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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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Media Partners

Allyship (June 20)

Networks (June 21)

Business (June 22)

    Date Jun 22, 2022
    07:00 EDT
  • Careers (June 23)

    Wellbeing (June 24)


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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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      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.
    • 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!
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      Saski .
      Saski .
      LGBTQ+ Inclusion Consultant
      Saski is a well established LGBTQ+ Inclusion Consultant, Official PRIDE Host, Interviewer, Radio host, Panel Moderator, Singer and out and proud Queer Parent. She 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 activist for positive promotion and equal rights for the LGBTQ+ community and all, Saski has appeared on several BBC TV and Radio shows, promoting inclusion and has also worked closely with a variety of charities and organisations as an interviewer, LGBTQ+ Inclusion Trainer, guest speaker and Host, Including Diva Magazine, PRIDE London, Mermaids, Diversity Role Models, Clexacon, The British Youth Council and P3 Parenting Network to name but a few. Find out what’s she’s up to next on FB & Instagram @Saskisinger & Twitter @Saskisinger1
    • Devin Ibañez
      Devin Ibañez
      Professional Rugby Player and Public Speaker
      New England Free Jacks
      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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      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.
    • Ebone Bell
      Ebone Bell
      Tagg Magazine
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      Jan Van Mossevelde
      Jan Van Mossevelde
      President - icebreaker
      VF Corporation
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Camille François-Nienaber
      Camille François-Nienaber
      Global Leader - Pride Community | 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.
    • Charlotte Vargoz
      Charlotte Vargoz
      ESG analyst
      Fitch Group
    • 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.
    • Andrew Gonzales (He/Him)
      Andrew Gonzales (He/Him)
      Senior Program Manager
    • 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. Previously I worked for Morgan Stanley in London and Linklaters LLP in London and New York.
    • Andy Lewis
      Andy Lewis
      Travers Smith
    • Brendan Greenfield-Turk
      Brendan Greenfield-Turk
      Senior Vice President - Chief of Staff, Ratings & Research
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
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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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      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.
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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.
    • Kate Walmsley
      Kate Walmsley
      HR Case Consultant
      Lloyds Banking Group
    • 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.
    • David Liversage
      David Liversage
      Founder/Lead Consultant
      Blue Phoenix
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      Francesco Albanese
      Francesco Albanese
      Future Trainee Solicitor
      Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
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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.
    • 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
    • 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.
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      Natasha Whitehurst
      Natasha Whitehurst
      Diversity & Inclusion Manager
      Reach plc
      Currently Diversity & Inclusion Manager with Reach Plc; supporting the inclusion strategy & journey. Working closely with chosen partners to enable and support a more inclusive culture for all within Reach Plc.
    • Diane Lightfoot
      Diane Lightfoot
      Business Disability Forum
    • 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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