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Checking-IN – A Hospitality Perspective

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Speakers:

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    Liam Rezende
    Liam Rezende
    Global Talent and D&I, Brands, Marketing and Communications, Assistant Director
    EY
    Originally from Trinidad and Tobago but based in London, I'm currently the Global Talent and D&I, Brands, Marketing and Communications Assistant Director at EY. Previously, I worked at Hyatt and led the company's LGBT+ Employee Resource Group as Global Co-Chair. Ranking fourth in the 2019 Top 50 Outstanding & Yahoo Finance LGBT+ Future Leaders list, I've also spoken at the House of Commons on the impact of anti-LGBT+ laws across the Commonwealth. Additionally, in 2018 I co-founded Checking-IN, an industry network for LGBT+ professionals and allies working in the hospitality industry. I'm a founding Trustee at LGBT+ arts charity QueerCircle and a board member of Outvertising. I was also Research Fellow – Caribbean at Open For Business, developing the economic and business case for LGBT+ inclusion in the region and was appointed to the organisation's Board of Trustees in 2021. I'm passionate about equality, advocacy, people, travel, art and design.
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    Zoe Schulz (She/Her)
    Zoe Schulz (She/Her)
    Journalist and Content Editor
    myGwork
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    Nathan Nalla
    Nathan Nalla
    Founder/Director
    Be The Riot
    Nathan is the Founder and Director of Be The Riot, supporting companies to create an inclusive working culture through facilitated learning workshops, mentoring and consultancy services. He's also a Trustee for BlackOut UK, a charity dedicated to Black men who identify as gay, bi or trans. Nathan's experience includes delivering community LGBTQ+ equality programmes, working for Europe's largest LGBTQ+ rights organisation supporting companies to develop LGBTQ+ inclusive policies and practices. Leading in-house as a D&I Manager for one of the world's leading private members' brands, driving race equity and mental wellbeing strategy as well as other aspects of diversity, taking an intersectional approach to workplace inclusion.
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    Eugenio Pirri FCIPD
    Eugenio Pirri FCIPD
    Chief People & Culture Officer
    Dorchester Collection
    A multi-award winning industry leader, Eugenio Pirri has dedicated his 30-year career to ensuring that people are the cornerstone of every business decision. An ardent advocate for diversity and inclusion across all aspects of operation, Pirri has pioneered several pivotal initiatives for Dorchester Collection, including the We Care philosophy. Under the wider umbrella of We Care, Pirri launched the global RESPECT initiative to wholly champion an environment where all employees feel valued and treasured. Dedicated to celebrating individuality and the brilliance it adds to Dorchester Collection’s company culture, Pirri and his team bring diversity and inclusion to life via training, education and consistent employee recognition. With particular focus on all protected classes under the Human Rights Act, Pirri introduced coaching, mentoring and diversity celebrations to showcase the truly inclusive environment of Dorchester Collection. He also conducts Diversity and Inclusion workshops within the firm, working with hotels to support local charities in order to advance the company’s important message of inclusivity.
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    Charlotte Weatherall
    Charlotte Weatherall
    Director of Sales & Marketing
    The Langham, London
    Fortunate to have 20 years experience within the luxury hotel, resort and retail industries, working across all business segments both internationally and in the UK market. A proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, married to wife, Emily and living on the outskirts of London in Surrey.
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