More than 100 LGBT+ business leaders gathered in October 2018 in London for Out Leadership’s 7th annual Europe LGBT+ Senior Leader Summit, sponsored by HSBC and Hogan Lovells.
LGBT+ senior leaders gathered for an intimate dinner and discussion hosted by Hogan Lovells to conclude the three-day summit.
Sharon Lewis, Global Head, Financial Institutions Sector, Hogan Lovells delivered closing remarks:
“There are so many highlights from yesterday that it’s really hard to pull any out, but I think that a really emotional moment for me was seeing Matthew Shepard’s parents. I can’t believe it’s already 20 years ago. The comments from his father about preaching to the choir, that the choir still needs to practice particularly struck me. The choir also really needs to be singing the same song, and preferably in harmony, so I think there’s still work to do to figure out how we can do that effectively. For me this forum is a place to help make that happen.
My personal commitment is that we will continue to do strive, and I’d like to continue to work with all of you and extend an open invitation to figure out what the bank can do to collaborate with all of you to more effectively drive that progress.”