WorkPride: Opening Welcome – Keynote & Community Interview with Lady Phyll
We are delighted to welcome the Kaleidoscope Trust's executive director (the leading charity advocating for the human rights of LGBTQ people globally) as our inspirational speaker.
11:00 - 11:20am: Welcome from myGwork & Keynote by Preston Taylor from RS Components
11:20 - 12:00pm: Interview with Lady Phyll
Widely known as Lady Phyll – partly due to her decision to reject an MBE in protest of Britain’s role in formulating anti-LGBTQ penal codes across its empire – she joins Kaleidoscope Trust from the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) trade union, where she has spent a decade advocating for the rights of workers within the union, including as a negotiator on behalf of Civil Service workers and as the Head of Equality and Learning.
A community builder and organiser, with strong ties to emergent LGBTQ movements around the world, Opoku-Gyimah is also the co-founder and executive director of UK Black Pride, Europe’s largest celebration for LGBTQ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent.
In Partnership With
Josh RiversCreator and host
Busy Being Black
MPreston TaylorHead of Supplier Content Programmes
Phyll Opoku-Gyimah (she/her)Executive Director and Co-Founder
UK Black Pride & Kaleidoscope Trust