- Wed, Nov 22, 2017 10:00 PM
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Trans* Day of Remembrance (TDOR) event hosted by Lloyds Banking Group's Rainbow Network November marks Trans* Day of Remembrance (TDOR). In recognition of TDOR, Lloyds Banking Group's award winning Rainbow Network would like to invite you to an event where we celebrate the lives of trans* people, discuss the progress made in trans* inclusion both within our organisation and beyond, and crucially look at how much more still needs to be achieved to ensure inclusion and equality for all. During this event you will: Hear some of the progress made at Lloyds Banking Group and what we are doing across our organisation to ensure trans* inclusion for both our colleagues and customers Have the opportunity to listen to a panel, including Susie Green (Mermaids CEO), discuss the challenges trans* people and their families still face Ask questions and discuss how everyone can make a difference to drive trans* inclusion in all aspects of society. Agenda: 17:30 – 18:00 – Registration 18:00 – 19:30 – Introduction and Panel Session 19:30 – 21:00 – Networking & Refreshments This event will take place on Wednesday 22nd November at our Westminster House office. Our Panellists: Susie Green, CEO, Mermaids Susie Green has been the CEO of Mermaids since January 2016, but has been involved with the charity for over 16 years. She called the charity in 1999 seeking help after her four year old child told her that God had made a mistake, and she should have been a girl. Susie became a trustee several years later, and served on the board for 10 years before taking on the Chair role in 2011. During late 2014 it became clear that numbers of queries were beginning to rise, and the organisation needed to change. Susie led the charity through a major step change, from an unincorporated charity to a CIO, from a kitchen table organisation to an employer of 4 people, with an income rise from under 10k per annum to over 100k in under 3 years. In 2017 Mermaids is set to continue to expand and improve services, increasing training and support provisions to cope with the rise in enquiries of over 500% from 2013 to 2016. Prior to becoming CEO of Mermaids, Susie worked in the charitable sector for 16 years as the IT Manager of Leeds Citizens Advice Bureau, but Mermaids and the support they offer for families is where her passion lies. Susie gave evidence for families and young people at the Women’s Select Committee in 2015, and has collected an incredible array of awards for Mermaids throughout 2016 as follows: Sparkle Charity of the Year Sparkle Diversity Champion of the Year for CEO Susie Green National Diversity Awards Charity of the Year Helplines Partnership Helpline of the Year – 3rd place Pink News Awards Charity of the Year Children and Young People Awards Charity of the Year European Diversity Awards Charity of the Year Claire Birkenshaw, Education Consultant and former Headteacher Claire began secondary school teaching in 1991 after graduating from Hull University with a degree in geography and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. Claire taught in a number of secondary schools across the city of Hull during a 26-year teaching career culminating in the role of principal at an Alternative Provision Academy. As such Claire gained significant experience in the multiple facets of different learning communities, whether academic or pastoral of which Claire was an integral part of various senior leadership teams for 14 years. Since 2005 Claire has mainly focused on the pastoral strand that threads through school life and Claire has led on behaviour, safeguarding and inclusion strategies in challenging circumstances to good effect. In September 2015, Claire began her transition and Claire is recognised by the Times Education Supplement (18th November, 2016) as the first known head teacher (principal) in the UK to transition in post. Currently, Claire has chosen to take a sabbatical from working exclusively in one school community to pursue other projects namely that of improving the school experience of young trans and non-binary people across the UK. Claire recognises that she holds a relatively unique position within society, as there are visibly very few trans teachers and even fewer trans school leaders. Claire is hoping that through her visibility and experience of transition coupled with her knowledge and links across the education community that she will be able to help make a difference for our young trans and non-binary people. In addition, Claire is a member of an Advisory Panel for the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools, a CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) Ambassador for the National Crime Agency and part of an education network LGBTEd. Ciara Murphy, Mindline Trans+ Champion, Mindline Trans+ Ciara joined Mindline as a call handler almost 2 years ago. Ciara was asked by Andy Pritchard, CEO of Mind in Taunton and West Somerset, to support their joint tender with Bristol Mind in setting up a Helpline, Mindline Trans+, aimed specifically at the trans* community. Ciara worked on the project from its inception and has recruited trans* call handlers, supported their learning & development and promoted Mindline Trans+ at Pride events across the South West this year. The line originally covered the six counties in the South West but started supporting the whole of the UK in July 2017. Kate, Complaints Manager, Lloyds Banking Group Kate joined Lloyds Banking Group in 2012 and openly transitioned in 2016. Kate published her coming out story for Lloyds Banking Group colleagues, which included coverage of her first year in an open and honest blog, to raise trans* awareness for colleagues. Kate has also provided support and insight to ongoing projects to improve trans* customer experiences. Whilst representing the Group Kate has spoken at several community events to share best practice for employers of trans* employees based on her personal experience as well as sharing her views on why Lloyds Banking Group were ranked top LGBT employer in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index. Kate has worked closely within her local community and local NHS to improve services offered to those that identify as trans*, including the creation of a local support group supporting trans*adults. Kate recently raised almost £800 with her partner by walking 48 miles in 16 hours for Bristol’s Mindline Trans+ helpline which offers support to trans* people dealing with mental health issues. Kate won the 2017 LGBT Inspirational Colleague Award for her coming out story and active role in the Group’s LGBT Network ‘Rainbow’. Jane Frow, Customer Delivery Manager, Lloyds Banking Group Jane started her career 32 years ago as a cashier at the Group’s Wilmslow branch. Since then Jane has moved to various Operations sites and now manages teams within the Bereavement and Power of Attorney Unit in Manchester. In 2016 Jane lead a community event which resulted in Lloyds Banking Group supporting the Sparkle Weekend; the world’s largest trans* celebration, which would take place in Manchester only a short walk from the office where Jane and her team are based. Sparkle and the Group have built a great relationship and this year Lloyds Banking Group became the main event partner raising £12,000 for the Sparkle charity. As a passionate LGBT ally, Jane is committed to continue supporting the trans* community (over 75 colleagues gave up their own time to support Sparkle 2017) and to educate colleagues on the importance of inclusion to improve our working environment and to empower colleagues to support the LGBT community. Moderator: Jo MacCann, Senior Manager & LGBT Exec Sponsor Lead, Lloyds Banking Group Jo has worked for Lloyds Banking Group for almost 20 years in various roles, mostly in Commercial Banking where she has managed £1Bn Insurance Programmes right the way through to Business Management and Executive Support roles. Jo currently works as a senior manager leading priorities and supporting Lloyds Banking Group’s Executive Sponsor for Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity. It’s this role that has seen her lead work streams including the extension of the group’s healthcare for Gender Dysphoria, introduce interactive training guides which are now available to over 80,000 colleagues and continuously seek ways to raise awareness and visibility of LGBT Inclusion through listening to colleagues and promoting a welcoming environment for all. A passionate LGBT ally, Jo’s main goal is to help break down barriers to ensure people can be their whole self at work, and realise their potential. But, it doesn’t stop there, this is not something Lloyds Banking Group wants to keep to itself as we look to share information and learn from other organisations; this is how we can truly support the LGBT Community.