Hogan Lovells and HSBC sponsor the Out Leadership: Europe 2018 Summit in London

The seventh annual Out Leadership LGBT+ Senior Leader Summit in Europe, sponsored by Hogan Lovells and HSBC, will feature: 

A CEO panel on the role of leadership in promoting LGBT+ inclusion within their organisations, featuring:

  • Tamara Box, Managing Partner, Europe & the Middle East, Reed Smith
  • Colin Passmore, Senior Partner, Simmons & Simmons
  • Hanneke Smits, CEO, Newton Investment Management
  • Moderator: Todd Sears, Founder and Principal, Out Leadership

Jon Terry, UK Financial Services People Leader, PwC, and Todd Sears will present “Out to Succeed: Realising the full potential of LGBT+ talent,” the first international study of emerging LGBT+ leaders, including never-before-released findings from European respondents 

A panel discussion on the business of sport and LGBT+ inclusion, featuring  

  • Ryan Atkin, first out professional referee in football
  • Sophie Cook, Writer, broadcaster & activist, Sophie Cook Talks
  • Steve Smith, Director of Content, Production & Operations, Sky Sports
  • Moderator: David Pearson, Director, Global Inclusion & Diversity, KPMG

A keynote fireside chat with John Amaechi OBE, CEO, Amaechi Performance Systems, Organizational Psychologist, former NBA player and Su-Mei Thompson, CEO, Media Trust

London, 9 October, 2018 – More than a hundred senior business leaders will gather today at the seventh annual Out Leadership: Europe 2018 LGBT+ Senior Leader Summit, sponsored by Hogan Lovells and HSBC.

“For HSBC, inclusion is integral to the way we do business.  We are proud to be in our 5th year of sponsoring Out Leadership summits to provide a global platform for meaningful debate to advance LGBT+ equality,” said Tracy Garrad, CEO, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, HSBC Bank Plc. LGBT+ inclusion is consistent with HSBC’s values to be dependable, open and connected. We want HSBC to be a place where all our people feel they can be their best selves, and where different perspectives are leveraged to benefit all of our customers.”

“At Hogan Lovells, we aim to foster a workplace where talent and contribution are what matter, said Stephen Immelt, Chief Executive Officer, Hogan Lovells. “For our community to thrive professionally, it is essential to create a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment where our people can bring all of who they are to work.  In this diverse world, we all need advocates and allies, and our firm’s history, and its continued commitment to inclusion and relationship with Out Leadership are just some of the ways we position ourselves to be fit for the future.”

“In an uncertain era for equality, global companies’ unwavering support for LGBT+ inclusion is a key reason to remain optimistic,” said Todd Sears, Founder and Principal, Out Leadership. “Public engagement and advocacy from influential corporates and senior business leaders was indispensable in recent decisions expanding equality in India and Hong Kong. With the support of our 65+ member companies, Out Leadership has become the global leader in convening CEOs and LGBT+ talent to drive change.”