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JUNE 20 - 24
5 Days of Events
June 20-24 2022

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A Global Virtual Pride Conference

This 5-day series of events is free for professionals, graduates, inclusive employers, and anyone who believes in workplace equality. Each year, WorkPride welcomes thousands of virtual attendees from around the globe to network, share best practices, and learn strategies to help create workspaces that are inclusive of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

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Community Partners
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Media Partners

Allyship (June 20)

Networks (June 21)

Business (June 22)

Careers (June 23)

Wellbeing (June 24)


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    Michelle (Michi) Raymond
    Michelle (Michi) Raymond
    Business Development Director
    Michelle Raymond is the Business Development Director at myGwork, a global networking hub and job board for LGBTQ+ professionals and graduates. In addition to being a public speaker and D&I consultant, Michelle is also an accomplished musician who performs under the artist name ‘Michi.’ She has graced the stage with some of the biggest names in music today including Miley Cyrus, Meghan Trainor, DJ Marshmello, Rita Ora, and Carly Rae Jepsen.
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    Hayley Vaughan
    Hayley Vaughan
    Talent Attraction & Acqusition
    Responsible for recruiting exceptional and diverse talent across EY Audit London.
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    Joanne Gilmoran
    Joanne Gilmoran
    Managing Director
    Bank of America
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    James Cheng
    James Cheng
    Global Head of Diversity Equity and Inclusion
    Zimmer Biomet
    Global DEI Executive | Strategy and Implementation | Veteran - A passionate, results-driven strategist with a solid record of achievement and demonstrated success driving global Diversity Equity & Inclusion while providing inspirational leadership in a highly competitive market by gaining buy-in, hands-on leadership, learning & development, organizational development with a growth mindset. Unwavering in developing employees, employee engagement, securing brand loyalty, and building strong relations with internal and external stakeholders. Record of accomplishment of performance while spearheading operational enhancements to drive productivity, managing in hyper care environments, elevating work in hyper-growth organizations, and reduce costs in multiple industries. Excel in self-motivated, ambiguous, global, demanding, highly matrix environments, while remaining grounded and focused. Specialization in building and leading high-performance teams. My passion is to empower the right people to work together and create innovative solutions while creating an inclusive culture through the employees and promoting a growth mindset. To own, lead, and create the vision and strategy at a committed global enterprise.
  • Gerald Lee
    Gerald Lee
    Global I&D Implementation Lead
    I'm the Global Inclusion & Diversity Implementation Lead at GlaxoSmithKline. I'm responsible for the diagnosis, design and delivery of our global I&D projects, as well as effective implementation of our I&D plan and priorities at an enterprise level. I'm a proud Chinese-Canadian-Australian-Brit! I currently live in London with my husband and two young children.
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    Ivy Wong 🌈 (She/Her/Hers)
    Ivy Wong 🌈 (She/Her/Hers)
    Born and raised in Hong Kong, I have 8 - 10 years of experience promoting LGBT+ inclusion in Hong Kong, mainland China and Asia. I led the pioneering Hong Kong LGBT+ inclusion index and also annual LGBT+ job fair and conference in Shanghai. Thanks to my work, I have been awarded Future Leader by American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai 2021 and featured as one of the 300 Future Leaders in Talter's Gen T Asia List 2021.
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    Nikki Phinyapincha
    Nikki Phinyapincha
    Director of Media Relations & Communication
    Asialife Media (Thailand)
    Promoted as a Director of Media Relations and Communication in an international PR firm before turning 30, Nikki Phinyapincha is a communication business strategist as well as a spokesperson (VITO) for the Ministry of Tourism & Creative Economy, Republic of Indonesia for Thailand & Indochina market. With a Swiss Master degree in international tourism and professional background in corporate and branding communication, her career expands over several industries including tourism and hospitality, luxury products and international trade. Nikki is also the Chair of PRCA APAC Pride Network, Country Director of AYAN Thailand and DE&I keynote speaker advocating trans leadership and gender diverse workplace for various organizations including IBM, Hill+Knowlton Strategies TH and Karlshochschule Academy. Recently awarded The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Professional Fellows Program (YSEALI PFP) by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Nikki also founded TransTalents, a blog with determined purpose to empower transgenders to thrive professionally and be a future leader in corporate companies no matter what barriers and limitations they face. Nothing is impossible.
  • Ali Thabet
    Ali Thabet
    Operations Manager
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    Saski .
    Saski .
    LGBTQ+ Inclusion Specialist Consultant
    Saski is a well established LGBTQIA+ Inclusion training consultant in both schools and the workplace. She is also a Life Coach and Mentor,  Official PRIDE Host, Interviewer for Podcast, Radio and online. Panel Moderator and Singer.  Saski’s mission is to positively spotlight the LGBTQIA+ community through these various strands of her work and create environments where everyone can be their true authentic self.  In addition she is also a Pride ambassador for Pride Life Magazine, and a PRIDE365 Champion. Saski has the unique ability to be versatile on a wide range of subjects, whilst engaging both her audiences and panellists, bringing about the best conversations for education and awareness. Humour meets grace and knowledge meets’s what Saski does best.  A keen advocate for positive promotion and equal rights for the LGBTQ+ community and all, Saski has appeared on several BBC TV and Radio shows and panels, promoting inclusion. She has also worked closely with a variety of charities and organisations, as an LGBTQ+ Inclusion trainer, interviewer, and Host.  Collaborations include Inclusive Companies, MyGwork,, Diva Magazine, Pride Life Magazine and various UK PRIDE’s, Mermaids and Diversity Role Models Youth charities, Clexacon, The British Youth Council and P3 Parenting Network to name but a few.  
Find out more here  and follow Saski on Facebook & Instagram @Saskisinger & on Twitter @Saskisinger1
  • Rahim El Habachi
    Rahim El Habachi
    Creative Associate
    National Theatre Wales
  • Leonardo Campos Calumby de Lima
    Leonardo Campos Calumby de Lima
    Education Specialist
    Leonardo is the Education Specialist at IFC advisory services team. He leads the Digital Transformation accelerator program for tertiary education D4TEP, in addition to projects to improve employability services at higher education institutions. Before joining IFC, Leonardo worked as Corporate Relations Director at IE Business School, creating alliances with global public and private companies to enable leadership development through corporate learning and applied research. He created a new service line for online corporate programs, which included co-designed solutions tailored for each client. He is passionate about Diversity and Inclusion, has been the corporate leader of the IE Diversity Center, and leader of the Resources Groups for Women and LGBT employees at IE. Author of several articles on economic analysis for the Spanish newspaper Expasión, Leonardo is a civil engineer graduate from the Federal University of Pernambuco, MBA and MA in International Relations from IE Business School, and graduate from the United Nations Graduate Program in Geneva.
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    Devin Ibañez
    Devin Ibañez
    Customer Success Manager and Public Speaker
    Devin Ibañez is the first openly gay Major League Rugby player and is dedicated to LGBTQ+ advocacy in sport. He hopes to inspire the next generation of LGBTQ+ athletes and make sport an inclusive space for them. Raised in Boston, MA, Devin played for Major League Rugby team, the New England Free Jacks, in their 2019 exhibition season. He won a gold medal while representing Team USA at the 2017 World Maccabiah Games in Israel. He also won the 2018 D1 National Championship with his club team, Mystic River Rugby Club. When not playing, Devin has coached rugby at Westlake Boys High School in New Zealand, his alma mater Brookline High School and most recently with the Northeast Academy. He holds a degree in sport management and education from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Devin was announced Global Ambassador for International Gay Rugby (IGR) in May 2021. He is now looking towards a career in Public Speaking and Community Engagement.
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    Juan Albano, MD, PhD
    Juan Albano, MD, PhD
    Clinical Research Associate
    Thermo Fisher Scientific
    MD from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), he took his first steps in pharmaceutical sciences during his PhD. During that time, he published various works in international journals. After working on the COVID-19 pandemic efforts, he began his career within the pharmaceutical industry reaching the Clinical Research Associate position. She is part of the PRIDE+ BRG of the company where she works, contributing to diversity and inclusion efforts.
  • Armando Rodriguez
    Armando Rodriguez
    Business Executive Manager
    Originally from El Salvador one of the smallest, fun and green countries in the world, now living in London after 21 years in Asia. At myGwork, we help organizations to create a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community.
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    Snehal Shende
    Snehal Shende
    Associate Manager
    I am a proud Ally of LGBTQ+. I am with Parexel for around 9.5 years and close to 13.5 years in Clinical Research Industry. Parexel is the organization in my professional journey who gave me this platform to express my strong ally-ship for LGBTQ+ and to help demonstrate “We care” and “With heart” attributes too. I started my journey at Parexel as an Individual contributor, then to leading and training people and groups, eventually shifting my gears to “People”. I find and believe Parexel as an Apple organization amongst rest of the ones. Things that keep my momentum high are the initiatives Parexel participates in, which adds value to patients, employees, and common people around. A step towards Gender Neutral Washroom at workplace is an extraordinary shift. You are in an ELITE journey working with Parexel, one should definitely experience it!
  • Suraj Bhanot
    Suraj Bhanot
    Communications Senior Manager
    Suraj Bhanot is currently a Senior Manager in the Corporate Communications group at Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Based in London, he joined Vertex in January 2020 and leads strategic corporate, brand and internal communications for our Northern Europe and Australia region, with a key focus on the Nordic region and our R&D site in Oxford, U.K. He has experience in global pharmaceutical corporate affairs and brings an in-depth understanding and execution of global, European, and U.K. brand launches in multiple therapeutic areas. Prior to Vertex, he worked at Celgene and at Weber Shandwick. Suraj is co-lead of the International PRIDE employee resource network (ERN) at Vertex, having assumed the role in 2021. He has led on driving and delivering the PRIDE ERN plan for the international region. For LGBTQ+ History month in 2022, Suraj delivered an all-employee panel discussion on the importance of learning about LGBTQ+ history. The event was held jointly with our VIBE (Vertex Includes Boundless Ethnicities) ERN to highlight the key themes of allyship and intersectionality for the PRIDE ERN in 2021. The event featured personal testimony from two senior leaders at Vertex, demonstrating the importance placed by the leadership on these important milestones for the LGBTQ+ community. Suraj continued to deliver educational speaker events for employees throughout 2021, with their corporate partner myGwork. As part of this role Suraj is a member of Vertex’s ERN Advisory Committee, which supports Vertex’s wider inclusion, diversity and equity (ID&E) initiatives. Outside of Vertex, Suraj served in volunteer leadership positions for Pride in London — initially as Public Affairs Officer and then as the Head of Political Engagement. Pride in London is a volunteer-based group that organizes the U.K.’s biggest, most diverse pride. They provide a platform for London’s LGBTQ+ communities — to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ issues and campaign for the freedom that will allow them to live their lives on a genuinely equal footing.
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    Sabir Khan
    Sabir Khan
    Privacy and Security Counsel
  • Vipul Bhatti
    Vipul Bhatti
    Research Operations
    LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group)
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    Belton Flournoy
    Belton Flournoy
    In addition to being a 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.
