I am white, female, heterosexual, 5ft 5 in (168 cm), medium build, right handed and have no real disabilities; my hobbies are dancing and gardening. I couldn’t get more middle of the road if I tried. So why am I so passionate about diversity? I don’t know but I do love learning about different perspectives and strongly believe that the broader the range of life experiences, the greater the creativity.
Currently, I am hugely privileged to work for an organisation that allows me the opportunity to spend time on things that really matter to me. Of course I have to juggle my time and prioritise well but my interest in supporting diversity has enabled me to connect with and learn from different people.
Our recent project in which we produced a video of Here working dads in conversation really inspired me to want to talk to another group of people. I wanted to show how Here supports diversity and ‘bringing your whole self to work’, but which group to talk to?
The answer came when I was working with a colleague on the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index. She strongly expressed her belief that there were a number of Here LGBT+ colleagues who would love to have a conversation. We found some great people and here I was again, sat in our Meadow room talking to an impassioned group who shared their stories with real grace & joy. I have learnt a lot from them and I am thrilled with the resulting film. Afterwards we talked about the appetite for setting up an LGBT+ networking group. I hope I am invited to become an ally!
Please watch and enjoy…
This video conversation is part of a short series by Here, exploring and celebrating diversity and wholeness at work.
Interested to see more? Watch our earlier video, a conversation with our working dads.
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