Our 2020 Sponsors and Partners:

Our 2020 Sponsors and Partners:

Association of Disabled Lawyers

We are the association for disabled lawyers and lawyers with mental and/or physical health conditions. This includes anyone studying or practicing law.

We exist to create a community and network for disabled lawyers. We want to make it known that you can practice law and be a disabled person. There are many obstacles that make entering the legal professions and maintaining a career difficult. We are a platform for sharing ideas for positive change. We also campaign for such changes to be put in place to give disabled lawyers and students more support in their careers and to remove unnecessary obstacles that make the professions inaccessible to disabled people. We share these ideas with other organisations that want to support us. We, as disabled people, also promote the rights of all disabled people. We have events that highlights issues relating to disability law and how the rights of disabled people can protected and strengthened.

https://www.disabledlawyers.co.uk/

BAME in Property

Founded by Priya Shah in December 2017, BAME in Property is an organisation for BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicities) and non-BAME professionals who are passionate about increasing ethnic diversity in the property and planning sectors. After reading that 14% of the UK’s population classifies as BAME but only 1.2% of the built environment sector is BAME, Priya was inspired to create BAME in Property. After all, if the role of planning is to create diverse and inclusive communities, the sector should be reflective of this.

BAME in Property’s aim is to support talented people of all backgrounds, encourage upcoming generations to venture into fulfilling careers, and inspire businesses to create a wave of positive change.

Our approach is twofold, exploring the importance of ethnic diversity from recruitment, as well as planning delivery perspectives. We place importance on diversity of inputs and personnel to result in varied and innovative outputs.

Through engaging discussions, roundtables, workshops and networking events, we have started a conversation about:

  • Why there is a lack of ethnic diversity in the built environment sector

  • What are the main prejudices faced by ethnic minorities in the property and planning sectors

  • What can individuals and companies do to start addressing this.

Through our work and advocacy, we aspire to make the industry more attractive to talented professionals from diverse backgrounds.

https://www.bameinproperty.com/

Black Pharma

At Black Pharma, our vision is to see a greater representation of black professionals across the Pharmaceutical industry.

We work to facilitate access to industry jobs and to support opportunities for professional development. 

Through this, our mission is to ensure that talented black professionals have the right opportunities to maximise their potential, make a positive impact and contribute to the wellbeing of the patients they serve.

https://www.blackpharma.org/

 

Black Women in Clinical Research

Black Women in Clinical Research (BWICR) is a network for black women to connect and share knowledge in the Clinical Research Industry. Our mission is to support and educate black women with an interest in the clinical research industry.

Black Women In Clinical Research (BWICR) was created by Danielle S. Coe in 2019. BWICR is a network of black women who are interested in a career in clinical research or currently working in the industry. We come together to educate, empower, support, and help black women thrive in the clinical research industry.

https://bwicr.com/

CamAWISE – Cambridge Association for Women in Science and Engineering

Cambridge AWiSE is a voluntary regional network for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (STEMM) in industry and academia. We support recruitment, retention, promotion and return to a STEMM career after a break. We bring together women with common interests and act as a source of support, information, and inspiration. We aim to help women stay in STEMM and make the most of their careers. We provide regular workshops, training, talks, networking opportunities and information through our website and newsletter.

Cambridge AWiSE members include academics, women in industry, post-doctoral research scientists, post-graduate students and women who run their own businesses. Our members come from all career stages, from Undergraduates to Company Directors and Professors. Although based in Cambridge, we welcome anyone from the Eastern Region (and beyond!). We welcome ALL genders and non-STEMM.

https://camawise.org.uk/  

CILEx

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) is the professional association for 20,000 Chartered Legal Executive lawyers, paralegals and other legal practitioners in England and Wales. For more than 50 years, we have been offering unparalleled access to a flexible career in law. We work closely with Government and the Ministry of Justice and are recognised in England and Wales as one of the three core approved regulators of the legal profession alongside barristers and solicitors.

Founded in 1892, the Institute of Legal Executives became a company limited by guarantee in 1963 with the support and co-operation of the Law Society. On 30 January 2012, we became incorporated by Royal Charter and are now known as the ‘Chartered Institute of Legal Executives’. In 2013, we celebrated 50 years of legal careers.

We have a network of branches throughout England and Wales and many members overseas.

https://www.cilex.org.uk/

CoachHub

CoachHub is the digital coaching solution enabling personalised coaching and professional development for employees at all career levels.

A pool of certified top coaches from all around the world and an application for web and smartphone allows live coaching sessions via video. We turn managers into inspiring leaders, boost team performance and help employees grow personally and professionally.

