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Panel: A round table with diversity and inclusion leaders & Keynote by Michael Gunning

12:45 - 13:15 - Inspirational Keynote Speaker - Michael Gunning---

Michael is an international competitive swimmer best known for participating in the 200 metre butterfly event. He holds dual Jamaican and British citizenship and is the current national record holder for the 200 metre butterfly, and the 200 and 400 metre freestyle events.

13:15 - 14:00 : Roundtable: Global D&I leaders

Join the conversation with global d&I leaders as they come together to share best practices on effective, action-orientated strategies for the workplace. Chaired by Sanjay Sood-Smith – Stonewall, the discussion will include accountability and success measures for inclusive culture building as well as understanding the risks and benefits of engaging in diversity and inclusion development and how to best achieve long-term engagement around these efforts.

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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.)


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    Tim Jarman
    Tim Jarman
    Assistant Director for Diversity and Inclusiveness
    Tim is an experienced and passionate Diversity and Inclusiveness professional, having joined EY’s D&I team in 2007. Prior to that, spent several years in EY’s Human Capital team. Before joining EY, Tim spent 4.5 years at Fidelity International, including time working in India on offshoring projects. Tim is a vocal advocate for LGBT+ equality, both in the workplace and beyond. He has been repeatedly recognized for this work over the years, for example being featured in the UK Pride Power List in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. In 2019, Tim took part in the first cohort of ESCP Europe Business School's LGBT+ Leadership Programme. He holds a BSc International Studies (Hons) degree from the Open University which he achieved during his time at EY and has recently been working towards a Level 6 Certificate in Leadership and Management from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
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    Louise Sinnerton
    Louise Sinnerton
    Executive Producer & Content Lead
    An award-winning content lead, writer and director with experience developing content strategies and creating campaigns for global brands. Louise has a strong journalistic background and a passion for storytelling.
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    Emily Heath
    Emily Heath
    Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Manager
    A passionate and commercially focused Diversity and Inclusion Manager with multi-industry expertise, and a deep understanding of advanced diversity techniques. Starting in Executive search, followed by 5 years of extensive in-house talent specialist roles. At the inception of Oath (which became Verizon Media) the opportunity for me to combine my passion for people, culture, and diversity was realised. I started my journey by leading our EMEA Program Operations, I also Globally Lead our 9 Employee Resource groups (ERGs). Our ERGs membership is 5,500+, this makes up more than half our employees around the world! We have most recently become Yahoo and our goal is to embed Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in everything we do. Creating a mindset of Conscious Inclusion, a place where everyone belongs and every door is open.
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    Alison Shea
    Alison Shea
    Vice President Global HR and Corporate Citizenship - Learning and Transformation
    State Street
  • Sanjay Sood-Smith
    Sanjay Sood-Smith
    Executive Director
  • Michael Gunning
    Michael Gunning
    Professional Athlete / TV Personality
    Michael Gunning is best known as a international competitive swimmer having attended two FINA World Swimming Championships. Holding dual Jamaican and British citizenship, he represented Team GB in the European LEN Cup and after the Rio Olympic Games he changed alliances to represent his fathers heritage of Team Jamaica. Gunning took a break from competing in the Summer of 2018 to participate in the award-winning television series 'The Bi Life' for E! Entertainment & NBC Universal. It was Michael's first public discussion of his sexuality, making him the Caribbean’s first openly gay athlete / swimmer. Since then, Michael is a regular pundit and avid speaker for the sport and recently partnered with Sky Sports, Stonewall and Athlete Ally as a Professional Ambassador/Advocate for LGBTQ+ rights in sport. With a heavy passion for TV Presenting and educational background in Children’s Entertainment, he welcomes new and exciting media opportunities in the world of entertainment.
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