The next #WorkFair 2021 will take place on 17 November
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Advancing at work can be hugely challenging, especially for LGBTQ+ women.
In fact, three in 20 LGBTQ+ women believe that their sexual orientation negatively impacts on career progression, according to a recent McKenzie study on the LGBTQ+ community in the workplace. The report also found that LGBTQ+ women are more likely to report having missed out on a raise, promotion or a chance to get ahead, compared to straight women. Additionally, LGBTQ+ women, especially bisexual ones, also experience more microaggressions and sexual harassment at work. And things are even tougher for LGBTQ+ women of colour.
Under these circumstances, LGBTQ+ women want to ensure that the companies they are joining are fair and inclusive. Events like #WorkFair help to do just that. The free event, organised by the LGBTQ+ business community myGwork, offers LGBTQ+ professionals the opportunity to kick start their job search with confidence by connecting with employers that prioritize diversity and inclusion.
During the next #WorkFair 2021, taking place on 17 November 2021, you will get exclusive access to organisations that are actively recruiting diverse candidates. Leading companies attending the event include State Street, Booking.com, Willis Towers Watson, OmniCom Media, PepsiCo, Capgemini, Synechron, Clyde and Co, Pearson, Checkout, Reed Smith LLP, Criteo, Clifford Chance, Ab InBev, Capco, Pimco and many more.
Job seekers can either connect with one of the many inclusive companies participating in the event, or simply use #Workfair as an opportunity to discover new organizations and the type of job opportunities on offer. #WorkFair will allow candidates to connect live with recruitment teams for an informal chat, or book one-on-one interviews. The free virtual event will also feature webinars and workshops to tackle career transition, job search, CV writing, virtual interviewing skills, wellbeing and much more.
“We’re very proud to be bringing back #WorkFair for another instalment. As many of us look toward our next career move, it feels like the timing could not have been better,” commented myGwork founders and brothers Adrien (CMO) and Pierre Gaubert (CEO). “This year attendees will be able to get one step closer to a new role with iconic organizations like Booking.com and PepsiCo, while learning key insights from our fantastic topics and schedule of speakers”.
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