[Podcast] Inclusion & Diversity Series: Empowering LGBTQ+ people to succeed

by Sep 17, 2021Awareness Raising, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Events, Podcasts0 comments

As part of the City & Guilds Foundation Inclusion and diversity events series, offering thought-provoking conversations and actionable steps to promote equal opportunities and improve inclusion and diversity in your organisation.

In this podcast we discussed LGBTQ+ experiences such as inclusion challenges and career progression. What does being LGBTQ+ in the workplace look like today and what type of training do organisations need to ensure their retention and career progression? We explored how we can create workplaces that support LGBTQ+ individuals to stand up and stand out. What does diversity and inclusion mean to me?

“Diversity is being asked to the party.
Inclusion is being asked to dance.”

Vernã Myers

Dr Ann Limb CBE, Chair of The Scouts, Vice-Chair of the City and Guilds of London Institute, Number 1 Public Sector Executive OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Model List 2019, chairs a panel made up of: Tanya Compas, Founder and CEO of Exist Loudly, Jason Sloan, Organisational Development Lead, GSK, INvolve Top 50 OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Model, Kirstie Donnelly MBE ( @K_DonnellyCEO ), Chief Executive of City & Guilds Group

“To be our best selves, our best teams and our best organisations, we must recognise and honour the value we and others bring. This means not simply getting the numbers equal, putting up quotes on websites or simply complying with laws. We must invite everyone to participate, to contribute and to co-create in order to realise our ambition to be creative, innovate and perform at the highest level—to be our best we all must show up completely, open hearted, and we have to invite others to do the same.”

Jason Sloan

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