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08:40 Online networking
09:05 Chair’s opening remarks
09:10 Attracting and progressing LGBT+ talent into leadership positions
- How do we encourage and promote openly LGBT+ leaders who are active advocates for LGBT+ inclusion?
- Developing a pipeline of LGBT+ talent
- Increasing LGBT+ NED representation and representation at Board level
Head of Inclusion & Engagement
TP ICAP Group
Association of LGBTQ+ Corporate Directors
09:30 Taking an intersectional approach to LGBT+ inclusion
- How do you triangulate experiences and create meaningful inclusion for those with intersectional identities?
- How do you reduce the burden on employees with several intersections, so they can bring their whole selves to work?
- Understanding the role of DEI in bringing leaders on the journey
09:50 Supporting trans employees and creating a safe environment at work
- Understanding the challenges and experiences of trans employees
- Understanding how sexual orientation can affect employees’ mental health
- Removing stigma-based assumptions, breaking down the barriers and providing workable solutions
- How do you ensure employees can express themselves without fear or concerns?
- Bringing as many workers as possible on the journey and improving nonbinary awareness
10:10 Panel session and audience Q&A: Protecting and advancing LGBT+ rights against a backdrop of rising hate
- Assessing and tackling the impact towards far-right nationalist views in some parts of the world
- Are we seeing a rolling back of LGBT+ rights in the UK? If so, how do we stem the tide?
- Troubleshooting anti-trans sentiment within the LGBT+ community
- What role can employers play in helping accelerate positive change for LGBT+ rights and inclusion?
Morning speakers to be joined by:
10:50 Break and online networking
11:15 How Clifford Chance is creating a successful LGBT+ employee resource group
- Working closely with HR and the leadership team and increasing membership
- Amplifying your message across LGBT+ inclusion and encouraging allyship
- What does your strategy look like? How do you increase visibility of under-represented groups?
- Collaborating with other ERGs and ensuring intersectionality
Global Inclusion Specialist & Co-chair, Arcus (LGBTQ+ Affinity Network)
Associate & Co-chair, Arcus (LGBTQ+ Affinity Network)
11:35 How do we encourage and create an inclusive culture, through engagement with LGBT+ language?
- Understanding the impact of language on LGBT+ employees
- What is acceptable language?
- Tackling unacceptable language at work
- Pronouns – educating and re-educating employees, in particular relating to trans and nonbinary
11:55 Supporting mental health and wellbeing for LGBT+ colleagues at work
- How can employers create a safe and supportive environment where everyone feels welcome?
Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
University of Hertfordshire
12:15 Live audience questions and answers
12:45 Lunch break and online networking
13:35 Chair’s welcome back
13:40 Reviewing the current legal landscape on LGBT+ inclusion at work
- Recent Employment Tribunal cases in the UK and implications for LGBT+ inclusion
14:00 Capturing and collecting employee data to progress LGBTQ+ inclusion at work
- What data should you be collecting in the LGBTQ+ space?
- How and why do you need to capture data?
- Engaging employees to disclose
- Identifying trends and supporting the nuances
14:20 Attracting and onboarding LGBT+ early in careers talent
- Understanding the importance of authentic engagement and the power of role models in LGBT+ recruitment
- How can apprenticeship solutions create opportunities for new LGBT+ employees?
- How ERGs can support your recruitment strategy for progressing LGBT+ talent
14:40 Live audience questions and answers
15:10 Break and online networking
15:35 Tackling micro-aggressions and progressing your career as an LGBT+ person
Director of People
Birmingham Pride (UK)
Procurement & Supply Chain Manager
15:55 How organisations can embrace the intersection of disabled and LGBT+ identities at work
- Understanding the lack of representation of intersectionality in the workplace when it comes to acknowledging the experience of people
- Tracking demographic data and intersectionality with LGBT+ disabled employees
- Mentoring, coaching and culture experiences – recognising people as a whole
- Changes employers can make for LGBT+ / disabled employees – including to the built environment, digital accessibility, systems, and policies
16:15 In conversation: Invisible prejudice at work and its impact on LGBT+ and faith communities
In this session, Joel will explain the concept of invisible prejudice through his own personal journey, being Jewish and gay, and the role ERGs can play in creating some of the biggest champions of LGBT+ inclusion and in breaking this prejudice. He will look at how employers can provide a culture where employees feel empowered to explore who they are.