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Pride Week

LONDON

Monday 20th Jun 2016

12:30 - 13:30 LGBT & Older People Roundtable

6th Floor, Room 6.06/08, 10 Harewood Avenue, London, NW1 6AA

Many of the older (50+) LGBT people fought for the rights of the community that many enjoy today, but are:
  • 3 times more likely than their heterosexual counterparts to be single and live alone
  • less likely to have children and far more likely to be estranged from their families
  • significantly more likely to experience damaging mental health problems
As a result, older LGBT people are far more reliant on formal care services however due to the scars from decades of discrimination and social exclusion they are far more likely to feel anxious and fearful about accessing them. You are invited to this “Lunch & Learn” with Opening Doors London (ODL) to learn more about the challenges Older LGBT people face and how you can involved.

Lunch provided.

Tuesday 21st Jun 2016

12:30 - 13:30 LGBT mental health awareness with Dr. Joanna Semlyen

Auditorium, 10 Harewood Avenue, London, United Kingdom, NW1 6AA

Dr Joanna Semlyen, lecturer in Psychology at the University of East Anglia, will share insights into her recently published research on the common link between mental health and LGBT issues such as coming out.Joanna is a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of East Anglia and completed her PhD at City University. She is a Health Care and Professionals Council (HCPC) Registered Health Psychologist, a British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Her research focuses on the health of minority and vulnerable groups and she has a particular expertise in the area of health inequalities in gender and sexual minorities. She has published in the areas of physical and mental health, health psychology, psycho oncology and dementia and recently UK longitudinal population health indices. Her research profile can be accessed through Google Scholar.

Take a look at the work byclicking here

18:30 - 21:30 PRIDE & MultiCultural FilmNight

17th floor, 5 Aldermanbury Square, London, EC2V 7BP

We are delighted to host a joint Employee Networks FilmNight Screening of “My Beautiful Launderette” a British Comedy-Drama by Hanif Kureishi.

The story is set in London during the contemporary Thatcher era, as reflected in the complex—and often comical—relationships between members of the Asian and White communities. The story focuses on Omar, a young Pakistani man living in London, and his reunion and eventual romance with his old friend, a street punk named Johnny. The two become the caretakers and business managers of a launderette originally owned by Omar's uncle Peter. The plot addresses several polemical issues of the time, including homosexuality and racism, depicted within the social and economic climate of Thatcherism.

Cinema Food & Wine served…!

Wednesday 22nd Jun 2016

12:30 - 13:30 British LGBT Awards presents LaB. Lesbian and bi-female round table discussion

Auditorium, BNP Paribas, 7 Harewood Avenue, Marylebone, London, NW1 6AA

Whilst it is widely recognised that it is important to bring your whole self to work and have positive role models – but how does this translate to lesbian and bisexual women? As a lesbian or bisexual woman, do you want more from your career?

You are invited to join a “Chatham House Rule” Roundtable discussion aimed at Lesbian and Bi Women to discuss these issues. The roundtable will also include:

  • Discussion on how to understand why there are very few senior role models within the LBW community
  • Across the broader financial sector – discuss ways to provide inter-organisational support for Senior Role Models and Senior Straight Allies to make changes in the workplace which encourage Lesbians and Bi Women to be proud to come ‘out’
  • How can Financial Services better support the careers of LB Women?
  • Business networking with other like-minded people both from BNP Paribas and other organisations

Sarah Garrett, founder of British LGBT Awards and the LBWomen will be chairing this session. You can fill out the survey at www.lbwomen.org.

Buffet lunch provided

17:30 - 19:00 BNP Paribas CIB Managers Role as PRIDE Allies

Auditorium, 10 Harewood Avenue, London, NW1 6AA

Note: This session is for Managers within CIB.

Allies are individuals who do not identify as LGBT and who believe that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans people should be able to be themselves and reach their potential. It gives individuals who don’t identify as LGBT the space to explore what it means to be a role model and ally in their organisation, and the space to identify how they can create an inclusive environment for everyone. During this session you will have the opportunity to ask all those burning questions you may have about LGBT in the Workplace and the role you are expected to play to create an even more inclusive BNP Paribas CIB.

  • The business case for LGBT inclusion
  • The impact of being “out” in the workplace
  • Breakdown of LGBT terminology (trans, non binary etc)
  • The role and importance of allies in the workplace
  • Practical guidance on how to be an ally in the workplace

Join this informal cocktail session as an PRIDE Ally with your Peers and leave the session with new knowledge!

Facilitated by Stonewall.

Thursday 23rd Jun 2016

09:30 - 10:30 BNP Paribas Securities Services Managers Role as PRIDE Allies

Ground Floor, Rooms 1, 2 and 3, 55 Moorgate, London, EC2R 6PA

Note: This session is for Managers within Securities Services.

Allies are individuals who do not identify as LGBT and who believe that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans people should be able to be themselves and reach their potential. It gives individuals who don’t identify as LGBT the space to explore what it means to be a role model and ally in their organisation, and the space to identify how they can create an inclusive environment for everyone. During this session you will have the opportunity to ask all those burning questions you may have about LGBT in the Workplace and the role you are expected to play to create an even more inclusive BNP Paribas CIB.

