Aon & QBE Allies
Jul
26
5:00 pm17:00

Aon & QBE Allies

  • Aon

Aon & QBE Allies

Link is pleased to announce a collaboration with Aon Pride Alliance and QBE Pride to provide practical tips for anyone wishing to support LGBT+ friends, family and colleagues.

What you will get from the event

  • An understanding of why Allies are so important to the LGBT+ Community
  • What is expected of Allies
  • Practical tips about how to support the LGBT+ community in the workplace
  • Hear from LGBT+ colleagues ab out the impact of having Allies in their working lives

Schedule

17.00 – 17.25Registration and refreshment
17.25 – 17.30Open & Welcome, Jim Herbert, Chief Development Officer, Aon Risk Solutions
17.30 – 17.40Brief intro to Link from Co-Chair, Theresa Farrenson
17.40 - 18.50What makes a good ally? Kris Phelps, Group Manager, Stonewall
17.50 - 18.10   Speakers from Aon and QBE
18.10 – 18.20Q&A to speakers
18.20 – 18.35Guest speaker, Dame Inga Beale
18.35 – 18.40Close, Mike East, Director of Technical Claims, QBE European Operations
18.40 - 20.00Networking

Leeds First Thursday
Aug
3
5:30 pm17:30

Leeds First Thursday

  • Bar Fibre

Link Up North's monthly networking drinks are on the first Thursday of every month.  Join us at Fibre in Leeds for drinks, networking and a good catch-up from 17:30 onwards.

We can usually be found upstairs, if you’ve not been before but would like to join us, do come and say hello and find out about our plans for Leeds Pride and the rest of the year.  Feel free to get in touch in advance at upnorth@lgbtinsurancenetwork.co.uk.

Leeds Pride 2017
Aug
6
11:00 am11:00

Leeds Pride 2017

This year our wonderful sponsors are:

Gold Sponsor - PWC
Silver Sponsors - Aon, DWF, Eversheds Sutherland, Zurich

PWC and Link will be hosting pre-parade brunch and drinks networking on the morning of the parade, times and full details to follow nearer the date.

London First Tuesday
Sep
5
5:30 pm17:30

London First Tuesday

  • Factory House

The first Tuesday of every month is a permanent fixture on the Link networking event calendar and is a great opportunity to interact with other LGBT members of the Insurance Industry.

Come along to catch up with colleagues and meet new friends at our regular monthly networking event.  It's always great to hear your views on recent events and discuss possible topics for future presentations.
 
If it’s your first time to one of our events please approach one of our committee members, who will be more than happy to introduce you to a few other people (they will be wearing badges so you can recognise them).  Of course this is not strictly an LGBT event and we welcome anyone within the insurance industry who is interested in coming along so please do feel free to bring along your straight colleagues!

Leeds First Thursday
Sep
7
5:30 pm17:30

Leeds First Thursday

  • Bar Fibre

Link Up North's monthly networking drinks are on the first Thursday of every month.  Join us at Fibre in Leeds for drinks, networking and a good catch-up from 17:30 onwards.

We can usually be found upstairs, if you’ve not been before but would like to join us, do come and say hello and find out about our plans for Leeds Pride and the rest of the year.  Feel free to get in touch in advance at upnorth@lgbtinsurancenetwork.co.uk.

London First Tuesday
Oct
3
5:30 pm17:30

London First Tuesday

  • Factory House

The first Tuesday of every month is a permanent fixture on the Link networking event calendar and is a great opportunity to interact with other LGBT members of the Insurance Industry.

Come along to catch up with colleagues and meet new friends at our regular monthly networking event.  It's always great to hear your views on recent events and discuss possible topics for future presentations.
 
If it’s your first time to one of our events please approach one of our committee members, who will be more than happy to introduce you to a few other people (they will be wearing badges so you can recognise them).  Of course this is not strictly an LGBT event and we welcome anyone within the insurance industry who is interested in coming along so please do feel free to bring along your straight colleagues!

Leeds First Thursday
Oct
5
5:30 pm17:30

Leeds First Thursday

  • Bar Fibre

Link Up North's monthly networking drinks are on the first Thursday of every month.  Join us at Fibre in Leeds for drinks, networking and a good catch-up from 17:30 onwards.

