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

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.
  • Daniel Gerring (MENTOR)
    Daniel Gerring (MENTOR)
    Travers Smith
    Daniel is a lawyer, activist and non-executive director of several not-for-profits, including Just Like Us and GiveOut. A committed Christian, member of the City of London Deanery Synod and a regular public speaker on the intersections of faith and sexuality, Daniel also helped set up and sits on the board of Refugees at Home and helps run City YMCA, London. He is a member of the Network Group for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global LGBT+ Rights and a Leadership Fellow of St George's House, Windsor Castle. He has been ranked in OUTstanding's worldwide 100 LGBT+ Executives List for five consecutive years, this year placing 14th overall and the highest ranked private practice lawyer.
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    Don Woodring
    Don Woodring
    Don is the luckiest guy in the world. From very humble beginnings, his mother was a drug addict and alcoholic who took him and his 3 siblings to Compton, Los Angeles to live, widely considered to be the worst place to live in the US at that time. His father later came to take them back where they were raised in Central Pennsylvania. He put himself through university, followed by being selected as the top national recruit by a Fortune 500 company, eventually being mentored by some of the best business minds in the world including the CEOs of DHL, Colt manufacturing, the Founder, CEO and Chairman of a Fortune 500 company and the Co-Chairman of Ernst & Young. He became the Country Manager of Mexico at 29 and the CEO of a public company at 39, one of only about 10 in the US at that time. One day, he was sitting in his office thinking about how fortunate he was to have that opportunity, so he created a platform to provide that same availability for others to have that gift as well. So he made a list of CEOs that he knew which included some very notable CEOs, and that's where Mentorship.CLUB was born. So, unlike our competitors, we are not a marketplace for other "coaches" to sell their services. We are not a consolidator of coaches without any vetting to allow them to put their name on our site and add our own markup to their price. No one on the internet can touch the quality of our World Class Mentors. They do this for free as they know the only way they achieved their success was through the mentorship they received.
  • Elys LC
    Elys LC
    Healthy Lifestyle Coach, NLP MP, Reiki Master, Entrepreneur
    Elys has been helping people find their centre and live in alignment for over 15 years. She combines science-based behavioural transformative practices with the ancient arts of energy work and intuitive reading to provide you with a dynamic experience sure to change your life.
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    Kevin Lyons
    Kevin Lyons
    Senior Human Resources Manager
    I am a highly experienced Human Resources professional and a commentator on HR trends and topics. I have greatly enjoyed my extensive career in Human Resources with successful companies. My passion is Talent, and what I see as the key pillars of inclusive Talent Management, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion combined with Learning & Development and Wellbeing. I am also fascinated by the impact of technology on HR, organisations and wider society, and as a History graduate I believe strongly in evidence based management.
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    Natasha Frith, MA Practice Education MCIPD
    Natasha Frith, MA Practice Education MCIPD
    Head of Education & Clinical Training
    HCA Healthcare
  • Rayquotez Butler
    Rayquotez Butler
    Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement Manager
    Rayquotez T. Butler, a two time graduate of Mississippi State University is a Cornell University and University of South Florida certified Diversity and Inclusion professional. Ray currently sits as the inaugural Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement manager for Allied Electronics & Automation.
  • Antonio Bebba (He-Him-His)
    Antonio Bebba (He-Him-His)
    DEI Regional Ops Lead Europe
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