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JULY 1 & 2

ONLINE

6:00 - 8:00 PM (MADRID)

LGBT+@Work is an annual conference that aims to promote the free exchange of ideas and provide a unique networking platform for LGBT+ students, LGBT+ professionals, and our allies. Now in its 14th year, LGBT+@Work is hosted by the IE Out and Allies Club, IE University's student-led LGBT+ organization.

It is our mission this year to dive past surface-level definitions of "diversity" and explore its more multifaceted layers -- even within our own community. We will challenge speakers and guests to not only learn more about marginalized populations, but to ingest new perspectives, apply them to their own lives, and find innovative ways to integrate new ideas into their companies' programs of inclusion.

 

The Speakers

JULY 1 & 2

INDUSTRY EXPERTS

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ENGLAND

PHYLL 

OPOKU-GYIMAH

Executive Director

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, widely known as Lady Phyll, is the executive director and co-founder of UK Black Pride - Europe's largest celebration for LGBTQ+ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American and Middle Eastern descent. Lady Phyll has over 20 years’ experience as an LGBTQ+ rights activist and anti-racism campaigner.

 

She has spent a decade advocating for the rights of workers within the largest civil service union as a lead negotiator on behalf of Civil Service workers and is now the Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Trust an LGBT+ charity that works to defend and uphold human rights. She is also a patron for Albert Kennedy Trust; Diva Magazine columnist, and public speaker focusing on race, gender, sexuality and class. She is named as one of the top 5 on the World Pride Power list. 

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TONY

PROPHET

Chief Equality and Recruiting Officer

Tony Prophet is the Chief Equality and Recruiting Officer at Salesforce. In his role, he guides global recruiting programs with an inclusive lens at every step and works to build a workplace that reflects the diverse communities it serves while furthering Equality for all. His team also leads the Ethical & Humane Use of Technology initiative to ensure our technology not only drives the success of our customers, but also drives positive social change and improves the lives of people around the world. Prophet is a board member of College Track.

Previously, Prophet held senior executive product marketing roles at Microsoft including corporate vice president of Windows Marketing, where he was responsible for Windows and Internet Explorer brands. He was also co-executive sponsor of Blacks at Microsoft and founding executive of BlackLight, an organization empowering Black marketers at Microsoft.

Prior to Microsoft, he led worldwide printing and PC operations for Hewlett Packard; and before that, worldwide operations for Carrier Corporation (a United Technologies Business). Previously, he was also a partner with Booz Allen Hamilton.

Throughout his career, Prophet has worked as a champion for human rights and social justice, including protecting the rights of young workers, educating women workers on health issues in developing countries, improving schools for children of migrant workers and addressing the root causes of migratory worker flows. He is also passionate about community service, focusing on ensuring low-income teens get college educations, as well as improving healthcare for children and HIV-positive women in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Prophet holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Engineering from General Motors Institute and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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UNITED STATES

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MEXICO

ARI VERA MORALES

Founder

Ari Vera Morales (she/her) is a trans woman, originally from the port of Veracruz. She began her professional walk by pursuing a degree in Special Education focusing on learning problems at the Escuela Normal Veracruzana Enrique C. Rebsamen, thus facing her first obstacle, since she was not allowed to continue. Without giving up, she obtained a degree in Marketing at the Universidad de Insurgentes in Mexico City, and later a master's degree in the Defence and Promotion of Human Rights at the Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México (UACM).


Her interest in working with vulnerable populations was born out of some personal and close experiences, thus giving rise to the association Almas Cautivas, which works in favour of people within the LGBTI community deprived of their liberty in Mexico City's prisons: the organisation has received the Mirabal Sisters 2014, LoveAwards 2019 and Alebrijes 2019 prizes.

She is also the founder of the international network Corpora en Libertad, a group of LGBT organizations around the world dedicated to the protection and defense of LGBT people in prison.

She is a member of the Consultative Assembly of the Council for the Prevention and Elimination of Discrimination in Mexico City (COPRED), and she is currently the Director of Institutional Relations of the Mexican Federation of LGBT Entrepreneurs, which specializes in creating work spaces free of discrimination.


She believes that this is her definining thought: "Even in the darkest places like prisons, dignity, respect and love must always be guaranteed."

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RITTER

Intrapreneur & General Manager, Ruum

Former artist turned enterprise software intrapreneur. Stefan and his co-founder secured €12m to launch a new product division for SAP in the high growth process automation market. He leads a fast-growing team across three continents and across design, data science, and engineering.