We can usually be found upstairs, if you’ve not been before but would like to join us, do come and say hello and find out about our plans for Leeds Pride and the rest of the year.  Feel free to get in touch in advance at upnorth@lgbtinsurancenetwork.co.uk.


UK Black Pride
Jul
9
12:00 pm12:00

UK Black Pride

  • Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens

Europe’s largest not-for-profit event for African, Asian, Arab, and Caribbean-heritage lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people – has announced its thirteenth annual music festival will take place on Sunday 9 July 2017 in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. The event is an integral part of the Pride in London week of celebrations.

This is a free music festival, and an excellent way to chill after the rigours of the Pride parade the previous day as well as supporting the community.

For more info check out the website: http://ukblackpride.org.uk

Pride in London
Jul
8
11:30 am11:30

Pride in London

  • Paddington Street Gardens

Join Link's walking group in the 2017 Pride Parade.  As last year, our numbers are limited to the wristbands we have been allocated, so to secure your position please register now.


Schedule

11:30   Meetup Paddington Street Gardens North (W1U 5QY)
12:30   Arrive at Parade Form-Up Entry Point  (Portland Place x Park Crescent)
14:00   (approx) Parade starts
16:30   Parade finishes

See custom Google map showing key locations.


In more fantastic news: In 2017 there are more insurance firms than ever before with their own entry:

  • Allianz
  • Aviva
  • AXA
  • Direct Line Group
  • Marsh
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • Zurich

It's great to see so many firms taking part.

Link Up North First Thursday: July
Jul
6
5:30 pm17:30

Link Up North First Thursday: July

  • Bar Fibre

Link Up North's monthly networking drinks for LGBT financial and professional services members and allies. 

These drinks are held on the first Thursday of every month at Fibre on Lower Briggate.

If this is your first time attending and you'd like to get in touch before, email upnorth@lgbtinsurancenetwork.co.uk

Link Up North is the northern branch of the LGBT Insurance Network. Our members include AIG, Aon, Aviva, Barclays, Deloitte, DWF, KPMG, Lloyds Banking Group, PwC, Zurich and more. 

London First Tuesday:  July
Jul
4
5:30 pm17:30

London First Tuesday: July

  • Factory House

The first Tuesday of every month is a permanent fixture on the Link networking event calendar and is a great opportunity to interact with other LGBT members of the Insurance Industry.

Come along to catch up with colleagues and meet new friends at our regular monthly networking event.  It's always great to hear your views on recent events and discuss possible topics for future presentations.
 
If it’s your first time to one of our events please approach one of our committee members, who will be more than happy to introduce you to a few other people (they will be wearing badges so you can recognise them).  Of course this is not strictly an LGBT event and we welcome anyone within the insurance industry who is interested in coming along so please do feel free to bring along your straight colleagues!

Link Social:  Swingers
Jun
28
6:00 pm18:00

Link Social: Swingers

  • Swingers

Have fun and get social with Link

Enjoy some networking with a difference! All for £13*

  • Networking 6pm
  • Tee of from 6:30pm
  • Expected finish 8pm 

If you have attended a Link event before, you'll know that we're a friendly bunch so don't worry if you come alone as you'll make lots of friends on the day but please feel free to extend this invite to your friends, family, colleagues and clients.

London First Tuesday: June
Jun
6
6:30 pm18:30

London First Tuesday: June

  • One Under Lime

To celebrate the start of the sunny season (allegedly) we are planning to mix it up a little and go to a new venue.  Watch our social channels for details.

If it’s your first time to one of our events please approach one of our committee members, who will be more than happy to introduce you to a few other people (they will be wearing badges so you can recognise them).

Our events are not strictly an LGBT event and we welcome anyone within the insurance industry who is interested in coming along so please do feel free to bring along your straight colleagues!

Jun
6
4:15 pm16:15

AIG & Aon present Diversity Evolution 2.0

This event is co-hosted by Aon’s Women’s International Network and Pride Alliance, together with AIG’s Women and Allies and STEP employee resource groups.

