According to a recent study by UNAIDS, LGBTQ+ people “had issues associated with their mental and emotional health in a greater proportion than the general population, with manifestations such as depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, etc.” The situation might have taken a turn for the worse in some cases, as the pandemic made conditions worse by “confinement in solitude or in family groups where they may experience gender violence.”
11:00am BST: Opening Keynote from Catherine Vaughan, EY
Catherine Vaughan from EY will be delivering this year's opening keynote as we reflect on where we are now, compared to a year ago. Join us to kickstart WorkPride off!
11:10am BST: Welcome keynote by the British Embassy in Spain
11:15am BST: Interview with Daniel Lismore
Join us after our opening keynote by EY for a celebrity interview with Daniel Lismore. Describe by Vogue as 'England's Most Eccentric Dresser', Daniel Lismore is a statement maker with a bold fashion sense. Campaigning on topics such as the environment, sustainable fashion, and the LGBTQ+ community, we are delighted to be sitting down to chat with Daniel about the amazing work he does and we invite you to join us.
11:35am BST: Panel: COVID-19 rewind - What has been the effect of the pandemic on the LGBTQ+ community?
Finally, we'll be sitting down with our panel to discuss the impact that COVID-19 has had on the LGBTQ+ community. COVID-19 has come to change the lives of everyone around the globe, namely in terms of how we work and how we communicate with each other. For LGBTQ+ peers who find it live as their authentic selves, such changes can naturally come with higher levels of stress and anxiety. Additionally, LGBTQ+ people are also known to suffer more from homelessness and unemployment compared to their straight counterparts, circumstances that have also been, to a certain extent, aggravated by the pandemic. We'll be exploring the paths available to us as we recover from this.
In Partnership With
Catherine VaughanGlobal Financial Crime, Ethics & Compliance Leader
Nicky BurrAssociate Director
MMichelle (Michi) RaymondBusiness Development Director
Patrick MispagelMD Sustainable Finance
Emma FayDirector of Education
Just Like Us
MLaila (She/Her) HowardHead of Customer Success
Aiden MaloneSelf Employed
Claire SherwinHead of People Services, Technology and Strategic Projects
Tim HemmingsDeputy Head of Mission
British Embassy in Spain