Inspirational Role Models

Found 15 members
Organisation: ACLU
Job title / role: Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer
Industry: Other
Biography:

Amber Hikes is the executive director of the Office of LGBT Affairs for the City of Philadelphia, where she develops policy and serves as the principal advisor to Mayor Kenney on issues that affect the LGBTQ community.

Organisation: Building Consultancy, MHBC
Job title / role: Founding Partner
Industry: Construction
Biography:

Antonia Belcher is a founding partner of Building Consultancy, MHBC, and has over 40 years of experience in the construction and property sector. Since her transition in 2000, she has been dedicated to the promotion of diversity in the workplace and is a driving force and champion for LGBTQ issues.

Location:
US
Organisation: EY
Job title / role: Global Vice Chair – Public Policy
Industry: Retail
Biography:

Beth A. Brooke-Marciniak is Global Vice Chair - Public Policy at EY and is a member of the firm’s Global Executive Board. Beth has public policy responsibility for the firm’s operations in over 150 countries. In addition, she is the global sponsor for EY’s Diversity and Inclusiveness efforts. She has been named eleven times to the list of Forbes "World's 100 Most Powerful Women". In 2017, Beth received the Theodore Roosevelt Award, the top individual honor bestowed by the US National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). She has also been inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Location:
London, UK
Organisation: Coutts
Job title / role: MD, Head of Wealth & Investment Management
Industry: Financial
Biography:

Responsible for developing, delivering and managing the Investment Management and Wealth Planning and Advisory solutions and teams, and the International and UK UHNW client coverage business.

Location:
US
Organisation: Glaad
Job title / role: Chief Operating Officer
Industry: Retail
Biography:

Darra Gordon is a nonprofit executive leader who defines transformative business strategies and develops innovative solutions to move organizations forward. Darra has worked in the nonprofit field for nearly 20 years. She is the Chief Operating Officer for GLAAD, the largest LGBTQ non-profit Media organization in the world. Darra oversees GLAAD’s day to day Operations and is now leading them through accelerated growth. She was previously at Hetrick-Martin Institute, the nation’s oldest and largest LGBTQ youth service organization helping them achieve national expansion.

Location:
London, UK
Organisation: Knight Frank
Job title / role: Head of National Offices
Industry: Real Estate
Biography:

Over 30 years experience in the commercial office market in the UK. I advise developers, funds, and occupiers with a geographical focus on Greater London, the Thames Valley and the M25 Home Counties.

Location:
London, UK
Organisation: Tonkotsu
Job title / role: Restaurateur and Entrepreneur
Industry: Hospitality
Biography:

Co-founded Tonkotsu restaurant group in 2012 alongside business partner Kensuke Yamada. Nine Tonkotsu restaurants in London and Birmingham with serious expansion plans.

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Location:
US
Organisation: Out & Equal
Job title / role: Chief Executive Officer
Industry: Public Sector
Biography:

Throughout her entire career, Erin Uritus has worked to help mission-driven organizations and their staff partner with and energize stakeholders to achieve extraordinary impact, navigate through historical challenges and opportunities, and become healthier and happier along the way.

Location:
London, UK
Organisation: Multiple
Job title / role: Portfolio Director
Industry: Financial
Biography:

Dame Inga took over the helm of the 330-year-old London insurance institution Lloyd’s in 2014, after working over three decades in senior leadership roles in some of the world’s largest insurance companies. During her 5 year tenure at Lloyd’s, Dame Inga played a critical role in advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives across the global insurance sector and embedding a culture of innovation. She is now a portfolio director and motivational speaker with a strong focus on workplace equality. She was awarded her Damehood in 2017 for services to the UK economy.

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Organisation: Jackdaw Media
Job title / role: Founder & Exec Director
Industry: Other
Biography:

Former Commissioning Editor at Channel 4 and Sky One. BAFTA Award winner as producer of Ross Kemp – Kemp on Gangs. Author of Different for Girls, Same but Different and others. Proud mother of two

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Location:
London, UK
Organisation: Financial Conduct Authority
Job title / role: Director, Market Oversight Division
Industry: Financial
Biography:

Julia Hoggett has been the Director of Market Oversight at the Financial Conduct Authority since April 2017, having first joined the Authority in May 2014 as Head of the Wholesale Banking Supervision Department. In her current role, she is responsible for overseeing the conduct of participants in the primary and secondary markets through the listing, prospectus and market abuse regimes.

Location:
London, UK
Organisation: House of Lords
Job title / role: Baroness
Industry: Public Sector
Biography:

Spokesperson on charities, social enterprise and LGBT equality. Owner consultancy ThirdSectorBusiness providing business development and governance advice and thought leadership. World’s slowest cyclist.

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Location:
US
Organisation: Freelance
Job title / role: Photographer/Educator/Activist
Industry: Creative
Biography:

Flash uses photography to challenge stereotypes and offer new ways of seeing that transcend and interrogate gender, sexual, and racial norms. Flash works primarily in portraiture with a 4x5 film camera, engaging those who are often deemed invisible.

Photo credit: Timothy Belavia

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Organisation: Accenture
Job title / role: Managing Director
Industry: Technology
Biography:

Monica is a Managing Director at Accenture and serves as the global sponsor for the firm’s Pride network. She is an active member of the Human Rights Campaign and volunteers with several LGBT+ non-profits.

Location:
London, UK
Organisation: UK Black Pride
Job title / role: Co-founder and executive director
Industry: Public Sector
Biography:

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, affectionately known as Lady Phyll, is the co-founder of UK Black Pride. She is a senior official at the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) trade union, trustee of Kaleidoscope Trust, and a writer and public speaker focusing on race, gender, sexuality and class. She’s the recipient of numerous awards for her work in the community, including Campaigner of the Year at the 2017 European Diversity Awards.

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