Our guest speaker Simon Fanshawe OBE, will be moderating a panel on the 'How and the Why' we are driving change for diversity in the financial services industry. The panel will include:

  • Antonia Belcher, Founding member of MHBC LLP
  • Erik Johnson, Corporate Development Manager, Pioneer Underwriters
  • Annika Symonds, Chief Administrative Officer, Global Retirement & Investment Practice, Aon Hewitt
  • Andrew Tunnicliffe, UK & EMEA Strategic Advisor, Aon Risk Solutions
  • Anthony Hope, Chairman of the Board of Directors, AIG Europe Limited
  • Nerissa Naidu, Global Head of Strategy, Global Business Services, AIG

You will hear from Antonia Belcher on her personal journey to achieve acceptance in the workplace, and Simon Fanshawe OBE will provide his expert insight into what is happening and what companies can aspire to achieving.
This will be followed by networking drinks and nibbles, where you can meet each other and the speakers in an informal setting.

And of course you can move on to the Link Networking afterwards

Link Charity Quiz
Jun
1
6:00 pm18:00

Link Charity Quiz

  • XL Catlin

We are excited to be hosting our fourth quiz, which will take place on Thursday, 1 June 2017. Once again we are very pleased to announce that XL Catlin will host the event at their offices on Gracechurch Street and that we will be raising money in aid of LGBT Health and Wellbeing charity, London Friend.

What's Included

XL Catlin will very kindly be providing food and drink for the evening. There will also be prizes for the winning team and the team with the best name.

Teams

Maximum of six people per team. Solo? or just want to network on with new people? No problem! There will additionally be Link tables for anyone who wants to join us individually or in smaller groups.  Please send an email to: admin@lgbtinsurancenetwork.co.uk when you have your team sorted and we will reserve a table for you.

Tickets

Tickets cost £10 per person with the proceeds going to London Friend.  You can buy your ticket by clicking on the button below.  You can also make an additional donation to London Friend during the booking process.

Link Up North: Workplace Equality Best Practice
May
18
5:30 pm17:30

Link Up North: Workplace Equality Best Practice

  • Direct Line Group

The 2017 Stonewall Workplace Equality Index had more entrants than ever before, with increasing participation from financial services and legal firms. In this session, firms who have made a significant increase or who are established within the top 100 will share best practice, challenges they’ve overcome, and what is next for their networks or organisation.

17:30 - Light refreshments and networking
18:00 - 19:00 - Panel and Q&A
19:00 - 20:00 - Refreshments and networking

With Stonewall starting a new three year cycle on questions for the Workplace Equality Index, we will discuss what might be included, and areas of focus for firms.

This event is kindly hosted by Direct Line Group in Leeds and forms part of our International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHoBiT) celebrations.

Link Up North: May Networking
May
4
5:30 pm17:30

Link Up North: May Networking

  • Bar Fibre

Link Up North's monthly networking drinks for LGBT financial and professional services members and allies. 

These drinks are held on the first Thursday of every month at Fibre on Lower Briggate.

If this is your first time attending and you'd like to get in touch before, email upnorth@lgbtinsurancenetwork.co.uk

Link Up North is the northern branch of the LGBT Insurance Network. Our members include AIG, Aon, Aviva, Barclays, Deloitte, DWF, KPMG, Lloyds Banking Group, PwC, Zurich and more. 

London First Tuesday: May
May
2
5:30 pm17:30

London First Tuesday: May

  • The Factory House

The first Tuesday of every month is a permanent fixture on the Link networking event calendar and is a great opportunity to interact with other LGBT members of the Insurance Industry.

Come along to catch up with colleagues and meet new friends at our regular monthly networking event.  It's always great to hear your views on recent events and discuss possible topics for future presentations.
 
If it’s your first time to one of our events please approach one of our committee members, who will be more than happy to introduce you to a few other people (they will be wearing badges so you can recognise them).  Of course this is not strictly an LGBT event and we welcome anyone within the insurance industry who is interested in coming along so please do feel free to bring along your straight colleagues!

