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ERGs and their work all year round

Join ERG leaders from across sectors to discuss the impact their groups have had in embedding inclusion culture within their businesses and the vital role they will continue to play in bringing employees together in these challenging times.

On this panel ERG leaders will discuss:

How are Employee Resource Groups making the shift to support not only the individuals within, but also the wider business at large? 

What is the impact on strategy and plans for the future and what part are they playing in maintaining employee morale during a global pandemic?

 

Panelists:

Georgie Court- Clifford Chance

Cheryl Lander- Oracle

Annie Newman- GSK

Jack Murray- Ab-Inbev

Arlene McDermott- LCH

Chloe Davies- myGwork


Keynote by Deena Fidas. Deena is the  Managing Director, Chief Program, and Partnerships Officer at Out & Equal. Out & Equal is the premier organization working exclusively on LGBTQ workplace equality. Through our worldwide programs, Fortune 500 partnerships and our annual Workplace Summit conference, we help LGBTQ people thrive and support organizations creating a culture of belonging for all.

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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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    Chloë Davies
    Chloë Davies
    Head of PR & Partnerships
    myGwork
    Chloe Davies is an activist, proud bisexual woman, mother of two, chef and entrepreneur, who campaigns 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 company in 2015. Chloe is Head of PR & Partnerships for myGwork - The global recruitment and networking hub for LGBT professionals and organisations promoting diversity and inclusion. Chloe volunteers with UK Black Pride (UKBP) as the Strategic Officer, working closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to help shape the future of UK Black Pride. She is also the Community Lead for the London Queer Fashion Show - An annual showcase of fashion, identity, and expression.
  • Georgie Court
    Georgie Court
    Global Inclusion Specialist
    Clifford Chance
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    Annie Newman
    Annie Newman
    Senior digital content editor
    GSK
    Being able to make a difference to LGBT+ inclusion in the health & life sciences sector is of upmost importance to me. Having grown up identifying as gay, I like many in the LGBT community have had to deal with the challenges that that can bring but as an adult I am out and proud and passionate about doing what I can to help others. As the first female lead of GSK’s award-winning LGBT+ employee network group Spectrum, I feel privileged to be able to influence GSK’s LGBT+ agenda and to be in a position to support and be the voice for those within the organisation. During my involvement with Spectrum we have grown from strength to strength and I believe one of my biggest contributions to be enabling the community to connect better than ever before. I also see that through my day job as Senior digital content editor for GSK's internal and external corporate channels, I have been able to utilise my passion for bringing to life the diversity of employees across the company. As Engagement lead for the Proud Science Alliance, a ground-breaking cross-company collaboration. I'm responsible for engagement across our member communities. To bring such a large and diverse group of LGBT+ employee groups together with one mission takes a robust strategy and great story-telling. It’s an honour to bring their stories to life and also to work across the organisations to ensure best practice is shared. Over the past few years I have placed 9th in the 2019 OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Model list, LGBT+ future leader category and was a finalist in DIVA's Rainbow Honours LGBT Champion category.
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    Cheryl Lander
    Cheryl Lander
    Sr. Director, Release Management
    Oracle
    Cheryl Lander, San Jose, CA, is the Sr. Director, Oracle CX Industries Release Management, responsible for ensuring quality and compliance of industry-specific SaaS releases. During her career, she has managed nearly all aspects of product development including documentation, training and enablement, QA, release engineering, program/release management, and human factors. At Oracle, she also is Board Co-Chair of the Oracle Pride Employee Network (OPEN) – LGBTQ+ and Allies, a global Oracle employee resource group, and an executive sponsor for her local Oracle Women’s Network (OWL) group. She represents Oracle on the Silicon Valley/San Francisco Alliance of LGBTQ+ ERGs; has represented Oracle at Lesbians Who Tech, Out & Equal Executive Forum, and Out & Equal Workplace Summit; and is a charter member of the Silicon Valley Rainbow Rotary. She also is a facilitator with the South Bay Pachamama Alliance team, a group that promotes an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just human presence on our planet. She and her wife enjoy travel, photography, and volunteer with a handful of non-profits, including C.A.R.E. (a dog rescue organization from whom they adopted their two Carnoodles, Salt and Pepper), Stage One Theatre (local community theater), and Silicon Valley Child Advocates (advocate for foster children).
  • Jack Murray
    Jack Murray
    Talent & Development Lead
    Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I
    I'm passionate about inclusion in the workplace and how we can better develop our LGBT+ agenda in particular. Happy to share my experiences of being openly LGBT+ in the workplace, developing an integrated D&I agenda and working with our PROUD business resource group.
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    Arlene McDermott
    Arlene McDermott
    Portfolio Director
    London Stock Exchange Group
    Recently becoming Co-chair of London Stock Exchange Group’s (LSEG) Proud LGBT+ network has made me realise that we all still have more to do to fully smash the corporate closet and show support for our community in the workplace. When I first came out, being out at work didn’t feel safe and was full of uncertainty. But now I have been out at work for many years because I assume that my management and my colleagues simply won’t care. And as far as I’m aware I’ve been right so far. But I’ve realised that’s not necessarily the case for everyone. I talk to people across the city who feel that LGBT+ issues may not be supported by senior executives. I also meet people who are unsure of how they would be received if they come out at work and are therefore filtering out a huge part of themselves. With enormous support, through our network I am committed to demonstrating the power of being out in the workplace. Being out at work is not only good for the individual, it’s good for teams, departments and whole companies. It’s good for productivity and it’s good for the bottom line. So I encourage anyone who may be afraid of being out at work to reach out to your network or to trusted colleagues and take a small risk for a huge reward.
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    Deena Fidas
    Deena Fidas
    Managing Director - Chief Program & Partnerships Officer
    Out & Equal
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