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    Andreena Leeanne
    Andreena Leeanne
    Lived Experience Speaker & Poet
    Poetry LGBT Open Mic Night
    Andreena Leeanne, is a Black Lesbian Lived Experience Speaker, Workshop Facilitator & Poet. She writes and performs poetry to come to terms with and speak out about her personal experiences with homelessness, mental health, childhood sexual abuse & the many other challenges she has faced in her life. In January 2015 Andreena founded Poetry LGBT Open Mic Night. Poetry LGBT is a warm and welcoming space for the LGBTQ+ community to come together to share their experiences & creativity through poetry and spoken word. Andreena recently started Adult Survivors Open Mic for survivors of abuse to share their story through poetry. Andreena delivers self-care writing workshops online and in person. During these structured workshops the participants are encouraged to explore what self-care means to them especially during these challenging times. Andreena has performed her poetry at various community-led events, Labour Party events and for Local Authorities such as London Borough Hackney during LGBT History Month, the Greater London Authority and at International Women’s Day events; and has had her work published in the anthology Sista! (Team Angelica, 2018). Her debut poetry collection CHARRED has also been published by Team Angelica October 2020. In 2018 She was one of Stonewall’s Black History Month role models. In 2020 she has been shortlisted for a Positive LGBT Role Model National Diversity Award. In 2021 Andreena became a trustee of a charity called Action Breaks Silence whose mission is to end violence against women and girls. Charred is available to purchase on Amazon and Etsy Writing Workshop brochure:
  • Yasmin @theyasminbenoit
    Yasmin @theyasminbenoit
    Model, Activist, Writer
    Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN)
    Yasmin Benoit is a British model, leading asexuality activist, writer, and speaker. At 18, she began modelling with the goal of diversifying the fashion industry and became one of the UK's most prominent Black alternative models. In late 2017, she publicly came out as aromantic-asexual and quickly became an unlikely face and voice for those communities. Her goal is to empower the aromantic and asexual people, bring those identities into the mainstream, fight for their social and legal inclusion, and dispel misconceptions about them in an intersectional, cross-sectional way. Yasmin created the popular #ThisIsWhatAsexualLooksLike movement to show that there is no asexual way to look or dress, which has been embraced by asexual people worldwide. In 2019, she became a board member of the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) and in 2020, an asexualities researcher at California State University and made her presenting debut with her 'Me and My Asexuality' BBC Sounds series. Her unconventional approach to activism has attracted the attention of international press, including Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Glamour Magazine, British GQ, and Sky News. In early 2021, she did a TedX Talk on asexual media representation for the University of Arkansas, appeared in three Vogue publications, signed with literary agency, Gleam Titles, and was wrote an essay for LGBTQ+ anthology, 'We Can Do Better Than This.' (Penguin, June 2021) Yasmin was also included on the Attitude101 Influential Figures List as a "trailblazer" in "The Future: Under 25" category, and she appeared on the Visible100 List of game-changers as a Community Campaigner.
  • Nigel Ashford
    Nigel Ashford
    Digital Marketing , Public Speaking ,DEI , Event Management Consulting
    Nigel is a retired television reporter/anchor who has transitioned into motivational speaking. He specializes in topics of suicidal survival, following your dreams and aspirations, ignoring the noise of naysayers, fighting against your insecurities, the power of silence and solitude, surviving the storms and wilderness with God, the power of combating your thoughts, being gay and Christian, and being black and gay. In addition to speaking, Nigel Ashford has guest-starred on shows, podcasts, magazines, and social media outlets such as Promo Homo TV, Black Boy Joy, and the Straight Spouses Podcast. He presented and hosted the Freedom 2B Summit in Los Angeles. He was featured in The Unleashed Voices (TUV) Magazine, Shoutout Atlanta Magazine, and Connect Us Magazine. Nigel Ashford is the creator and host of the Facebook Live digital show 'OUTSPOKEN'. OUTSPOKEN speaks on serious and light-hearted relevant topics relating to culture, issues, changes, and achievements within the LGBTQ community. OUTSPOKEN provides a unique and honest platform for an audience to seek commentary on politics, health, pop culture, and current events within our rainbow culture. Nigel wants his platform to be a voice that exudes positivity, diversity, and equality while exploring topics of adversity. Nigel is releasing his Children Story/Coloring book in October - making him the first African American to create a children's book incorporating all LGBTQ families of color. He is also set to be a featured speaker at Purdue University's Black Culture Center in October.
  • Traci Wade
    Traci Wade
    VP, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion
    Traci Wade Vice President, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Oracle As vice president, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I), Traci Wade leads global programs that build awareness of the business impact and value of a diverse and inclusive culture at Oracle. She engages with senior leadership in creating and supporting strategies that infuse and elevate a culture of diversity, inclusion, and equity into the workplace. Her team actively leads and supports Oracle’s Employee Resource Groups to help build companywide communities, develop future leaders, encourage partnerships, and retain talent. Traci played a key role in establishing the company’s first D&I strategy and team more than a decade ago, and has been providing leadership and guidance ever since. She is regarded as a strategic and inclusive thought leader and expert on the subject, and has received recognition and numerous awards from a wide variety of publications and organizations for her commitment and success in leading D&I corporate efforts and outreach.
  • Laila El-Metoui
    Laila El-Metoui
    Equity Educator -Stonewall Lesbian Role Model of the Year (2020)
    Equality Educator | Stonewall Lesbian Role Model 2020 | Helping leaders foster inclusive & diverse workplaces through training and consultancy | Founder of Pride in Education and Educating OUT Racism, UK Queer Arabs and Proud London Councils
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    Daniel Conway
    Daniel Conway
    Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations
    University of Westminster
    I am an academic researcher, writer and teacher. My research is situated at the intersection of Feminist International Relations, political sociology and queer theory, focusing on the politics of LGBTQ+ rights and activism. I held a 2018-19 Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship studying 'The Global Politics of Pride: LGBTQ+ Activism, Assimilation and Resistance', and conducted comparative fieldwork across Africa, Asia and North America. My earlier work on white South African conscientious objectors and white anti-apartheid activists explored how militarisation was gendered and how contesting this process was destabilising for the state. I've published a book about this with Manchester Unviersity Press and Wits University Press and a number of articles and chapters. I also co-wrote a book about the lives, identities and attitudes of white British migrants in South Africa. I have an interest in queer sub-cultures and art and have hosted film screenings and discussion events with Andrew Logan and Sue Tilley. In 2022, I co-curated an photography exhibition about Soweto Pride at 54 The Gallery in London. I joined the University of Westminster in September 2015 after having worked as Lecturer at the Open University and Loughborough University. I was an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Post-Doctoral Fellow and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Bristol I have BA (Hons) in History and Politics from the University of Exeter and an MSc with Commendation in International Relations from the University of Bristol. I was awarded a PhD in Politics by Rhodes University, South Africa.
  • Stephen Anthony Guerriero
    Stephen Anthony Guerriero
    Ancient History Teacher
    History UnErased
    Engaging communicator with a Boston accent. I convey complex ideas to target audiences in fun and approachable ways. I leverage my years of classroom experience to help founders design learning tools for success. In my current role I'm constantly in motion, driven by a belief that education is society's strongest weapon against injustice. Through teaching, I've developed a wide range of skills: public speaking, writing, creating multimedia content, and evaluating educational technology. Having done this work for several years now, I'm open to new and exciting challenges. Helping my husband open a now-thriving small business less than a year after he attained US citizenship, and only one month before the pandemic hit, has inspired me to think big about what is possible. Entrepreneurship has much in common with the dynamic world of teaching: fast pace, collaborative spirit, and the chance to learn while building. I'm eager to bring my unique set of talents to that space add value through my work. I'm a travel fanatic, especially when ancient archaeological sites are involved. My dream job is roadtrip breakfast blogger - but that's still in my daydreams for now. Two causes that are important to me are mental wellness, and the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals. If you want to know more about me, my work, or how I might be able to help your work, please reach out - I'm eager to collaborate.
  • Sidonie Bertrand-Shelton
    Sidonie Bertrand-Shelton
    Director of Volunteering and Youth Programmes
    Just Like Us
    With several years in the LGBT+ education sector and working with young people, I'm an experienced manager and leader. As Director of Volunteering & Youth Programmes at Just Like Us, I work with hundreds of LGBT+ young people aged 18-25 across the UK and support them to use their voice, develop their skills and find a sense of community. Recently graduated from Bayes Business School with a masters in Voluntary Sector Management.
  • Gina Mullane
    Gina Mullane
    CMO and Sr. Vice President Customer Experience
    Charles River
  • Conecia Creese
    Conecia Creese
    Admin assistant
  • Sam Kenyon
    Sam Kenyon
    Writer, Composer & Teacher
    I am a writer, composer and teacher based in London. I studied English at Cambridge before training in Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music. I wrote'Miss Littlewood', a musical based on the life of maverick theatre practitioner, Joan Littlewood, which premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2018. My debut novel, 'I am not Raymond Wallace', will be published in September 2022, and is currently available to preorder. I teach singing privately, and am a repertoire coach and teacher of the LRAM (teaching diploma) at the Royal Academy of Music.
  • Stephie Elms (She / Her / Hers)
    Stephie Elms (She / Her / Hers)
    Head DEI - Disability
    A Pharmaceutical Industry Professional passionate about people, diversity, equity and inclusion. I am driven by a sense of purpose that all company associates should have a positive workplace experience and are able to bring their true-authentic selves to work, feel that they belong and are able to give their best in an environment free of discrimination and full of opportunity. I am a proud transgender woman and have been out and authentic in the workplace since November 2019. With over 30 years experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry, my career started as a QC laboratory technician in the UK and progressed through validation activities into Information Technology Management across diverse technical platforms and international locations. I enjoy the challenge of working in an international and culturally diverse environment and am now motivated to pivot my career to a role where I can drive cultural change and enable belonging. Key experience: Pharmaceutical Compliance, Computerized System Validation, Global IT System implementation, Project Management, Business Partnering.
  • Charley Woodward
    Charley Woodward
    Director EMEA Support Renewals, Channel
    Working, predominantly, leadership positions, Charley is a seasoned professional that has worked in the high end Technology Industry for over 30 years. She has a strong track record of building and driving successful high performance teams. Working for VMware for the last 15 years, she is Director responsible for VMware's Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) renewals channel business. Prior to VMware, Charley worked for Oracle, Digital Equipment and a number of successful start-up companies. Charley made the decision to transition in the workplace in 2017. A decision she has never once regretted. She knows from experience, the positive impact, of what bringing your true authentic self to work can have both personally and professionally.
  • 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.
  • Artur Łada
    Artur Łada
    Senior KYC QA Specialist
    State Street
    Currently employed as a Senior KYC Quality Assurance Specialist at State Street. Young, affirmative knowledge enthusiast finding his way in the financial branch, building his brand. Creative quick-learner who always tries to find a better way - adopt, adapt, overcome. Focused on reasearch quality, diversity and inclusion. Co-author of "TRANSformation - inclusive practice in the workplace" - the manual on how to create an inclusive workplace for transgender and non-binary people. Learn more at: (PL) Privately - a criminal fiction writer, actyvist, physics enthusiast and hiker.
  • Gabbie Santos
    Gabbie Santos
    Senior Consultant
    Gabbie is a Senior Consultant at EY, focusing on Wealth and Asset Management technology solutions delivery. He is based in London, UK. Gabbie launched his career in financial services consulting in 2017, with the goal of helping industry participants navigate change and disruption. He started as an analyst at a large asset management firm’s strategic advisory unit, focused on post-2008 portfolio management and wind-down strategies of large global banks and government entities. In 2019, he became a relationship manager for the Aladdin investment platform, covering four global asset managers and insurers. Gabbie has an MSc in Political Sociology (2021) from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in International Politics and Economics (2017) from Middlebury College in Vermont, USA.
  • Jide Macaulay
    Jide Macaulay
    Founder & CEO
    House Of Rainbow CIC
    Reverend Jide Macaulay is the Founder and CEO of House Of Rainbow CIC. Openly gay British-Nigerian born in London, a Christian minister since 1998, Anglican Priest, inspirational speaker, author, poet, pastor and preacher, HIV Positive Activist, holds a degree in Law, masters degree in Theology and Post-graduate certificate in Pastoral Theology. Jide focuses his ministry on inclusion and reconciliation of sexuality, spirituality and human rights. Currently Board of Trustee at Kaleidoscope Trust UK, Chairperson INERELA+ Europe, Patron at ReportOut, Vice Chair One Voice Network, Nominee British LGBT Award 2021 - Top 10 Outstanding Contribution to LGBT+ Life, nOSCARS Award winner 2014, 2017, 2018, Volunteer Chaplain at Mildmay HIV Hospital and Volunteer Champion at Afruca Children's Charity.
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    Dalia Fleming
    Dalia Fleming
    Executive Director at KeshetUK
    Dalia is an experienced trainer, public speaker, and programme manager, drawing upon a strong volunteer and local government background. Whilst in local government their work varied from child poverty policy to IT programme management. Her work often reaches those who have not traditionally considered or engaged with LGBT+ inclusion. In her role as KeshetUK’s first Executive Director, they work to build constructive, supportive relationships with organisations across all Jewish denominations, understanding that each group comes from a different starting point.
