• 24/09/2019

The LGBT+ Staff Networks Conference  which is taking place on the 26 September 2019 has been launched to tackle issues affecting LGBT+ professionals in the workplace and is aimed at empowering LGBT+ professionals in the workplace.

The event is being held by The Proud Trust in partnership with LGBT+ networking group Out of Office at the offices of Irwin Mitchell in central Manchester, and will include a talk from the founder of LGBT History Month.

Professor Emeritus Sue Sanders, FROM  will speak alongside Sally Carr MBE, director and founder of The Proud Trust, alongside representatives from businesses across Greater Manchester.

The conference will be suitable for attendees from all professional backgrounds and size of organisation.  The day will consist of a number of panel discussions and interactive workshops focussing on issues such as:

– practical obstacles in establishing and running an LGBT+ staff network:
– the issues facing LGBT+ employees and staff networks in self-employed, regional and multi-national businesses:
– the unique issues facing intersectional LGBT+ groups, such as LGBT+ people from a BAME background, within the workplace:
– legal compliance issues around LGBT+ workplace inclusion:
– how to ensure trans inclusion in the workplace; and
– how to create sustainable LGBT+ staff networks.

The conference will be followed by an event hosted by Manchester’s informal networking event for LGBT+ professionals, Out of Office, who aim to challenge the stereotypes of business networking allowing relationships to form in a casual setting.  That event will be free of charge but guests are asked to register HERE

For more details of the event and costings and tickets please click HERE