Thursday 20 February 18:00 - 21:00

BAME Recruitment Offices
Dawson House
5 Jewry Street

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Better Allies: Supporting LGBTQ+ Colleagues at Work - Panel Discussion

Business & Professional

BAME Recruitment is delighted to invite you to our exciting panel discussion and networking evening.

Our free, relaxed and informal event will give attendees the opportunity to hear from a diverse range of speakers discussing their own experiences of successful and unsuccessful allyship, building better relationships with LGBTQ+ colleagues and creating inclusive work cultures.


β€’ Hear inspirational stories from LGBTQ+ people and LGBTQ+ Allies

β€’ Provide valuable insight on how to support LGBTQ+ team members

β€’ Offer best practice tools and strategies to empower you/your workforce

β€’ Encourage discussion and create connections

Timings on the night:

18:00 - 18:30 - arrival and refreshments (Ground Floor, Dawson House)

18.30 - 20.15 – welcome/panel discussion /Q&A

20:15 - 21:00 - free refreshments and networking


Dawson House, 5 Jewry Street, London EC3N 2EX

Nearest tubes: Aldgate (2 mins walk); Aldgate East (5 mins walk)

Event welcome:

Cynthia Davis - CEO of BAME Recruitment


Joanne Lockwood FRSA - Inclusion & Belonging Specialist, founder and CEO of SEE Change Happen

Gamal Turawa MIDHP QBE - Managing Director of Purple Frog Training Ltd and formerly Police Officer at the Metropolitan Police Service

Faye Green - Recruitment Lead at eBay

Charlotte Davies - Corporal at the Royal Air Force & Co-Vice Chair of the RAF LGBT Freedom Network

Other speakers to be announced

Panel Moderator:

Luke Davis - COO of BAME Recruitment

To secure your place please click the green Register button above.

Due to limited space and because we want as many people as possible to benefit from the event, we ask that attendees please book no more than two tickets per organisation. If you would like to register more than two people, please email us at: [email protected]

Our venue is wheelchair accessible, however please contact us in advance of the event if you have any accessibility needs via [email protected]

Panelist biographies:

Joanne Lockwood is the founder and CEO of SEE Change Happen, an Equality Diversity & Inclusion Practice specialising in providing Transgender Awareness and support to organisations and businesses. Her mantra is Smile, Engage and Educate and she passionately believes that β€œpeople are people” and, no matter who they are, deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.

Gamal Turawa or β€˜G’ as he prefers to be called, was the first openly gay black police officer in the Metropolitan Police Service, where for 14 years he was the Met’s longest serving diversity trainer. G is known for being a positive role model, both nationally and internationally and is regularly called upon for advice and guidance by individuals both within the public and private sector. G became involved in training after a series of challenging circumstances in both his personal and professional life took a heavy toll on his health and well-being. This created a turning point that gave him a deeper insight into the emotional/health costs the lack of awareness can cause to oneself and others

Faye Green is responsible for the recruitment of eBay in the UK, one of the three largest global markets for eBay. With over a decade in talent acquisition within companies including Selfridges, Jack Wills and Topshop, Faye has a background of attracting leading talent into a range of roles. Faye is passionate about diversity and inclusion and works closely with the leadership team and communities of inclusion at eBay to drive this.

Cpl Charlotte Davies has been in the RAF for 18 years and currently works in the armoury and role bay. Charlotte joined the RAF in 2001 after the ban on gay people serving in the armed forces was lifted. Charlotte says: β€œWhen I first joined up, someone's sexuality wasn't really spoken about but as time has gone on people have become more open. I prefer people asking questions as it’s the only way to educate people and get the right information out there.” Charlotte is Co-Vice Chair of the RAF LGBT+ Freedom Network. This role allows her to help advise, guide and educate the wider community of LGBT+ matters along with the rest of the network. She has given lived experience briefs to different companies, stations, ranks and networks and has met some amazing and inspirational people through this role.

BAME Recruitment is a Diversity and Inclusion Recruitment and Consultancy firm. We believe in helping people and organisations live the definitions of Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. For more information about our services please visit:


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