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Friday, 6 October 2017

Out in Business Newsletter

EUROUT 2017

EUROUT 2017 is coming! We are working hard at putting together an amazing conference! We look forward to welcoming the best students, professionals and alumni from around the world to network and discuss important topics in the business and LGBTQ spheres here in London this November. If you have not booked your ticket, do so now! Also, check out the write up below about one of our featured speakers, Sue Nabi!
Dates: 17 - 19 November
Tickets: 
https://www.eurout2017.org/tickets
 

EUROUT Speaker Profile: Sue Y. Nabi

EurOUT is delighted to announce keynote Sue Y. Nabi, the former worldwide president of L'Oréal and Lancôme and current founder and president of Orveda, to talk about her professional and personal journey.
Born in Algeria as Youcef, Sue Nabi always possessed a passion for both beauty and business; and, essentially, a fierce sense of knowing, intrinsically, who she is. Her vision and ambition, charisma and kindness, and Engineering degree and MBA from ESSEC, led to Nabi’s almost meteoric rise in one of the world's greatest beauty giants: L’Ore´al.
As the youngest CEO in L’Ore´al’s history, Nabi drove double-digit growth, launched blockbuster, bestselling lines, and championed diversity in beauty - across age, gender, and ethnicities. Her success led to her next role as President of Lanco^me, where her launch of La vie est belle, with Julia Roberts as its face, is heralded as the best perfume launch in history - and it remains a top 3 bestselling perfume worldwide.
In 2013, Nabi reinvented a different brand: this time, herself. Healthy lifestyle choices, as well as the influence of Taoism, Ayurveda, Naturopathy and Biotechnology inspired her latest venture: Orveda, which she co-founded with Nicolas. A disruptor in high-end luxury skincare, Orveda is a green yet efficient, highly-concentrated skincare range, which works with skin, not against it, Orveda signals a breakthrough in skincare formulation and, essentially, the rise of a new, cleaner, greener and vegan era.



Coming Out Week!

We are so excited about Coming Out Day that we turned it into a whole week! See below for all the details.
Join the Out in Business Club on Wednesday October 11th for Coming Out Day, an annual LGBTQ+ day of awareness and celebration. Read more about National Coming Out Day here: 
https://www.hrc.org/resources/national-coming-out-day
Speaking up and coming out – whether as an ally, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, kween, or otherwise – has the power to changes attitudes and minds across our campus and create new advocates for equality.
So we’re asking allies across the campus to come out by:
  • Joining us Friday October 6th 7:00-10:00 p.m. @ The Yard for “Coming Out” to Happy Hour RSVP
  • Putting an “Ally” sticker (to be distributed in class) on your nameplate
  • Sharing why you support LGBTQ+ rights on the “Why I’m an Ally” cards (also to be distributed in class) – these will be displayed in the Lounge at Sammy Offer on October 11th for official Coming Out Day


Meet the Club Co-Presidents

I asked our club co-presidents a couple of questions to try to get to know them a little better (including the dreaded "Why MBA?")!

Albert Saniger, MBA 2018

Question 1: Why MBA?
AS: I wanted to expand my network. I didn’t want to be in my previous industry’s bubble. I wanted a global network of successful leaders with very different career goals. These people are now my friends and we build on each other’s knowledge and abilities. It’s exactly what I’d hoped for.

Question 2: Have you ever had an “ah-ha” moment about being out in the workplace and why its important to you?
AS: I wouldn’t say there was an “ah-ha” moment per se, but I definitely had a realization a few years before starting my MBA that I could get more involved in the community and benefit from it. Being out became part of my brand and it helped me in so many ways. I wasn’t always proud of self-identifying as LGBTQ but I have done a pretty big pivot in that regard. I now realize that sexual orientation and gender identity journeys increase one’s self-awareness and respect for diversity, both crucial in business!

Question 3: What do you value the most about your MBA experience so far?
AS: The people I’ve met. In my first year, I wanted to meet as many people as I could. It was a strategy of going broad. I went to several events that put me outside my comfort zone to meet and interact. In my second year, I am less focused on creating new bonds and more focused on strengthening existing bonds. I want to invest my time and energy on building lasting friendships.

Question 4: Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
AS: Working less hours a day! Spending time with my kids. Professionally, I want to be doing a number of projects – whether part of a big organization or smaller company. I want a flexible professional life that allows me to touch on different industries or projects on a regular basis. Including nonprofit! I recently founded a nonprofit to fund business studies for trans and gender non-binary students. The pipeline of self-identified genderqueer applicants is very low, so there is a lot of work to be done. I hope to continue working on that in the future.
[Stay tuned for a future feature on Albert’s charity!]
Question 5: Favourite ice cream flavour and why?
AS: Ohhhh hazelnut! I used to hate it as a kid but my dad would order it all the time - I was against everything that my dad did back then. Years later I found out that my mom liked it too and then I gave it another try and found that I loved it! There’s this place in New York called Eataly with homemade  nocciola gelato. It’s my third favorite thing in the world - after my husband Anthony, and Beyoncé.

