More about our speakers
Josh Willacy, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Trainer & Consultant
Josh Willacy is an equality, diversity and inclusion trainer and consultant. He is a proud mixed race gay man who is the trustee of Stonewall Housing, a charity which provides advice, support and housing to the LGBTQ community and works to fight LGBTQ homelessness. Josh worked at Stonewall, consulting and advising organisations on their inclusion strategy for LGBTQ staff. He also developed and delivered Stonewall’s first empowerment programme for BAME LGBTQ people. Currently, Josh delivers learning and development solutions for a wide range of clients across many sectors including broadcast and film, finance, higher education, charity and government. He believes when exploring identity and working towards equitable, innovative and inclusive working environments, an intersectional approach is critical.
Leng Montgomery, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, BDO UK LLP
Leng is a Diversity and Inclusion leader and Trans specialist from the UK who actively engages and consults with private and public sector companies. He is a regular speaker within the LGBT field and has appeared on BBC radio, and other media outlets. He has also written policy and delivered keynote speeches to many organisations for UK and Global audiences. He is currently a Diversity and Inclusion Manager at BDO UK LLP. In a recent move from Sainsbury’s where he led on LGBT for the group which includes Argos and Habitat. He also supported the wider D&I team on Disability, Carers and BAME activity. Prior to this, Leng worked at Stonewall, where notably he worked the Workplace Equality Index and the Trans inclusion guides that were launched in 2016. In 2014 he was the first openly trans contestant on BBC’s Masterchef and for two years running from 2014-2015 he was listed on the Independent’s Rainbow List in the ‘Ones to Watch’ category. He’s also been shortlisted in 2018 LGBT awards under the ‘Corporate Rising Star’ category and spoke at TEDx London in July 2018.
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