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WorkPride: Motivational Speaker

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Charley Woodward - Keynote

Working, predominantly, leadership positions, Charley is a seasoned professional that has worked in the high end Technology Industry for over 30 years. She has a strong track record of building and driving successful high performance teams. Working for VMware for the last 15 years, she is Director responsible for VMware's Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) renewals channel business. Prior to VMware, Charley worked for Oracle, Digital Equipment and a number of successful start-up companies. Charley made the decision to transition in the workplace in 2017. A decision she has never once regretted. She knows from experience, the positive impact, of what bringing your true authentic self to work can have both personally and professionally.


Devin Ibañez - Interview

evin Ibañez is the first openly gay Major League Rugby player and is dedicated to LGBTQ+ advocacy in sport. He hopes to inspire the next generation of LGBTQ+ athletes and make sport an inclusive space for them. Raised in Boston, MA, Devin played for Major League Rugby team, the New England Free Jacks, in their 2019 exhibition season. He won a gold medal while representing Team USA at the 2017 World Maccabiah Games in Israel. He also won the 2018 D1 National Championship with his club team, Mystic River Rugby Club. When not playing, Devin has coached rugby at Westlake Boys High School in New Zealand, his alma mater Brookline High School and most recently with the Northeast Academy. He holds a degree in sport management and education from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Devin was announced Global Ambassador for International Gay Rugby (IGR) in May 2021. He is now looking towards a career in Public Speaking and Community Engagement.

Speakers:

  • George Wright (he/him)
    George Wright (he/him)
    Social Media Manager
    myGwork
    I'm the Social Media Manager for myGwork, responsible for handling our social feeds and affairs. If you see a story or event you want to see amplified, let me know!
  • Devin Ibañez
    Devin Ibañez
    Professional Rugby Player and Public Speaker
    New England Free Jacks
    Devin Ibañez is the first openly gay Major League Rugby player and is dedicated to LGBTQ+ advocacy in sport. He hopes to inspire the next generation of LGBTQ+ athletes and make sport an inclusive space for them. Raised in Boston, MA, Devin played for Major League Rugby team, the New England Free Jacks, in their 2019 exhibition season. He won a gold medal while representing Team USA at the 2017 World Maccabiah Games in Israel. He also won the 2018 D1 National Championship with his club team, Mystic River Rugby Club. When not playing, Devin has coached rugby at Westlake Boys High School in New Zealand, his alma mater Brookline High School and most recently with the Northeast Academy. He holds a degree in sport management and education from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Devin was announced Global Ambassador for International Gay Rugby (IGR) in May 2021. He is now looking towards a career in Public Speaking and Community Engagement.
  • Charley Woodward
    Charley Woodward
    Director EMEA Support Renewals, Channel
    VMware
    Working, predominantly, leadership positions, Charley is a seasoned professional that has worked in the high end Technology Industry for over 30 years. She has a strong track record of building and driving successful high performance teams. Working for VMware for the last 15 years, she is Director responsible for VMware's Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) renewals channel business. Prior to VMware, Charley worked for Oracle, Digital Equipment and a number of successful start-up companies. Charley made the decision to transition in the workplace in 2017. A decision she has never once regretted. She knows from experience, the positive impact, of what bringing your true authentic self to work can have both personally and professionally.
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