LGBT Great, in partnership with our Corporate Members, invite you to our International Lesbian Day conversation. We will be exploring the latest research data on LGBT+ women across the globe and also explore the evolving terms, queer, lesbian and gay women.
International Lesbian Day is an annual day to celebrate and bring visibility to lesbians in the LGBT+ community.
The Intersection of LGBTQ+ and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, (and) People of Colour) Identities.
The purpose of the date is to celebrate and shine a light on the diversity of lesbians internationally.
The important date is recognised globally on 8th October to coordinate international events to increased awareness lesbian culture.
Whilst the very foundation of International Lesbian Day is uncertain, it is widely believed that it began in Australia and New Zealand in 1980 when a Lesbian Day March was held in New Zealand.
The first Australian event was held at the Collingwood Town Hall in Melbourne on October 13, 1990.
International Lesbian Day is all-inclusive. It's a day to be shared by lesbians and allies of lesbian rights.
Lesbian women are typically less visible within workplace LGBT+ networks overall.
The intersections of gender, sexual orientation and others such as race, mean that lesbian women are much less represented within our industry.
There are very few visible lesbian women overall and there are almost none who are 'out' at executive leadership or c-suite level.
The lack of visibility acts as a barrier to attracting more lesbian talent to our industry and in our existing talent feeling able to be 'out' within the workplace.
1:00 PM - 1:10 PM
1:10 PM - 1:25 PM
Lesbian and LGBT+ Women Insights
1:25 PM - 1:45 PM
Conversation & Q&A
Senior VP | Head of Apprenticeships & Diversity Programmes at Citi
Jacqui Lloyd is Senior Vice President at Citi and works as part of their Talent Acquisition team, leading on their strategy around Apprenticeships and other Diversity Programmes. She was also co-chair of their LGBTQ+ network, Pride, for over 4 years. Before joining Citi, Jacqui was the Early in Career Programme Manager at Microsoft and also helped to design and set up their Apprenticeship Programme. She was responsible for the Intern and Graduate programmes; including on-boarding, induction, training, programme delivery and pastoral care.
Jacqui was at Microsoft for nearly 4 years, joining originally to work within the Talent Acquisition team, focussing specifically on Diversity and Inclusion. Prior to working at Microsoft, she worked primarily in education, teaching at the University of Sheffield and also working for over 9 years as an Ofsted Early Years Inspector. Jacqui is proud to have been recognised and celebrated for the work she does in relation to LGBTQ+ equality, having been shortlisted for a Diva Award as Diversity Champion of the Year and featured in #Visible100 List for Lesbian Visibility Week, The Pride Power List 2021 and the OUTstanding Role Models List 2021.
Jacqui has also created a video training course called ‘Out and Proud – Approaching LGBTQ issues in the workplace’ which is available via LinkedIn Learning
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.