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Managing stress at work and duty of care for managers


5:00pm: Keynote by Emily Hamilton and Jessica Chu from RS components on what organizations can do to support their employees' wellbeing.

5:20pm: Maria Goldsmith

Covid-19 has brought a lot of uncertainty in the workplace and people's lives. Both for managers and employees.

In this webinar we will discuss:

  • What is stress
  • Causes of stress
  • Impact of stress
  • Strategies
  • Stress-busting tips
  • Line Managers Role
  • Difficult topics of conversations
  • Importance of addressing difficult issues
  • Consequences of failing to address difficult issues
  • Key tips

This is an interactive session where participants can ask questions. This webinar will be delivered by workplace counsellor and mediator, Maria Goldsmith, with more than 20 years of experience in her field.

6 pm -6:30pm: CLOSING - join us as we wrap up WorkPride and recap this inspirational week with all of you. 

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.)


  • mentor
    Chloë Davies
    Chloë Davies
    Head of PR & Partnerships
    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.
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    Jessica Chu
    Jessica Chu
    Group Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement
    RS Components
    Australian born and bred, I arrived in London in 1999 for a six month back-packing holiday and loved it so much, decided to stay! I have spent the last 20 years working in the Financial Services sector across a number of disciplines and for the last decade I've specialised in leading diversity and inclusion programmes at leading banks and now at RS Components a global digital and engineering organisation. As the Group Head of D&I, I am responsible for delivering work that has a real impact on our people and communities we operate in. What I love most is the breadth of my role and the fact that no two days are ever the same! I have two young children, who keep me extra busy when not at work. As a family we love to spend time at the park, having picnics, riding bikes and jumping on the trampoline. I also love to cook, garden, watch movies and read.
  • Maria Goldsmith
    Maria Goldsmith
    Wellbeing Consultant
    Goldsmith Counselling and Mediation Services Ltd
    As the founder and Director of GCM (Goldsmith Counselling and Mediation) Maria brings close to three decades of experience counselling people individually and in groups with specific issues (trauma, autism, Aspergers Syndrome, rape and sexual abuse). She also provides tailor made organisational support and senior management consultancy including mediation, sickness absence, compliance and capability, grievances and environmental stress audits. She offers a range of individualised solutions to support the care and wellbeing of your employees. Maria’s philosophy is built upon mapping, planning and delivering “win/win” outcomes that meet the needs of the individual and the organisation.
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    Emily Hamilton
    Emily Hamilton
    VP Strategic Change
    RS Components
    I have 20+ years in the delivery of strategic change within a diverse group of industry sectors, both public and private. I have contributed to industry standard texts on project management with a particular interest in project risk management. I am also a trans woman who came out later in life; and this has sparked a real passion for workplace mental health support to the LGBTQ+ community.
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