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Celebrating LGBTQ+ History


During LGBTQ+ History Month, we will be exploring the narratives of those who paved the way for us. Join us for an enlightening hour as our panellists share their passions and insights into different LGBTQ+ historical chapters. Discover remarkable LGBTQ+ heroes, pivotal moments in the fight for equality, and uncharted stories. 


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This panel is supported by ABB and The Trade Desk.

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Speakers:

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    Jamie Brown
    Jamie Brown
    Software Engineer
    Financial Times
  • Qiuyan Chen
    Qiuyan Chen
    Founder and director
    Queer China UK
    Chinese LGBT activist, rich experience on gender inclusive education, youth empowerment, media and law advocacy practice. In 2014-16 I has pursued three lawsuits against the Chinese Ministry of Education and a higher education publishing house over textbooks that describe homosexuality as a “psychological disorder”. (BBC Report about my activism: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-37335802 ) Meanwhile,founded the Youth Grassroots Action Alliance empowering the young generation. Since 2019, I start the entrepreneuership journey in London, founded Queer China UK(registered as Queer International Ltd), exploring the intersection between equal rights and social entrepreneurship.
  • Harriet Lunney
    Harriet Lunney
    Senior Customer Success Manager
    myGwork
    I've worked in recruitment and employer branding for over 11 years, starting my career specialising in Early Talent recruitment at Direct Line Group and EY, before moving into client service roles at Radancy and MSL Group. I'm now using my experience and combining it with my passion for DE&I at myGwork, supporting my clients to achieve their DE&I objectives through our products and services.
  • Nik Dutt
    Nik Dutt
    Product Marketing Manager
    The Trade Desk
    I have worked in Marketing and Advertising for 8+ years and have experience in product, sales, and account management. As a Product Marketer at The Trade Desk, I specialise in crafting compelling stories to showcase the best of advertising technology. Beyond my day job, I am passionate about DEI, specifically around my intersecting identities, my culture's history, and driving inclusion in the workplace. Join me in exploring how we can create safe and welcoming environments for all.
  • Angelique Piwinski
    Angelique Piwinski
    LGBTQ Educational Liaison
    Worklife Training Institute
    Angelique (Angie) is a sought-after speaker and content writer with a focus on LGBTQIA+ inclusion and other key DEI topics, having appeared on CNN, USA Today and numerous other media outlets.  After a 41-year career in the Advertising Industry, half of which as an Executive Vice President, she retired from her final position as Sr. Diversity & Inclusion Program Specialist for the Interpublic Group (IPG) in NYC.  She was also the National Co-Chair of IPGLBT, IPG’s Business Resource Group for LGBTQIA+ individuals and their allies for a number of years  Angie served as a volunteer mayoral-appointed Co-Chair of the City of Yonkers Mayor Spano’s LGBTQ Advisory Board for many years. The board implemented best practice that has continually secured the coveted 100 Rating on the Human Rights Committee’s Municipal Equality Index (HRC-MEI) for many consecutive years and successfully executed the first Pride Festival ever in Yonkers, New York State’s third largest city. In 2015, she was unanimously elected to the Vestry of historic St. John’s Episcopal Church in Yonkers, the first openly transgender person ever to serve on this volunteer governing board in the church’s 325-year history.  Having witnessed the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in person and as a well-recognized accomplished community leader, in June of 2019 she was appointed by the NYS Governor as a WorldPride Ambassador for New York State. On yet another path she is a Congressionally-recognized historian, preservationist and speaker and served as a mayoral-appointed volunteer member of the Yonkers Landmarks Preservation Board for 10 years. She was awarded the prestigious 2014 “Key to History” from the Yonkers Historical Society and was also a past three-time volunteer President of the Board of Directors of the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall, a NYS Historic Site. She is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the century old Hudson River Museum.  In the art and film world, she co-curated an art exhibition at the Blue Door Art Center in Yonkers entitled “The Rainbow Connection / The Colors of Pride”. Her portrait by world renowned celebrity Photographer Mark Seliger has been a part of numerous exhibitions as a part of his 2016 book entitled “On Christopher Street...”, most recently displayed in 2021 at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, TN and beginning in June 2024 will be on display at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.
  • Jonathan Watts
    Jonathan Watts
    Vice President - Cash Equities Business Manager
    JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Aderonke Apata
    Aderonke Apata
    Founder and CEO
    African Rainbow Family
    Aderonke founded African Rainbow Family in 2014 amidst her thirteen year journey to being granted asylum in the UK. Fleeing Nigeria in 2004 after being sentenced to death for being a lesbian, Aderonke fought hard to be granted her freedom. Alongside running African Rainbow Family, she achieved her Bar Professional Training Course and Master of Laws in 2021 and in October 2022, was Called to the Bar.
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