 

In 2019 Stefan was voted #70 in Germany’s top 100 out executives list.

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TAIWAN

JAY 

LIN

Founder & CEO

Jay Lin is the founder and CEO of Portico Media, a dynamic hub for content development, production and distribution, representing international media outlets such as NBCU Comcast, Viacom, A+E and Blue Ant Media.

 

He is also a prominent figure in Taiwan’s LGBTQ+ movement and the co-founder of the Taiwan International Queer Film Festival. In 2017, he launched GagaOOLala, Asia’s first LGBTQ+ streaming service, currently available worldwide. GagaOOLala is one of the founding members of the Marriage Equality Coalition Taiwan, the main lobby pushing for the same-sex marriage in the island, and finally succeeding in May 2019, when Taiwan became the first country in Asia to allow same-sex partners to marry.

 

In 2019, he was selected as part of ‘The Creative Class of 2019’ by Newsweek magazine. 

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SCOTLAND

AMANDA 

McKAY

Quality Director Major Projects

Amanda McKay is the Quality Director for the Major Projects business within Balfour Beatty, her main area of work is Nuclear and highly regulated projects. Amanda has worked in the Construction and major projects sector for over 35 years, mainly with QHSE roles and corporate governance. She has experience in Nuclear, rail, renewables and oil and Gas.

 

Amanda is an out Trans Woman and a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion within the Construction sector, regularly speaking on the topic, she also works to promote young people in STEM careers and is a mentor to a number of young people within the a number of sectors. She is a Fairness Inclusion & Respect ambassador and an OUTstanding top 100 LGBT Executive list member for the last two years. Amanda is a Chair of the Balfour Beatty LGBT+ and Allies network and the Gender Equality Network.

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RAJ

Chief Business Development Officer

Suresh Raj is Chief Business Development Officer at Vision7 International, part of BlueFocus International - a global marketing communications group. A seasoned marcomms professional, Suresh has been leading business development & growth in this sector for over 20+ years.

 

Prior to joining Vision7, Suresh was Worldwide Chief Business Development Officer for Ogilvy Group.  With extensive experience across NA, EMEA, LATAM and APAC, Suresh drives pipeline growth and builds integrated agency teams across strategy, insight, data and creativity to solve clients' brand challenges.

 

In addition, Suresh is an equality, diversity and inclusion champion. For four years running (2016–2019), he has been featured on two prominent Financial Times / Yahoo! Finance Lists - the Top 100 Ethnic Minorities Executives and the Top 100 LGBTQ Executive Leaders. Suresh is an inaugural member of The Alliance, a working group of senior C-Suite LGBTQ+ leaders from around the world, brought together by McKinsey to address equality issues affecting key sectors and geographies.  In 2019, he chaired a conversation on Humanity & Equality, at the Global TED Conference in Vancouver.

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MALAYSIA

 

DAY 1

July 1

6:00 PM

Welcome | IE Out & Allies Club

6:10 PM

President of IE University | Santiago 

6:20 PM

Speaker #1

6:40 PM

Speaker #2

7:00 PM

Speaker #3

7:20 PM

Speaker #4

7:40 PM

Speaker #5

8:00 PM

Closing Remarks

7:20 PM

Sponsorship Panel

 

DAY 2

July 2

6:00 PM

Welcome | IE Out & Allies Club

6:10 PM

TBD

6:20 PM

Speaker #1

6:40 PM

Speaker #2

7:00 PM

Speaker #3

7:50 PM

Speaker #4

8:10 PM

Speaker #5

8:20 PM

Closing Remarks

Our Sponsors

PARTNERS IN PROGRESS

Our Supporters

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Our Team

THEY MADE IT HAPPEN

Coordinators

THANK YOU

 

TYLER BRKLACICH

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President Of IE Out And Allies Club And Chair Of The Sponsorship Committee

EDDIE

CARRILLO

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Vice-President Of IE Out And Allies Club And Chair Of The Speakers Committee

CAMILLE

ELOI

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Chair Of The Marketing Committee

HADRIEN

LINŸER

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Co-Chair Of The Logistics Committee

JAKOB

WALDHÖR

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Co-Chair Of The Logistics Committee

ABHISHEK 

SURESH

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Speakers Committee

ANDREA MARTINEZ ROJAS

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Marketing Committee

FABIAN SANTANIELLO

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Logistics Committee

JOSHUA

DANIS 

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Marketing Committee

ETHAN BOIVIE 

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Budget Coordinator of IE Out And Allies Club And Speakers Committee

 
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