Link Up North: April Networking
Apr
6
5:30 pm17:30

Link Up North: April Networking

  • Bar Fibre

Link Up North's monthly networking drinks for LGBT financial and professional services members and allies. 

These drinks are held on the first Thursday of every month at Fibre on Lower Briggate.

If this is your first time attending and you'd like to get in touch before, email upnorth@lgbtinsurancenetwork.co.uk

Link Up North is the northern branch of the LGBT Insurance Network. Our members include AIG, Aon, Aviva, Barclays, Deloitte, DWF, KPMG, Lloyds Banking Group, PwC, Zurich and more. 

London First Tuesday: April
Apr
4
5:30 pm17:30

London First Tuesday: April

  • The Factory House

The first Tuesday of every month is a permanent fixture on the Link networking event calendar and is a great opportunity to interact with other LGBT members of the Insurance Industry.

Come along to catch up with colleagues and meet new friends at our regular monthly networking event.  It's always great to hear your views on recent events and discuss possible topics for future presentations.
 
If it’s your first time to one of our events please approach one of our committee members, who will be more than happy to introduce you to a few other people (they will be wearing badges so you can recognise them).  Of course this is not strictly an LGBT event and we welcome anyone within the insurance industry who is interested in coming along so please do feel free to bring along your straight colleagues!

Student Pride 2017
Feb
25
12:00 pm12:00

Student Pride 2017

  • University of Westminster

Student Pride is a careers fair with a difference: it combines employer stalls and speaker events addressing issues for LGBT students. 

Aviva have taken a stall for the last few years.  This year Link to a stall and hosted members from a number of insurance firms.

LinkUpNorth:  Engaging Allies
Feb
16
5:30 pm17:30

LinkUpNorth: Engaging Allies

  • Bond Dickinson

Engaging with allies is a key factor of network success, often allowing networks to leverage a wider base of active members and prevent us from "preaching to the choir".

In this event, hosted by Bond Dickinson, we'll discuss how to engage and leverage allies to extend the reach of your network. Allies from Aviva and Lloyds Banking Group will share details of their initiatives, and answer your questions on allies. Register for this event here.

17:30 - Light refreshments and networking
18:00 - 19:00 - Panel and Q&A
19:00 - 20:00 - Refreshments and networking

While our focus is on LGBT networks, this event is suitable for all employee networks who are looking to maximise the engagement of allies, so please do share with other networks at your firm. Refreshments and canapes kindly provided by Bond Dickinson. 

London First Tuesday:  February
Feb
7
5:30 pm17:30

London First Tuesday: February

  • The Factory House

The first Tuesday of every month is a permanent fixture on the Link networking event calendar and is a great opportunity to interact with other LGBT members of the Insurance Industry.

Come along to catch up with colleagues and meet new friends at our regular monthly networking event.  It's always great to hear your views on recent events and discuss possible topics for future presentations.
 
If it’s your first time to one of our events please approach one of our committee members, who will be more than happy to introduce you to a few other people (they will be wearing badges so you can recognise them).  Of course this is not strictly an LGBT event and we welcome anyone within the insurance industry who is interested in coming along so please do feel free to bring along your straight colleagues!

Link Up North: February Networking
Feb
2
5:30 pm17:30

Link Up North: February Networking

  • Bar Fibre

Link Up North's monthly networking drinks for LGBT financial and professional services members and allies. 

These drinks are held on the first Thursday of every month at Fibre on Lower Briggate.

If this is your first time attending and you'd like to get in touch before, email upnorth@lgbtinsurancenetwork.co.uk

Link Up North is the northern branch of the LGBT Insurance Network. Our members include AIG, Aon, Aviva, Barclays, Deloitte, DWF, KPMG, Lloyds Banking Group, PwC, Zurich and more. 

Link Up North: January Networking
Jan
5
5:30 pm17:30

Link Up North: January Networking

  • Bar Fibre

Link Up North's monthly networking drinks for LGBT financial and professional services members and allies. August's drinks fall on the Thursday before Leeds Pride, so come along and celebrate with us!

These drinks are held on the first Thursday of every month at Fibre on Lower Briggate.

