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WorkPride Panel: What Does it Mean to be and Live as Non-Binary?

Non-binary, also known as genderqueer, refers to a spectrum of gender identities that fall outside of the gender binary, thus not being exclusive to masculine or feminine. non-binary person can also show a wide range of gender expressions. 

Non-binary people are still underrepresented and misunderstood, even inside the LGBTQ+ community. This panel aims to explore the reality of living as non-binary, in particular, what prejudices these peers face and what equal opportunities they might be looking for. 

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  • Nicola Douglas
    Nicola Douglas
    Senior Tax Advisor
    Nicola Douglas, an Architecture graduate working in finance. Currently working in the field of Customer Tax Reporting for EY I have almost 3 years of experience in analysing and amending data in relation to Wealth Asset Management. Prior to this I spent 2 years preparing personal tax returns for overseas employees working in the UK as part of the PAS department within EY. At Northumbria University I was heavily involved in the LGBT* society first as the Womens Rep and then as the President of the society. I have continued LGBT* activism in the workplace by joining EY's LGBTQIA* network 'Unity' as a regional representative. Within Unity I have mostly been involved in promoting the awareness of LGBT* issues by creating and delivering a monthly newsletter to the local office of 500+ staff. Most recently I have provided video content and interviews to discuss non-binary issues which have been circulated nationally not only within EY but also other large financial companies. When I'm not working I like to go hill walking, rock climbing, complete a variety of crafts projects and play Bass. None of which I am probably very skilled at, though all of which I enjoy immensely!
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    Jason ‘Jae’ Sloan
    Jason ‘Jae’ Sloan
    Organisational Development Lead
    I help individuals, teams and organisations perform at their best. I am an organisational development and business strategy development/deployment expert with more than 19 years experience in a global, corporate environment. In addition, I have more than 5 years professional experience working in education/non-profit community organisations. I am NTL OD certified. I am a trained and experienced business coach and a certified practitioner of the GSK developed accelerating delivery and performance (ADP) program that integrates the disciplines of change management, project management and organisational development. I learn fast and am highly agile, always motivated by rapid change and challenge. I like to use both sides of my brain. I'm a creative type who understands the necessity and value of research and detail. I prefer diverse, open-minded, relatively casual environments that are serious about delivering value. I have 'volunteered' inside GSK the last few years as an inclusion leader. Below is a summary of that work. 2014 - 2019: Leader in GSK's LGBT+ employee resource group, Spectrum Starting in 2014, I have been part of the UK and Global Leadership of our LGBT+ employee network, acting as the UK Lead 2016-2017. Under my leadership, GSK first appeared in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index Top 100 as #21. In 2017, I was recognised as a FT OUTstanding LGBT Future Leader as #33 on that year's list and again in 2019 as #24. Inside GSK, I act as a mentor to emerging LGBT+ leaders globally. 2017 - present: I helped found and am now one of the Operations Co-Leads for the Proud Science Alliance, a 'network of networks', bringing together LGBT+ employee networks from science and health-care based companies to do more together to improve LGBT+ inclusion in our industry. 2017-2018: I served as member of GSK's Global LGBT+ Council representing our LGBT+ employee network. 2013-2015: I was a member of the Pharma R&D Inclusion Council, providing direct support to the Council chair. I worked on various projects and work streams, focused on making our Pharma R&D organisation more inclusive.
  • Fox Fisher
    Fox Fisher
    Artist, Author and Filmmaker with an LGBTQIA+ focus. Director
    My Genderation
    Fox Fisher (Honorary Doctorate & MA in Sequential Design & Illustration) is an award winning artist, author, filmmaker and trans rights campaigner. Fox gives talks on gender and art, and has screen-printed live at the Tate Modern and the V&A. Fox is Director of non-profit film production company My Genderation, sits on the Advisory board for All About Trans and is a co-founder and a trustee of Trans Pride, Brighton. Fox is also co-author and illustrator of kid’s book Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl is hated by the Daily Mail. Fox has just released their 3rd book the Trans Survival Workbook and their 4th book, a Trans Prides Coloring Book. Fox's 2nd book (co-created with their partner Owl) is The Trans Teen Survival Guide, a #1 Best Seller, on Amazon. Fox gifted a copy of their 1st book LIVE to Piers Morgan, on Good Morning Britain.
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    Raven Davis
    Raven Davis
    Senior Account Executive
    I am passionate about being a force for positive, equitable change in our world. I firmly believe that collectively reimagining and feeling the feelings of existing in a future where all people can safely exist outside of the systems that oppress us is our key to freedom.
  • Em Turner
    Em Turner
    Technical Writer
    Em Turner is a technical writer for VMware based in Durham, North Carolina. Before VMware, Em started their career in technical writing at Dell Technologies, where they spent 5 years developing their skills. Em is also engaged with the Pride POD at VMware, and is particularly passionate about educating folks about the asexual and nonbinary communities. Outside of work, Em keeps busy with many hobbies, including knitting, cross stitching, exercising, playing video games, and caring for two cats.
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