  • Robert Espinoza
    Robert Espinoza
    Executive Vice President of Policy
  • Michael Cerasi
    Michael Cerasi
    Senior Customer Success Manager
    Michael is a Senior Customer Success Manager at myGwork, the business community for LGBT+ professionals, graduates, inclusive employers and anyone who believes in workplace equality. He is the Co-Founder of Queermunity Magazine, a community-focused magazine that aims to amplify the voices and celebrate the stories of LGBT+ people and their allies. Michael volunteered as Head of Stages for Bi Pride UK and was involved in the organisation of the first Bi Pride event in the UK. Known as The Rainbow Coach, Michael practices as a Transformational Life Coach and is a mentor for Learnest.
  • 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.
  • Camille François-Nienaber
    Camille François-Nienaber
    Pride Community Lead | HRIS Analyst
    Proudly Queer, I want to stand up for everyone to be able to bring their full, great selves into the world. The workplace is a great way to start, since a lot of us spend most of our daytime there. This is why I represent the Pride community within my organisation. To provide visibility that we are indeed here, we are indeed queer, and most of all we are proud to celebrate Love in all its shapes and forms. A topic even closer to my heart is the intersectionality of identities, making sure that EVERYONE is included in the conversation.
  • LaRissa ONeal
    LaRissa ONeal
    Director of Talent and Organizational Development - Americas
    RS Americas
    As the Director of Talent and Organizational Development for RS Group Americas, I passionately believe in identifying and creating diverse and inclusive learning opportunities that meet people where they are to enable them to grow and develop on their personal and professional journeys. I am an advocate for the true, authentic representation of self and strive to create an environment where people are inspired and encouraged to share their whole selves with us.
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    Karl Williams
    Karl Williams
    Senior Consultant
  • Rachel Reese
    Rachel Reese
    Global Butterflies
    Rachel originally trained as an Avionics Software Engineer working within the defence sector, later transferring to a senior position within HR. An interest in employment law led her to study for the Solicitors’ Final Examinations. As a woman with trans history she was unable to obtain a position within a law firm in the 1990s, so instead joined the University of Law working for 15 years in various senior operational roles leading up to Production Director. Rachel is founder and CEO of Global Butterflies, a company that is hugely successful in helping businesses to create trans & non-binary inclusive environments. Global Butterflies donates much of its time and profits to other LGBTQI causes and events. She was Vice Chair of The Law Society LGBT Lawyers Division Committee representing trans & non-binary solicitors and is a trans & non-binary ambassador for Aspiring Solicitors. Rachel has worked with many law firms regarding their trans & non-binary inclusion journeys. She is honoured to be a judge for the People in Law, InsideOut and OutVertising awards each year. In 2019, she wrote the acclaimed “Lloyds of London Trans & Non-binary Inclusion Guide” and also contributed to the popular “Guide to Gender Neutral Drafting” with the Government Legal Department. Rachel joined the IGLTAF trans & nonbinary board in 2021. Advising on tourism support for trans & non-binary travelers. D&I Leaders listed Rachel as one of their Inspirational D&I Leaders in 2021. In 2022, Rachel was listed as a Pride Inclusion Advocate by Pride Life Global. Also in 2022, Rachel was awarded the Chambers Crystal Award (with her wife Emma), for their visible work in trans & non-binary inclusion.
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    Emma Cusdin
    Emma Cusdin
    Global Butterflies
    Emma Cusdin has over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources having worked for global financial services organisations. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development. Emma is an openly trans woman, having transitioned in 2009, and she is passionate about raising awareness of trans & non-binary issues. Emma has spoken at many trans & non-binary events organised by leading private sector companies. She has been featured in the Financial Times and has written a number of blogs including for the Huffington Post and HR Zone. Emma was a Trustee for the Gender Identity Research & Education Society (GIRES) and she chaired the National Trans Youth Conference for 2 years in succession. She also was a co-founder for Trans*formation. She was delighted to receive the Positive LGBT Role Model Award at the National Diversity Awards and she appeared in the OUT at work top 50 UK LGBT Executives. In 2019, Emma was delighted to receive the Prime Minister’s Office Point of Light award in recognition for her tireless work in trans & non-binary inclusion. Emma is a Director at Global Butterflies, a company that has been extremely successful in bringing about trans & non-binary inclusion and acceptence within corporate organisations in the UK, US and Canada.
  • George Wright (he/him)
    George Wright (he/him)
    Social Media Manager
    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!
  • Diane Lightfoot
    Diane Lightfoot
    Business Disability Forum
  • Sunni Patel
    Sunni Patel
    Health Director and Founder
    Dish Dash Deets
    Dr Sunni Patel is founder of Dish Dash Deets; a specialist holistic health and gut health company. he holds over 15 years experience in senior corporate and global roles with experience in strategy, leadership and employee wellness programs also supporting EDI initiatives. He is a clinician scientist holding a PhD on risk factors for diabetes and heart disease and currently a certified PT and culinary medicine coach with a specialist interest in gut health. He discovered the power of plant based foods and lifestyle changes with his personal experience of living with IBD and IBS. He uses this knowledge and experience to coach clients and celebrities and supports companies with recipe development, catering and hosting large employee wellness events globally. He has been featured on the BBC, ITV and has regular health segments on BBC radio shows as well as leading press outlets including The Guardian, Daily Express and The Independent.
  • Naomi-Ria Williams
    Naomi-Ria Williams
    Courier coordinator
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    Miguel Garzón
    Miguel Garzón
    Country Manager
    Director de myGwork en España y LatAm con una larga trayectoria profesional y de formación en Reino Unido y Sudáfrica. Experiencia tanto en el sector público como privado, liderando equipos profesionales.
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    Mauricio Ariza Barile
    Mauricio Ariza Barile
    D&I Manager for Latam North
    Mauricio is the Manager for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at EY Latam North, he is also Co - President of the LGBT+ Britcham Pride Alliance of the British Chamber of Commerce in Mexico and member of the DEI Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico, as well as member of the Advisory Board of the leading NGO in non-toxic masculinities in Mexico GENDES. Mauricio majored in Political Science and Public Administration at Mexico City’s Universidad Iberoamericana. He holds an M.A. in Human Rights from the same university, and a specialty diploma in Immigration Studies from Mexico’s Colegio de la Frontera Norte. Throughout his career, Mauricio has worked extensively to promote and advance human rights, particularly regarding discrimination in LGTBQ and indigenous populations. He has also advocated for gender equality and sexual and reproductive rights. Mauricio has worked for numerous local and federal Mexican government agencies, such as Mexico City’s Health Ministry, Mexico City’s Council to Prevent and Eradicate Discrimination, Mexico’s National Commission to Prevent and Eradicate Violence Against Women, and Mexico’s Ministry of Labor.
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    Érika Montecinos Urrea
    Érika Montecinos Urrea
    Periodista activista lesbofeminista
    Municipalidad de Santiago Agrupación lésbica Rompiendo el Silencio
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    Alejandro Villalobos
    Alejandro Villalobos
    Marketing Director
    I'm a marketer who has professionally grown in leading FMCG and drinks companies (Pernod Ricard, Colgate-Palmolive, Unilever) for over 14 years. My expertise includes new products development, communication strategy, brand re-positioning, and equity building among others at both, local and global level across various categories (drinks, food, household care, skin care and hair care). As someone who grew up in a traditional family in a catholic country, I can relate to the struggles of coming out, but once I managed to do it, I've been a passionate advocate of diversity and inclusion.
  • Carla Otero de Aresti
    Carla Otero de Aresti
    Inclusion and Diversity Leader
    Aliada desde hace mucho tiempo. El motivo que me llevó a tomar esta decisión fue “que sé que es lo correcto. Ser aliada es algo que me lo exige mi conciencia. Tenemos que favorecer una sociedad más justa y no mirar para otro lado si aún sigue existiendo algún tipo de discriminación. No me perdonaría el hecho de pensar que estuvo en mi mano y no hice nada para cambiarlo”.
  • Juan Luis Pérez Cabrera
    Juan Luis Pérez Cabrera
    Remote Site Monitor - Central
    PPD - ThermoFisher
    Nutritionist dedicated to clinical research and subject safety, LGBT+ activist and performer
  • Patrícia Nogueira
    Patrícia Nogueira
    Organization Development Consultant
    Human Resources Consultant passionate about people´s development. 17 years of experience in Technology Industry managing and mentoring people and teams.
  • Francisco Manzanares
    Francisco Manzanares
    LGTBIA+ Terrassa
  • Marce Abad
    Marce Abad
    Mi nombre es Marce Abad y soy miembro de la comunidad LGBT. De profesión soy periodista y abogado. Y escribo para los dos periódicos principales de España información jurídica.
  • Charlotte Vargoz
    Charlotte Vargoz
    ESG analyst
    Fitch Group
  • Kira Van Niekerk
    Kira Van Niekerk
    Global Director of Training & Enablement
    Thomas International
  • Chris Baker
    Chris Baker
    Executive Vice President
  • Rachael Normanton
    Rachael Normanton
    Vice President, UK ASE Venture Lead
  • Laura Porter
    Laura Porter
    Managing Director
    Fitch Ratings
    Laura is head of Fitch’s global Public Finance and Infrastructure group. In this role, she leads an experienced, international team responsible for analytical coverage of a wide range of issuers and project financings, including local and regional governments, renewable energy, hospitals and life plan communities, higher education and nonprofit institutions, power and water & sewer utilities, housing authorities, airports, seaports, and toll roads. In addition to assigning and maintaining credit ratings, the group is responsible for research and commentary across these areas, as well as criteria development. Laura joined Fitch in 2005 following work in public finance investment banking. She was a vice president in the tax-exempt securities division at Morgan Stanley. Laura began her career at Fitch as a rating analyst for U.S. states, covering high profile credits across the country. She subsequently managed the states rating team, the combined state and local government rating portfolio, and the U.S. Public Finance analytical team. Laura is based in New York City. She earned a master’s degree in public and private management at the Yale School of Management, and a bachelor’s degree in economics at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Aasha Tikoo
    Aasha Tikoo
    Director of Strategic Partnerships
  • Kevin Chance
    Kevin Chance
    Senior Vice President, Danaher Business System Office
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    Michael Harvey
    Michael Harvey
    Area International Premier Relationship Manager
    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
    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
    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
  • Jim Donnell
    Jim Donnell
    Business Analyst (M&A IT)
    Business Analyst at AstraZeneca in the M&A IT team, previously I have spent over 20 years in the Financial Markets locally and at a Global level in operations and project work. I'm a proud straight super ally and work closely with our employee resource group AZPride. Away from work most of my energy is focused to my family but I still have time for my passion for rugby, photography, and Live Action Roleplay (LARP).
  • Lee Perry
    Lee Perry
    Principal Scientist | Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
    Hello Everyone, I am a Principal Scientist at GSK with 29+ years of experience working within the pharmaceutical industry – and have a strong background in Research and Development (R&D). In addition to my primary role, I am an Inclusion Champion and extremely passionate about driving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) in the workplace – and strive to create a safe environment where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. Through my DE&I work, I represent our UK Leadership Team for Spectrum, GSK’s LGBTQ+ and Ally Employee Resource Group (ERG) – which aims to connect like-minded employees, provide support, and help our company shape a more inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ employees. I am also accountable as the company Lead for Pride, and through this role collaborate with external organisations such as the Proud Science Alliance as the lead coordinator for events, to align a combined approach to our participation. For anyone unfamiliar with the Proud Science Alliance; they are a collective of healthcare and life science sector LGBTQ+ networks, who work together to raise the bar on LGBTQ+ inclusion within their own organisations and in the sector as a whole. Externally, Caribbean carnival culture has always been a major part of my life – and for 10+ years I helped to manage one of the largest Trinidadian Mas Bands in Europe and at the parade in Notting Hill Carnival; including the organisation of many cultural events, carnivals, parties, socials, live concerts and excursions. I now support a smaller charity group, sharing my experience to help them facilitate the delivery of their events; and raise their profile as a business. Please do reach out, should you wish to connect. For more information, visit:
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    Simon Fleming (he, him, his)
    Simon Fleming (he, him, his)
    Executive Vice President, Global Data Operations
    Hi All, I currently head up the Global Data Operations team at Parexel. I have been working within the Pharmaceutical and CRO industry for 29 years, as a Statistical Programmer before moving into successive management role covering global Quality Management, Data Management, Biostatistics and Statistical Programming operations in both Full-Service and Functional Service Provider (FSP) engagements. I am also involved in Parexel Pride, an internal committee that seeks to advance and promote an inclusive, “We Care” culture where colleagues can bring their authentic selves to work. Parexel Pride promotes the inclusion and awareness of our LGBTQ+ patients, colleagues, clients, and supplier communities – with heart. The group not only leads the way in celebrating the LGBTQ+ community, but also informs programs and policies, so that Parexel remains a workplace for everyone. Outside of work, I am a huge fan of Tennis (both watching and playing), love travelling and watching Sci-Fi TV/Films (I am a Stats Programmer, after all).