If this is your first time attending and you'd like to get in touch before, email upnorth@lgbtinsurancenetwork.co.uk

Link Up North is the northern branch of the LGBT Insurance Network. Our members include AIG, Aon, Aviva, Barclays, Deloitte, DWF, KPMG, Lloyds Banking Group, PwC, Zurich and more.

London First Tuesday:  January
Jan
3
5:30 pm17:30

London First Tuesday: January

  • The Factory House

The first Tuesday of every month is a permanent fixture on the Link networking event calendar and is a great opportunity to interact with other LGBT members of the Insurance Industry.

Come along to catch up with colleagues and meet new friends at our regular monthly networking event.  It's always great to hear your views on recent events and discuss possible topics for future presentations.
 
If it’s your first time to one of our events please approach one of our committee members, who will be more than happy to introduce you to a few other people (they will be wearing badges so you can recognise them).  Of course this is not strictly an LGBT event and we welcome anyone within the insurance industry who is interested in coming along so please do feel free to bring along your straight colleagues!

Link Christmas Party
Dec
6
6:00 pm18:00

Link Christmas Party

  • Marsh

We are excited that Marsh will be hosting our 2016 Christmas Party and fundraising event, which will take place on Tuesday 6th December 2016. Due to the proximity to World Aids Day on 1st December, we will be raising funds for the sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) as well as raising some funds for Link.

Tickets

Tickets are priced at just £15, with 50% of the proceeds going to THT and 50%.going to Link. You also have the opportunity to make an additional donation during the booking process should you so wish.

What's Included

Marsh will very kindly be providing complimentary drinks and canapes for the evening.
If you have any dietary, access or other considerations that you would like Link to be aware of, you will be able to provide information during the booking process or alternatively contact us at enquiries@lgbtinsurancenetwork.co.uk and we will do our best to support you.

Link Up North: Xmas Networking
Dec
1
5:30 pm17:30

Link Up North: Xmas Networking

  • Bar Fibre

Link Up North's monthly networking drinks for LGBT financial and professional services members and allies. 

These drinks are held on the first Thursday of every month at Fibre on Lower Briggate.

If this is your first time attending and you'd like to get in touch before, email upnorth@lgbtinsurancenetwork.co.uk

Link Up North is the northern branch of the LGBT Insurance Network. Our members include AIG, Aon, Aviva, Barclays, Deloitte, DWF, KPMG, Lloyds Banking Group, PwC, Zurich and more. 

Link Up North Quiz for Stonewall Season
Nov
10
5:30 pm17:30

Link Up North Quiz for Stonewall Season

  • KPMG

We are excited to host the first ever Link Up North Quiz, which will take place on Thursday 10 November as part of Stonewall Season. We are delighted that KPMG will host the event we will be raising money to support Stonewall.

A maximum of five people per team, and you're able to have more than one team from your company. There will also be Link tables for anyone who wants to join us individually or in smaller groups.  Please send an email to upnorth@lgbtinsurancenetwork.co.uk and we will reserve a table for you, and send you a link to pay your donation. There's only ten tables available, so don't delay! 

Tickets are £10 a table  with all proceeds going to Stonewall. Once you've registered a team, we'll send you a link to make your donation. You can also make an additional donation to Stonewall during the booking process.

 

London First Tuesday:  November
Nov
1
5:30 pm17:30

London First Tuesday: November

  • The Factory House

The first Tuesday of every month is a permanent fixture on the Link networking event calendar and is a great opportunity to interact with other LGBT members of the Insurance Industry.

Come along to catch up with colleagues and meet new friends at our regular monthly networking event.  It's always great to hear your views on recent events and discuss possible topics for future presentations.
 
If it’s your first time to one of our events please approach one of our committee members, who will be more than happy to introduce you to a few other people (they will be wearing badges so you can recognise them).  Of course this is not strictly an LGBT event and we welcome anyone within the insurance industry who is interested in coming along so please do feel free to bring along your straight colleagues!

Link Up North - October Networking Drinks - Hosted by Aon
Oct
6
5:30 pm17:30

Link Up North - October Networking Drinks - Hosted by Aon

  • Aon

Link Up North's monthly networking drinks for LGBT financial and professional services members and allies. 

