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PROGRAMME - 07 October 2019

Please note the programme is updating regularly - Keep checking to see new speakers and talks included.


08:15-08:55 hrs

Arrival, Registration & Networking

Meena Chander, CEO & Founder, Events Together Ltd

08:55-09:00 hrs

Opening Address

Jacqui Gavin

09:00-09:15 hrs

One Year On: What's Changed and Future Trends

Chico Chakravorty, MD - BAME Recruitment

09:15-09:45 hrs

Diverse Attraction – a whistle-stop guide to how to best position your organisation more favourably with customers, clients and candidates from diverse backgrounds

Sanisha Wynter, D & I Consultant

09:45-10:30 hrs

Workshop Session: Allyship Is a Journey - exploring the importance of allyship, unpicking how employees can step up as active allies for LGBTQ+ people.

10:30-10:45 hrs

Coffee Break & Networking

Karen Kwong, Director - Ren Organisational Consulting

10:45-11:30 hrs

Workshop Session: The Importance & Value of Authenticity Against Challenging Headwinds - Karen will be leading this workshop about the importance and value of authenticity and how to be resilient against the many challenges faced when making strides to create a more LGBTQ+ inclusive workplace.

Sanisha Wynter, Ata Rahman, Jamie Ades, Christopher Sharp, Tj Richards

11:30-12:15 hrs

Fireside Chat: The Importance of Internal & External LGBTQ+ Networks & Alliances.

Nicola Paul, Senior Consultant - Green Park

12:15-12:40 hrs

Cultural Intelligence: Explained by Deloitte’s 2016 as a core skill of Inclusive Leadership, what is Cultural Intelligence and how do you develop it?

12:40-13:20 hrs

Lunch & Networking

Michelle Partington, MD - Mentis Training & Consultancy

13:20-14:05 hrs

Workshop Session: Why should it MATTER? - Homophobic bullying can be damging to the receipient and it is important to realise how this can be managed effectively at work.

Jacqui Gavin

14:05-14:50 hrs

Unlearning Hub

14:50- 15:05 hrs

Coffee Break & Networking

Joanne Lockwood, Founder - SEE Change Happen

15:05-15:50 hrs

Cultivating a Culture of Belonging for Gender Diverse Individuals - being Trans in the 21st Century still carries stigma and often leads to rejection. How employers, step up and engage, says a lot about their Culture and Ethos.

Gamiel Yafai, MD - Diversity Marketplace

15:50-16:15 hrs

What Is Intersectionality? - consider how our unique identities intersect and highlight how these unique identities are impacted by organisational culture.

Emily Coates, Premier Field Engineer & Community Co-Director, Microsoft & GLEAM

16:15-16:45 hrs

Embracing D & I Through the Use of Technology – see how Microsoft approaches D & I internally using technology and how they build products which embrace D & I principles, especially around LGBTQI+ issues.

Jacqui Gavin

16:45-17:00 hrs

Key Learnings & Close
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