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    Chelsea Dow
    Chelsea Dow
    People and Culture Manager
    LettUs Grow
  • Jason Shand-Rodger
    Jason Shand-Rodger
    People Business Partner
  • Donna Kelly
    Donna Kelly
    Senior Vice President - Business Unit Leader
  • Sonia Mashru
    Sonia Mashru
    HR Lead
  • Andy Lewis
    Andy Lewis
    Travers Smith
  • Adrien DIXNEUF
    Adrien DIXNEUF
    Senior Corporate Counsel
    I work within the IT sector for a little bit more than 10 years now mainly for international companies. I have had many roles in various legal departments over the year and I have also went from closeted colleague with a invented straight life to an out and proud ERG contributor and creator. Corporate Life is definitely a journey and it is our role to make it more inclusive and tolerant for our community.
  • Jo Joyce
    Jo Joyce
    Senior Counsel
    Taylor Wessing
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    Matt Cameron
    Matt Cameron
    Global Managing Director
    LGBT Great
    Matt is an experienced talent management, diversity and organisational development leader with extensive experience within the financial services industry. A proven track record in inspiring others, developing effective strategy, programme execution, managing diverse teams and building effective partnerships. Originally from Lancashire in northern England, he holds a BA (Hons) degree in Modern & Medieval History with Italian from the University of Birmingham and was the first in his family to go to university. Matt takes a key role in the delivery of LGBT Great’s programmes and is responsible for the organisation’s strategic direction. His vision for the financial services industry is to achieve LGBT+ equality and inclusion maturity to deliver on the expectations of employees, clients and investors. You can follow Matt on Twitter: @MattJCam @LGBTGreat and LinkedIn. Specialities: Recruitment: diversity awareness, bias, search and selection; LGBT+ inclusion: the business case, employee and client engagement; Learning & development: awareness building, leadership, allyship and role modelling; Marketing: developing impactful communications and social media campaigns; Data: developing diagnostics and benchmarking systems; Facilitation: leadership, coaching and presenting.
  • Brendan Greenfield-Turk
    Brendan Greenfield-Turk
    Senior Vice President - Chief of Staff, Ratings & Research
    Accomplished strategy, communications and change management leader with 10+ years’ experience in financial services. Chief of Staff to Global Head of Credit Ratings & Research at Moody’s Investors Service who is responsible for ~1,900 global staff rating US$70+ trillion of debt. Guided strategic planning, design of analytic tools and processes, organisational restructuring and behavioural change. Champion of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) and Global DE&I ambassador for Moody’s, leading Standards & Practices sub-committee on LGBT+ Interbank forum. Empathetic professional with collaborative leadership style that can quickly establish trust and alignment as well as proven ability to influence senior management and key stakeholders in product, process, data, operations, risk and control functions. Experience building an agile culture within business teams. Diverse education and career background brings a unique perspective and skillset: Environmental Consulting, Chartered Certified Accountant and MBA with distinction from Warwick Business School
  • Daniel Taylor-Fowles
    Daniel Taylor-Fowles
    Brewin Dolphin
  • Jack Guest
    Jack Guest
    Senior Group Inclusion Advisor
    Working in financial services for nearly two decades across U.K. and Hong Kong/Asia Currently guide the organisation on policy, process and practice to foster inclusion and leverage diversity in the industry
  • Emily Jasper, MBA
    Emily Jasper, MBA
    Director, Product Management
    S&P Global
    Emily Jasper currently works in technology data teams at S&P Global Market Intelligence, focused on integrating company information to support customer business development workflows. She is also the Global President of the S&P Global Pride People Resource Network, building awareness, education, programming, and resources for S&P Global LGBTQ+ employees and allies. Her prior professional experience includes building e-commerce sites for manufacturing provider, building advertising and social media content strategies for Verizon FiOS, writing thought leadership and longform content for HCM technology providers, and managing alliances marketing relationships with professional services firms.
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    Alice Newkirk
    Alice Newkirk
    Engagement Manager
    Oliver Wyman
    Alice Newkirk is an Engagement Manager in Oliver Wyman's Corporate & Institutional Banking practice. She advises global investment banks on complex problems relating to business strategy, risk management, and operational transformation. Outside of her project work, she was previously the global co-lead of Oliver Wyman's LGBTQ+ network (PrOWd) and a member of Oliver Wyman's shadow board, advising on firm decisions from a non-Executive perspective.
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    Katie Birchall
    Katie Birchall
    Employee Relations Helpdesk Team Lead
  • Giuseppe Giulio
    Giuseppe Giulio
    Account Executive
    People call me a marketing unicorn. Helping companies to work on LGBTQ+ community, and reach this target on the Internet using ads, brand content, digital pr, and special projects. Strong business development professional graduated from 24 Ore Business School. I can speak in Italian, English, and basic Spanish & German. Skilled in Digital Strategy, Creative Briefs, Brand Implementation, and Web Content. I'm currently working as Executive for, the main LGBTQ+ media in Europe. I regularly speak at digital, and LGBTQ+ marketing conferences, including Gnetwork 360, Lincoln Center, and Hospitality Day. Since 2018 I have been a member of IGLTA.
  • Alex Brown
    Alex Brown
    Global Manager, Recruitment Marketing
  • Jack Bates
    Jack Bates
    Corporate Counsel
    Expedia Group
    My name is Jack and I am a Corporate Counsel, registered as a practicing solicitor with the SRA. I support Expedia Group on tax related matters, such as VAT, DST and CIT and help shape the company's fiscal strategy globally (excluding US domestic taxes). I am also the Global Partnerships Chair of Expedia Group's LGBTQIA+ network, working to foster a positive and inclusive environment for our employees.
  • Angel Franklin
    Angel Franklin
    Assistant Head of UK Operations
    Hey I'm Angel the Assistant Head of UK operations with the Edyn group, looking after 26 Aparthotel teams across the UK (SACO and Cove brands). Having been in the hospitality, food and beverage industry for over 12 years, I regularly interact with a diverse range of colleagues and customers and love that my role in Edyn focusses on education and inclusion. Building a strong culture can be hard, but it's so important to make sure we're being true to ourselves in every aspect of life - especially at work. Over the last few years I have worked hard to understand its ok to be my authentic self, I love to help people be comfortable enough to feel this way too.
  • Michael Bonsor
    Michael Bonsor
    Managing Director
    Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
    Starting from an early age Michael worked alongside his parents at their hotels in Scotland before venturing to the US to work with Four Seasons & Resorts for 10 years in Boston, Toronto and New York. Working at iconic hotels such as The Pierre and the Four Seasons Hotel in New York and opening restaurants including L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon. On returning to London, Michael began his British career at Claridge’s as the Food & Beverage Manager then becoming the Hotel Manager of this iconic hotel. After four years at Claridge’s, Michael opened Rosewood London, a highly anticipated opening of this ultra-luxury hotel brand. Rosewood London has garnered numerous awards since its opening including Virtuoso Hotel of the Year, AA Hotel of the Year, GQ Hotel of the Year and Forbes 5 stars.
  • Chris Freed
    Chris Freed
    Manager, Responsible Business
  • Maaian Lichtensztajn Kaplan
    Maaian Lichtensztajn Kaplan
    Head of Psicosocial service
    Fundación Eddy
    Eddy Foundation is the first foster home in Spain for young people from the LGTBI community, victims of family violence, bullying and LGTBIphobia. A home to learn that you are not alone.
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    Emma Smith
    Emma Smith
    Head of Talent
    Creative Assembly
    I oversee Creative Assembly's Talent pipeline and been with the studio for more than 10 years, seeing the studio grow to over 500 people strong and multiple awards including BAFTA's and GI.Biz Best Places to Work 2017 and 2018. As lead of CA’s Legacy Project and a part of Top 100 Most Influential Women, my team and I drive forward the studios long-term commitment to education, community and charity. From playground to industry, the Legacy Project works to give people the skills needed to become the games development talent of tomorrow and promote games as a power for good.
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    Emily Abbam ACIPD (she/her)
    Emily Abbam ACIPD (she/her)
    Diversity and Inclusion Business Partner
    Rapport Guest Services
    Hi everyone! My name is Emily and my role is Diversity and Inclusion business Partner working for Rapport Guest Services. I believe in the importance of putting diversity, inclusion and equity at the heart of what we do and providing opportunities to educate, share diverse views and opinions and give back to the community. I also enjoy getting creative looking at ways to engage our teams with different events and initiatives. I understand the importance of investing in personal progression and have recently self-funded and completed my CIPD Level 5 Diploma in Learning and Development with Acacia Learning.
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    Nejc Jaka Sekula (He/Him/His)
    Nejc Jaka Sekula (He/Him/His)
    Executive Director Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Talent
  • Laurie Ferland-Caouette
    Laurie Ferland-Caouette
    Sales Team Lead
  • Liam O'Shaughnessy
    Liam O'Shaughnessy
    Third Party ABAC Risk Manager
    I have been working in the life sciences/pharmaceuticals industry for 8 years now. In that time I have had a variety of roles in Health and Safety, Commercial Compliance, Risk Analytics and Anti-Bribery and Corruption. More recently I co-lead our UK LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group "Spectrum", this has been a fantastic opportunity to build on my leadership skills and get to work with a variety of stakeholders internally and externally around subject I am incredibly passionate about and personally linked to.
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    Emily Hamilton
    Emily Hamilton
    VP Strategic Change
    RS Group
    I have 20+ years in the delivery of strategic change within a diverse group of industry sectors, both public and private. I have contributed to industry standard texts on project management with a particular interest in project risk management. I am also a trans woman who came out later in life; and this has sparked a real passion for workplace mental health support to the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Arthur Webber
    Arthur Webber
    Communications Support Officer
    London Youth
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    Kyra Schwartz
    Kyra Schwartz
  • Albie Amankona
    Albie Amankona
    Financial Analyst & Political Commentator
    Third Bridge
  • David Liversage
    David Liversage
    Founder/Lead Consultant
    Human 4
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    Juan Manuel Alonso Melo
    Juan Manuel Alonso Melo
    Brand & Communications Director - Inclusion & Diversity Lead
  • Valle Iglesias Gonzalez
    Valle Iglesias Gonzalez
    Patient Advocacy Project Manager
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    Florencia Grondona Roji
    Florencia Grondona Roji
    Sr Talent Manager
    Warner Bros Discovery
    Mi nombre es Florencia Grondona Roji, desde hace 17 años me encuentro trabajando dentro del área de Recursos Humanos en empresas de medios, más específicamente en el área de Talento ayudando a los líderes alrededor de Latinoamérica a explorar su potencial y lograr equipos de alto rendimiento. Actualmente me encuentro como Sr Talent Manager en Warner Bros Discovery. Soy una apasionada de la exploración del ser, así cómo también de trabajar para lograr la igualdad e inclusión en todos los ámbitos. De formación soy Licenciada en Recursos Humanos, Coach y Master en PNL.
  • Daniela Porcellato
    Daniela Porcellato
    Corporate Citizenship Specialist
    I'm Daniela Porcellato but everyone calls me Nani. I am currently leading D&I efforts at Oracle Argentina across five main pillars: Generations, People with Disabilities, Women, Cultural Diversity and LGBTQ+. I've been leading OPEN (Oracle Pride Employee Network), Oracle's LBTQ+ community ERG for 3 years.