Paul Aziz, MBA 2018

Question 1: Why MBA?
PA: For me it was very simple. Having spent almost a decade trying to fall in love with finance - flirting with everything from hedge funds to internal strategy consulting and corporate to private banking and everywhere from London to HK and Switzerland - I realised that it wasn't going to happen, that I wasn't getting any younger and that I needed to find a career that I could get really excited and passionate about.
I felt that an MBA was the best way to get some time, the headspace and the support to work out what path to follow next.
Question 2: Have you ever had an “ah-ha” moment about being out in the workplace and why its important to you?
PA: No ah-ha moments for me.....but with hindsight it's super clear that I've been happiest at work and formed much healthier and enjoyable relationships (with colleagues, clients, everyone) the more I've been myself in the workplace.

Question 3: What do you value the most about your MBA experience so far?
PA: The flexibility to make it your own and get what you need out of it - you can geek out 24 hours a day, party your socks off, juggle three internships, take the time to re-connect with family and friends...or some combination of them all.

Question 4: Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
PA: Back at LBS talking about the successful exit from my first wellness venture...and getting excited about my next. Back up plan: house husband...

Question 5: Favourite ice cream flavour and why?
PA: Anything from Gelupo. Just go.

In the news

Women-only Cambridge college to allow students who 'identify as female'

Murray Edwards College admissions policy change welcomed by gender diversity campaigners but decried by some feminists.

Announcing its change Dame Barbara Stocking, the president of Murray Edwards College, said: “We are a college that is open to all outstanding young women and so it is absolutely right, both legally and within our set of values, for anyone who identifies as female to be able to apply to study with us.
“There is now a greater understanding of the complexities of gender. In order that we remain true to our mission of being open to all outstanding young women we recognise that it is right for anyone who identifies as female, regardless of their born gender, to be able to apply to study with us.”
Read the full Guardian article here: Link

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

LGBT networking event in Brighton

Our member, Barry Joinson is organising a LGBT Networking event in Brighton on the 11th October. details hereunder.

Hi Jean-francois I'm hosting an informal LGBT+ networking event in Brighton on the evening of 11th October. The idea came about due to the number of professionals I meet through my work, tired of the hard sell at events, but still looking for an opportunity to connect with others in the LGBT+ community. It would be great if you could forward on to anyone you feel would be interested in joining us. Anyone wishing to attend can message me directly, email me at barry@barryjoinson.com, or call me on 07970 068186 for further details. Many thanks for your help, and best wishes for now, Barry

LGBT Consortium October Newsletter

A monthly digest for the LGBT sector
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A warm welcome to the October edition of our Newsletter!
We have important reminders about our upcoming Conference & AGM and our 2017 Impact Survey. We also have an exciting announcement about another new addition to the LGBT Consortium team.
Read on for news from the sector, our Members and the Consortium team.

Sector News 

LGBT Consortium Annual Conference & AGM


There are still spaces left at our 2017 Conference & AGM, which will take place in Manchester on Saturday 4th November from 10:30am to 5pm.
This year the Conference will have a Health Check theme, to tie-in with the work we have been doing with Members throughout the year to support them to remain healthy and fit for purpose.

Get the full details and book your place

National Hate Crime Awareness Week 


The week runs from 14th - 21st October this year and there will be events all over the Country to mark the week.
If you want to plan your own event or find out what is going on in your area, please visit the
NHCAW website.

We will be Tweeting during the week to promote our Member's events and campaigns using the hashtag #NHCAW, so follow all the latest there.

3 2 1 Impact 


The Impact survey is open for just one more week, so if you haven't already, please make sure that your LGBT Group takes part! 

Our annual Impact Survey is a very important exercise for us and helps to build a picture of the impact our Members have and how well we are supporting them. 

We invite all of our Members to please take the IMPACT Survey here

Welcome David to the Team 


This month we welcome David Woodhead the LGBT Consortium Team. David is our new National LGB&T Partnership Associate and will be working on the inequalities in health and wellbeing project funded by Public Health England.

He will produce a resource for mainstream health and social care organisations and pilot whole system approaches in two sites - in the London Borough of Lambeth and in Leeds. It will end in March 2018.


