Pride 2022

Speakers for Pride Month, June 2022

Toby Mossop
editor at Chartwell Speakers

This year marks 50 years since the first Pride march in the UK in 1972.  It’s a good time to celebrate what has been achieved and how far we’ve come.   However there is still work to be done in the fight for LGBTQ+ equality.  Businesses must continue to strive for inclusive workplaces that allow all employees to thrive. 

These speakers share their experiences and expert insights, either as members of the LGBTQ+ community themselves, or as champions for diversity,  and explain how employers can become effective allies to the LGBTQ+ community in the fight for equality at work.

Inga Beale

First female CEO, Lloyd’s of London (2013-2018) and first women and bisexual person named on the Outstanding & FT Leading LGBT Executive Power List.

Charlotte Clymer

Transgender Activist, Military Veteran and proud transgender woman. Former Press Secretary at Human Rights Campaign, named in Fortune Magazine’s ’40 under 40′ (2020).

Rico Chace

Director at TransActual UK, Trustee at LGBT+ Consortium and part of the UN’s UNITE 2030 Youth Delegate Program.

Tammy Smith

The US military’s first openly LGBT General/Flag officer, Former Military Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the US Army and Board of Directors, Out and Equal Workplace Advocates Board of Directors (2013-20).

Tom Daley

Professional British Diver, four-time Olympic medalist, and Patron of Switchboard LGBT+ Charity. Three-time winner of The Herald Sports Personality of the Year.

Gareth Thomas

Celebrated international rugby star, former Welsh Rugby Captain and British and Irish Lions Captain.  Author of ‘Stronger’, his book on homophobia in sport and living with HIV.

Caroline Paige

The first openly serving transgender officer in the British Armed Forces. She is a Stonewall School Role Model, Co-author of the military LGBT+ anthology ‘Fighting With Pride’ and Author of autobiography, ‘True Colours’.

Liz Bingham

Expert on Diversity & Inclusion and President of R3. She is former Managing Partner at EY, named 11th most powerful LGBT executive in the world by Business Insider.

Adah Parris

Member, Outvertising Council, boosting LGBTQ+ inclusivity in advertising and marketing. Creator of humanity-centred innovation model, Cyborg Shamanism, for businesses to improve culture, diversity and inclusion, and subvert the ‘status quo’.

Nicola Adams

British Olympian with two gold medals in Women’s Flyweight boxing, and inspirational speaker on sports, LGBT+ inclusion and diversity. First openly LGBT person to win an Olympic boxing Gold medal.

If you are interested in booking any of the above speakers, please get in touch.

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