NEWS: myGWork launches WorkPride to replace cancelled Pride events

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A global virtual conference to strengthen LGBTQI workplace inclusion  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS myGwork, the global recruitment & networking organisation for LGBTQI professionals, is launching its first global online five-day conference WorkPride, in place of postponed or cancelled flagship LBGTQI events including Pride.  The aim is to bring together and celebrate the LGBTQI community, and strengthen [….]

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 [….]

WOMEN ON TOP: Out in force

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“Being LGBT+ is a part of who I am. Being an RAF officer, a mother, a sister, a daughter, a wife, a woman – is all a part of who I am” BY ANN MILLER-MCCAFFREY  We talk to Royal Air Force Logistics Officer Lisa Griffiths about being out at work, the importance of role models, [….]

DIVA meets one of Singapore’s top queer chefs

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Alysia Chan is cooking up something special for women and non-binary people working in the food and drinks biz BY YAIZA CANOPOLI. IMAGES THE BLACK SWAN Founded by Alysia Chan and based in Singapore, The Anna Alliance, started when a former female colleague of Alysia’s realised how easy it was working together while the pair [….]

Lisa Thomas: “Pride should be celebrated all year, not just for one month”

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MyGwork’s Lisa Thomas wants all women to have a visible role model in the workplace, no matter the season 🌈 BY LOUISE SINNERTON “Pride should be celebrated all year, not just for one month,” says Hay’s Director of Client Operations, Lisa Thomas, when she sits down to chat to Louise Sinnerton from myGwork. Lisa Thomas is [….]

On building a sense of belonging in the workplace

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“It can be a daunting and sometimes overwhelming task to decide whether we should come out to new colleagues” BY LAURA DEVANEY, CO-FOUNDER OF OPEN&OUT AT JOHNSON & JOHNSON We all know the feeling when starting a new role. No matter how confident you may be in your abilities, there’s often a small part of [….]