“Networking like never before”: Introducing myGwork’s Country Ambassadors Programme

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“Life is too short to put up with that unhappy relationship, a flat that you hate, or working somewhere that doesn’t respect and understand you”  BY DIVA STAFF For many of us, 2021 will be the year that we make new connections, expand our networks and start a search for our next big career move, [….]

Get on your bike for #OurPrideRide 2021

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“We encourage anyone and everyone to take part, regardless of how they identity, how far they can ride a bike or where they are situated” BY PRiDE OUT Monday 7 June 2021 marks the start of PRiDE RiDE WEEK, a national virtual cycling event to celebrate lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, intersex, ACE (LGBTQIA+) people [….]

WOMEN ON TOP: “We want your brain and your creativity, and when you bring that to the table that helps us to innovate and be successful”

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Zoe Schulz from myGwork speaks to Claire Sherwin and Kelly Waller from world-leading fintech company Finastra to get a deeper understanding of their dedication to LGBTQI+ equality BY DIVA STAFF The financial services sector may not be the first industry that springs to mind when you think of diversity and inclusion. However, Finastra is one organisation determined to change that, [….]

Running queer and the transformative power of connection

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Can running help to connect us to our queer identities? BY CARRIE LYELL In March this year, I ran my first half marathon. That might not seem like much of achievement to you ultra marathon runners out there, but for me, it was huge.  There were no spectators lining the streets, cheering me on. No [….]

ONLINE EVENT: myGwork’s WorkPride conference is back!

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“WorkPride is a vital resource for LGBTQ+ communities and inclusive employers” myGwork, the global business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, is bringing back its massively successful WorkPride for a second year. WorkPride is a five-day series of events for LGBTQ+ professionals, inclusive employers and anyone who is committed to workplace equality. It’s the perfect opportunity to [….]

Artist behind VadgeBadges blasts social media’s sexist double standards

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“The conversation is just as important as the art itself” BY MARTINE HESS VadgeBadges are beautiful, bold, vibrant, and unique, much like the actual vulva. But according to leading platforms, they have no place on social media, with some allegedly barring the creator from advertising her work.  Mirror earrings in vivid colours, ruffled pillows and [….]

WOMEN ON TOP: “I think people are working really hard to improve LGBTQ+ representation and to make the industry more accessible.”

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Melanie Rogan from Financial Times spoke to Zoe Schulz from myGwork about LGBTQ+ inclusion in tech, co-leading Proud FT, and how the network is currently pushing for trans inclusion in the workplace. Mel’s journey into tech hasn’t been straightforward, although, she admits, it does make sense as she was always obsessed with making websites on GeoCities. She now leads a tech team [….]