You can get in touch with David here

Health Check 


This month, to tie in with National Hate Crime Awareness Week, we thought we would share a huge range of useful resources and tools that can help your group to work with LGBT Hate Crime issues.  
These resources and tools were created by 35 LGBT Consortium Members through the EHRC funded Hate Crime Partnership and it is with thanks to them that we can share the benefits of their wealth of Knowledge, skills and expertise with you all. Check it out here

Trans Reproductive Health Survey


The National LGB&T Partnership have supported Public Health England in their development of a survey seeking the views of the trans community on reproductive health. It is the first and most diverse trans survey about reproductive health of its kind seen in the UK.

PHE is inviting all self-identified trans people (and those with a trans history) in the UK over the age of 16 to take part. The aim of the survey is to gain a better understanding of trans people’s experiences, preferences and needs for reproductive health and healthcare to inform future PHE work in this area.

Your next challenge starts here!  


Ever considered becoming a trustee?
Keen to share your skills, learn new ones and gain board experience?

Give us a call on 020 7064 6500 or register your interest as a potential Trustee here

News from our Members

 ‘An Evening of Faith Recognition and Celebration’ 


LGBT Consortium Members, 3FF, are organising an event ‘An Evening of Faith Recognition and Celebration'.

The evening will bring together organisations and individuals across London who deserve recognition for building bridges between Londoners of all faiths and beliefs. It will also be an opportunity to share successes and celebrate the work of those who seek to enrich Londoners’ sense of belonging (with awards of £500).

The event will take place on 27th November and nominations are open until the 9th October,
more information here

Call for Papers – LGBT Issues


As part of the Youth Voice Journal’s special issues in 2018, the editors of the Youth Voice Journal invite submission of abstracts for this Special Issue to be guest edited by Dr Jason Schaub, University of Birmingham.

Click here to find out more

Member's Nominated for Pink News Award 


We are very pleased to see so many of our Members nominted for the Pink News Awards in the category of Community Group of the Year:

IMAAN  – Leading LGBTQ Muslim Charity.
Just Like Us – LGBT+ Charity for Young People.
Mermaids UK – Family and individual support for gender diverse and transgender children and young people.
Opening Doors London – London-based charity offering support to older LGBT+ people.


You can cast your vote here

Hundreds Gather to Support Triumphant Totnes Pride


The Historic Market Town of Totnes in rural Devon, saw its fifth Pride event at the weekend, with an estimated 1500 people coming together to celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex &/or asexual+ (LGBTQIA+) community.
Organisers of the popular event, Totnes-based social enterprise Proud2Be, laid on a whole host of events in the town.
Click here to read more on this story

Consortium Team News

Paul - Chief Executive Officer


It is nearly that time again—annual conference and AGM. We are very much looking forward to seeing as many Members in Manchester on the 4th Nov as possible. Our Health Check theme will continue to build on our work to ensure the LGBT sector remains resilient and sustainable.

Coupled with this, we will be announcing the development of further more detailed work around sustainable funding for the sector in the next few weeks—we cannot wait to share this with our Members!

Your Engagement Team 


Vicky is our Engagement & Membership Manager and can work with Members to support them in any aspect of running an LGBT group - email Vicky

Philip is our Engagement & Information Officer and among other things, can help Members with all of their Membership needs - email Philip

Martin is our London Engagement Officer who, alongside working on a specific London Mapping project, can offer support to all of our London Members - email Martin

Shaan facilitates our Trans Organisation Network, so if you run a Trans group or project then get in touch with him today - email Shaan
Who you gonna call... 020 7064 6500

David - National LGB&T Partnership Associate


Public Health England has funded the National LGB&T Partnership to lead a project for the next 6 months to encourage and support specialist and mainstream service providers and others to improve the offer for LGBT populations as a way of tackling general as well as specific inequalities in health and wellbeing.

Outputs from the project include a series of focused round table events and a resource for services identifying key issues, policy drives and examples of good practice. Whole systems work in two pilot sites – the London Borough of Lambeth and Leeds - will provide learning for other areas to implement.

Any questions or suggestions, please contact
David

New Members

A Warm Welcome to our Newest Members!


We are delighted to welcome the following new members to LGBT Consortium.
Please click on the name of the organisation to find out more about them.
3FF (Three Faiths Forum)
Housing for Women
LGBT+ Care Leavers
Sensibus Consulting

Events from our Members

Upcoming Events in October


Here are just a few of the exciting events from our Members which are coming up this month. But we don't have space to list them all here, so please visit the
events page on our website for full details of all the upcoming events.

#gayWISE
Drop-In

Thursday 5th October
5pm - 7pm

Proud2Be Social Group

Thursday 12th October
6:30pm - 9:30pm

LGB&T Police Advice Surgery

Monday 9th October
6pm - 8pm

Trans Health Matters Conference 2017

Tuesday 17th October
9am - 5pm