These drinks are held on the first Thursday of every month, October's drinks will be hosted by Aon at their Leeds office, instead of our usual location at Fibre. Aon have recently launched their Allies Programme and would like to invite Link along to meet some of their allies and learn more about the programme.

If this is your first time attending and you'd like to get in touch before, email upnorth@lgbtinsurancenetwork.co.uk

London First Tuesday:  October
Oct
4
5:30 pm17:30

London First Tuesday: October

  • The Factory House

The first Tuesday of every month is a permanent fixture on the Link networking event calendar and is a great opportunity to interact with other LGBT members of the Insurance Industry.

This month Aon is celebrating the launch of it's Allies network and have events coinciding with Link monthly networking.  The event will end at Link First Tuesday with a modest tab ... first come first served.

Come along to catch up with colleagues and meet new friends at our regular monthly networking event.  It's always great to hear your views on recent events and discuss possible topics for future presentations.
 
If it’s your first time to one of our events please approach one of our committee members, who will be more than happy to introduce you to a few other people (they will be wearing badges so you can recognise them).  Of course this is not strictly an LGBT event and we welcome anyone within the insurance industry who is interested in coming along so please do feel free to bring along your straight colleagues!

Bisexuality In The Workplace
Sep
29
5:30 pm17:30

Bisexuality In The Workplace

  • Deloitte

It’s no secret that bisexual visibility in the workplace is an issue. Stonewall research shows that Bisexual people are half as likely to be out at work than their gay and lesbian colleagues, and less than 1 in 10% of LGBT employees feel there are visible bisexual role models in their organisation. In this event, Josh Willacy from Stonewall will share information about the work they are doing to increase Bi visibility, and we’ll hear from Bisexual Role Models from across Professional Services.

Registration will open at 17:30, with talks beginning promptly at 18:00. This event is kindly hosted by Deloitte.  Please go to the 10th floor to the Deloitte main reception where you will be directed to the seminar room.

Dive In Festival 2016
Sep
27
Sep 29

Dive In Festival 2016

  • Various Locations

After a successful first year, with more than 2000 registered attendees, the festival is broadening its audience mandate beyond the Lloyd’s market to include the wider companies market in 2016.  As well as increased participation among insurers with a London presence, the festival will also expand across the UK and internationally. Dive In branded events will be hosted in cities including Beijing, Sydney, Paris and Chicago.

This year there will be more events, more capacity and additional themes including multi-generational workplaces and families and carers. Volunteers are encouraged to come forward if they have experience of working in any relevant network groups to help programme the content and organise events. Groups already formed but looking to refresh membership include Women in Insurance, LGBT, Multi-cultural diversity and Workability, which covers both physical and mental health.

A video learning library of D&I content from the first Dive In festival is now available on the web site at www.diveinfestival.com.

London First Tuesday:  September
Sep
6
5:30 pm17:30

London First Tuesday: September

  • The Factory House

The first Tuesday of every month is a permanent fixture on the Link networking event calendar and is a great opportunity to interact with other LGBT members of the Insurance Industry.

Come along to catch up with colleagues and meet new friends at our regular monthly networking event.  It's always great to hear your views on recent events and discuss possible topics for future presentations.
 
If it’s your first time to one of our events please approach one of our committee members, who will be more than happy to introduce you to a few other people (they will be wearing badges so you can recognise them).  Of course this is not strictly an LGBT event and we welcome anyone within the insurance industry who is interested in coming along so please do feel free to bring along your straight colleagues!

Link Up North: September Networking
Sep
1
5:30 pm17:30

Link Up North: September Networking

  • Bar Fibre

Link Up North's monthly networking drinks for LGBT financial and professional services members and allies. 

These drinks are held on the first Thursday of every month at Fibre on Lower Briggate.

If this is your first time attending and you'd like to get in touch before, email upnorth@lgbtinsurancenetwork.co.uk

Link Up North is the northern branch of the LGBT Insurance Network. Our members include AIG, Aon, Aviva, Barclays, Deloitte, DWF, KPMG, Lloyds Banking Group, PwC, Zurich and more.