Our vision is a personal coach for every employee, accompanying them as a guide to measurably advance their careers.

Our 160+ person international team in the heart of Berlin consists of experienced business coaches, personal development experts, serial digital entrepreneurs and leading IT engineers.

https://coachhub.io

Coding Black Females

Coding Black Females was created in 2017. We are a nonprofit organisation, and our primary aim is to provide opportunities for Black female developers to develop themselves, meet familiar faces, network, receive support and build relationships through having regular meetups.

We want to meet you if you’ve been in the industry for 5 minutes, or 10 years, if you work as a freelancer or for a huge corporation.

We can learn from and inspire each other, and empower the next generation to achieve success.

https://codingblackfemales.com/

Cool 2B Trans

Katie Neeves, is an openly transgender woman and a trans ambassador. She is on a mission to not only show that it’s okay to be trans, but it’s actually cool to be trans too!

Through her media appearances, public speaking engagements, blog, vlog, social media, trans awareness training courses and via support groups, her aim is to reach out to trans people who may be struggling with their gender identity, to reassure them and to lead by example. She wants to help educate the general public too. The more people who are educated about trans issues, the greater the acceptance and the easier it will be for trans people to live their lives in peace. Most bigotry and prejudice comes from ignorance and fear of the unknown. Education can and does save lives.

https://cool2btrans.co.uk

 

The Equity Equation

The Equity Equation are creating long term, impactful DEI strategies for organizations that center equity for the most marginalized.

Their work is about removing barriers or providing support in order to get to a place of equality, helping executives and leaders have that important dialogue, and coach them to the necessary, long-term changes that develop institutional cultures of DEI. 

This hands-on approach to DEI consulting has provided insights into the issues within organizations and best practices to help solve those problems. 

https://www.theequityequationllc.com/

Evenbreak

Employers told us they struggled to attract disabled candidates. And disabled candidates told us they couldn’t tell which employers were inclusive. So, we joined the dots and created the UK’s most accessible job board to connect the two. Evenbreak employers will look at your talent first. They might not get every stage of the recruitment process 100% right (although some of them will!) but they are committed to finding the best person for the job – regardless of disability.

The employers who advertise on Evenbreak are actively aiming to attract disabled candidates and the registered candidates (somewhere in the region of 33,000 at the time of writing) want to work for inclusive companies. We’re not a charity. Or driven by profit. We are a social enterprise that exists to ensure:

  • Inclusive employers can reach and retain a skilled and diverse pool of talent.
  • Talented disabled candidates can access a range of opportunities with employers who put talent first.
  • People know about the business benefits gained from an inclusive workplace.

https://www.evenbreak.co.uk

Harrington Starr

Harrington Starr was established in 2010 with the vision to be the number one supplier of technology and sales staff to the world’s leading financial services companies through partnering, understanding and delivering to the needs of all of our clients and candidates. Our five core values of Positivity, Excellence, Execution, Esprit de Corps and Kaizen live both internally and externally ensuring we consistently over exceed our customers’ expectations.
 
The business is based solely around the needs of the customer. Global specialists in Financial Services Technology and Sales recruitment, Harrington Starr offer permanent, retained, interim, and contract solutions to over 800 of the leading companies in the world and many thousands of the globes most talented industry professionals. Covering Investment Banks, Hedge Funds, Prop Trading Houses, Exchanges, MTFs, Market Makers, Brokerages, Trading Companies, Vendors and Consultancies, the company is ideally suited to connect world class talent with world class opportunity.

https://www.harringtonstarr.com/

InterInvest

InterInvest is made up of LGBT+ people and allies that work in the investment industry, who care about the LGBT+ experience in investment. Our network of investment peers also forms part of the LGBT+ workstream of the Diversity Project.

We know LGBT+ people work in every part of our industry; we exist to drive LGBT+ equality and inclusion across the UK industry, and support similar initiatives globally.

We began as an informal but regular gathering of LGBT+ professionals and allies who wanted to discuss issues facing LGBT+ people in the industry, and initiatives firms were working on to further LGBT+ interests across the industry. In 2019, we became a more formal organisation with over 20 firms represented. As a result our objectives evolved into four key aims, to:

  • Provide a welcoming space for members to discuss LGBT+ issues in the context of the industry;
  • Share best practice within the industry, and enable firm-to-firm collaboration to provide support to in-house LGBT+ networks;
  • Encourage and shape LGBT+ inclusion across the industry; Attract and retain LGBT+ talent into the industry;
  • Engage allies and promote allyship, drawing upon other intersectional networks with similar experiences.

