EUROUT is back for a 12th year and ‘Laying the Foundation for Success’ – the theme of this year’s conference – chimes perfectly with EUROUT’s aim to empower LGBTQ+ graduate business students to build the life and career they want.
An array of distinguished speakers will be providing powerful, impactful and relevant thought-leadership content around the issue of equity for the LGBTQ+ community in the world of business, touching on issues such as the challenge of bringing your authentic self to work and the importance of genuine allyship.
Keynote speakers include Julio Bruno, the Chairman of Mercato Metropolitano, London’s first Sustainable Community Market and a Board Director of global entertainment and luxury hospitality platform Pacha Group and Amber Hikes, the ACLU’s first Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer and current Deputy Executive Director, who is a social justice advocate, community organiser and TED Talk Speaker. Plus, Dami D’Amico shares her experiences of being a trans leader in the workplace with Sadiq Gillani who will provide unique insights and perspectives on how the conversation can be elevated in all organisations.
Commenting on the appeal of the conference, Co-Presidents of Out in Business, Julia Hamilton and Cameron Martin said:
“What started life in 2011 as a student-run conference with fewer than 100 participants has grown into a truly global event with over 1,000 participants coming together over the last three years to discuss key issues within the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) space. With more than 20 corporate sponsors across the UK & Europe in 2022 alone, as well as the continued support and partnership of our lead sponsor BCG, we are proud that the Out in Business Club continues to cultivate an event that lives and breathes the empowerment of the LGBTQ+ community.
“At this year’s conference, we’ll be looking at queer privileges and discussing how our cultural upbringing/backgrounds have shaped our queer identities. With the acceptance of homosexuality in society still sharply divided by country, region and economic development, it’s incredibly important to explore how we can all support one another despite the cultural differences we face. We’ll also be considering the unique challenges queer founders and investors face, as well as the market opportunities/needs of the LGBTQ+ community, and how investors can drive positive impact for the community while deriving economic value from investing in queer founders/LGBTQ+-focused businesses. We have a packed agenda and an amazing line-up of speakers, including LBS LGBTQ+ faculty and ally faculty members who will be exploring the latest thought leadership and research findings in the DEI space.”
Participants will get to enjoy a Career Fair and various networking opportunities, as well as entertainment courtesy of comedians Victoria Olsina, a lesbian Argentinian immigrant who came to the UK to steal jobs and women, Dee Allum-Gruselle, Winner of 2 Northdown New Act Competition 2021 and British drag queen artist Vanity Milan.
The in-person event takes place at London Business School (North Building) between 17 and 19 November with a few remaining tickets still available to be purchased.