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WorkPride Panel: A Connected World - Networks Around the Globe

An Employee Resource Group (ERG) can have a different role in the organization it belongs to, depending on the social, political and economic conditions of the country. 


As such, in this panel we would like to welcome ERGs' co-chairs and network founders from across the world. The goal is to share different, and sometimes opposite views on how to create a global network, the challenges and successes that come along with it, as well as navigating cultural differences, biases and expectations. 


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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!
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    Michael Harvey
    Michael Harvey
    Area International Premier Relationship Manager
    HSBC
    Since graduating Newcastle University in 2008 I have worked within the HSBC group. My early career was customer facing, based in a branch as a meet and greet/customer services officer. Around 10 years ago I progressed into management within the bank. I spent time developing the M&S Bank in store proposition (part of the HSBC Group), launching our flag ship branch in Marble Arch London. My career then progressed to running high profile/high net worth branch’s of HSBC in central London. With the success of my work with High Net Worth clients I progressed to our International Premier team. This involves looking after the groups most valuable customers who have relationships in multiple geographies. Helping to run a team of over 30 people. Along side my day role I have been an active committee member of HSBC Pride for a decade and running Pride UK for the last 2 years. In this role I help to steer the conversation within HSBC on how to build inclusion for our LGBT+ colleagues and our LGBT+ customers as well. This role has resulted in me working on multiple projects, from delivering a trans guide, a 15 day ally challenge and the strategy for our Pride March’s. Through this role I have been able to help other firms set up their employee resource network groups, allowing them to build successful programs within their own companies. I truly enjoy both of these roles, as I feel that both of them help people to be at their best and help the community around us.
  • Roopa Basrur (she/her/hers)
    Roopa Basrur (she/her/hers)
    Vice President Global Safety Medical Writing
    Parexel
    Roopa is proud to be an Ally and has been associated with DEI for several years now. Roopa initiated the first women's group at Parexel India and later became Co-lead of the India DEI committee. She is a member of the Parexel Pride committee and was the India rep on the gender partnership steering committee. She ensured inclusion of LGBTQ+ in the company anti-sexual harassment policy and gender neutral restroom signage in a previous company leadership role. Has been a presiding officer of the prevention of sexual harassment at workplace internal committee. A physician by training with about 20 years experience in the pharmaceutical services industry mostly in clinical research, medical writing, safety, data management, technology in leadership roles.
  • Victor Meyer
    Victor Meyer
    Senior Legal Counsel
    Invesco
    I am an in-house lawyer for Invesco and lead a team of lawyers who support all aspect's of the investment process for Invesco in EMEA. I am Global Co-Chair of the Invesco Proud Network and previously participated in the LGBTQ+ networks at Morgan Stanley in London and Linklaters LLP in London and New York.
  • Steve Sutton
    Steve Sutton
    BPM Consultant Lead & Co-chair bp pride UK
    BP
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