trans*formation spoke to GayStar News

Our chair, Kimberley Bird, spoke to GayStar News business section. In an uplifting story about the Government’s decision to issue a guide to employers on hiring and supporting trans staff, Kimberley said “trans*formation are delighted to see the government recognising the need to recruit and retain trans employees. We encourage private sector employers to act on this document to ensure they attract and retain top talent.”

The guide, ‘The recruitment and retention of transgender staff – guidance for employers’, aims “to provide employers with practical advice, suggestions and ideas on the recruitment and retention of transgender employees and potential employees.”

In a statement, Nicky Morgan, Minister for Women and Equalities said, “This government is committed to ensuring that everyone can fulfil their potential, including transgender and non-binary people. Many transgender people still face discrimination in the workplace, as well as in their day-to-day lives.”

[Read the full story at GayStar News]

Credit Suisse launches trans* guide

Credit Suisse has released a video entitled “Focus on Trans*” to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the company’s LGBT Ally program and the official launch of their “Trans*. Your Questions Answered” guide.

The video, available from the full article, features gender-variant Credit Suisse employee (and trans*formation Ambassador) Pippa Bunce, who works as the firm’s Global Head of FID IT Engineering. Mx Bunce stresses the importance of educating people in the community and business on trans* issues so they can better understand and appreciate their coworkers.

[Read the full story at OutLeadership]

trans*formation at TNON

trans*formation were delighted to get the opportunity to hold a discussion at TNON, The Network of Networks. The event was hosted by Clifford Chance in Canary Wharf.

The Network of Networks for LGBT, is a collaborative initiative among leaders of LGBT networks in corporates and government agencies to support each other and others in the development and growth of LGBT diversity networks through the sharing of knowledge, experience and resources. TNON’s focus is to help its members connect around issues and opportunities to maximise the effectiveness of their networks.

Members from Clifford Chance, PwC, Thomson Reuters, TFL and KPMG and many others listened to Kimberley and Emma speak about the Gender bread person and the issues affecting Trans* people in the workplace, They then opened up the floor to questions from those taking part.

We were particularly excited that one of our new Ambassadors, Eric Anglin was able to join us and fielded some of the challenging questions.