“By being who I am I’ve been able to channel my energies into what matters. I don’t have to maintain a façade that is self-defeating and attacks my integrity.”
“Having lesbian, gay and bisexual role models is very important. It shows others you can be who you are.”
Sarah Weir OBE
What is the LGBT Role Models Programme?
Despite the confidence of some prominent lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans business leaders and public servants in being open about their sexual orientation, LGBT people remain under-represented at every level in many organisations. Numerous employers are now focusing on the career development and ambitions of their lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans staff.
Stonewall, and hundreds of leading employers across the UK, understand that people perform better when they can be themselves and at Stonewall, we know exactly how important role models are to our sense of self. This one day programme, for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans staff at all levels in an organisation, is designed to help you think about what it means to be yourself in the workplace and how you can be a more effective role model.
To promote increased visibility of LGBT role models, seen to take an active role as change agents in the workplace
The objectives of the programme are
We have the following dates coming up. Please click on one of the links to book on
• Wednesday 11 March, 2015 - Swansea
• Tuesday 24 March, 2015 - Glasgow
• Thursday 18 June, 2015 - Aberdeen
• Tuesday 8 September, 2015 – London
• Wednesday 16 September, 2015 - Newcastle
• Wednesday 9 December, 2015 - Edinburgh
We will be running an LGBT Role Models Programme outside of London and will advertise these dates shortly. Please note that we also run these programmes in the North East, Scotland and Wales. These events are organised by our Stonewall Scotland and Stonewall Cymru offices.
The LGBT Role Models Programme can be delivered in-house to groups of 12 to 36 including LGBT staff network group members. For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.