Pre-EUROUT Drinks Reception Hosted by Salesforce

Join us for a night of drinks, food and music to kick off EUROUT 2022 hosted by our diamond sponsor Salesforce. Meet us at Cabana!

Cabana

7 St Giles High St, London WC2H 8AB

Time
7:30 pm
9:30 pm

Registration and Breakfast

Time
8:00 am
-
9:15 am

Breakfast will be held in the Dining Room at Sussex Place. After you've had a bite to eat, head on over to North Building to register before we get started!

Opening Remarks: Cameron Martin (he/him) and Julia Hamilton (she/her)

Time
9:15 am
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9:30 am

Cameron Martin and Julia Hamilton, Co-Presidents of the Out in Business club will kick off the conference with a few opening remarks.

Julio Bruno

Founder & CEO
br1 creative

Keynote: Julio Bruno (he/him)

Time
9:30 am
-
10:30 am

Julio Bruno is the Chairman of Mercato Metropolitano, London’s first Sustainable Community Market and also the Board Director of Pacha Group, a global entertainment and luxury hospitality platform. Previously, Julio had also served as the CEO for Time Out Group, during which he led the listing of the company in the London Stock Exchange (AIM:TMO). Julio was the Chair of Time Out Group’s D&I Policy. Recognizing the importance of Role Models in business, Julio is an avid speaker and uses his platform to share his expertise and tools for driving inclusion. Additionally, he has led partnerships with Copenhagen 2021, WorldPride and EuroGames and is an active member of OutRight Action International’s Diplomat’s Circle.

Queer Privileges: Navigating Our Identities in a Global Setting

Time
10:45 am
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11:45 am

Despite major changes in laws and norms surrounding the issue of same-sex marriage and the rights of LGBT people around the world, public opinion on the acceptance of homosexuality in society remains sharply divided by country, region and economic development. In Kenya, only 1 in 100 said homosexuality should be accepted in 2002, compared with 14% who say this now. Political ideology also plays a role in acceptance of homosexuality. In many countries, those on the political right are less accepting of homosexuality than those on the left.

This panel will aim to discuss how our cultural upbringing/backgrounds have shaped our queer identities. We’ll start with sharing our unique journeys living and working across the globe. Then discuss how we have navigated being queer in geographies with varying level of LGBTQ+ acceptance and explore how we can all support one another despite the cultural differences we face.

  • Tracey Mwaniki (she/her), Management Consultant, Boston Consulting Group
  • Bisi Alimi (he/him), Founder/CEO, Bisi Alimi Foundation
  • Geff Parsons (he/him), Founder/CEO, The Inclusion Imperative
  • Hantao Li (he/him), Management Consultant, Boston Consulting Group
  • Moud Goba (she/her), National Manager, Micro Rainbow

Sponsored by:

Jacqui Lloyd

Senior Vice President
Citi

Speaker Spotlight Hour

Time
12:00 pm
-
1:00 pm

Join us for three back-to-back TED Talk-style speeches delivered by our esteemed special guests!

  • Jacqui Lloyd (she/her), Senior Vice-President, Citi
  • Carrie Reiner (she/her), Deputy CEO, Albert Kennedy Trust
  • Alberto Padilla Rivera (he/him), Vice President and Head of Global Corporate Partnerships, Insight Partners

Networking Lunch Sponsored By LBS Diversity Clubs

Time
1:00 pm
-
2:00 pm

The Diversity Clubs at London Business School - Out in Business, Black in Business, Women in Business and First Generation and Low & Intermediate Income Club - are excited to host you for lunch on Day 1. Food and beverages will be provided in the Dining Room at Sussex Place.

Sponsored by:

Victoria Olsina (She/Her)

Comedy Break: Victoria Olsina (she/her)

Time
2:00 pm
-
2:20 pm

Victoria is a lesbian Argentinian immigrant who came to the UK to steal jobs and women. Her comedy style is a dry dark mix of observation and storytelling. She is also the producer & co-founder of Clandestina (queer women comedy night) & Mamas Comedy (women-led comedy night).

When Is It Safe to Be You?

Time
2:20 pm
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3:20 pm

What does it mean to be your authentic self at work? Why is it important? How can employees feel safe, secure, and comfortable to show up as their authentic selves? To bring your authentic self to work, individuals and employees need to feel a sense of belonging and have psychological safety. During this conversation, we’ll all start with sharing our own personal journeys of how we have tried to be authentic, instances when we were unable to do so, and examples of success where we felt safe and comfortable to be our most authentic selves.  