  • David Lemus Angarita
    David Lemus Angarita
    Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator & Inventory Deployment BNFL
    I am business administrator who is working alongside the executive team of Anheuser-Busch Inbev Czech & Zone Europe I focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion management , and I am responsible to coordinate, promote and educate other employees across the organisation. And also being Part of the Supply Chain Planning department in the Inventory Deployment team for the BNFL Markets. AB InBev based in Leuven, Belgium is the leading global brewer and one of the world’s top five consumer products companies. We own portfolio of over 200 beer brands including Budweiser®, Corona® and Stella Artois®; Beck’s®, Leffe®, Hoegaarden® and Samson
  • Cristina Gaviria Beltrán
    Cristina Gaviria Beltrán
    Creative Lead
    myGwork’s Creative Lead is artist Cristina Gaviria Beltrán. Her work goes more than being solely engaged in the visual aspect of the company; her personal work is a constant questioning of non -binary visions of sexuality and intimacy in a society which sorrowfully still seeks to undermine them. Therefore, she celebrates the liberty from her own self- exploration and experimentation in it. From there, being able to work at a place like myGwork which precisely act upon that concern through all that which we offer in the corporate world, makes her job position not only a practical approach to the visual language, but a poetic performance of living all that which she reconnoiters: through and by the flesh and the actual acting upon that concern through practical implementations of the desired transformations
  • Ludwig Recoder
    Ludwig Recoder
    Associate Director Human Resources
    Gilead Sciences Inc.
    HR Professional with over 15 years of experience in Workforce Management, Talent Acquisition, Training and Development, HR international projects, Talent Management, Performance Management, Employee Relations, Diversity & Inclusión, HR Compliance, HR policies and HRBP & HR Manager responsibilities. I have international experience with a strong customer and results orientation, teamwork player, flexibility and change agile, decision-making, achievement, commitment and adaptability. I have positive attitude, energy and I´m an enthusiastic person who enjoy building a good work environment.
  • Acto Paulson
    Acto Paulson
    Audiovisual Communication
    It Gets Better España
    Graduada en Comunicación Audiovisual por la Escuela Politécnica Superior de Gandia. Social Media Manager Lo mío son las letras y las personas. Voluntaria y vicepresidenta de It Gets Better España Passion & Empathy
  • Joaquín Cordero Martínez
    Joaquín Cordero Martínez
    Global Senior Implementation Manager
    Enterprise Holdings Inc.
    Working in Car Rental Industry from 2000, I have a large and varied experience in the former Atesa and, since 2012, in Enterprise Holdings. I am a fanatic of human communication, and apart from speaking some languages, I love all expression ways: Literature, Music, Movies, Painting, Comic Books and most of all, Theater. I support this crazy thought: Everyone should have equal rights
  • Aline Mascarenhas
    Aline Mascarenhas
    SR Customer Success | Gender Awareness Trainer
    B-corp Women in Management
    Facilitadora de experiencias virtuales para impulsar la igualdad de género desde un marco interseccional en espacios corporativos, SR Customer Success en la empresa B certificada Women in Management, en español y portugués para Chile y LATAM, cofundadora de la comunidad virtual para agentes de cambio latinoamericana Red Mirífica y Licenciada en Administración de Empresas por la Universidad de Pernambuco, Brasil.
  • Rafal Szaniawski
    Rafal Szaniawski
    Executive Coach
    15+ years of global experience with clients like Barclays, Deloitte, and Standard & Poor’s, helping people build confidence, gain clarity and overcome limitations to find their way. I am an ICF Accredited and Hogan certified coach and guest author with Thrive Global. I am also passionate about designing and facilitating diversity and inclusion initiatives through workshops, training, and Employee Resources Groups (ERG). I volunteer for organizations supporting equality and justice for important causes, including women’s and LGBTQ rights. I run monthly career webinars for myGwork :)
  • Josh Rivers
    Josh Rivers
    Creator and host
    Busy Being Black
    Josh Rivers is the creator and host of Busy Being Black, the podcast exploring how we live in the fullness of our queer Black lives. The show centres conversations with those who have learned - and are learning - to thrive at the intersection of their identities, and is a regular feature on LGBTQ and Black History Month lists on both Apple and Spotify. Josh volunteers his time as the head of communications for UK Black Pride, and was a founding member of Series Q, a network of mentorship, learning and support for LGBTQ entrepreneurs.
  • David Levine
    David Levine
    Content Producer/Strategist
    The Walt Disney Company
    David Levine is a content producer and creative leader in the global kids content marketplace with over 20 years experience in media and entertainment. He most recently served as Chief Content Officer at Moonbug Entertainment, a global entertainment company that develops and distributes fun and enriching content for children. He was responsible for driving Moonbug IP expansion by launching top-tier programs like CoComelon and Blippi to new formats, markets and platforms to support the company's continued growth. David served as Executive Producer on multiple titles distributed to Netflix, Amazon Kids+ and Youtube. Previously, Levine was VP, Kids Programming at The Walt Disney Company as an integral member of the senior leadership team that built the Disney Channel Brand and led all strategic and operational aspects of kids' programming across Disney Channels EMEA. Prior to joining Disney, Levine was VP of Business Affairs and Development at Ragdoll USA. He also served at The itsy bitsy Entertainment Company, supporting the billion-dollar Teletubbies franchise in the Americas. Levine was the founding Executive Sponsor of Pride UK&I, Disney's first international business resource group for LGBTQ+ and Ally employees. He has also been named to the UK's OUTstanding/Financial Times Top 100 LGBT+ Executives and was nominated by the British LGBT Awards as a 'Diversity Hero' and was the winner of the 2021 'Inspirational Leader' award.
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    Cara Hart
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    Sarah Garrett MBE
    Sarah Garrett MBE
    SPM Group
  • Julian Gomez
    Julian Gomez
    New Business Director
  • Craig Lawrie
    Craig Lawrie
    Global Strategy Director
    Advertising strategic planner with 25 years experience. Client experience includes McDonald’s, Intel, BAT, E.ON, and Investec Bank. Skill set spans from brand strategy to CRM, Shopper Marketing, Digital and CX Alumni: LSE, Kings College London, Humboldt University Berlin
  • Paul Phillips MIPA
    Paul Phillips MIPA
    Strategy Director | Board Director
    Omnicom Media Group
    A media professional, and Accredited Member of the IPA, with over 27 years' experience on both sides of the media fence (media owner and agency). Since my move to agency side in 1999 I have strategically planned and implemented brand, brand response and direct response campaigns across all media channels in local, national and international arenas.
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    Hakim Aly
    Credit Manager France
    AB InBev
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    Deon Pillay
    Deon Pillay
    Head of Marketing Operations
    LGIM, Founding member & Co-Chair at InterInvest
    Deon is the Head of Marketing Operations, Legal and General Investment Management in London and also the Chair of the firm’s L&GBT+Allies network. Outside of the office, he is the Co-chair of InterInvest, a network of investment professionals, that drives LGBT+ equality across the investment management industry. Since arriving in London from his home town in South Africa, Deon started his career in financial services at a private wealth management company in client services before joining LGIM in 2010. Deon is passionate about people, a mentor to others, a life coach and an NLP practitioner who is passionate about personal development. Deon has several notable achievements for his contributions to diversity and inclusion. He is a keynote speaker, sharing his personal experiences to surface LGBT+ issues, a panellist championing diversity and inclusion, committee member of the Diversity Project’s LGBT+ stream and a supporter of Queer Britain. In 2019/2020 Deon was recognised as an LGBT+ Future Leader in the OUTstanding list and also featured in Empower’s Top 50 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders list in both 2019/2020 and a top 10 Diversity Hero at the 2020 British lgbt awards He has also been a supporter of LGBT Great since inception and was the recipient of the inaugural role models award. Being a passionate believer in equality, diversity and inclusion, Deon believes strongly in the power of visible role models and allies and has encouraged others to feature in LGBT Great’s Project 1000. Overall, Deon believes that we all have a key role to play in driving this change and through fostering a culture of inclusion and diversity we can make a difference.
  • Dr. Guy Sandelowsky
    Dr. Guy Sandelowsky
    CO-Founder of OMNI
  • Helene Panzarino
    Helene Panzarino
    LIBF Centre for Digital Banking & Finance
    LIBF Centre for Digital Banking & Finance
    A former Commercial Banker, Helene is the Director for LIBF Centre for Digital Banking & Finance, an SME for solutions house, Vacuumlabs, a FinTech Programme Director, exited entrepreneur, educator & author. Her career boasts a number of ‘firsts’ - Global FinTech Scale Programme for Rainmaking, the Inaugural Programme of Education & Events for Innovate Finance, the FinTech Entrepreneurship Masters’ for UCL, and the Digital Bank Exec Ed Programme for Imperial College Business School. Board and advisory for the safeguarding RegTech, Kalgera, the Indian digital banking platform, Galgal, and Spanish healthcare Digital ID firm, Biid. On the CW 100 Women in Tech Award list, the IF Women in FinTech Power List, & the Fintech Magazine 100 Women in Fintech list. Contributor to FCA Data Sprint on SME Lending, The Rose (CEO of NatWest) Report on Female Funding and on the Steering Committee for Lendit Merge -web3 and the Metaverse. On the Executive Steering Committee of the CapGemini Global FinTech Report, & Advisory Board member for MoneyLive. Her book ‘Reinventing Banking & Finance: Frameworks to navigate global fintech innovation’ (Kogan), was the #1 banking book for 2022 according to Investopedia.
  • Stella Paris
    Stella Paris
    Non Executive Director
    Board advisory - transgender awareness
    I am a transgender woman and published author. I work with global brands and institutions to bring awareness of the transition journey. Transition requires employers to understand this incredible journey so that they can offer the right support at the right time. I bring my knowledge of the corporate world, as a member of the Worldwide Leadership team at Microsoft , as a CEO of a global business and as a person who helped build a start up into a $Billion company - I combine my understanding of business with my communication skills to create understanding. I work as an advisor to D&I leaders and as a NED / board advisor.
  • Chris King
    Chris King
    CEO & Thunder
    Lightning Travel Recruitment
    Chris is the non-binary finery and ADHD babe behind disruptive luxury travel & hospitality outfit Lightning Travel Recruitment. Chris founded Lightning with the goal of creating a new model of recruitment: one founded on long-term, personal relationships with both clients and candidates, with the aim of building an industry that genuinely reflects the wonderful human beings on our planet. Chris believes in growing businesses with humans in mind, not just money. Because business is better when you give a sh*t. Lightning have been featured in The Independant, Unilad and The Metro for their ED&I work. Chris was recognised as one of LinkedIns top 10 LGBTQIA+ content creators in the UK for 2022.
  • Bruno Mateus
    Bruno Mateus
    Business Operations Specialist - For Business | Project Lead for B.proud, LGBTQ+ Inclusion network (ERG)
  • Pete Hughes
    Pete Hughes
    Manager - Global Security
    Macquarie Group Limited
    Global security and political risk analyst, focusing on China, Latin America and North Africa. Previous professional roles in public and third sector, with extensive overseas experience. Foreign languages and geography nerd.
  • Ralph Bullock
    Ralph Bullock
    Senior Manager Airline Product Marketing and GDC Council Member
    Ralph has worked in various commercial roles in the travel industry for over 20 years, for leading travel agencies, one of the world's largest airlines and currently for travel technology provider Travelport. He is a member of Travelport's Global Diversity Council, with a particular focus on LGBTQI+ awareness and issues.
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    Simon Mayle
    Event Director
    Reed Exhibitions
  • Ruby Serdar
    Ruby Serdar
    Hotelschool the Hague
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    David Hayes
    David Hayes
    Director of Customer Success
  • Lavender Looi
    Lavender Looi
    Co-Founder & Music Producer
    LAVICHI Records
    Born and raised in Malacca, Malaysia, Lavender Looi has spent the last twenty years creating music. Her experience in international music production and songwriting have led her to North America, Europe, and Asia, where she has worked as a composer, producer, and recording engineer for several renowned music studios including Dead Room Recordings and Grand Theft Records. Her original compositions and vocals have been used in commercials for major corporations including KFC, Grab, Gojek, Air Asia and Pizza Hut. Lavender’s talents and love for music recently brought her to Berklee College of Music in Valencia, where she completed a Masters Degree in Scoring for Film, TV, and Video Games. ​ Lavender is the co-founder of LAVICHI Records located in Valencia, Spain, and is a part of the executive team for She Knows Tech, an organization working towards closing the music tech gender gap by creating a community built around education, empowerment, networking, and continued learning.
  • Ryan Walker
    Ryan Walker
    Founder & CEO
    Hey friends! My name is Ryan, I'm from Orange County, CA and I'm the creator of a queer pride fashion brand called Outtire that gives back to LGBTQ+ charities in our mission towards global queer liberation! I have a wild obsession with marketing - specifically social media - and how it can be used to empower businesses across all industries. Chatting brand strategies, attending music festivals and annoying friends about the greatness of Star Wars are some of my favorite things to do!
