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Mentoring (panel)


Outline: “Mentoring brings us together – across generation, class, and often race – in a manner that forces us to acknowledge our interdependence, to appreciate, in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words, that “we are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied to a single garment of destiny.” In this way, mentoring enables us to participate in the essential but unfinished drama of reinventing community, while reaffirming that there is an important role for each of us in it.Marc Freedman – 2014, Founder and CEO of Encore.org and Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the World Economic Forum


On this panel, industry experts will discuss the impact effective mentoring & reverse mentoring programs can have on the long-term goals and success of employees. Mentoring not only assists in succession planning but also passes on important values, expertise, and experience across levels.

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Speakers:

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    Benjamin Firth
    Benjamin Firth
    Communications and Engagement Leader, LGBT+ Network Co-Chair
    EY UK
    Ben is Communications and Engagement Leader at EY in the UK. He’s also Co-Chair of Unity, EY’s LGBT+ employee network and a trustee of the charity, MindOut. Ben has over 15 years of corporate communications experience, gained through a variety of sectors in the UK and Australia. He’s passionate about working with leaders to drive positive change, business outcomes and inclusive cultures – all through compelling communication. Prior to EY, Ben spent eight years at the Financial Services Authority and Financial Conduct Authority working in internal and change communications throughout the financial crisis and shake-up of financial services regulation. Before then, he worked in corporate PR at Sydney Opera House and the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Born and raised in Gloucestershire, Ben regularly gets back to the Cotswolds to enjoy the countryside and see his family. He met his Partner while living in Australia. They moved to the UK in 2008 and have been living in North London since. When Ben’s not at a spin class with Psycle London or more recently doing a HIIT at home, he’s usually at theatre or socialising with friends.
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    Lucy-Anne Bryans
    Lucy-Anne Bryans
    Procurement Enablement - Global Corporate Card Programme Manager
    EY UK
    Alongside my day job of managing our global commercial card programme I lead the Networking & Development workstream of EY’s LGBT+ network - Unity. I have been working in ERGs since the first day I discovered one more than 10 years ago and believe passionately that the opportunity to create an additional network of like minded people is a really important tool and can open doors and build confidence. At work I manage our global commercial card contract for EY. We look to drive new and innovative card solutions that enables the business to be agile in their purchasing processes, alongside a large corporate card programme that supports our employees as they travel.
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    Jason Sloan
    Jason Sloan
    Organisational Development Lead
    GSK
    I help individuals, teams and organisations perform at their best. I am an organisational development and business strategy development/deployment expert with more than 18 years experience in a global, corporate environment. In addition, I have more than 5 years professional experience working in education/non-profit community organisations. I am NTL OD certified. I am a trained and experienced business coach and a certified practitioner of the GSK developed accelerating delivery and performance (ADP) program that integrates the disciplines of change management, project management and organisational development. I learn fast and am highly agile, always motivated by rapid change and challenge. I like to use both sides of my brain. I'm a creative type who understands the necessity and value of research and detail. I prefer diverse, open-minded, relatively casual environments that are serious about delivering value. I have 'volunteered' inside GSK the last few years as an inclusion leader. Below is a summary of that work. 2014 - 2019: Leader in GSK's LGBT+ employee resource group, Spectrum Starting in 2014, I have been part of the UK and Global Leadership of our LGBT+ employee network, acting as the UK Lead 2016-2017. Under my leadership, GSK first appeared in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index Top 100 as #21. In 2017, I was recognised as a FT OUTstanding LGBT Future Leader as #33 on that year's list and again in 2019 as #24. Inside GSK, I act as a mentor to emerging LGBT+ leaders globally. 2017 - present: I helped found and am now one of the Operations Co-Leads for the Proud Science Alliance, a 'network of networks', bringing together LGBT+ employee networks from science and health-care based companies to do more together to improve LGBT+ inclusion in our industry. 2017-2018: I served as member of GSK's Global LGBT+ Council representing our LGBT+ employee network. 2013-2015: I was a member of the Pharma R&D Inclusion Council, providing direct support to the Council chair. I worked on various projects and work streams, focused on making our Pharma R&D organisation more inclusive.
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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.
  • Marcus Frysol
    Marcus Frysol
    Managing Director
    Macquarie Group Limited
    Marcus' financial services career spans over 15 years with expertise founded in capital markets, and heads Macquarie's Market Operations in EMEA. Shortly after joining Macquarie in 2015, Marcus signed up as a Pride ally and a member of the Pride Steering Committee. As an active and visible champion of diversity, Marcus designed and implemented Macquarie's reverse mentoring programme to educate leaders and people managers on LGBT diversity issues and subsequently extended the programme to Macquarie's Senior Executives.
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    Kirsten Dagless
    Kirsten Dagless
    Assistant Head of Professional Development
    British Army
    Colonel Kirsten Dagless was commissioned into the British Army in 1999. Her early service saw tours in Northern Ireland, Germany and Iraq. She holds a Master of Arts in Defence Studies, a joint honours degree in French and German, a Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership, a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher and Professional Education and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. An experienced military officer, she has a demonstrated history of working in talent development, workforce planning, personnel employment policy and logistics. She is currently employed as the Assistant Head of Professional Development for the British Army, responsible for the development and delivery of military training and education.
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    Lindsay Nuon
    Lindsay Nuon
    Founder & CEO
    EmpirEqual
    Lindsay began her career in the US military 17 years ago and has since worked in the US Intelligence Community, with government agencies including NCIS, the FBI, and HHS, Akamai, Google, as an Adjunct Professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, and several startups including her own, EmpirEqual. She is also the Founder of a nonprofit devoted to serving Women of Color in Blockchain (WCB) and an ISACA Blockchain SME. Her commitment to transforming communities, organizations, and industries through Social Justice and technology initiatives have been covered in Al Jazeera, NBC, and quoted in various media outlets in and adjacent to the technology industry.
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