Being an LGBT+ Professional – A DIT Hosted Panel Discussion - PrideON

Event details

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As part of the Civil Service PrideON, The Department of International Trade (DIT) LGBT+ and BME network proudly host a panel discussion with three senior LGBT+ professionals on their experiences of being out in the business world.

We will be joined by three senior LGBT professionals; Ravi Sunnak (Executive Vice President, Sustainable Development Goals, Porter Novelli ), Rachel Engel (Associate Director, Macquarie Group) & Tafari Smith (Head of Deposits, RCI Bank) who will share their experience of being out in their respective business environments.

If you are part of the Civil Service, part of the LGBT+ community or ally interested in learning more, join for a Panel discussion hosted by Gavin Winbanks (Director, Capital Investment & Entrepreneurship, Department of International Trade) to discuss the successes and continued challenges to LGBT inclusion in international corporate environments

How do I join?

Please register your interest on Eventbrite through the above link and using your GOV.UK email. Our Zoom capacity is limited to 100 participants, so if you can no longer attend, please cancel your place.

Depending on how many people sign up, you may be required to register for Zoom access codes, so please keep an eye on your inbox in advance of the event.

Any other instructions and materials needed for the event, will also be distributed to the email you register with in advance.


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If you are unable to participate vocally, please let us know and we will make sure you can still join in safely.

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