WOMEN ON TOP: Inclusivity and the importance of giving back to your industry

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Emma Smith, Head of Talent at the UK’s largest video games developer, Creative Assembly, sits down with Louise Sinnerton from myGwork BY MYGWORK Emma Smith started her career as a 999 operator, and worked at the NHS and Citizens Advice Bureau after that. She has been exposed to all sorts of situations and has always [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: What’s it like to be a stylist on Queer Eye?

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Can you believe? DIVA meets Nadia Durham, wardrobe stylist on the Netflix smash hit  BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE, IMAGE BY RAY J RICH If you’re anything like #TeamDIVA then you’ll also love binge-watching the Fab Five work their super stylin’ magic on Queer Eye. But behind-the-queens there are other creative hands at work…  Enter wardrobe stylist Nadia Durham. Based [….]

Five of the best fictional lez/bi bosses

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Our favourite women on top BY DIVA STAFF Helen Stewart, Bad Girls What we wouldn’t do for Wing Governor Helen Stewart. The Bad Girls boss, played by Simone Lahbib, might not have done things by the book, but that’s what made us – and Nikki – fall for her in the first place… Bette Porter, [….]

One from the vaults: In her city cycling

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Danielle Mustarde joins founder of indie cycling brand Goodordering, Jacqui Ma, for a ride through east London BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. ABOVE JACQUI MA. IN-ARTICLE IMAGES BY J.L. ARMSTRONG When the women-led, largely-queer #TeamGoodordering invited #TeamDIVA for a “leisurely sojourn through Jacqui Ma’s London”, we couldn’t resist. The aim? To see just how easy it is [….]

DIVA COMMUNITY: This is our LGBTQI+ NHS

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“The work we do really does change people’s lives – every single day” BY SOPHIE PERRY. IMAGE BY ANDREA PIACQUADIO As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect lives globally, essential workers and NHS staff are bravely out on the frontlines keeping the UK on its feet. Here at DIVA, we are very proud to support the incredible [….]

MONEY MATTERS: How statutory sick pay works amid COVID-19

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Employment lawyers answer your questions about statutory sick pay and coronavirus BY GILSON GRAY/GRAHAM MILLAR I have over 20 years’ experience as an employment lawyer, but this is by far the most challenging time I have witnessed for any businesses in the UK – and indeed the rest of the world. The most important advice [….]

WOMEN ON TOP: “Want to create a community? Start it yourself”

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Farfetch’s Autumn Pray on the importance of visibility and community in the workplace BY LOUISE SINNERTON AT MYGWORK A thorough understanding of how networks work and an experience of coming out in different workplaces are just some of the attributes Autumn Pray brought to the table when helping to set up Farfetch’s LGBTQI+ network. Before working [….]