We aim to create a new space and community for LGBTQ+ professionals working in research, insight and analytics.

We want to inspire young LGBTQ+ talent by giving a platform to their role models.

We hope to energise discussion around challenges for the LGBTQ+ community.

We aspire to educate straight allies.

#MRSpride is open to MRS members, staff of Company Partners, and anyone within the research and marketing sectors interested in learning from and enhancing the experiences of LGBTQ+ colleagues and developing opportunities for professional networking.

Agenda:

18:30 – Welcome remarks from Jane Frost CBE, CEO of MRS

18:35 – performance by Reece Lyons, spoken word artist

18:45 – Authenticity and belonging in the workplace by Josh Graff, VP EMEA & LATAM, LinkedIn

18:55 – UK by UM: Out of Sight (exploding the invisibility crisis around queer female identity) by Michael Brown, Head of Insight, UM London

19:10 – Researching the LGBT experience by Chantel Le Carpentier, International Research, YouGov

19:25 – Finding Pride by Ali Camps, Deputy Chairman, Quadrangle & Co-Chair, Pride in London

19:45 – Outvertising 2: marketing to LGBTQ+ audiences by Mark Runacus, President of PrideAM

20:00 – panel discussion/Q&A with Josh, Ali, Mark, Jan Gooding (President of MRS and Chair of Stonewall) and Bethan Blakeley (Director, Honeycomb and Research Live Young Researcher of the Year finalist 2018)

20:30 – networking drinks

Then drinks next door at The Artisan.

Booking:

Attendance is free but space is limited, so booking is essential. Contact networking@mrs.org.uk to reserve your place.

Venue

Café 42, IPG Mediabrands
42 St John's Square, Clerkenwell, London ,London,EC1M 4EA

More details of the venue can be found at their website. Visit it here.

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