Supporting LGBT+ People in the Workplace 2017

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Rachel Williams, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, House of Lords
  • David Pearson, Director of Global Inclusion & Diversity, KPMG
  • Bernard Reed OBE, Trustee, Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES)
  • Terry Reed OBE, Trustee, Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES)
  • Sean Russell, Director - 
  • Catherine Rayner, Barrister, 7 Bedford Row
  • Richard McKenna, Director, Inclusive Employers (Event chair and workshop host)
  • Further Speakers TBC


More can be done by employers to ensure that their staff are well supported. By being more inclusive, workplaces can benefit from greater productivity, work satisfaction and employee retention. In order to reduce the fear of homophobic treatment and exclusion, organisations need to develop strategies to engage the majority of their workforces to present a clear message of equality and acceptance at all levels.

Join Westminster Briefing in October for an up-to-date brief on the latest legal & policy context, to discuss the changing of work cultures for the better and to examine ways you can provide better support and retain LGBT staff by working with your whole team. 

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • Encouraging a shift in thought for all employees
  • Discovering the root cause of discrimination and tackling it at the source
  • Prevention of bullying and harassment in the workplace
  • Creating a culture where people feel they can be open about their sexuality
  • The role of senior leadership
  • Measuring progress and overcoming obstacles to collecting data
  • Removing barriers which prevent LGBT people from entering your workforce
  • Encouraging and supporting employees when they are open about their sexual orientation
  • The approachability of middle managers when issues arise
  • The role of staff networks in establishing a positive atmosphere at work

The Event:

The morning session will consider the legal and policy context in which employers operate followed by discussions on how workplace cultures can change for the better, so that they are more inclusive and barriers can be overcome for LGBT employees.

The afternoon session will provide an opportunity to learn from employers who have a good record in supporting LGBT employees, taking steps to recruit and retain LGBT staff with a more inclusive and accepting atmosphere as well as supportive colleagues.

Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from anyone with an interest in supporting LGBT people in the workplace, including: employers; HR officers; equality officers; trade union and representative groups; staff networks.
For registration enquiries please contact: or Tel: 0207 593 5657
To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: 

Thursday 19th October 2017

11.00am - 15.30pm (including networking lunch)

Public Sector and Non for Profit | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each

Above prices exclude VAT

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