Late Summer Networking
Sep
21
5:30pm 5:30pm

Late Summer Networking

Link are delighted to announce the date of the late-summer networking event.  

In an exciting evolution of the collaboration theme, Zurich and Enterprise Holdings, both clients of one another, are co-hosting this networking event. The event will be hosted on Zurich's lovely terrace. 

We continue to support London Friend, who are this year celebrating 45 years of providing services to the LGBT+ community.  Tickets are only £10.

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Dive In Festival 2017
Sep
26
to Sep 28

Dive In Festival 2017

Do you have your tickets reserved at #DiveInFest 2017?

Dive In is the festival for diversity and inclusion in insurance, helping insurance get fit for the future, highlighting the business case for diverse and inclusive workplaces and providing practical ideas and inspiration for how to bring about positive change.

Following the success of the Dive In festival in London, 2015 and 10 countries in 2016, this year will see events returning to global locations such as London, New York City, Zurich, and Bermuda, as well as new cities including Beijing, Perth, Melbourne, Leeds, and Mumbai, between 26-28 September 2017.

Link is proud to be delivering the LGBT+ content for London and Leeds.

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Trans*formation 3rd Birthday
Oct
2
6:45pm 6:45pm

Trans*formation 3rd Birthday

Our friends at Trans*formation are pleased to invite you to thier third birthday celebrations, kindly hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright!

They celebrate the intersections and diversity of trans* peoples experiences in different ways every year. Their year our themes are; Trans* customers and Coming out of families of trans* people.
In addition to their themes you'll hear what they’ve achieved over the last year to support trans* individuals in the workplace, and all about thier plans for the next year. It's been a busy year and they are so excited to share all the highlights with you!

This will be followed by a drinks reception with canapes! 

Join us in helping them celebrate!

Please RSVP by Friday, September 22.

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London First Tuesday
Oct
3
5:30pm 5:30pm

London First Tuesday

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!

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LinkUpNorth Quiz for #StonewallSeason
Oct
5
5:30pm 5:30pm

LinkUpNorth Quiz for #StonewallSeason

Our First Thursday networking at Fibre is taking a month off in October. We are however working with our good friends at KPMG to bring you our second annual quiz for Stonewall Season 2017.

It promises to be a night full of laughs, confusion and of course a little education.

Tickets can be bought both individually or on a team basis.

Individual tickets £5

Team Tickets (Table of 6) £25

All proceeds will go to Stonewall.


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Leeds First Thursday
Sep
7
5:30pm 5:30pm

Leeds First Thursday

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.

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Gender Inclusion Network: How to build your profile and keep it there
Sep
7
4:30pm 4:30pm

Gender Inclusion Network: How to build your profile and keep it there

Our friends at the Gender Inclusion Network have organised networking drinks and the chance to speak to reputation and image experts including representatives from LinkedIn, House of Colour, Hays, SmartWorks, Jennifer Corcoran and Julie Courtney.

Throughout the evening, there will also be the opportunity to have a professional head-shot taken.

 

 

 

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MMC Pride: In This Together - Day Conference
Sep
1
8:30am 8:30am

MMC Pride: In This Together - Day Conference

Marsh & McLennan Companies will be hosting a full day conference at the Tower of London titled ‘#InThisTogether – Intersectional Diversity’. The day will be split into topics which will look to unbundle diversity, race, disability, and mental health through discussion and understanding why these topics are still relevant today.

  • Let's Talk About Race 
  • Engaging Customers & Clients 
  • Unbundling LGBT + Disability 
  • Keynote Address: Claire Harvey 
  • HR As Inclusion Driver 
  • Unbundling LGBT + Mental Health 
  • Engaged Allies

Register to attend for one or more of the sessions of your choice, or to attend for the entire day. 

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Leeds First Thursday
Aug
3
5:30pm 5:30pm

Leeds First Thursday

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.

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

Aon & QBE Allies

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

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UK Black Pride
Jul
9
12:00pm12:00pm

UK Black Pride

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

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Pride in London
Jul
8
11:30am11:30am

Pride in London

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.

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

Link Up North First Thursday: July

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. 

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

London First Tuesday: July

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!

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

Link Social: 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.

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

London First Tuesday: June

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!

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Jun
6
4:15pm 4:15pm

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

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Link Charity Quiz
Jun
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Link Charity Quiz

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.

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

Link Up North: Workplace Equality Best Practice

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.

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

Link Up North: May Networking

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. 

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

London First Tuesday: May

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!

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

Link Up North: April Networking

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. 

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

London First Tuesday: April

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!

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Student Pride 2017
Feb
25
12:00pm12:00pm

Student Pride 2017

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.

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

LinkUpNorth: Engaging Allies

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. 

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

London First Tuesday: February

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!

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

Link Up North: February Networking

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. 

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

Link Up North: January Networking

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.

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

London First Tuesday: January

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!

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Link Christmas Party
Dec
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

Link Christmas Party

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.

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