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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23. Maggie Lower of the Board of Grindr: Blending the Art and Science of Marketing with the Magic of Representation

Maggie Lower describes herself as a Pop Culture Enthusiast and Music Lover as well as a CMO and Board Member. She was formerly CMO for Hootsuite, a social media management platform where she fostereda collaborative marketing approach. She joined the Board of Directors of Grindr the largest LGBTQIA+ social networking App and has won multiple awards ...
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21. Laura J. LaTourette: Financial Planner, Farmer, Llama Lover and Authenticity Champion

Laura LaTourette is a financial planner that describes her practice as one designed to enable LGBTQ+ folx make a plan to simplify their lives to enable them to live authentically and leave a legacy of love. Based on her own 18 acre farm in Dahlonega Georgia,  Laura has been a financial planner for over 20 years and is also a National Resource Cent...
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Pride Series 2023: Intersectionality, Authenticity and Progress

June is here, and we are delighted to be back with our annual Pride Series, that this year will be a little bit different.  It will be a bit different because although we are launching it in June, we intend to keep adding to the series all year long – because Pride is for life, not just every June. This year – to kick things off, we hear from ...
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Robyn Grew of MAN Group – From Teenage Rebel to Corporate Executive

Robyn Grew is Group COO, general counsel and Head of ESG at Man Group as well as Head of Man Group US. Global Head of Legal and Compliance. She has been with the firm for over 12 years. Previously, she worked in a number of different compliance roles and at financial services firms. She lives with her wife in the New York City area and has a colleg...
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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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