This engaging event will not only mark the importance of the date globally, but also provide you with an insight into real-life stories, and the journeys, of Bi people. The event will also explore negative stereotypes, including bi-erasure, and the impact on mental health.
What is Bisexuality Awareness Day?
Bi Visibility Day takes place on 23 September each year. The date is celebrated as part of Bisexuality Awareness Week, which promotes cultural acceptance of the bisexual community, as well as attempts to create a platform for advocating for bisexual rights and protections.
Our Conversation Agenda:
What does it mean to be bisexual (Bi)?
Why is it essential to recognise Bi identities?
What is biphobia and what are the stigmas?
What is the history of Bisexual Visibility Day?
What has been your journey as a Bi person?
About LGBT Great
LGBT Great is a platform of over 50 financial services organisations working together to improve global sustainability. Our vision is for our industry to become the most trusted place of choice for LGBT+ talent, clients and investors, with every firm advocating visibly. LGBT Great believes in a data-driven approach to DE&I, and our iiBT metrics are designed to provide an industry-specific framework to drive success and empower organisations and leaders.
About T. Rowe Price
T. Rowe Price is an independent investment management firm focused on helping clients meet their objectives and achieve their long-term financial goals. Clients rely on our active management approach, which we call strategic investing, and our broad range of equity, fixed income, and multi-asset investment capabilities.
Matt is an experienced talent management, diversity and organisational development leader with extensive experience within the financial services industry. A proven track record in inspiring others, developing effective strategies, programme execution, managing diverse teams and building partnerships.
Matt was the first in his family to go to university, is part of the LGBT+ community and also from a lower-social economic background.
Matt is responsible for the development of LGBT Great’s programmes, the strategic direction of the organisation and advising organisations on DE&I issues. Matt is also a Board Member of the Diversity Project.
Sarah is the Head of Employee Experience and drives Fidelity’s strategic agendas around Diversity & Inclusion, Dynamic Working, Employee Engagement, Wellbeing and Employee CSR activities. Prior to joining Fidelity in 2019, she led diversity, inclusion and employee experience efforts in a variety of sectors, including technology, the arts and local government.
Sarah lives, and grew up in, London and holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge. She started out her career in the charity sector, working for youth education and international human rights NGOs. These were small organisations which gave her fantastic opportunities to take on leadership responsibilities and try new things at an early stage of her career. utside of work, Sarah is a Trustee of Voice 21, a charity empowering young people in the UK to build good oracy skills. Herother hobbies and interests include travel, exercise, reading, Eurovision and time with friends and family.
Netanya Clixby is a Managing Associate in Sidley Austin’s London Derivatives and Structured Finance practice. She advises buy-side and sell-side clients on a range of derivatives and securities trading documentation, including ISDA Master Agreements and prime brokerage documentation. Netanya sits on the Law Society's LGBT+ Lawyers' Division Committee, where she focuses on bisexual and transgender inclusion in the legal profession. Netanya writes articles on diversity and inclusion for the Law Society Gazette, the most recent of these focused on BAME/LGBT+ intersectionality in the work place following Black Lives Matter.
Netanya is co-founder of the London Bisexual Network, the first professional network for bisexual people and allies working in London. Netanya is also on the board of Open For Business, a charity that uses financial markets data and research to make the business case for LGBT+ inclusion in problematic jurisdictions. Netanya has been shortlisted for a number of industry awards, including the Inspirational Women in Law Awards (Under 35 Category) and The Law Society’s Excellence Awards (Junior Lawyer of the Year). Netanya is also a judge for the FT Advisor’s Diversity in Finance Awards
Erene has offered psychotherapy since 2010 in a variety of settings, including creating and coordinating community services. Her specialist skills are working with the traumatic impact of sexual abuse with clients of any gender and sexuality.
As a queer practitioner she utilises her lived experience to empathise and understand the nuanced challenges facing LGBT+ folks, whatever mental health concerns they need support with.
Erene believes that practitioners have a responsibility to advocate for and with clients to maximise the efficacy of psychotherapy, using activism as a tool when necessary. Her latest publication is: ‘Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence in Psychotherapy: Inside & Outside the Room’ (Routledge, 2021).
Alex is an experienced corporate insight and strategy professional with extensive experience supporting investment and private equity organisations.
Alex was the first in his family to go to university, completing a BA in Modern Languages at The University of Oxford and an MA in Italian Studies from The University of Warwick. He is also a proud member of the LGBT+ community and has been involved in the launch and implementation of multiple DE&I networks.
Alex is responsible for the strategic development of LGBT Great’s insights, research, and content and for advising financial services organisations on LGBT+ sustainability issues.