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PinkNews Futures is the largest LGBT+ careers conference in the UK, connecting students and recent graduates with inclusive employers! We give individuals the opportunity to network with their role models and build the skills needed to secure their dream jobs.

Join us in Manchester on 13th November for inspiring workshops and insightful panel discussions with professionals in a range of fields. Your ticket includes full access to the conference, lunch and refreshments throughout the day, as well as networking drinks!

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Our Conferences

Sat 2nd Oct

Sat 13th Nov

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PinkNews Futures London

Join us on Saturday 2nd October in Covent Garden, London for a whole host of informative and inspirational sessions on a range of career paths. Our careers fair will also give you the opportunity to mingle with employers and take another step closer to securing your dream job!

Your ticket includes full access to the conference, lunch and refreshments throughout the day, as well as networking drinks.

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The Future of Work: preparing the first hybrid generations for success

Kushal Khandhar, Anick Soni, Jacqui Dobson, Alex Ehmcke

Those making the first steps in their career have gone into uncharted territories, from Zoom interviews to remote onboarding, and trying to make a good impression from a distance. What further change can we anticipate from workplace cultures in the “next normal”, and how are the careers of young professionals being affected by these changes?

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The Power of Networks: beyond workplace visibility

Beth Try, Laks Mann, Cassius Naylor, Geffrye Parsons

Our panelists discuss how being part of their LGBT+ networks has shaped their feeling of belonging, and kick-started their career.

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Tech Corner: Show and Tell

Yaseed Chaumoo, Łukasz Kopeć, Mohak Kataria

Our three speakers will get 10-15 minutes each to present a project that they worked on, and talk about what drove their thinking, how they solved problems and worked collaboratively to introduce tech solutions. 

Followed by a Q&A!

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LGBT+ Representation in the Media

Tash Thomas, Scott Flashheart, Yasmin Benoit

What are the challenges in covering LGBT+ stories, and how do those differ for mainstream and specialised outlets?

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Women in Business

Mariia Kogan, Joanne Lucy, Nicci Take

Meet the LBT+ women who’ve made it! Our panelists discuss the unique challenges and opportunities in their journeys, as well as the defining moments in their careers.

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Careers with Purpose: making an impact through work

Laila El-Metoui, Pavlos Papaefsthatiou, Rhammel Afflick, Alex Kalomparis, Christopher El Badaoui

Our panelists have all managed to give back to their communities in their roles, often working alongside their day-jobs to do so, but also weaving their passion for various causes into their daily work. If you want to hear about the companies and individuals who are making a difference, this is the session for you!

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Macquarie — Investing in Our People and a Sustainable Future

Kris Vucak, Bryant Yang

Join our partners for an insightful session on careers in the financial sector, as well as what it’s like to work at Macquarie!

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Interview Workshop — hosted by Avomind

Samuel Tallant

Ever wondered how to make the most of your experience in an interview? We’ve got you covered!

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CV Workshop — hosted by Major Players

Luke Russo

Spruce up your CV with the help of our recruitment experts.

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Careers Fair

Sony Music, Financial Times, Baillie Gifford, Hertfordshire County Council, Macquarie

Our careers fair will also give you the opportunity to mingle with employers and take another step closer to securing your dream job!

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PinkNews Futures Manchester

Keynote by Christine Burns MBE

Join us on Saturday 13th November in Manchester for a whole host of informative and inspirational sessions on a range of career paths. Our careers fair will also give you the opportunity to mingle with employers and take another step closer to securing your dream job!

Your ticket includes full access to the conference, lunch and refreshments throughout the day, as well as networking drinks.

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Make Yourself Employable

Emily Young, Nigel Moralee, Taran Ozagir

Our panel of experts is here to advise you on how to get ahead and make sure your application stands out. With the advent of modern recruitment techniques, such as screening software, young jobseekers need to be tech-savvy in addition to showing their ambition and enthusiasm. From using Linkedin, to networking like a pro, and presenting your best self in your application — join us to find out more!

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Intersectionality and Allyship at Work

Amy Lynch, Tolu Ajayi, Virginie Assal

The workplace offers ample opportunities for each of us to act as an ally in different contexts. There’s an onus on each of us to cultivate behaviours which are unconditionally supportive of our colleagues, and cultivate solidarity in the workplace. How do you begin?

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Working with your Mental Health

Heather Lacey, Char Bailey, Michael Stephens

In this session, we explore the types of support available at work as employers rise to the challenge of supporting staff through the pandemic, with our panelists sharing their experiences.

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Transitioning at Work

Finn Grice, Iesha Palmer, Eva Echo

Thinking of transitioning at work? Our panellists demystify the process and give you insight into their own journeys.

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The Power of Networks — hosted by JLL

Mac Boatswain, Lucy Bradbury, Rico Naylor, Emily Young

Join our partners for an insightful session on networking in and beyond the property sector, as well as what it’s like to work at JLL!

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Bridging the gap: LGBT+ Mentoring

Mayur Gupta, Ana Nanu

Ever wondered if a mentor might be just the thing to boost your career prospects? Hear all about PinkNews Futures and Career Accelerator’s mentorship programme.

Apply for our January-March 2022 programme here. 

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Careers Fair

JLL, GCHQ, EY, Spire Healthcare

Our careers fair will also give you the opportunity to mingle with employers and take another step closer to securing your dream job!

Our speakers

Christine Burns MBE, she/her

Activist and Author

Tolu Ajayi, he/him

Artist and Community Organiser

Heather Lacey, she/her

Multi award-winning disability rights campaigner

Char Bailey, she/her

Educator and facilitator

Taran Ozagir, he/him

Diversity and Inclusion Lead, DWP Digital

Amy Lynch, she/her

Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, ThoughtWorks

Emily Young, she/her

People and Culture Manager, PinkNews

Mayur Gupta, he/him

Founder, Career Accelerator

Virginie Assal, she/they

Campaign Manager for Liberation, NUS UK

Mac Boatswain, he/him

Building Surveyor and Chair of Building Pride, JLL

Iesha Palmer, they/them

Campaign Officer, Mermaids

Eva Echo, she/her

Activist, blogger and speaker

Rico Naylor, he/him

Graduate Surveyor, JLL

Finn Grice, he/him

LGBTQA+ Liberation Consultant and Director, Rose Diversity Training

Lucy Bradbury, she/her

Sustainability Manager, AECOM and Co-Chair, Building Equality Greater Manchester

Don’t forget to visit our jobs board!

 

Whether you’re searching for an entry-level position, or you’re ready to take the next step in your career, we’re always updating our jobs board with new and exciting vacancies.

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