  • The business case for LGBT inclusion
  • The impact of being “out” in the workplace
  • Breakdown of LGBT terminology (trans, non binary etc)
  • The role and importance of allies in the workplace
  • Practical guidance on how to be an ally in the workplace

Join this for a morning coffee as a PRIDE Ally with your Peers and leave the session with new knowledge!

Facilitated by Stonewall.

12:30 - 13:30 How To Be a PRIDE Ally & Launch of Allies Guide

6th Floor, 10 Harewood Avenue, London, NW1 6AA

Allies are individuals who do not identify as LGBT and who believe that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans people should be able to be themselves and reach their potential.
It gives individuals who don’t identify as LGBT the space to explore what it means to be a role model and ally in their organisation, and the space to identify how they can create an inclusive environment for everyone. During this session you will have the opportunity to ask all those burning questions you may have about LGBT in the Workplace and the role you are expected to play to create an even more inclusive BNP Paribas CIB. The panel will include representative from the BNP Paribas PRIDE Network, Allies and Emma cusdin from the Trans*formation Network.

• The business case for LGBT inclusion
• The impact of being “out” in the workplace
• Breakdown of LGBT terminology (trans, non binary etc)
• The role and importance of allies in the workplace
• Practical guidance on how to be an ally in the workplace

Join this informal lunch over as an PRIDE Ally with your Peers and leave the session with new knowledge!

Facilitated by Stonewall.

12:30 - 14:00 BNP Paribas - Stonewall & Pride Information Stall

In the Marketplace Outside the 10HA Canteen, London, NW1 6AA

Visit the Stonwall and Pride UK Stall to find out more about the exciting work that Stonewall does at workplaces, at schools and at homes across the UK. Also meet representatives from Pride UK Network.

15:30 - 16:30 BNP Paribas Real Estate and Investment Partners Managers Role as PRIDE Allies

17th Floor, 5 Aldermanbury Square, London, EC2V 7BP

Note: This session is for Managers withinReal Estate and Investment Partners.

Allies are individuals who do not identify as LGBT and who believe that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans people should be able to be themselves and reach their potential. It gives individuals who don’t identify as LGBT the space to explore what it means to be a role model and ally in their organisation, and the space to identify how they can create an inclusive environment for everyone. During this session you will have the opportunity to ask all those burning questions you may have about LGBT in the Workplace and the role you are expected to play to create an even more inclusive BNP Paribas CIB.

  • The business case for LGBT inclusion
  • The impact of being “out” in the workplace
  • Breakdown of LGBT terminology (trans, non binary etc)
  • The role and importance of allies in the workplace
  • Practical guidance on how to be an ally in the workplace

Join this afternoon tea session session as an PRIDE Ally with your Peers and leave the session with new knowledge!

Facilitated by Stonewall.

18:30 - 21:00 Pride & Multicultural Present - An evening with Asifa Lahore

Auditorium, 10 Harewood Avenue, London, NW1 6AA

Please join Asifa for an evening where she will have a frank and candid discussion about her journey establishing her identity including her culture, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity. The evening will include a short presentation from Asifa followed by an informal drinks reception where you will have the opportunity to talk to her about her experiences.

You can find out more about Asifa at her website:http://www.asifalahore.com/bio/

Friday 24th Jun 2016

12:30 - 13:30 BNP Paribas - Senior Sponsor Lunch

6th Floor, Room 6.02/4, 10 Harewood Avenue, London, NW1 6AA

Join Melanie Aimer, Global Head of Client Development, CIB and UK Diversity & Inclusion Council Member for lunch to hear more about her role and actions she is undertaking as a Senior PRIDE Ally to ensure that BNP Paribas UK is an LBGT inculsive workplace. Lunch provided.

Saturday 25th Jun 2016

09:00 - 11:00 BNP Paribas - Official London Breakfast

The Club at The Ivy, 9 West Street, London, WC2H 9NE

BNP Paribas are proud to be sponsoring the Official Pride in London Champagne Breakfast and the publication of the LBGT List in The Guradian published that day. Register to attend this high profile breakfast with senior leaders and clients.

Please register your interest to attend this event. Due to capacity restrictions, you will receive a separate confirmation email to confirm your place.

12:00 - 16:00 BNP Paribas - Official London Parade

Set-off point Portland Place, West End, London, United Kingdom, W1B 1JA

Join the BNP Paribas UK and Hogan Lovells bus as part of the Official London PRIDE in London Parade. You will enjoy fine hospitality as part of the on board reception together colleagues, peers and clients.

Please register your interest to attend this event. Due to capacity restrictions, you will receive a separate confirmation email to confirm your place.

Saturday 16th Jul 2016

09:00 - 17:30 Stonewall Role Models Programme For Bi People

King’s College London, Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS

The Stonewall one-day Role Models Programme gives individuals the opportunity to explore what it means to be a role model and the space to identify how they are going to create an inclusive environment for everyone.

Stonewall’s empowerment programmes give people the time and space to reflect on their own personal influence and empower them to create change in their community.

We want to take these programmes further and use them as a real force for social change. As part of that work, we are delighted to offer a free role models programme specifically for bi people.

Click here to read more

or visit:

http://www.stonewall.org.uk/get-involved/individuals-and-communities/bi-role-models-programme