"Can I still be queer, here?

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 Work.Life Soho 9 Noel Street London W1F 8GQ

A year on from our successful panel talk "Can I be queer, here?", we're going to be reflecting on the last year for the LGBTQIA+ community. Join us for an evening with some incredible guests, talking all about LGBTQIA+ inclusion in the workplace.

The panellists:

Liv Fromm (they/she)-Senior Program Manager for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Hubspot. Liv is passionate about amplifying the scope of DEI by increasing education, allyship and intersectionality on a global scale. They have expertise in the arts, client relationships, project management and marketing, a degree in social sciences as well as training as a professional coach. They have been able to use all of those skills to educate and insight into more inclusivity in her current and past roles.

Paff Evara (they/them) - Papua New Guinean-Australian Paff Evara (they/them) is a marketing director turned creator, speaker and web3 founder. A natural storyteller, Paff went viral during lockdown, building an audience of over 110K people as they came out as lesbian, non-binary and neurodivergent. In 2022, Paff and their wife Han founded Take Up Space, a community and decentralised media company for BIPOC & LGBTQ+ change-makers. Their mission is to empower people to be their most authentic selves, by creating intersectional media and healing through community and co-creation.

Max Siegel (he/him) - When asked what he does for a living, Max Siegel, the Director of Trans& and content creator @theyrequeer, defines himself as a “Career Queer”. After spending years in partnerships and marketing, Max began sharing his own story of gender transition on social media and as a speaker, aiming to cut through the misinformation and misunderstandings around Trans and LGBTQ+ people. Today he speaks and consults for organisations all over the world to help them better understand, support and celebrate LGBTQ+ team members and customers.

Maxine Heron (she/her) - Maxine Heron is a model, writer, public speaker & content creator with a career that centres beauty, fashion, and trans advocacy. Splitting her time between London and Barcelona, she regularly uses her platform to spotlight issues faced by the trans+ community, and since coming out publicly about her lived experience as a trans woman in 2018 has focused on collaborating with brands and projects that have a purpose. Having featured in global campaigns for Schwarzkopf, Avon, and Panasonic, her goal is to be part of the change in creating a brighter world for trans+ people to thrive in, while also normalising discussions around supporting trans+ youth and consulting employers on how they can best meet the need of the trans+ community in the workplace.

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