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IoD launch Pride in Business series in support of LGBTQ+ leaders

29 Jun 2017

This weekend will see huge numbers of Londoners marching past the IoD to celebrate the high point of the Pride festival, Europe’s largest. 

We’ll be kicking off the celebrations for the IoD on the Friday evening before the Pride march at the launch of our Pride in Business Network.

Whilst thankfully attitudes have moved on in recent years, many in the LGBTQ+ community still feel that their sexuality works against them as they try to craft their careers, either as entrepreneurs or as corporate climbers. We’ll hear on the evening from two individuals who have overcome what prejudice remains: Iain Anderson, the Executive Chair and co-founder of communications firm Cicero Group; and Liz Bingham OBE, Managing Partner at EY.

The Pride in Business network will bring together IoD members and LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ+ friendly individuals from the wider business community to chat, share stories, and perhaps even do business together. The IoD’s Royal Charter, received back in 1906, obliges us to deliver support to members – and this is part of that effort.


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To be involved in this inspiring and empowering Pride in Business Reception on 7 July 2017, a few tickets are still available. Simply follow the button below to be taken to the event booking page.

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