  • Sam Murphy
    Sam Murphy
    Managing Director
    Mortgage Medics
  • Ricky Lee
    Ricky Lee
    Global Insurance Marketing Manager
    I'm a strategic and creative marketeer with experience in the private and public sectors. I currently work as Global Insurance Marketing Manager at EY and also lead the communications efforts for EY's LGBTQ+ network, Unity, in the UK. I'm passionate about all aspects of DE&I and my current focus on LGBTQ+ equality and socio-economic diversity within financial services.
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    Abraham Briseno
    Abraham Briseno
    Associate Account Strategist
    I am a passionate Queer knowmad who believes that cultural understanding and self-awareness are part of the solutions to avoid human conflicts. For inclusion to be part of our daily lives, we first need to start believing in ourselves and give love to ourselves, we are not able to give to others what we are not giving to our own selves. So, how can we give love and compassion to others if we are the first ones to be rude to ourselves? This is why I have been a DEI advocate across different countries, within my work environment and in my extended community, to empower more people to speak up and to live their best life by being true to who they are.
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    Dr Gus Bussmann
    Dr Gus Bussmann
    Diversity and Inclusion Officer
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    Emma Stowell
    Emma Stowell
    Director of Data Science, Analytics and Insights
    Immersive Labs
    20 years experience in all aspects of Data and Analytics having worked in a wide range of industries. I specialise in establishing data functions and building truly great teams.
  • Kel de Witt
    Kel de Witt
    Software Engineer
    I'm a non-binary, out and proud individual who has worked hard to feel comfortable in their own skin, and has a passion to help others do the same. By day I am a software engineer and degree apprentice working for Capgemini, and a co-chair of our OUTfront UK Network and community.
  • Aleksandar Damchevski
    Aleksandar Damchevski
    D&I Director
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    Zoë Schulz (She/Her)
    Zoë Schulz (She/Her)
    Head of Content
  • Paula Gaviria
    Paula Gaviria
  • Xandice Armah
    Xandice Armah
    Junior Web Developer
    Lucy & Yak
  • Andrea Di Giovanni
    Andrea Di Giovanni
    Andrea Di Giovanni
    London-based contemporary pop artist, Andrea is what Paper Magazine defined 'The Next DIY Pop Star'; combining their catchy hooks to heartfelt lyrics, they have a unique sound 'that feels primed for the top of the charts'. Over the years their music has been appreciated and championed by a number of tastemakers such as Abbey Road Studios, The Line of Best Fit, Attitude, Gay Times, Billboard, Vanity Fair, Clash Magazine & more. Andrea has performed on Pride main stages across Europe mesmerising audiences with their powerful vocals and energetic performances. In recent times their hit Shame Resurrection has been synced on the Netflix series 'Tiny Pretty Things' reaching over 2 million streams across all platforms. After the release of their debut album Rebel (gaining over 300k streams) Andrea has left an indelible mark in the industry and is looking forward to present a brand new project for Pride Month called ‘PRAY’. A queer anthem in collaboration with David Blank and Italian label FLUIDOSTUDIO. Andrea will be performing on the Zürich Pride’s main stage Saturday the 18th of June 2022.
  • Debbie Knox-Hewson
    Debbie Knox-Hewson
    Self employed
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    Darkwah Kyei-Darkwah
    Darkwah Kyei-Darkwah
    Entertainment News Presenter
    Black Entertainment Television
    Darkwah Kyei-Darkwah is an Entertainment News Presenter for BET, Activist, Freelance Marketing & Branding Consultant and Art Director. His work is always centered around uplifting and platforming the voices of historically marginalised communities, whether that is in his writing, styling and creative direction or in takls that he gives to brands and businesses. At 23, Darkwah became Fashion Editor at Gay Times Magazine. In his time at the publication, he increased diversity and representation, championed emerging home-grown talent and created a narrative with every fashion story or cover shoot he worked on. Darkwah is now contributing to a handful of publications, working for Black Entertainment Television and has focused his work more towards speaking on LGBTQI+ POC issues, shedding light on the experiences of this group and fostering understanding and empathy in workplaces, schools etc.
  • Safia Ann Kukaswadia
    Safia Ann Kukaswadia
    Global DE&I Manager
    Safia Ann Kukaswadia is spirited diversity, equity and inclusion expert. Her corporate experience is complemented by a creative background in luxury fashion retail and the arts and a personal passion for developing and uplifting those around her. A highly motivated and creative professional, with analytical attention to detail and interpersonal skills, she is currently working within the luxury retail sector as part of Burberry's Global DE&I team, and is a founding member and lead for the British Fashion Council’s D&I Steering Committee, influencing and advising on DE&I initiatives with brands and leaders across the fashion and creative industries.
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    David Blanco Aragón
    David Blanco Aragón
    Manager Enterprise Risk
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    Juan Leonardo Negron
    Juan Leonardo Negron
    Policy, Communication and Patient Engagement Director
  • Nicté Chávez 🏳️‍⚧️
    Nicté Chávez 🏳️‍⚧️
    D&I Speaker | HR Consultant | HRBP
  • Marie-Charlotte Khouri
    Marie-Charlotte Khouri
    Associate Market Manager - Global Development Chair for Pride IBG
    Expedia Group
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    Felipe Cardenas
    Felipe Cardenas
    Colombian LGBT Chamber of Commerce
    Colombian. Business Executive with +12 years of experience in Business Growth Strategies, co-founder & CEO of Acciones de la Frontera, advisory firm specialized in creating & calibrating Financial & Commercial Models for SMEs to grow sustainable! Former co-founder of the International Business Center at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Mexico. Co-founder & CEO as well of the Colombian LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Non for Profit; Bogota based; focused on providing economic empowerment routes to Sexually Diverse Entrepreneurs as well as advisory to Corporations on Diversity & Inclusion programs for Talent, Customers & Suppliers.
  • Josue Duarte Perez
    Josue Duarte Perez
    Técnico audiovisual
    Biosfera Radio Televisión
    Presidente de LanzaEntiende, asociación LGTBIQ+ de la isla de Lanzarote y La Graciosa (Canarias, España)
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    Stella Amor
    Stella Amor
    Director of Diversity & Inclusion and Community Programmes
    The Peninsula London
    I have worked for the last 30 years within Hospitality, the first 15 in Operations up to Hotel Manager and then the later and more recent 15 years within Human Resources. I have worked in United Kingdom and Spain and opened hotels in France, UK, Spain and Russia. I understand the industry, although always welcome learning and sharing with other industries and perspectives. I joined my recent company, The Peninsula London as my personal values were aligned to the companies and with my own MD's. I thought the focus on an Inclusive Culture where everyone can belong and be their authentic selves was exactly want I wanted to be part of and give to others. In 2020 I caught Covid and spent 5 months in intensive care; I survived. I made it back home to my family, hubby, 2 kids and 2 fur-babies. Although I have now been left with a disability, I see the glass is half full !!! I have transitioned from Director of People and Culture to Director of Diversity & Inclusion and Community Programmes. I have, however worked in this space for a while; valuing people as individuals... I also like to look at Diversity with a holistic approach and intersectional dimensions... I am the biggest "A" in LGBTQ+A Community....
  • David Darden
    David Darden
    Sr. Manager - Influencer Marketing
    Virgin Voyages
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    Diane Rodriguez Zambrano
    Diane Rodriguez Zambrano
    Cámara LGBT+ de Comercio & Turismo Ecuador
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    Georgina Crockford
    Georgina Crockford
    Talent Acquisition Specialist
    I'm a Talent Acquisition Specialist at Enterprise rent a car and have been in the company for 10 years! I effectively sell our numerous and varied job vacancies and our company ethos. I also head up the EnterPRIDE Committee at our European HQ. EnterPRIDE is our LGBTQ+ network and it's been running for many years now. It's a united platform for our LGBTQ+ staff and their allies to connect, network and socialize to help in building a more inclusive environment for everyone. I'm an ally inside and outside of work. I have always felt passionate about equality and believe that we need to be all-inclusive. People should be free to be who they want to be, and for that reason, I felt encouraged to be an LGBTQ+ ally.
  • Austin Key
    Austin Key
    R&D Graduate
  • Sean Farrell
    Sean Farrell
    Student Recruitment Advisor
  • Marty King
    Marty King
    LX Design Manager
    Allied Electronics & Automation
    Learning and Development professional with 18 years of experience, which includes design, LMS administration, and curriculum development with 12 years of management responsibility. I am one of five leaders of our Engagement Squad. This team focuses on engaging employees in activities and educating them on Diversity and Inclusion and environmental protection. I am also a member of SPECTRUM, which is an LGBTQ+ one of our Employee Resource Groups. I am an ally for LGBTQ+ and BLM and an active human rights supporter.
  • Shelby Ann Murrell
    Shelby Ann Murrell
    Associate - HR
  • James Williams
    James Williams
    Private Client Manager
  • Kate Walmsley
    Kate Walmsley
    HR Case Consultant
    Lloyds Banking Group
    Who am I? I am the very proud Mummy of a 3 year old, Harper-Rae. I am the Proud Ally+ Lead for Lloyds Banking Group. HR Consultant - specialising in Health & Well-being of colleagues I&D advocate supporting Lloyds Banking Group division - People & Places, driving inclusion in our places and spaces. I&D Lead for Lloyds Banking Group division - People & Places committed to promoting teams from a variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, sexual orientation, gender. Ensuring everyone is empowered and has an equal voice.
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    Krystal Lake 🎬
    Krystal Lake 🎬
    Influencer (+500K) & Founder of Cut By Krystal
    Cut By Krystal
    Forbes 30 Under 30 and PPA Under 30 winner, Krystal Lake teaches the “stuff that schools don’t teach” to her audience of over +500K followers on TikTok, Snapchat, YouTube, and Instagram. Her platform centers around POC, LGBTQ+, feminism, and mental health topics. Coming from an award-winning video background, Krystal Lake gathered her knowledge of how to create viral content through leading teams at companies such as CNBC, UNILAD, and PinkNews. The lack of minority topics in media moved her to start her own business as a content creator, speaker, and coach, to be a positive voice for her community. You can also find her DJing all around the world, as a Producer / DJ, or for artists like Ashnikko. “I created this platform because I wished that I had this growing up, and for a long time, I didn’t like myself because society labeled me as different and an embarrassment.” – Krystal Lake | Forbes 30 Under 30 For collaborations, interviews, and business inquiries: [email protected]
  • Bella Misandria
    Bella Misandria
  • 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.
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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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    Patrick McCrae
    Patrick McCrae
    Entrepreneur focussing on arts sector business with economic longevity and positive social impact. Great interest in how arts businesses can do good, give people purpose and be profitable. Built and run ARTIQ, a multi-million pound international art business. Set up in 2009 aged 21, opened new markets in 16 countries and diversified business across 11 industries. Built and grew artist and product representation from nothing to a roster of thousands of artists across multiple cultures and multiple disciplines resulting in millions paid to artists and makers. Mentor and investor to businesses and founders. Significant commercial expertise across leadership, long-term business resilience, fiscal business planning, internal/external marketing and communication, sales, market-making, HR and PR.
  • Luciana Cousin
    Luciana Cousin
    Director / Founder
    Across Rainbows
    Previously a business and marketing strategist and business coach, I founded Across Rainbows with my son Nick, a few years ago, but it was many years in the making. It was born from wanting to fix and improve what affected us personally: wasting too much of our energy and potential by trying to please other people’s expectations. We have an unrelenting determination and desire to transform the LGBTQ+ community so that every single LGBTQ+ person on the planet is heard, is visible, and is treated as a human being. I believe that nurturing and cultivating our LGBTQ+ identity, relationships and purpose help us to navigate through the world and our role in it, with resilience and creativity. I am a firm believer in the transformative power of connections, storytelling, kindness, and compassion and their ability to engage and inspire people to greatness.
  • Pete Howroyd
    Pete Howroyd
    SWAPI - Raising Seed Capital - Changing the game in Loyalty. Expert in Customer Loyalty Programs & CRM. Founder of SWAPI & The Loyalty People. International experience in both an executive and non-executive capacity. Significant experience in company due diligence, business strategy, customer transformation, change management, and restructuring.
