21 February 2021

The Power of LGBT+ Voices in the Workplace

Our February 2021 Inclusive Hallam event celebrated LGBT+ history month, exploring stories and experiences of members of the LGBT+ community in the workplace and why LGBT+ equality is a powerful force in organisations.

James Johnston, Chair of the LGBT+ Advisory Group, hosted an in-conversation panel made up of:

  • Dr Ann Limb CBE (pronouns (She/Her) – Chair of the Scout Association, @AnnLimb
  • Karen Harvey-Cooke (Pronouns: She/Her) Organisational and Staff Development Manager at Cardiff University, @Cookie24 and @EnfysCardiff
  • Louie Stafford (Pronouns: He/Them) Founder and director of Learnest, a social enterprise empowering LGBT+ communities, @louieleeds and @LearnestCIC

Continue the conversation

If you’re interested in exploring some of the themes raised during the event further, why not take part in the LGBT+ Listening Rooms Project? Listening Rooms is about hearing the authentic voice and actively listening to experiences, and is a key component of the University’s shift in culture towards becoming a ‘listening organisation’. We want to use Listening Rooms to capture your authentic feelings and experiences and help us become a more inclusive university.

You’ll be asked to invite a friend or colleague to arrange a time convenient to both of you. Prior to attending your Listening Room, you’ll be asked to complete electronic consent forms. You’ll then be sent a link to your online session, where you’ll be met by a researcher to brief you on what will happen during the session. The session will be recorded and transcribed, before being analysed by relevant stakeholders. Your participation in the Listening Rooms project is entirely confidential and transcripts will be anonymised prior to analysis. We hope that by actively listening to your experiences, we can make positive changes at the University.

If you’d like to take part please email ListeningRooms@shu.ac.uk quoting ref: IH-LGBT+Voices

Find out more

You can find out more about our work on LGBT+ equality on the University’s LGBT+ intranet pages.

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