#CorporateQueer opens in London, platforming the stories of LGBTQIA+ professionals

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The path towards equality in the workplace remains long and winding, and #CorporateQueer aims to spotlight LGBTQIA+ issues. BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY FIONA FREUND, #CORPORATEQUEER. In need of some weekend culture? Have a gander at #CorporateQueer, a brand new photography exhibition highlighting the stories of LGBTQIA+ professionals. Curated by Jennie Ricketts, former picture editor [….]

WOMEN ON TOP: “In prior work settings I had been overtly discriminated against”

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myGwork meets Jamie Langley BY MYGWORK, IMAGES BY JAMIE LANGLEY Jamie Langley is the Global Head of Parexel Academy, having been at the company for over a decade. Before arriving at Parexel in 2008, she was a nurse and a teaching nurse before transitioning to clinical trials. George Wright from myGwork sat down to speak [….]

WOMEN ON TOP: “It’s important that we make sure everyone feels seen, valued and respected”

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Lucy Smith from Mercer speaks to myGwork‘s Alim Kheraj about allyship, why LGBTQ+ equality must be discussed in the workplace and her role as co-chair of Mercer Pride UK BY MYGWORK Working in the world of finance was always on the cards for Lucy Smith. Growing up she used to see her dad, who was [….]

WOMEN ON TOP: “Being open about my sexuality helped my career”

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Rebecca Dandridge from Gilead tells myGwork‘s Alim Kheraj about seeing the world of science through the eyes of art, culture and storytelling, the queer scene of Birmingham, and how being open about her sexuality helped her career to grow BY MYGWORK When Rebecca Dandridge was a teenager, she wanted to be a designer for the [….]

WOMEN ON TOP: “I always thought I was wearing two hats. In reality, I was, in fact, wearing many, many different hats”

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Charley Woodward from VMware spoke to Alim Kheraj from myGwork about her transitioning journey and the difference that a supportive organisation can make. BY DIVA STAFF Charley Woodward used to think of herself as wearing two hats: the person she was and the person she presented to the world. “I used many different strategies to hide from the world who I [….]

“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, [….]

WOMEN ON TOP: I struggled for so long to accept who I really was

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Amy Smith from Fitch Group spoke to Zoe Schulz from myGwork about learning to accept herself, coming out at work, and what organizations can do to support their LGBTQ+ employees. Amy describes her teens and 20s as if she was living a double life. Growing up in the 1990s, there were no LGBTQ+ people around her so she turned secretly, [….]