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WTW sponsors National Student Pride with LGBTQ+ careers fair

WTW sponsors National Student Pride with LGBTQ+ careers fair

 February 07, 2023

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Inclusive employer WTW is sponsoring National Student Pride, the biggest LGBTQ+ student festival.

National Student Pride is a not-for-profit UK festival run by students and graduates, amplifying the LGBTQ+ student experience. The festival features debates, panels, interviews, live music and is proud to house the largest LGBTQ+ student and graduate careers fair in the UK.

UK's largest LGBT+ student careers fair

UK Student Pride's PROUD Careers is the UK’s largest LGBT+ student recruitment fair taking place at the University of Westminster in London. The fair provides an opportunity for attendees to discuss careers with industry leaders like WTW alongside further companies like Airbus, EY, HSBC, Pfizer, Sky, Starbucks, Clifford Chance, and Bentley.

Offering this access to inclusive employers enables attendees to thrive professionally and personally and lead an authentic, fulfilled career.

At the careers fair, members of the WTW's LGBT+ Inclusion Network are actively sharing with festival attendees what it’s like to work at the company.

Promoting respect and tolerance 

WTW is committed to create a workplace where employees can be truly themselves without fear of judgment. The company's Inclusion & Diversity Network provides an important program for promoting respect and tolerance via many activities such as conferences, articles, videos, prides participation, and workshop.

WTW's employee networks are designed to engage its talent and better connect them to each other, clients and the communities in which they work and live. These networks are at the heart of how they engage and inspire colleagues on the ground and actively work to support WTW's goal of recruiting, retaining and developing underrepresented talent. Each of its inclusion networks has two executive sponsors – either at a global and/or local level – who use their influence to advocate for and advance the mission of the network.

Creating an inclusive environment

Indeed, being able to bring one's whole self to work is not only important for wellbeing, but it also has a real impact on WTW's performance. Sometimes, LGBT+ colleagues can find it difficult to always be themselves at work. WTW wants to ensure to provide an environment where everyone feels comfortable and welcome, and where they can truly be themselves to give their best. Having a diverse team and diverse leaders dramatically increases innovation and success.

While working at WTW, the LGBT+ community is supported and defended by the management. It’s part of the WTW culture as the company does not accept any act of homophobia and would react immediately in any such case. 

Supporting LGBT+ colleagues via network

WTW's LGBT+ Inclusion Network promotes a supportive, respectful and inclusive working environment for colleagues across the diverse spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identity. They seek to engage LGBT+ colleagues, strengthen their affiliation with the company and facilitate the development of relationships with LGBT+ members of the communities in which they work and live.

"The aim of the LGBT+ network is to engage LGBT+ colleagues, strengthen their affiliation with the company and facilitate the development of relationships with LGBT+ members of the communities in which we work and live," says WTW Global Head of Employee Experience & Global LGBT+ Network Leader, Suzanne McAndrew.

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WTW has a highly inclusive workplace culture – one where colleagues are empowered to bring their authentic selves to work.

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