Pride Series

A series that draws together diverse stories of LGBT professionals, chronicling their career paths, their experience of inclusion, reflections on how things have changed and how allyship can be critical.

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Pride Series Podcasts

Jenny Whiteman: A Vision for Visibility

Jenny Whiteman is a Director of Legal Services at the international business of Federated Hermes, based in London, a role she has held for over 12 years. She previously worked as a solicitor at Eversheds. She lives with her wife and two children in London. Recorded during Lesbian Visibility week this conversation explores the particular position...
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Genie Cesar-Fabian – Law, Literature and Pride, not Prejudice

Genie Cesar-Fabian is a Partner, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Palladium Equity Partners, based in the NYC area. She previously worked as in-house counsel, a law professor and an attorney in private practice. She lives with her wife and two children in the NYC area. An empowering conversation that tracks Genie’s coming out in...
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Perry Zizzi – Adventures in Corporate Law

Perry Zizzi is a Managing Partner at Dentons based in Bucharest, Romania, and he has worked in corporate law since the mid 1990s. He is the President, Founder and Board Member of the Romanian Diversity Chamber of Commerce. This trip down memory lane tracks his journey from upstate NY to the Peace Corps in Pulau to international corporate law in ...
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Judge Victoria Kolakowski – Authenticity On and Off the Bench

The Honorable Judge Victoria Kolakowski, is a judge of the Superior Court of Alameda County, in the Bay Area of California and in November 2010 she was the first Transgender person to be elected a Trial Judge. Judge Kolakowski is a committed advocate for transgender people and makes herself available throughout the United States and internationally...
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Pride Resources

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Georgy Egorov talks about what true allyship looks like, and why a collective allyship should be the goal. Listen from 16.27 to 20.47 on Apple or Spotify.

Ozzie Gromada Meza shares his experience of allyship and the community of his co-workers. Listen from 10.29 to 14.24 on Apple or Spotify.

Perry Zizzi reflects on how far things have come since the mid-1990s, when he moved from “whispering in the corridors” to proud support of Pride Parades. Listen from 14.55 to 15.55 on Apple or Spotify.

He also shares his experience with the Romanian Diversity Chamber of Commerce. Listen from 16.01 to 17.52 on Apple or Spotify.

Genie Cesar-Fabian shares her own work experience and how positively her work colleagues embraced her. She also shares her experience as a parent, her joy at experiencing her first pride parade and the challenges she experienced in coming out in a Catholic family in New Jersey. Listen from 14.46 to 18.09 on Apple or Spotify.

Georgy Egorov discusses how the experience in investment banking shifted too over the decades in which he worked there. Listen from 12.58 to 16.34 on Apple or Spotify.

David Mooney asks whether some shifts in inclusivity are cynical gestures, when not so long ago high street banks were actively discriminating against their gay customers. Listen from 14.11 to 15.32 on Apple or Spotify.

Hear from Jenny Whiteman about why we still need to have Lesbian Visibility week and the startling statistic that gay women are twice as likely NOT to be out at work than gay men. Listen from 16.28 to 18.04 on Apple or Spotify.

Ozzie Gromada Meza talks about his Latino heritage and the some of the challenges he originally faced due to not being out at home. Listen from 14.24 to 9.12 on Apple or Spotify.

Wellbeing

Go to our Meditations Hub for a series of free inspiring meditations. Whether you want to start the day with a positive mindset, reset during the day, calm your mind or draw upon the power to forgive, these reflections will encourage you to give yourself this time.

Go to our Coaching Hub for videos from some of our inspiring guests and coaches to help with your career and personal development.

Hear from Oli Shakir-Khalil about his mental health advocacy here: Listen from 6.30 to 12.5 on Apple or Spotify.

Hear from Matthew Choyce about the resources that his foundation for Gay Youth in technology provides. Listen from 5.47 to 6.45 on Apple or Spotify.

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