Jason Miles Summers - Inclusive Employers

Jace joined the Inclusive Employers team in March 2023 after 9 years in the Construction industry, where he worked in a variety of roles from Quality Assurance, Health, Safety & Wellbeing, and Learning & Development. While in this sector he found his passion for inclusion and diversity by helping found and lead an LGBTQ+ and allies employee network. Creating a safe working environment and platforming LGBTQ+ voices in the workplace became a particular focus after his experience of transitioning at work and making an active choice to become an ambassador and visible role model.

Combining his passion with his experience, Jace focused on developing a robust strategy and action plan that led a network culture change where the wellbeing, sustainable growth and career development of the network and its members were at the heart of everything the network did.

Jace’s passion for learning and continuous improvement often result in taking on voluntary positions and undertaking additional qualifications, such as being a registered First Aider and Mental Health First Aider.

Jace’s lived experience has made him a confident, positive, and kind disruptor who likes to challenge ‘the way things have always been’.

What do you enjoy about your role at Inclusive Employers?

So far, the team. I feel that Inclusive Employers greatest strength is how welcoming, empathetic and knowledgeable the team are. I am constantly in awe of everyone and have come to understand how having a good team around you makes work a joy. It’s still hard work, but it’s good work.

What has been your biggest achievement to date?

My biggest I&D achievement to date is that I was nominated as a one of the Top 10 Diversity Heroes for 2023, issued by British LGBT Awards, for being a visible role model, public speaker and active champion for my LGBT+ siblings.

What is the best advice you have ever been given?

There is lots of advice in the world but for me, it has been learning that it’s okay to not be okay. It’s okay to lay down and be tired, but the most important thing is that you get back up and you keep being the best version of you possible. You own it to your past self and your future self.

Tell us something about you that we might not know.

I studied English Literature and Language at university which has resulted in my hobby of writing and reading. When I’m not doing those, I make costumes (both sewing and props) for UK comic conventions.  

Jason Summers

Inclusion Events (Sport) and Membership Officer