PinkNews Futures is the place for LGBT+ students, new graduates and young people to connect with employers and the business community.
Thank you for joining us online this April, for a whole host of informative and inspirational panel discussions, sessions and workshops featuring a range of career paths.
Our conference will be back in October 2021! If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact [email protected]
Monday 12th April
From training for the Tokyo Olympic Games during a pandemic, to holding a national record, and being openly LGBT+ in sport — international competitive swimmer Michael Gunning steps out of the pool to greet the PinkNews Futures crowd.
Wondering how to start your career in media, stay on track, and find your niche? Join our seasoned experts for a session demystifying the application process and offering advice on how to carve your career path as a journalist.
How do you navigate the professional world — whether you’re already employed or jobhunting — while also looking after your own well-being? How are employers addressing the specific mental health needs of their LGBT+ staff? If you’re asking yourself these questions, you are not alone — and our panelists are here to answer all these and more.
Tuesday 13th April
Learn from the best! Join representatives of EY for an unmissable session about kickstarting your career in finance. The panel will share tips and tricks for making your application stand out, and discuss their experiences about being out and proud in their roles.
How does being LGBT+ influence a legal career? How do LGBT+ lawyers advocate for their clients, and what are the legal needs of the LGBT+ community?
How can you bring your full self to work as a consultant? How does being LGBT+ influence your career, and what are the skills you need to be successful in this role?
Wednesday 14th April
We will hear from a wide variety of professionals on the roles available in healthcare, from the frontline heroes who interact with patients every day, to those who lead on groundbreaking research in their fields.
We know that the tech industry thrives when teams are diverse. In this session, we will hear how the LGBT+ people behind the technology we use every day have helped shape the industry.
In the wake of the Black Lives Matter Movement of 2020, workplaces everywhere have had a moment of awakening when it comes to matters of race. We ask our panelists: will this impetus last? Have they seen meaningful change happen in their workplaces?
If you are just entering the world of work, you might be feeling a little nervous about your first interview or assessment centre.
For this session, Jisc will be talking you through what to expect and how to best prepare. They’ll also be sharing details of their current and upcoming opportunities, and how you can apply!
Thursday 15th April
Let’s look at what inspired our panelists to be out and proud in the workplace, from engineering superheroes that you may not have known were LGBT+, to childhood inspirations and personal motivators.
LBT+ women face a distinct set of challenges in the workplace. Join us as we unpack their experiences, and hear their valuable advice on coming out, and facing misogyny at work.
Sometimes, all you’re missing is a push in the right direction from someone who’s seen your worth. Our panel of recruitment experts is here to cheer you on, and help you tease out what makes you unique in the job market.
Avomind is a platform which connects recent graduates and young professionals with fast-growing
firms across the world, working with high-growth start-ups, boutique consulting firms and
market research companies. At Avomind, we understand that the playing field is even more challenging
for diversity candidates, and this is why we are working to untap top LGBTQIA+ talent in
sales, operations and tech areas. We are committed to working with top global firms who embrace
diversity and want to have more inclusive top-performing teams.
If you’re interested in working with us for PinkNews Futures 2021, please email [email protected]
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