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Bi-inclusion

Prior to the panel discussion, an organiser of the forthcoming Bi Pride will also give a brief introduction.

The panel discussion will cover and promote understanding of:

•   bisexuality as an identity, distinct from hetero and other LGBT+ characteristics

•   why bi inclusion is imperative, in and out of the workplace

•   the challenges facing bi people, in and out of the workplace

•   bi-erasure, and how to identify and tackle it

•   popular misconceptions and depictions of bi people, and their effects.

In partnership with:



Receive your LGBT+ Inclusion Certificate of Attendance for the WorkPride Global Conference 2020!

(To qualify, you must register and attend a minimum of 5 webinars during the WorkPride Global Conference.)

Speakers:

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    Harry Queenborough
    Harry Queenborough
    Associate Director
    EY
    Harry is a trusted business consultant and works closely with EY's business development leadership focused on the development and implementation go-to-market strategy, plan and programs internationally. Harry is proudly bi+ and serves as EY's Bi Inclusion Champion, leading EY's bi+ professional and bi+ ally community and works with EY's Diversity & Inclusion and LGBT+ employee network leadership to visibly heighten focus on the needs of EY's bi+ communities. He led the co-founding of an inter-company Bi Inclusion Summit in September 2019 and chairs an inter-company network of bi leaders/champions to which new joiners are welcome to join. He works closely with bi+ inclusion charity, Bi Pride UK. Follow Harry: Instagram: @hrq & LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/harryqueenborough
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    Chloë Davies
    Chloë Davies
    Head of Social Impact
    Lucky Generals
    Chloe 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.
  • Sanchia Constance
    Sanchia Constance
    Data Analyst
    GSK
    I'm Sanchia. I've been working with GSK for nearly 6 years. I started off in the Quality labs as a lab analyst and moved up to senior analyst before I joined the Quality Data Team. As part of these roles, I have had experience with lab work, batch approval, investigations, and data system set up. I'm super passionate about equality for women and LGBTQ+ people. I identify as Bi and have been out at work for around 3 years or so. I sit on the leadership team of GSK's LGBTQ+ employee resource group and the site committee for the disability confidence employee resource group. My aims are to make talking about things such as LGBTQ+ and hidden disabilities part of everyday conversation, and to reduce the stigma bisexual people face and combat bi-erasure. Feel free to message me if you want to talk/have ideas about how to improve Bi+ resources for companies, or anything to do with Health and Wellbeing of LGBTQ+ folk. https://www.mygwork.com/en/my-g-news/my-hope-for-the-future-is-that-mental-health-becomes-a-natural-part-of-conversation-an-interview-with-sanchia-constance This is a piece I wrote for Mental Health Awareness Week.
  • Tess Brooks
    Tess Brooks
    Vice Chair
    Bi Pride UK
    Tess is a psychotherapist, LGBTQIA awareness trainer, and Senior Independence and Wellbeing Practitioner. They have a Private Practice- Starlight Therapy- where they work exclusively with Gender Relationship and Sexually Diverse clients. They deliver LGBTQIA awareness sessions in various settings from schools to corporate away days and they work within the Learning Disability and Autism team at Suffolk Social care. Tess is passionate about giving their time and energy to support their community and is a Co-chair of the Suffolk County Council LGBT+ Staff Network and Vice-Chair of Bi Pride UK.  Website- www.Starlighttherapy.co.uk , www.Biprideuk.org Facebook, IG and Twitter- StarlTherapy, BiPrideUK
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    Anato Chowdhury
    Anato Chowdhury
    Senior Policy Advisor
    Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy
    Anato is an engineer and energy policy professional. He is from Bangladesh, a country deeply vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change, and this has been the driving force behind his career in the sector. Anato has previously worked in a number of engineering, assessment management and performance improvement roles, and has a particular focus on energy transition strategy and decarbonisation. He is currently a senior policy advisor in the Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). As a bisexual man, he has been an advocate for LGBT+ rights throughout his career at BEIS and previously at EY and bp. He has co-chaired a regional bp LGBT+ network, where he led the growth of the network from a membership of 4 to 100 members. Outside of work, Anato helps foster inclusion of LGBT+ people in wider society, and has previously spoken at Bi Pride UK, the London Southbank Alchemy Festival; and has written on faith and sexuality for the Critical Muslim.
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