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WorkPride Panel: A Two-way Opportunity - The Importance of Mentoring

Panel outline: “Mentoring brings us together – across generation, class, and often race – in a manner that forces us to acknowledge our interdependence, to appreciate, in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words, that “we are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied to a single garment of destiny.” In this way, mentoring enables us to participate in the essential but unfinished drama of reinventing community, while reaffirming that there is an important role for each of us in it.” Marc Freedman – 2014, Founder and CEO of and Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the World Economic Forum.

Industry experts will get together in this panel to discuss the impact effective mentoring and reverse mentoring programs can have on the long-term goals and success of employees. Mentoring not only assists in succession planning but also passes on important values, expertise, and experience across all levels. 

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    Belton Flournoy
    Belton Flournoy
    Managing Director
    In addition to being a Managing Director in Protiviti’s Technology & Digital consulting practice, Belton is founder of Protiviti UK's LGBT+ group, which won best LGBT+ network in 2019 by the Inclusive Tech Alliance. Belton was shortlisted as a top 10 inspirational business leader in 2020 by the British LGBT+ awards, was recently listed as #18 on Yahoo Finance’s Top 100 Future Leaders, #15 on Yahoo Finance’s Top 100 Ethnic Minority Leaders and was featured on the top UK Black Role models, presented by Google. Belton was co-founder of Pride in the City with Pride in London where he ran a Mayor backed initiative dedicated to increasing diversity and inclusivity across London businesses.  In January 2021, Belton joined The Inclusion Initiative (TII) at the London School of Economics as an Advisory Board Member supporting their three-year innovative partnership programme bringing together research and practice to build more inclusive work environments. He has over a decade of experience supporting clients with deploying strategic solutions across some of the world’s leading financial services institutions, while maintaining a strong passion for ensuring diversity and inclusivity remain high on organisations business agenda.  He is extremely passionate about intersectionality, where he believes it is each person’s role to support other groups who are in the minority – “after all, we don’t want to preach to the converted, we want to educate and inspire people to be more aware and inclusive.” Belton also acts as an adviser to the UK Multicultural network, proCulture. He has experience delivering Cyber Security, Customer Experience, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Spreadsheet Risk and Compliance/Regulatory Risk programs across Europe. He has managed global teams across large organisations, as well as supporting small and medium-sized organisations to implement fit-for-purpose solutions. Protiviti is a global consulting firm that delivers deep expertise, objective insights, a tailored approach and unparalleled collaboration through consulting solutions in finance, technology, operations, data, analytics, governance, risk and internal audit. Please do not contact me if you require financial support.
  • Bruce Arell
    Bruce Arell
    Risk Manager
    I started out with Enterprise Rent-A-Car in 2003 in Los Angeles, California as a Management Trainee after graduating from California State University, Chico. After a year in the business I transitioned into the Business Management team where I discovered I had talent for analysis. In 2007 I relocated to London with my husband to work with the Business Management team for the Southeast of England. Shortly after arriving in the U.K. I transitioned into Internal Audit where I was able to make a substantial impact to the business and ultimately set the stage for my move into Risk Management. In 2012 I took on the role of Risk Manager for the Southeast of England and in 2015 took on the role of Head of Risk Management for Scotland & Northern Ireland. Throughout my career I have been actively involved in diversity & inclusion initiatives within Enterprise as well as externally with my husband who works for a local LGBT+ charity in Scotland.
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    João Cadidé de Souza
    João Cadidé de Souza
    Quality, Knowledge and Training Expert
    With a Computer Science degree and a CELTA* certificate, I currently use these two passions and skills to deliver quality training at TrueLayer and help with quality assurance of our support interactions. I also run the Pride Employee Resource Group in the company along with some colleagues. Work should be enjoyable too. *Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, one of the certifications for ESL teachers.
  • Kelly Waller
    Kelly Waller
    Global VP Digital Sales
  • Daniel Docherty
    Daniel Docherty
    Vice President, Business Support Manager
    Bank of America
    Vice President and Business Support Manager within Global Real Estate Services at Bank of America covering Europe and the Emerging Markets (ex-Asia). Since joining the company as an Accounts Payable assistant in 2001, Docherty has performed several roles. In his current position he provides functional support and oversight across day-to-day operations, reporting, database and financial management, budgets, change/project management, vendor management support and business continuity. He is also responsible for the compliance management of over 500 vendor staff ensuring that the appropriate risk mitigation controls are in place. Docherty served as co-lead, co-designer for the company’s Global LGBT Pride Ally program covering over 25,000 members as well as a founding member of the LGBT Employee Network committee in EMEA. In 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 he was included in the FTOUTstanding list as a Top 50 LGBT Future Leader. He sits on the, Interbank LGBT Forum, Out Leadership Committee and is part of the RAHM and OutNEXT Alumni. Docherty believes everyone should be able to bring their whole selves to work to ensure they not only survive but also thrive. LinkedIn: Twitter:
  • Monika Jankowska-Rangelov
    Monika Jankowska-Rangelov
    EMEA Head Inclusion & Diversity
    State Street
    Monika Jankowska-Rangelov, EMEA Head Inclusion & Diversity, Vice President at State Street. Based in Poland, Kraków. She graduated from the Jagiellonian University in Poland, has got over 15 years of professional experience in international organizations, mainly in managerial roles. For the last few years she has been executing I&D strategies across Poland and other 8 European locations supporting over 50 employee networks in the dimension of Gender, Multiculturalism, LGBT +, Disability and Employee Mental Health. Monika is involved in various projects developing managerial staff, employees' awareness of diversity and other people, and supports the coaching and mentoring culture in the organization. In her private capacity she volunteers as an active coach (graduate of the ICF accredited CoachWise School in Warsaw), mentor and trainer always associated with the topic of incorporating diversity in various spheres of human life, especially in the workplace. Since 2003 she has been continually involved in many projects and social campaigns supporting people with disabilities – she acts as expert and change manager in corporate and social environment.
  • Delphine Dennis
    Delphine Dennis
    I am a veteran, I was a Captain in the US Army and enjoyed serving my country . I had both domestic and international assignments. After leaving the Military, I begin a career in Corporate America, with a pharmaceutical company and later with Hanesbrands. Hanesbrands is a great company to be a part of, it embraces diversity and inclusion. I volunteer at the Ronald McDonald house, my church and several others community organizations . I enjoy helping people reach their full potential.
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