Wed, November 22, 2017
Wednesday 22nd 2018 saw the official launch of LGBT Great. We launched the initiative in collaboration with Legal and General and their newly launched LGBT network L&GBT.
The event was hosted at the fabulous Legal & General head office in London, One Coleman Street. With an audience filled to capacity, the event was a huge success demonstrating an appetite for furthering the diversity and inclusion agenda in the sector.
The evening kicked off with an introduction by Mark Zinkula (L&G CEO). Mark shared his personal thoughts on the true value of diversity within the industry and outlined the risk mitigation benefits of having more cognitively diverse investment teams.
Mark was followed by LGBT Great Founder Matt Cameron who provided an insightful look at the historical data and scientific evidence around the value of creating inclusive working environments. Matt went on to explain his motivations for founding LGBT Great and gave the audience an understanding of how they can join us on this journey and get involved.
Matt then handed over to ex professional rugby player and LGBT community member Gareth Thomas who shared his own personal story about his journey to ‘coming out’ in the male dominated and traditionally heterosexual environment rugby creates.
The blend in these three separate perspectives and stories provided a strong and compelling call to action and a fantastic platform to launching LGBT Great.