Munroe Bergdorf chats all about business equality on the latest episode of Homo Sapiens
BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS
If you’re not familiar with the podcast Homo Sapiens, you’ve really been missing out. Every week Alan Cumming and Christopher Sweeney talk to inspirational figures within the LGBTQI community over tea and biscuits.
Previous guests include the likes of Lady Phyll, Sam Smith, Hannah Gadsby and Marika Hackman.
Each episode promises intelligent, informative and fun conversations that represent the interests of LGBTQI people around the world, and their latest episode is no different.
This week’s bonus episode with Facebook for Business sees Munroe Bergdorf as a podcast guest to talk all about social change with big brands and how they can support the LGBTQI community.
The podcast description explains: “A few years back Munroe Bergdorf was a model for L’Oreal who chose to speak out about systemic racism. She was promptly removed from the campaign. Cut to Black Lives Matter protests a few years later and it seems the world may be starting to catch up with her. She’s here to tell us her amazing story that has an incredible twist and to talk to us about what brands can do to properly help LGBTQI people, particularly beyond Pride month when the rainbows disappear. She’s an inspiring force for good. Who could ask for a better guest?”
Advice on driving business equality within LGBTQI communities
DIVA Publisher, Linda Riley, says: “Most brands feature pages and pages on diversity and inclusion on their websites, but what’s important is they incorporate this information into their everyday working practices, internally and externally. It’s not ok to ‘talk the talk’ without ‘walking the walk’ – the LGBTQI community is here 365 days a year and yet, it seems brands often want to ‘fly the flag’ during Pride. We would like to see the flag flying all year round, not Brough out and dusted out for Pride events alone.”
Munroe Bergdorf says: “Develop long term relationships with community figure heads and people who can consult on your products to ensure they are as inclusive and diverse as possible. Also develop relationships with services and charities that help Queer people, all year round that are doing the work on the front lines. Don’t just get involved during Pride month – make it a year round commitment.”