  • Kate Munday (she/her), Founder, Out the Box Speakers / Lead Google UK Speakers
  • Pierre Gaubert (he/him), Co-Founder/CEO, myGwork
  • Sunil Daswani (he/him), Global Head of Securities Lending, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Joseph Williams (he/him), Co-Founder/CEO, Clu
  • Liam Klenk (he/him), Case Team Manager, Boston Consulting Group, Author of “Paralian, Not Just Transgender”

A Conversation Between Queer Founders & Investors

Time
3:30 pm
-
4:30 pm

Investors typically want to buy assets for their portfolios that provide the best possible return on their money. But today it’s becoming increasingly more important for investors to also choose investments that reflect their values, such as supporting the LGBTQ+ community. Equality is good for business, and investments that support the small businesses and large corporations fighting for equality are even better. We can see this in action by the rise of successful companies like Backstage Capital (a fund that focuses on investing in "underestimated founders").

This panel will dive into a conversation between queer founders & investors, the unique challenges queer founders/investors face, the market opportunities/needs of the LGBTQ community, and how investors can bridge the gap and support queer founders meanwhile driving positive impact for the community and deriving economic value from investing in queer founders/LGBTQ+-focused businesses.

  • Barry Whyte (he/him), Co-Founder, Series Q
  • Daniel Taylor (he/him), Partner, Ares Management
  • Brian Lucksinger (he/him), Director, Special Projects/Director, Community Management at Gaingels
  • Cayelan Mendoza (he/him), Co-Founder, Clu
  • Araxie Boyadjian (she/her), Co-Founder, LVNDR
  • Mandeep Soor (she/her), Co-Founder, Bendi

Jane Gibbon (She/Her)

Chief People Officer
London Business School

Closing Remarks: Jane Gibbon (she/her)

Time
4:30 pm
-
4:45 pm

Jane Gibbon (she/her), Chief People Officer at London Business School will close out Day 1 before we head off to our social event for the evening.

Career Fair and Networking Reception

Time
4:45 pm
-
7:00 pm

Career Fair

Meet with our amazing EUROUT sponsors and connect with recruiters in person at their Career Fair booths. This is a great opportunity to engage with over a dozen great companies across various industries. This event will be hosted in the Dining Room at Sussex Place.

Networking Reception

Scheduled concurrently with the career fair, we will be hosting a Networking Reception in the Bagri Hive at the North Building. This event will feature LVNDR, a queer-focused healthcare company, and Career Accelerator, an LGBTQ+ business-mentoring program. Drinks will be served!

Drinks Reception Hosted by BCG

Time
7:30 pm
-
9:30 pm

In-person drinks reception and networking event, hosted by our lead sponsor BCG at their office.

The Boston Consulting Group UK LLP

80 Charlotte Street London W1T 4DF,

United Kingdom

Registration and Breakfast

Time
8:00 am
-
9:15 am

Breakfast will be held in the Dining Room at Sussex Place. After you've had a bite to eat, head on over to North Building to register before we get started with Day 2!

Pavlos Papaefstathiou (He/Him)

Partner
Boston Consulting Group

Opening Remarks: Pavlos Papaefstathiou (he/him) and Peter Johnson (he/him)

Time
9:15 am
-
9:30 am

EUROUT Board Members Pavlos Papaefstathiou (Pride@BCG Lead for Europe, Middle East, Africa and South America) and Peter Johnson (former Senior Admissions Manager for the Masters in Finance programme at London Business School) will kick off the conference with a few opening remarks.

Amber Hikes (they/she)

Deputy Executive Director of Strategy and Culture
ACLU

Keynote: Amber Hikes (they/she)

Time
9:30 am
-
10:30 am

Amber Hikes is the Deputy Executive Director of Strategy and Culture at the ACLU, they are a social justice advocate, community organizer, TED Talk Speaker, and unapologetically queer and Black. As the ACLU’s first Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, they provide vision, leadership, and direction for the ACLU’s nationwide strategy to support equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) across all aspects of the organization’s work and efforts. Amber serves as both the internal and external ambassador on the importance of EDI as a crucial cornerstone of ACLU’s culture of belonging.

Dr. Aneeta Rattan

Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour
London Business School

Minds Alive: The Latest Research and Ideas to Watch

Time
10:45 am
-
11:45 am

This discussion will explore the latest thought leadership and research findings in the DEI space and share the experiences of our London Business School LGBTQ+ faculty and ally faculty members.

