business Executive with +12 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! Former co-founder of the International Business Center at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Mexico. 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.
EY MexicoI 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 SternExecutive Director
OutRight ACTION INTERNATIONALJessica 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.