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Case studies of LGBTQ+ recruitment events panel

For many businesses running recruitment events is a successful way in not only giving an insight into your company culture but for many candidates is an opportunity to hear first hand from your employees on their experiences,  at a time when (in the short term) we can no longer host physical events and may be moving to transition pre-planned events to a virtual space, hear from LGBTQ+ recruitment event organisers on what made their past events so successful and how they hope to replicate this in a new digital capacity.

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  • Laura Yeates - Chartered FCIPD
    Laura Yeates - Chartered FCIPD
    Head of Graduate Talent
    Clifford Chance
    Laura Yeates is Head of Graduate Talent at the global law firm, Clifford Chance. In her most recent role she oversees the graduate recruitment and development teams, both of which have won awards for ground-breaking initiatives focused on improving access to the legal profession, tackling the stigma of mental health and sexual harassment in the workplace. She joined Clifford Chance in 2006, having previously worked at J.P. Morgan in both the graduate recruitment team and also in a generalist HR role. With over fifteen years graduate recruitment experience and five years HR experience, she is a Fellow of the CIPD, a Trustee of the Bridge Group, a member of the National Student Pride Steering Committee and on the Advisory Board of The Apples & Pears Foundation, a London based charity enabling inner city families to take weekend school trips with their children and volunteers. She is also a former Board Director of the Institute of Student Employers.
  • George Wright (he/him)
    George Wright (he/him)
    Senior Communications Officer
    Houses of Parliament
    I am the Senior Communications Officer for an MP in the House of Commons, with a history working at myGwork as the Head of Community Engagement. My undergraduate was in Law at the Royal Holloway College, University of London, and I'm always keen to answer questions :)
  • Tyler Brklacich
    Tyler Brklacich
    IE University
    I have spent nearly 7 years working in and out of the non-profit world. It has been my love and passion to try and leave the world a little better than I found it yesterday. Even after all these years, I am still excited as I was the very first day of my first job with an NGO. I have been able to focus on issues including anti-human trafficking, global poverty, autism, elementary and higher education, and international development -- but there is so much more to do. Issues such as gender development, racial injustices, low-income communities, LGBT equality, education, and promoting sustainable development both domestically and internationally. I want to continue the work I have been so lucky to be apart of and use the worldly experience that I have gained both in the United States, traveling abroad, or living in West Africa for two years. It is my goal to be apart of something bigger than myself and contribute to the good in the world.
  • Tom Guy
    Tom Guy
    National Student Pride / Archi
    In 2005 I founded National Student Pride whilst at Oxford Brookes University in response to a homophobic talk on campus on Homosexuality and the Bible. We are now the Pride of conversation, tackling different and topical issues each year such as Intersectionality and Mental Health as well as hosting the UK's biggest Diversity Careers Fair. In 2016 I founded Architecture LGBT+ providing a safe, inclusive & prejudice free environment for LGBT+ Architects and those working and studying within the profession through networking events, learning, mentoring and role models. I am Director at Guy Piper Architects, we do a range of residential and commercial projects in London, Oxford and Brighton.
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    Paul Sobers
    Paul Sobers
    Senior Manager - Student Recruitment, Attraction and Early I
    Paul is a Senior Manager within EY , where he is focused on delivering the student recruitment attraction and early identification strategy for the UK. After graduating with an MEng in Civil Engineering from Loughborough University, he spent a number of years working as a Bridge Engineer before deciding to change careers and move into recruitment. Over the last few years he has built his career in recruitment but particular student recruitment for a number of multi-national organisations. Now, he has an active leadership role within EY with a strong focus on people leadership, stakeholder management and strategic project delivery.
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