I really enjoyed delivering a keynote at NatWest’s Entrepreneurial Spark Hub in Leeds yesterday in support of their International Women in Business event #IWD2018. I talked about my own life and entrepreneurial journey, developing my mindset, overcoming my own limiting beliefs and impostor syndrome.CONTINUE READING
I was invited by Elite HR to talk to some of their clients and business partners over lunch to deliver a Transgender Inclusion and Awareness talk in Portsmouth. The audience feedback was extremely positive and even seasoned professionals still had plenty to take away from the session.CONTINUE READING
My talk was entitled; “Recruiting and Retaining Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals in the 21st Century” and was followed up with a Q&A afterwards.
The key messages and takeaways were;CONTINUE READING
It was an honour and a pleasure for Joanne to be invited to become an advisory friend of the Institute of Equality and Diversity Professionals.CONTINUE READING
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One of the questions I am asked all of the time is; “what is trans”.
Well… that is a big conversation, but the long and short of it is that “Trans” means is from the Latin and means “on the other side of” whilst “cis” means “on the same side of”. So both cis and trans are an antonyms paring. A non-trans person is cis.CONTINUE READING
Recently our very own Joanne Lockwood was interviewed by Amanda Parvin of Ethical HR Solutions to discuss Trans inclusion in the workplace, and how employers can ensure that are providing a supportive culture and environment.CONTINUE READING
You do have a Vision for Diversity and Inclusion in your organisation, right? Ok well, possibly not!
There’s a plethora of value statements, visions and goals out there nowadays, some seem empty and most probably feel irrelevant, a corporate idea forced in by HR in order to appease the board or because someone heard its a good idea that everyone else is doing. There is often very little buy in, communication, or in fact any long term strategy or goals.
The business demands a “quick fix” with some eLearning or an hour long “Intro to Unconscious Bias” training session. No wonder we are not making much of an in road, there is no vision.Continue Reading