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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 London and Manchester 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 16th Oct

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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

Join us on Saturday 16th October 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.

Speakers

Tash Thomas (she/her)

Diversity & Inclusion Consultant and Speaker

Kushal Khandhar (he/him)

Global Pride Manager, BCG

Mariia Kogan (she/her)

Mentoring Officer, University of Westminster

Laks Mann (he/him)

Strategic Communications & Business Change, Metropolitan Police

Geffrye Parsons (he/him)

Managing Director, Macquarie Co-Chair, Macquarie Pride LGBT+ Network

Laila El-Metoui (she/her)

Equity & Belonging Consultant, Founder and Chair, Proud London Councils

Pavlos Papaefsthatiou (he/him)

Principal, Digital BCG and Financial Institutions

Scott Flashheart (he/she/they)

Creator, Probably True Podcast

Yaseed Chaumoo (he/him)

Digital Director, Co-Founder & CEO, Waive

Łukasz Kopeć (he/him/they/them)

Data Scientist, Popsa

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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