  • Robyn Anderson
    Robyn Anderson
    Senior Director
  • Michael Gunning
    Michael Gunning
    Professional Athlete / TV Personality
    Michael Gunning is best known as a international competitive swimmer having attended two FINA World Swimming Championships. Holding dual Jamaican and British citizenship, he represented Team GB in the European LEN Cup and after the Rio Olympic Games he changed alliances to represent his fathers heritage of Team Jamaica. Gunning took a break from competing in the Summer of 2018 to participate in the award-winning television series 'The Bi Life' for E! Entertainment & NBC Universal. It was Michael's first public discussion of his sexuality, making him the Caribbean’s first openly gay athlete / swimmer. Since then, Michael is a regular pundit and avid speaker for the sport and recently partnered with Sky Sports, Stonewall and Athlete Ally as a Professional Ambassador/Advocate for LGBTQ+ rights in sport. With a heavy passion for TV Presenting and educational background in Children’s Entertainment, he welcomes new and exciting media opportunities in the world of entertainment.
  • Cleo Lyn (she/her)
    Cleo Lyn (she/her)
    Events Coordinator
    British universities and colleges sport
  • Joanie Evans
    Joanie Evans
    Co President
    Federation of Gay Games
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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.
  • Kirstie Storrie
    Kirstie Storrie
    Assistant Director in Operational Excellence
    “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.
  • Jai Raichura, MBA
    Jai Raichura, MBA
    Managing Principal
    UK Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Co-Sponsor at FS consultancy, CAPCO.
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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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    Damien Shieber
    Damien Shieber
    Head of Culture, Inclusion and Experience
    Santander UK
    Damien is the Head of Culture, Inclusion and Experience for Santander UK plc. Alongside the role at Santander, Damien sits on the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter Industry Board as the UK Banking representative and on the Business in the Community Wellbeing Leadership Team with the aim to build a movement that is committed to positioning health and wellbeing as strategic boardroom issues with a particular focus on mental health; driving collective action through evidence-based, practical solutions.
  • Jamie Lowe
    Jamie Lowe
    Director/ financial planner
    St. James's Place
    I'm a financial planner with a passion for inclusivity. I'm open to connecting with everyone so please don't hesitate to reach out.
  • Isabelle Bale 🏳️‍⚧️🤘
    Isabelle Bale 🏳️‍⚧️🤘
    Strategy Director, Europe
    M&C Saatchi World Services
    Over the last decade and a half, I've covered everything from paid search to PR, video production to brand strategy and global content planning to gaming. I currently work as the Strategy Director for Europe at M&C Saatchi World Services. Having previously worked as Head of Creative Innovation for Drum, in Zenith Optimedia's worldwide division, run Weber Shandwick's Australian digital offering as well as setting up CMG's Australian digital studio, ensuring that clients are provided cutting-edge digital strategy and production across a broad spectrum. With a passion for all things comms, I have spoken at conferences in London and Sydney on a number of topics including the future of entertainment, AI & creativity, virtual environments and non-binary thinking. I have also been published in a number of blogs and news sources including receiving the Chair's prize for the IPA Diploma in 2023. Proudly poly, pan and trans.
  • Kaneesha Nadal
    Kaneesha Nadal
    Cell Therapy Specialist 1+
    Kite Pharma EU B.V.
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    Lau Albjerg
    Lau Albjerg
    Brand Management Consultant / Career Coach
    Hi, Welcome to my profile. Feel free to reach out for any requests or for networking. 15 years of experience from an international career in marketing and brand management, across northern Europe, where I have delivered growth to some of the world’s most well-known brands. Certified as a coach in cognitive behavioural coaching and hold a Master in Digital Media Management. Working as a career management consultant and brand specialist for the world’s leading outplacement and talent development agencies. If you think coaching might help you to reach your full potential, let's book the first chemistry session. I'm also taking in new mentees who just have or are about to graduate. (
  • 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.
  • Joe White
    Joe White
    I am a non-binary solicitor (2-year PQE in September 2022), campaigner, streamer and storyteller. I have consistently received positive feedback throughout my training contract and post-qualification including on my attention to detail, the quality of my work and ability to foster client relationships. I am heavily involved in campaigning for LGBT+ equality in sport and am currently co-chair of the UK Pride in Football network alongside being co-chair of Arsenal GayGooners and co-founder of England's Three Lions Pride. I also am a trained professional storyteller and a trustee for Mythstories Museum, the "first tangible storytelling museum in the world". I co-host an LGBTQ+ gaming discord server and stream on Twitch in my spare time, focused on uplifting and engaging marginalised queer people within gaming.
  • Chantal Zuurmond
    Chantal Zuurmond
    Production Director
    Electric Square
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    Nicolás Levy
    Nicolás Levy
    Gender studies specialist
    Journalist passionate about gender studies, sexual diversity and Human Rights.Consultancy experience to different public and private entities in matters of gender, diversity and inclusion research and management, strategic communication and political analysis.
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    Angel Hidalgo
    Angel Hidalgo
    Marketing Regional Director
    Mattel Inc
    Senior Marketing Executive with over 16 years of experience in brand building and development, managing core businesses in global leading companies: Mattel Inc, Nestlé, Colgate-Palmolive, L’Oréal. Accomplished digital and innovation strategist, having led more than 15 successful product launches and proven digital platforms. People-driven leader with more than 12 years of experience in creating and managing cross-functional high-performing teams. Active company culture-builder and D&I advocate.
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    Noelia Mansilla
    Noelia Mansilla
    President EMEA and Executive Board member
    Dümmen Orange
    I am an executive professional, a PhD chemist by education and a passionate LGTBQ+ leader. With over 15 years of international experience in various industries and governance environments my particular focus is set on value generation, cultivation of agility and people management. I love guiding transformation in teams and individuals as a conscious and inclusive leader who speaks with integrity, leads with authenticity, and holds herself accountable. Currently President EMEA and Executive Board member at Dümmen Orange - the world largest provider of genetics in ornamental horticulture industry - as well as a proud full member of LB Talks – an association of lesbian and bisexual professionals in Spain.
  • Eva Díaz
    Eva Díaz
    Shaping the New
  • Maria Giralt Castells
    Maria Giralt Castells
  • Jose Ignacio Alegre Yunes
    Jose Ignacio Alegre Yunes
    Customer Success Manager
    Originally from Argentina, but currently living in Spain. I have spent the last decade developing commercial and communications projects with C-Level clients in 10+ emerging markets while also living in them. Currently, contributing to building a business community for LGBT+ professionals, graduates, inclusive employers, and anyone who believes in workplace equality. Current Member of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, and player, at Madrid Titanes RC, the first inclusive rugby team in Spain. Executive MBA Candidate at IE Business School.
  • Nika Alvarez Espitia
    Nika Alvarez Espitia
    Journalist and communications
    Revista Avenida
    Trans woman journalist and social communicator, creator and director of Revista Avenida, an independent media focused on exposing and making Latin American fashion, art and lifestyle visible to the world. My mission is to learn, support and share with all the community who wants to create a better future based on culture and art.
  • Pablo Guzmán Correa
    Pablo Guzmán Correa
    Guzmán & Blanco interiorismo y arquitectura
    Arquitecto de la Universidad Andrés Bello (Chile) con estudios en Chelsea college of arts en Londres (UK). En sus inicios trabajó en Tidy arquitectos, fundó la tienda Huma, para luego trabajar en el retail a cargo de los pisos de deco hogar de Tiendas por departamento "París" (Cencosud) a lo largo de todo Chile. Actualmente es socio de la oficina de interiorismo y arquitectura Guzmán y Blanco, y es uno los dueños de la creativa tienda Larry. Ha colaborado en la dirección de arte en revistas como ED y Más deco, entre otras. Con numerosas publicaciones en medios nacionales , fue elegido «mejor diseñador emergente» por el ranking de la revista ED, 2010. Adicionalmente ha participado en Casa Foa ganando varios premios. Actualmente es director de la AdDI, Asociación de Diseño e Interiorismo de Chile y a sido docente en diferentes institutos y Universidades Chilenas.
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    Julio Zurita
    Julio Zurita
  • Tate Smith
    Tate Smith
    Legal Secretary
    Memery Crystal
    Tate is an openly transgender man passionate about improving trans male visibility, educating others and debunking common myths surrounding trans people. Recently featured in Attitude Magazine's 101 LGBTQ+ Trailblazers and LinkedIn's Top Voices, Tate has spoken at a number of organisations via lunch and learns and panels, including Clifford Chance, White & Case, Barclays, Ziff Davis, Unilever, Vestiaire Collective, Deutsche Bank, PinkNews, myGwork and The Telegraph. His educational sessions cover topics such as the difference between gender and sexuality, the effects of testosterone, intersectionality, family and workplace acceptance, toxic masculinity and male privilege. This work across various sectors has led to Tate being nominated for the PinkNews Community Role Model award. Outside of his activism and campagining, Tate works as a Legal PA at Memery Crystal, a law firm in London and volunteers his time with Gendered Intelligence's trans youth groups.
  • Graham McKeown
    Graham McKeown
    AVP- Asset Servicing Oversight Manager / UK Pride Chair
    State Street
    Experienced Asset Servicing individual overseeing governance, risk, compliance, control and KPI's of the processing deliverables. Managing Onshore Oversight Team and Overseeing the daily operation of the offshore FA CA Team. Escalation point of client queries / issues, owning and seeing through to resolution whilst implementing action to prevent reoccurrence to enhance the client experience. Interpersonal individual with the capability to navigate through-out the firm and facilitate conference calls with stakeholders. Engage with Onsite and Global Ops Teams to implement client requirements and process / control enhancements. In addition, the "day job" I operate as Chair State Street's Pride Network. I have been involved in pride networks for the past 13 years. One of my goals since becoming s chair of the Pride Network in 2021 to be as inclusive to all taking account of all elements under the pride banner and its allies. We have completed many initiatives by collaborated with other internal network employee groups which demonstrates the "power of networks". State Street is also a member of the Interbank LGBTQ Forum of which we have joined forces with other members firms in hosting joint events.
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    James Winstanley (certRBCB)
    James Winstanley (certRBCB)
    Manager, Inclusion and Diversity
    Lloyds Banking Group
    I have worked for Lloyds Banking Group for 19 years, starting in the branch network and progressing to various management roles before moving into the training team for 10 years as a leadership and change project training consultant. In 2022 I joined the Group Inclusion and Diversity team , primarily supporting our Race Action Plan and running a Career Development Programme for over 90 colleagues. Away from the day job I am also on the steering committee for Rainbow - the professional LGBT+ network within Lloyds Banking Group. My role is Personal Development lead and I look after the Rainbow Mentoring Scheme along with organising personal development sessions throughout the year for all colleagues on a range of topics.
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    Natasha Whitehurst
    Natasha Whitehurst
    Global Inclusion Lead
    Currently Global Inclusion Leas with Rolls-Royce supporting the inclusion strategy & journey, also Co-host of D&I Spy Inclusion, Uncovered podcast.
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    Deborah (Deb) Levy (she/her)
    Deborah (Deb) Levy (she/her)
    Associate Director
  • Marie-Gwenaelle Chuit
    Marie-Gwenaelle Chuit
    Employer Branding & Early Talents Partner
    Former TM lawyer and Legal Operations specialist, now within the Talent Acquisition team as Employer Branding and Early Talents Partner. As an Inclusion & Diversity stalwart, I thrive at making sure everyone feel they belong and can be their true self at work, thus daily giving the best of themselves. Co-founder of 🐟 AWARE, an internal network about Cognitive Diversity topics @Sanofi to raise awareness on gifted / atypical employees.
  • Jean Co
    Jean Co
    Project Manager
    Operational Excellence
  • Allie Mason
    Allie Mason
    Talent Coordinator
    Tyler Grange
    Allie is the Talent Coordinator at environmental consultancy Tyler Grange and an ambassador for neurodiversity start-up Neuropool. She is also a children's author, with her debut The Autistic Guide to Adventure due to be published in Spring 2023. (
  • Courtney Zehnder
    Courtney Zehnder
    Employer Brand Specialist
    RS Group plc
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    Richard Angell
    Richard Angell
    Campaigns Director
    Terrence Higgins Trust
  • Prishita Maheshwari-Aplin
    Prishita Maheshwari-Aplin
    Politics Editor
    Bricks Magazine
    Prishita (they/them) is a writer, editor, and LGBTQ+ community organiser. They’re currently Politics Editor at Bricks Magazine, and the Digital Mobilisation Lead at Stonewall. They also organise with Voices4 London, and sit on the Advisory Board for Split Banana, a social enterprise redesigning relationship and sex-ed by bringing in the perspectives of groups traditionally excluded from the curriculum. Prishita has been published or featured in METAL, gal-dem, Cosmopolitan, Hunger, and Dazed, amongst others. They also featured in ‘Soul of a Movement’, a film by British creative directors Carson McColl and Gareth Pugh that documents some of the British LGBTQ+ activists, artists and allies carrying the revolutionary fire of the Stonewall Uprising today. Prishita‘s writing is represented by The Good Literary Agency, and they’re also a signed model and social human with CRUMB.