Specifically the panel will focus on fostering a sense of belonging in the workplace and how that sits at the intersection of the goals of diversity, equity and inclusion; and how to develop strong leadership in the workplace that centers around women, racial minorities and LGBTQ+ people. We will also discuss the experiences of being an LGBTQ+ faculty member, and what strong allyship looks like at leading business schools.

  • Ioannis Ioannou (he/him), Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
  • Aneeta Rattan (she/her), Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour
  • Randall Peterson (he/him), Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Academic Director of the Leadership Institute

Sponsored by:

Networking Session Sponsored by Strategy&

Time
11:45 am
-
12:00 am

Come meet the Strategy& team! You'll have a chance to speak to team members in an informal setting hosted at The Bagri Hive in the North Building.

Sponsored by:

Luca Simonazzi

Vice President International FP&A
Lululemon

Speaker Spotlight Hour

Time
12:00 pm
-
1:00 pm

Join us for three back-to-back TED Talk-style speeches delivered by our esteemed special guests!

  • Luca Simonazzi (he/him), Vice-President at Lululemon
  • Caroline Paige (she/her), Joint Chief Executive at Fighting with Pride
  • Kayus Fernander (he/him), Senior Vice-President at Citi

Networking Lunch Sponsored by LBS Social Impact Club & The Wheeler Institute

Time
1:00 pm
-
2:00 pm

The Social Impact Club and The Wheeler Institute welcome you to join them for lunch on Day 2. Food and beverages will be provided in the Dining Room at Sussex Place.

Sponsored by:

Dee Allum (She/Her)

Comedy Break: Dee Allum (she/her)

Time
2:00 pm
-
2:20 pm

Dee Allum is a transgender comedian, and the first LGBT person to come out of Watford since Elton John. 2-time Northdown New Act Competition winner 2021, Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian runner-up 2021. Pleasance Reserve 2022. BBC New Comedy Award Finalist 2022.

Allyship is Practice, Not Performance

Time
2:20 pm
-
3:20 pm

Roxane Gay in her article “On Making Black Lives Matter” said: “We need people to stand up and take on the problems borne of oppression as their own, without remove or distance. We need people to do this even if they cannot fully understand what it’s like to be oppressed for their race or ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, class, religion, or other marker of identity. We need people to use common sense to figure out how to participate in social justice”

Genuine allyship is about action and not a badge. The panel will focus on discussing: What does genuine allyship mean? How can we all be supportive allies? How do we engage with non-allies?

  • Lesley Wan (she/her), General Counsel, FBN Bank
  • Kevin Kilpatrick (he/him), Product Marketing Manager, Instagram
  • Filipe Mota da Silva (he/him), Director, TCS
  • Ralph Breuer (he/him), Partner, McKinsey
  • Louis Ng (he/him), Associate Director, Fidelity

Dani D’Amico (She/Her)

Partner
McKinsey

Fireside Chat: Dani D’Amico (she/her) and Sadiq Gillani (he/him)

Time
3:30 pm
-
4:30 pm

This conversation will put a spotlight on being trans at work. Dani will share her experiences on being a trans leader in the workplace, with Sadiq's unique insights and perspectives on how we can all elevate the conversation in our respective organizations.

Closing Remarks: Austin Gilliand (he/him) and Devon Chen (he/him)

Time
4:30 pm
-
4:45 pm

Out in Business ExCo Members Austin Gilliand (MBA2023 and SVP of Corporate Engagement) and Devon Chen (MBA2024 and SVP of Allies & Inclusion) will close out the conference with our final closing remarks before we head to our evening festivities!

Coffee Chats: Meet Our Sponsors!

Time
4:45 pm
-
5:45 pm

Before we head out to dinner, make sure to connect with all of our amazing sponsors to hear about current and future work opportunities! This is a great way to get to know recruiters and team members through coffee chats and casual conversations.

EUROUT Strategy& Ball

Time
7:00 pm
-
11:30 pm

Hosted by Strategy&, our marquee dinner will kick off at The Landmark Hotel with a champagne reception. Following that we will have a three-course dinner where drinks will be served. Vanity Milan, British drag queen artist who competed on the third series of RuPaul's Drag Race UK, will be our amazing performer for the evening. We will close out the amazing EUROUT weekend with music on the dance floor!

Hosted by:

Location:

222 Marylebone Rd,

London NW1 6JQ