Virtual Pride Season

Let us support you to celebrate Pride Season virtually this June and July! We have a three-series webinar package and our wonderful in-house panellists ready to make your events meaningful and memorable.

While we can’t be together in person to celebrate Pride this year, lots of our members are planning ‘Virtual Pride’ events to share, celebrate and learn with the LGBTQ+ community this summer.

At Inclusive Employers, we’re offering a ‘Pride package’ of webinars delivered in-house, at a time to suit you, for up to 300 attendees:

  1. Why Pride? An engaging webinar looking at the origins of Pride and key moments in Pride history;
  2. Being LGBT+ in 2020: A look at stats from around the world, where we are now and where we still need to go, including LGBTQ+ experiences during times of social isolation;
  3. The silent letters of LGBTQ+: Looking specifically at BTQ+ identities, why they’re often ‘silent’ in LGBTQ+ initiatives, and how to make your workplace inclusive of all genders and sexualities.

We are also very excited to announce that our Pride Panellists are available to book for your event. Our Pride Panellists are LGBTQ+ staff here at Inclusive Employers who you can book to speak at your virtual event, take part on a panel or lead a virtual learning session for your colleagues.

To book our Pride Package webinars or our Pride Panellists for your event, get in touch at [email protected]. Read on to find out more about our panellists:

Addison Barnett

Addie is a queer trans man and trans inclusion specialist. Addie came to Inclusive Employers after 5 years in the homelessness sector managing frontline services and leading on LGBTQIA+ inclusion. He started his working life in Further Education sector as a teacher and teacher trainer, specialising in managing challenging behaviour. As a consultant at Inclusive Employers, Addie has particular interest in socio economic inclusion, mental health and incorporating intersectionality into organisations.

Steven Copsey

Before joining us at Inclusive Employers, Steven worked in the insurance industry as a corporate broker where he co-founded Link Up North and became national co-chair of the Queens Award winning Link, LGBT Insurance Network. He’s based in Leeds and is one of our northern consultants. Steven also leads our CMI accredited Inclusion and Diversity qualification programme, both Level 4 and Level 6. Having worked for three of the world’s biggest brokerages he has a real passion for international cultures and how these can affect organisations and their perceptions of diversity and inclusion.

Lindsay Lerigo

Lindsay previously worked for 9 years at Zurich insurance taking up a role as Leeds representative and later Co-Chair of their LGBT+ Network. She also co-founded Link Up North, a branch of the LGBT Insurance Network. Before joining Inclusive Employers, Lindsay spent two years at law firm Pinsent Masons working in Responsible Business, supporting their Disability and Race and Religion Networks and acting as Leeds representative for their LGBT+ network. Lindsay is programme manager for our Inclusion accreditation, the Inclusive Employers Standard.