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    Jessica Chu
    Jessica Chu
    Group Head of Diversity and Inclusion
    RS Group
    Australian born and bred, I arrived in London in 1999 for a six month back-packing holiday and loved it so much, decided to stay! I have spent the last 20 years working in the Financial Services sector across a number of disciplines and for the last decade I've specialised in leading diversity and inclusion programmes at leading banks and now at RS Group a global digital and engineering organisation. As the Group Head of D&I, I am responsible for delivering work that has a real impact on our people and communities we operate in. What I love most is the breadth of my role and the fact that no two days are ever the same! I have two young children, who keep me extra busy when not at work. As a family we love to spend time at the park, having picnics, riding bikes and jumping on the trampoline. I also love to cook, garden, watch movies and read.
  • Carole Mehigan
    Carole Mehigan
    Responsible Business Manager
    Reed Smith LLP UK
    My name is Carole Mehigan and I am the Responsible Business Manager for EMEA at Reed Smith. I manage all our community outreach projects focussed on vulnerable areas of the community, D,E & I programmes focussed on young people of all ages and our larger fundraising initiatives. I also help with our internal D,E & I focusses with a particular interest in mental health. I am a mental health first aider and a first aider at work for the firm.
  • Klaus Goodwin
    Klaus Goodwin
    Exec. Director, R&D Quality & Compliance
    Living my best live as R&D Quality Leader
  • Victoria Payne
    Victoria Payne
    Global Head Learning & Development
    Fitch Group
    Victoria is the Global Head of Learning & Development at Fitch Group. She works closely with her DEI colleagues to support the organizational strategy from a learning perspective and has recently helped to set up the Mental Health First Aider network across Europe. In addition to her role Victoria is also the Chair on the Board of Directors at Hillingdon Mind, which she started in 2021. Key areas of focus are to ensure that Hillingdon Mind provide a variety services that are reflective of the differing needs of those living within Hillingdon and the community they serve as well as ensuring that the Board members reflect that.
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    Wesley Dow
    Wesley Dow
    Executive Assistant & Events support
    Hg Capital
    An experienced, customer-service focused EA with a passion for people management and talent retention, who recognises that their role in the success of a business is to provide the most efficient and effective support possible. My industry experience spans business/personal support, people management, market research and event planning, providing me with many transferable skills. I am very adaptable and focused on delivering a truly bespoke service to every role I undertake. With a constant can-do attitude I pro-actively act as a discreet bridge between the leadership and wider business, sensing and heading off problems before they arise, by networking extensively across the company to stay tuned to the heartbeat of the organisation. Leader of the Hg Pride steering group, mental health first aider and mentor to a junior EA. Listed in LGBTgreat’s Top 100 Gamechangers for 2022 and ‘Project 1000 Role Models’ in 2021 for my work in D&I at Hg.
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    Robert Whitley
    Robert Whitley
    Senior Accountant II
    Expedia Group
  • Michael Morgan
    Michael Morgan
    People Partner
  • Emma Murray
    Emma Murray
    HR Generalist
    Enterprise Rent a Car
  • Lukasz Konieczka
    Lukasz Konieczka
    Executive Director
    Mosaic LGBT Young Persons' Trust
    born in Sopot, Poland started his education at the College for Social Workers where he graduated with a specialism in community development before continuing his education doing social psychology at SWPS University. Throughout his studies, Lukasz volunteered for Amnesty International as campaign coordinator and association 'Together against AIDS' as volunteers' coordinator. Volunteering, however, butters no parsnips, so he had to work in a bank throughout his studies, he decided to move to the UK to work as a social worker. That however proved to be difficult as his qualifications although achieved with distinction were not recognised in the UK. He, therefore, worked in a nursing home in Farnborough as a head of activities department before moving to London to work for Brent Youth Services as a Mosaic Project manager. He took up any opportunity of learning offered by his employer and did qualifications in education management alongside youth work before he was made redundant and the project closed following government cuts. Lukasz however together with his colleagues founded the charity Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre that continued and expanded the work supporting, educating and inspiring LGBT+ young persons in order to shape proud, strong and cohesive LGBT+ community of the future. Lukasz describes himself as a bit of an eccentric Humanist with the passion for Equality and Human Rights. In his spare time, he volunteers on Community Advisory Board of Pride in London is a chair of the board of trustees for another charity Greater London Youth Foundation as well as volunteers as a home visitor for Refugees at Home where he says he can put into practice his strong belief that all humans have a right to dignity and decent housing. He also volunteered on the advisory board of YMCA West London for nearly two years, but his time wasn't able to stretch enough to carry on with that engagement.
  • Cat Haldane
    Cat Haldane
    Initiatives Manager
    Stonewall Housing
    I'm a creative leader with over 10 years' experience in the queer charity sector. My specialisms include creating queer-specific content and resources, championing diversity and inclusion, corporate fundraising, leading special events, youth homelessness, and managing social media and comms. I am the Producer and Executive Producer of the path-breaking feature length documentary; Less, and Founder of the House of Stonewall Ambassador Program. My work has featured across flagship billboards during London Pride, stocked in the likes of Harvey Nichols and I've had ads shown across all UK cinemas supported by Pearl and Dean. Featured in the Top 100 visible lesbian list for the charity sector in #lesbianvisibilityweek 2020 and 2021. I'm currently the Initiatives Manager for the UK's leading LGBTQ+ homelessness organisation Stonewall Housing.
  • Anish Pathak (He/Him)
    Anish Pathak (He/Him)
    Employment Lawyer
    Bird & Bird
    I am an Associate in our International HR Services Group, based in London. I advise on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters at Bird & Bird. I have experience of acting for a range of companies and individuals involved in complex employment legal and HR issues. I strive always to deliver practical, relevant and commercial solutions in a user-friendly manner. I advise clients on the full spectrum of employment law matters, from coordinating multi-jurisdictional projects, to litigation in the Employment Tribunal and High Court, and providing day-to-day HR support and guidance. The part of my job that I enjoy the most is speaking with my clients directly and building strong and meaningful relationships. I work hard to understand how my clients navigate and operate within our globalised world and their own industry sectors. This understanding helps me to deliver tailored and well thought-out employment solutions which can be quickly translated into direct actions within my clients' businesses. I am firmly committed to being a well-rounded lawyer, both at Bird & Bird and within the wider community. I am involved in the Firm's diversity projects, and deliver equality and diversity training to our clients. I also take part in pro bono projects and other diversity initiatives within the UK.
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    Mitsimotto DG
    Mitsimotto DG
    Yogi & Healing Practitioner
    Dimitris, aka Mitsimotto is a yogi and healing practitioner. He started off his career as an architect based in London, managing high value development project in France, Netherlands, Germany and Brussels amongst others. In addition, he taught Architecture and Urban design at the Architectural Association of London. At the peak of his professional career, a trip to Bali turned out to be a turning point in his life. Following the completion of his Yoga Teacher training course, certified by Yoga Alliance, he was offered a position at the school to join the team as a teacher. He taught Pranayama, Vinyasa, Yin and Alignment of Asana. Most importantly, he shared his ability of understanding, connecting, guiding and empowering the students during their journey which inspired Mitsimotto to further develop his skills and become a certified Life Coach. He is currently based between Bali, the Caribbean and the Greek Islands, organizing Yoga training courses and retreats. Mitsimotto trusts that through structured guidance and use of correct tools one can find their life purpose which eventually can shape decisions, impact behaviours, achieve goals, and offer a sense of meaning and direction.
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    Diversity Coach and Founder
    Diversity Coach, MBA and Founder of CoachMap. I am currently coordinator of Pride Connection Panamá. Author of "COME OUT! Las empresas también tienen que salir del closet" I´ve started my career as a financial consultant in Casin Asociados with over ten years of experience in high performance roles and leading successful initiatives. Demonstrated ability in project and personnel management with focus in customer satisfaction and cost savings. Great aptitude for team work, contributing to build a proper work climate and sharing know-how and best practice policies. Proactive, with skills to adapt to changing environments and work under deadlines. Entrepreneur and generator of business opportunities. Global Shapers' Alumni with a focus on promoting diversity inclusion in society. Check my web:
  • Israel Pina
    Israel Pina
    Finance Analyst
    Hello! I work at Moody´s as a Finance Analyst. I am a volunteer of the Pride Business Resource Groups in Costa Rica and a member of the Finance Volunteering Employee Engagement Committee.
  • Ana Ampudia
    Ana Ampudia
    Marketing Director Personal Care Mx
  • Miguel Ángel Rodríguez López
    Miguel Ángel Rodríguez López
    Southern Europe Corporate Affairs
    GSK Consumer Healthcare
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    Fabri Orlandi
    Fabri Orlandi
    LGTBIQ+ 🏳️‍🌈Personal and Group Trainer & Activist
    Fabri Orlandi
    🏳️‍🌈 First personal and group fitness trainer. Creator of the largest LGTBIQ+ Spanish Sports Community. I firmly believe that LGBTIQ+ people need a healthy environment where they can express themselves without the prejudice and harassment that most have received during childhood. In my Community everyone is accepted, supported and pushed to look for their best version through sports and a healthy life. Experienced Certified Personal Trainer. I train Facebook and LinkedIn teams. I have a proven track record of working in the health, wellness and fitness industry. Expert in customer service, social media, marketing, sales, coaching and public speaking. I collaborate with various NGOs and LGTBIQ+ Charitable Associations promoting the physical and mental health of our Community 🏳️‍🌈.
  • Sabela Cal Maceiras (She/Her)
    Sabela Cal Maceiras (She/Her)
    Administrative Executive
    Sabela works for myGwork, a global networking hub and job board for LGBTQ+ professionals, graduates, allies, and organisations, to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace and beyond. She doesn't only love her work, she cycles everywhere she can, loves travelling, reading, going to the cinema, and a good cold beer. Originally from Spain, Sabela is a proud Galician that learned how to play hockey in secondary school. She joined Remnants HC, a Queer Hockey Club based in South East London, in 2017 and she is the new Team Captain this season. Go Rems!
  • Axel Domancic
    Axel Domancic
    Regional Digital Marketing Specialist
    General: Mi nombre es Axel Domancic, tengo 30 años y vivo en Chile. Soy Ingeniero Comercial y Coach Ontológico Internacional. Hace 11 años, conocí el coaching, el yoga y la meditación, lo cual me abrió un enorme espacio de autoconocimiento y compasión que no había imagiado posible. Luego de haber sostenido por años la meditación, yoga y de haberme certificado como coach ontologico internacional, he puesto al servicio mi experiencia para aquellas personas que buscan acompañamiento en procesos de aceptación, libertad y empoderamiento. Un mensaje para el colectivo LGTBQ+: La primera parte de mi proceso de formación como Coach se trató de recibir coaching, mientras aprendíamos las distinciones teóricas básicas. Ahí me miré acompañado a través del coaching, principalmente en: mi sexualidad, vínculos afectivos, conexión emocional y espiritual... fui trabajando con coaching esas sensaciones donde no me sentía tan fluido y que me generaban miedo, dolor, tristeza, inseguridad y ansiedad. En este proceso pude observarme profundamente, pude ver aquellas cosas que me hacían preso de mi mismo, y tomando el valor para transformarlas, sintiendo una profunda sensación de aceptación y liberación, pudiendo lograr una liviandad que me conectaron con mi versión más auténtica. Luego de aprobar la parte práctica y evaluación de certificación como Coach, sentí un profundo deseo de poner lo aprendido al servicio de los demás y comencé a a crear un espacio diseñado para el Coaching de Libertad, para la comunidad LGTBQ+ y/o sus familias. 👉🏻[email protected] invito a leer mas de este espacio aquí:
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    Manuel Sequera
    Manuel Sequera
    Music Therapist
    Huella Sonora Musicoterapia
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