Across 3 days, we will bring together businesses, charities and individuals striving to improve access to healthcare, career opportunities, and community-building for trans people. With a primary focus on creating a safe space to connect, the Trans Summit welcomes individuals and organisations committed to combatting inequalities faced by transgender people in the workplace.
Funded tickets are available for transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming individuals who do not have the financial means to purchase a ticket. Please complete this form to apply for funded access to the conference and a member of our team will be in touch.
Tuesday 18th May
In this session, we will demystify the process of transitioning in the workplace. What can you expect to happen when starting the process of transitioning at work? Who should be your first port of call, and what support can you expect from your employer? If you have ever asked yourself these questions, then this session is for you.
Our partners at IBM will be here to guide you through the process, using their own comprehensive global workplace transition framework. IBM’s approach is one of the best out there, resting on a rich history of diversity and inclusion policies and practices that put the transitioning employee at the centre of the process.
Session duration: 1h
This session will be an introduction to building resilience and self-leadership through embodiment, mindfulness and emotional intelligence.
How do we lead ourselves, re-generate and re-orient towards the joy of living our true lives as trans folks, in a world that continues to deny our existence and revolt against our brilliance?
This experience is designed as a community-held space to safely recognise the emotions present in our bodies, calm our nervous systems, learn tools to set boundaries for our mental and emotional energy, and invite self-compassion and affirmation of our varied identities. You will walk away with practical tools to continue growing your power and joy in your daily life.
Facilitators: Dr Fra* Mega (they/them) and Lux Henle (they/them)
Note: this session is open exclusively to those who self-identify as trans, non-binary or gender non-conforming, in order to create a safe(r) space of learning and sharing. Spaces are limited, so make sure to keep an eye out when registrations open to secure your seat.
Session duration: 2h
Wednesday 19th May
Our partners at Global Butterflies will assist employers in their understanding of the issues affecting trans and non-binary staff in the business environment, including the first steps to initiating trans and non-binary inclusion strategies.
Participants can expect to walk away with a deeper understanding of:
Facilitator: Rachel Reese (she/her)
Established in 2015 by Rachel Reese, Global Butterflies was created to bring awareness of trans and non-binary issues to the business sector.
Session duration: 1.5h
How can we foster a culture of authentic allyship in the workplace?
Our partners at Gendered Intelligence will reveal the best strategies for motivating staff — both senior and junior — to stand up for the rights and inclusion of trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people. This session will look at the positive impact of allyship, and why it has perhaps never been more needed than now.
Thursday 20th May
Our panelists have paved the way for inclusion in their workplaces, and have a wealth of experience when it comes to navigating the world of work as trans, non-binary or gender non-conforming individuals.
Join us for a chat with experienced leaders in their fields, as we discuss authentic leadership, mentorship, coming out and more!
This panel will host the trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming leaders of tomorrow. Our panelists are community organisers and shining stars of the professional world — each one of them a role-model, and each one able to speak to the experience of being a young trans person in the professional world.
If you’re wondering where to start your journey at work, this discussion is the one for you!
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