Equality Imperative with Fabrice Houdart: Trans Inclusion in the Workplace
August 20 @ 12:00 pm EDT NEW YORK | 17:00 BST LONDON
A discussion on what companies need to concretely change to accommodate a wave of trans professionals and ensure their success.
Ashley Brundage – Founder and President, Empowering Differences
Ashley T Brundage is a Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion for PNC. She self-identified during the interview process as a male to female transgender woman and subsequently was hired. Starting at PNC as a part time bank teller, she worked in various other lines of business before moving to her current role. Ashley recently celebrated 18 years of marriage to Whitney and together they have two biological sons; Bryce, 15, and Blake, 13. Since beginning transitioning in 2008, she has worked tirelessly to promote awareness and acceptance of gender identity and expression. She works to accomplish this goal by volunteering in the community, and holding education sessions for corporations. She serves on the Corporate Advisory Council for the NGLCC-National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Also is the co-chair for NGLCC’s new global Trans+ Inclusion Task Force. She chaired the successful bid to host the NGLCC convention in 2019, and Visit Tampa Bay named her their Tourism Champion for 2017. In 2018, she started serving on the board of the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. In 2019, she was voted on the National Board of Directors for GLAAD. GLAAD works to accelerate acceptance for the LGBTQ+ Community through media advocacy.
Dr. Gennifer (Genn) Herley PhD – Founder and Executive Director, Trans New York
Kiara St. James – Founder and Executive Director, New York Transgender Advocacy Group
Kiara St. James has been a community organizer and public speaker for over 20 years. She has been instrumental in changing discriminatory shelter policies that affected the Trans community, and has presented workshops concerning marginalized communities at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria and the United Nations, as well as many other conferences and academic institutions.
Kiara is a co-founder and current Executive director of the New York Transgender Advocacy Group, she was instrumental in the passage of GENDA in 2019.