The L-Women at Work conference took place last week. This was the first Pan-European event focused on advancing the careers of lesbians, bisexual and transgender women in business. 11 countries were represented and approximately 100 attendees heard from 22 female executives and workforce leaders.
Selisse Berry, Out & Equal Founding Executive Director, spoke about the importance of visibility and joining forces as women to bring about positive change in the workforce. Claudia Woody, Vice President & Managing Director of Intellectual Property & Advanced Technology Licensing with IBM, discussed the double-glazed glass ceiling for lesbians in business.
Alexandra Van Dar Tuin, Senior Executive, Accenture, reminded us that workplaces are becoming increasingly diverse and that companies and individuls must foster a respectful and supportive work environment for all individuals. Liz Bingham, UK&I People Leader, Ernst & Young, discussed the power of networks and the importance of having role models. Pamela Johnson, Managing Director/Global Head of Anti-Money Laundering & Sanctions Compliance with IBM, gave the closing keynote speech.