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WorkPride Webinar: Amplifying Our Unique Strengths as Queer Leaders

Join us as we host this webinar exploring how you can become a queer leader, and maximise your strengths to overcome adversity. 

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Speakers:

  • Kirstie Storrie
    Kirstie Storrie
    Assistant Director in Operational Excellence
    EY
    “A highly motivated, adaptable and responsible professional with strong interpersonal skills gained through multiple roles within Global Technology over the past 14+ years. A strong and empathetic people manager who plays an invaluable role in several diversity and inclusiveness initiatives. Described as an authentically present and true EY brand ambassador. A people person who gives time freely to help make a better working world for colleagues. Co-Chair of Unity Scotland and Unity Ambassador within EY Technology.” I’m currently working as a Project Manager with a focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and am the Product Owner for an application called Textio Being in a D&I team and a Unity Ambassador for EY Technology I coordinate annually how EY shows up to Lesbians Who Tech Virtual Pride. This included in 2021, securing funding for gold sponsorship, working in the virtual recruitment booth and reaching out to prospective candidates. Our goal here was to promote EY as an inclusive firm and this involved a lot of one to one chat with people and long hours in the recruitment booth. I have one mentee from a different global location and work with them and am passionate about helping them meet their full potential. This became even more important during the past year and along with other Leads in my team we have established regular touchpoints to ensure our team are thriving and not suffering through what has been a difficult period. I was nominated in 2021 for the Unity LGBT+ Awards as a Person with Purpose and Inspirational Role Model. This was a recognition of efforts that I make to work beyond the parameters of my EY role to support and contribute to the Unity Network, and the wider community. I received praise for being inspirational in the way that I think, lead and act. I’m proud that I was recognised as a role model by embracing different perspectives, promoting diversity and uplifting others. I have been nominated in 2022 for the Unity Awards as well as a Person with Purpose and for being Visible and Vocal.
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    Francesco Albanese
    Francesco Albanese
    Future Trainee Solicitor
    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
    Former Placement Student and Future Trainee Solicitor at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner ('BCLP'). I am currently finishing my Legal Practice Course at BPP University, London. I will be commencing my Training Contract in September 2022 - I can't wait! I have been supporting the Inclusion & Diversity and Emerging Talent Team at BCLP, as an Emerging Talent Sponsor for the LGBTQ* Sub-Network. I have been supporting aspiring LGBTQ* solicitors as a Mentor since 2019.
  • Raj Jai Raichura, MBA
    Raj Jai Raichura, MBA
    Managing Principal
    Capco
  • Ebone Bell
    Ebone Bell
    Editor and Keynote Speaker
    Tagg Magazine
    Eboné Bell is a business owner, speaker, and trailblazer who shines bright in the world of entrepreneurship, DEI, activism, and LGBTQ media. She is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Tagg Magazine. After seeing a lack of LGBTQ women represented in local publications, she decided to start a magazine and website to tell stories, provide resources, and create events. This year, Tagg Magazine celebrates ten years of telling thousands of stories, creating safe-spaces for queer women, and providing important resources for the LGBTQ community. Over the past four years, Tagg Magazine has been named “Top 25 LGBTQ-Owned Companies” by the Washington Business Journal. Eboné was recently featured in Forbes Magazine as an "Inspiring Black Entrepreneur Changing Our World." And that's exactly her mission: To create change and leave a stamp on this world. One of those stamps includes starting a student group for LGBTQ people of color while attending University of Maryland College Park. Eighteen years later the group is still going strong. ​She has produced such events as the annual Capital Queer Prom giving the older LGBTQ community a second-chance prom, Capital Pride Women’s Events, Pride in the Sky, and Put on the Gloves Fashion Show benefitting The Trevor Project, just to name a few. These events have raised over $50,000 for LGBTQ non-profit organizations. She continues her community work by serving on the board of the Equality Chamber Foundation, an organization providing financial awareness and economic opportunity to LGBTQ-owned businesses. In 2018, Eboné founded the Tagg Scholarship Fund—a scholarship created specifically for young, queer, women of color who can’t afford to attend school. In addition to running a queer women’s publication, she shares her knowledge and passion as a keynote speaker at conferences, schools, and events across the country.
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    Jayson Darby
    Jayson Darby
    Director of Science
    Thomas International
    As the Director of Science at Thomas, I lead three teams across the UK and South Africa: Psychology, Data Science, and Content Experience. Together, the Science department ensures that our psychometric IP, content assets and data insights are applied to enhance the customer experience of our products. It’s great fun!
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