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Inclusive employers and LGBT+ success stories set for PinkNews Futures careers event

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PinkNews Futures, an LGBT+ careers event bridging the gap between inclusive employers and queer talent, is returning this October.

Although we’ve come a long way with diversity and inclusion, LGBT+ people still face unique challenges when entering the workplace.

Many graduates and new talent struggle to figure out which employers genuinely value inclusion and can be unsure of how to connect with those that do.

That’s where PinkNews Futures comes in. With two conferences planned for 2021 – in London on 2 October and in Manchester on 16 October – it seeks to foster genuine connections between progressive employers and young LGBT+ people looking for their first step in industries such as media, professional services, finance, business consultancy, recruitment, security and more.

Both events will include workshops, panel discussions and keynote addresses, followed by a careers fair and networking drinks.

The educational sessions during the day will cover issues including LGBT+ representation in the media, mental health and mindfulness, and making an impact through work.

The event will also cover vital, practical topics including transitioning at work and making yourself employable. There will also be workshops for CVs, interviews and cover letters.

The careers fair will feature inspirational speakers and companies from a variety of industries who are genuinely committed to fostering a diverse workforce, with many of them looking to hire now.

Confirmed attendees include Gilead Sciences, the Financial Times, Accenture, Macquarie, BCG, Hertfordshire County Council, GCHQ, EY, Major Players, and Baillie Gifford.

Whether you’re searching for an entry-level position or you’re ready to take the next step in your career, it’s the perfect opportunity to learn how to get the most from work and make a positive impact.

The ticket is only £5, which includes full access to all talks and workshops, lunch and refreshments throughout the day, access to the careers fair and drinks at the networking reception.

There are only 100 spaces for each conference, so get your tickets here while they’re still available. Visit the PinkNews Futures website for more information.

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