Navigating trans and non-binary inclusion in the workplace

Date: Friday 19th January 2024
Time: 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Location: Webinar, , ,
Cost: Free
Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity
Member Event
SME Club

Organised by the pro-women committee

Have you ever avoided conversations about trans and non-binary inclusion because you were unsure how to approach the topic sensitively? Explore strategies to overcome these challenges with us! The pro-women Committee invites you to a webinar featuring Councillor Chris Northwood, Manchester's first transgender councillor, sharing invaluable insights. You’re invited to join us for constructive dialogues around the importance of allyship in creating more inclusive workplaces in what will be a supportive and enlightening conversation.

About the Speakers:

Chris Northwood Deputy Group Leader - Manchester Liberal Democrats

Chris Northwood (she/her) is the deputy group leader of the Manchester Liberal Democrats and a councillor in Ancoats & Beswick. She was elected Manchester’s first openly trans councillor in May 2023. In a professional capacity, Chris works as a software developer for a national charity and is the author of “The Full Stack Developer”.

Katie Craven Training Academy Manager - LGBT Foundation
Katie Craven (she/her) is a dedicated professional and has been instrumental in providing training services to promote LGBTQ+ inclusion, ranging from link workers to primary care services, through the highly acclaimed Pride in Practice initiative. Katie has expanded her impact by extending her expertise to numerous organisations nationwide through the Training Academy. In addition to her extensive work in inclusion training, Katie holds a diploma in counselling. Her empathetic nature and commitment to creating a safe and supportive environment ensure that all participants feel valued and heard during training sessions
Nichola Evans Head of Litigation - Kuits Solicitors

Nichola sits on the National Executive Committee of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (“FOIL”) and is a FOIL’s representative on the Law Society Council and on the Law Society Civil Justice Committee.

She has been involved with pro-manchester for a number of years and very much enjoys her involvement on the Committees she sits on and is also the Chair of the pro-women group which forms part of the pro-manchester EDI committee.

Beth Tappenden EDI Professional -

Beth is an HR and equity, diversity and inclusion professional, who specialises in LGBTQ+ inclusion at work. Her passion for the subject began with her study ‘Educating Workforces on Transgender Identities and Transitions: Is Your Workforce Up-to-Date?’ which sparked her interest in LGBTQ+ inclusion in a professional setting. Since then she has held many positions, working to create spaces that foster a sense of belonging for the LGBTQ+ community, and has continued to research and share methods for creating safe spaces with organisations such as Manchester Pride. Her latest endeavours are as a freelance speaker, delving into her lived experience as a queer, bisexual woman and sharing her expertise on LGBTQ+ knowledge and inclusion techniques.

Emma Jones-Holding (They/them) Relationship Therapist - TLC; Talk, Listen, Change

Emma is a Relationship Therapist, Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor. As well as working as a therapist, Emma is Head of Counselling & Wellbeing Services at TLC: Talk, Listen, Change and has an interest in supporting people who want to explore Gender, Sexuality & Relationship Diversity (GSRD).

Interested In The Event?

If you’re interested in attending, you can book online here.

For any further enquires about this event, contact [email protected]