Learn about the importance of mentoring and reverse mentoring within business. This is a great opportunity to meet financial services professionals and expand your network whilst celebrating the start of the year along with complimentary drinks and food.
You'll have the amazing opportunity to meet a range of mentors and mentees across the financial services industry who will share their experiences and perspectives on the significance of helping and inspiring others. For National Mentoring Month we want to emphasise the benefits of building a support network within your personal and professional circle.
The LGBT Great mentoring Programme has connected over 200 peoplefrom 28 organizations spanning 14 countries. During this event, we'll share our insights and the benefits of becoming a mentor or mentee. We will also provide you with real stories from real people who have leveraged the power of mentoring.
The questions we will be exploring:
How can mentoring support and empower underrepresented communities?
What is reverse mentoring and how does it work?
What have mentees and mentors got out of the LGBT Great programme?
What are the principles of a successful mentoring relationship?
How can you get involved in 2023?
Dress Code: Whatever your feel comfortable in. Feel free to wear colour!
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Arrival and Welcome
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Mentor and Mentee Conversations
6:45 PM - 6:55 PM
6:55 PM - 10:30 PM
Networking & Drinks
Deon Pillay - He / Him
Head of Marketing Operations at Legal & General Investment Management
Shreyas Dutta - He/ Him / They / Them
Insights and Content Analyst at LGBT Great
Kate Hassey - She / Her
Head of Distribution Oversight at HSBC Global Asset Management (UK)
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.
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.