Our Transgender Awareness webinar is about raising the visibility of transgender people and addressing the issues that affect the transgender community. Our goal is the help people understand who transgender people are, the discrimination and prejudice they face, and how as a community we can positively advocate for trans and gender non-conforming people.
Raising awareness of this community is vital, as they face an extreme amount of violence and stigma. As part of this webinar, we'll like to honour to the transgender people who lost their lives through anti-transgender violence last year. 2021 marks the deadliest year recorded, most of them being people of colour or Latinx.
Questions We'll be Answering in this Webinar
What does it mean to be transgender?
What's the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity?
What is gender dysphoria?
What are some of the issues affecting the trans community?
What are some of the common misconceptions around being transgender?
How can we support the transgender community?
Why is 'Transgender Awareness Week' important today?
Provides a platform for trans individuals to shares their experiences and advice.
Amplifies the experiences of LGBT+ people and provides comfort to those who are or might be Transgender.
Informs people about the discrimination and violence trans and gender non-conforming people face.
Normalises LGBT+ identities and behaviours.
Raises visibility and breaks down stigmas and prejudices.
Shines the light on different gender identities, conditions, and sexual orientations.
Curious about the topic? Bring your questions! We are here to provide thoughtful and helpful information.
Quantitative Analyst at Citi
Jules works at Citi as a quant for Prime Equity in Markets. Jules previously worked for Citi as a quant dev and before that as a software engineer for Bloomberg. Jules identifies as non-binary trans-masculine and has been out at work since 2020 and came out personally in late 2016. Jules was recognised last year by Involve as one of their top LGBT+ Future Leaders for their work at Citi as part of the Pride Network and Out in Markets.
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.
Jamie is a financial planner and director of True Self Wealth Ltd. Jamie is transmasc and non-binary with a passion to help others. Jamie started transitioning in January 2021 but it was a long time coming. Jamie felt like being trans meant they had to go from one binary to another, but is non-binary. Their gender is what they make it, and it evolves with them as they explore their own feelings about it. It is Jamie's mission is to make financial planning accessible to LGBTQ+ people. Being trans has had a massive impact on finances and there are some things that were expected, but not others. Jamie didn’t know how much headspace, time and energy it would take up which means they don’t have as much time to work on growing their business.