As an organisation, we meet monthly, with our steering committee and subcommittees meeting on a more regular basis.

We know our aims won’t be achieved overnight, but we are committed to ensuring the investment industry is one that welcomes, includes and celebrates its LGBT+ colleagues.

https://interinvest.org

 

Intertech

Intertech LGBT+ Diversity Forum is non-profit organisation for LGBT+ individuals and their allies across the globe. We’re super passionate and committed to encouraging LGBT+ diversity and inclusion in the UK technology sector for the benefit of the individual, the organisations they represent and the industry overall – and we’ve been doing this since 2012.

https://interests.me/org/intertechlgbt

Link – LGBT Insurance Network

Link is a professional network for members of the LGBT+ community and their allies who work in the insurance sector.

Link’s mission is to create and maintain workplaces that attract and retain the best LGBT+ talent to the insurance industry.

Link works towards this goal through a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lens, while being inclusive of all types of diversity.

https://www.lgbtinsurancenetwork.co.uk/

MESH/diversity
MESH/diversity is an outcome-based Diversity & Inclusion solution that helps organizations drive lasting change.
Our approach to D&I is founded in behavioural science, with over 20 years of expertise informing our solution. We gather data on your people and teams that allow us to:
  • Give expert-facilitated training sessions for your organization
  • Provide metrics on safety, belonging and inclusion
  • Design guided learning paths to help develop your people

https://meshdiversity.com/

Mothers in Science

Mothers in Science is an international non-profit organisation registered in France (N˚ W343028090) founded by Isabel Torres and Sonal Bhadane in 2019. Our multinational team of nine professionals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is based around the world, including France, US, Canada, Singapore, Portugal, UK and New Zealand. 

We are the only international organisation devoted exclusively to advocating for equity and inclusion of parents and people with caring responsibilities in STEM, with the ultimate goal of increasing the participation and retention of women in STEM careers.

We have built a diverse, supportive and active online community where mothers, fathers, and parents-to-be from any career or background in STEM can connect and find relatable role models. Our next step is to identify the specific career obstacles affecting parents in STEM and then create evidence-based solutions for promoting workplace equality and increasing diversity and inclusion in STEM.

Over the Bloody Moon

Our Founder created Over The Bloody Moon to address a gap as she began her journey through perimenopause. Not able to easily find accurate, trusted information to help understand what was happening with her body and mind, she wanted to help everyone find the happy ending to a challenging time of life that all women have to navigate.

We’re on a mission to help the world feel Over The Bloody Moon about being a woman at this time of life, whether your menopause is early, induced or natural.

With all the negative perceptions, misinformation and lack of awareness leading up to and through menopause, we want to give everyone the education, tools and positivity women need to embrace, lead, and own their change.

https://www.overthebloodymoon.com/

Queer Lawyers of Tomorrow

Our key aim is to support the queer aspiring lawyer community across the UK with the creation of an inclusive, informative network.

We seek to support the development of professional relationships enabling likeminded people to connect. We will also create a calendar of events that are of particular interest to queer aspiring lawyers whilst having a few annual events of our own. Social mobility will also be put at the forefront of all that we do and we will ensure all our events and opportunities are accessible to all.

For now, these plans are in the pipeline and this network is just getting started, but we need your support to make sure we can be successful in bringing success to you!

Please get involved, follow our socials and join our network so that together, we can inspire, support and create real change for the Queer Lawyers of Tomorrow. 

https://www.queerlawyersoftomorrow.org/

Women in Banking and Finance

Women in Banking and Finance is a not for profit membership organisation with branches in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Glasgow and Manchester staffed primarily by voluntary Executive and Management Committees. Founded in 1980, we aim to foster our members’ ambitious spirit, with networking events, development programmes and leadership opportunities.

https://www.wibf.org.uk/

Women Returners

Women Returners is a purpose-led consulting, coaching and network organisation. We founded Women Returners in 2014 with the mission of removing the ‘Career Break Penalty’ by making extended career breaks a normal part of a 40-50 year career. 

We are the European experts in enabling the return to work of highly-qualified professionals, mainly women but also men, after an extended (18 month or more) career break. 

Our management and coaching teams have been working with the returner community for many years, both before and after their return to the workforce. We have the unique combination of an in-depth understanding of the return-to-work journey and returner programme success factors, a practical commercial perspective, and psychology-based returner coaching expertise.

https://womenreturners.com/