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Swiss Re: All About Trans

  • Swiss Re 30 Saint Mary Axe London, England, EC3A 8AF United Kingdom (map)

Discover the facts and myths about the Trans*community and make yourself a stronger ally!

In this session we will educate the participants on key terminology and concepts, providing a safe environment where you can ask any questions that you may have and share real life experiences with Trans* individuals from their own journey. As part of this session, we are delighted to welcome Pippa Bunce And Emma Cusdin who are looking forward to sharing their experiences with you.

11am-12pm: Presentation
12pm-12:30pm:  Light Lunch

First 10 Link members contacting Victoria_Lanfear@swissre.com will get seats.


Pippa Bunce

Mx Pippa Bunce is the global head of Integration Components within the Global Markets technology, strategy and architecture at Credit Suisse. She is gender fluid and spends half her week as Phil and the other half as Pippa both at work and at home with her wife and two teenage children.  

Pippa is an active member of the LGBT committee and is the co-chair of the Credit Suisse ally program. She is a keen activist for Trans* rights and works with many external organisations and charities to educate others on the topics of Trans*. She has produced articles for the Financial Times, been part of this BBC documentary about gender fluidity at work and spoken at many external events including the Stonewall workplace conference. She has also authored this Trans Q&A guide which has this associated video to educate people about the topic of Trans*.

She is delighted to have this opportunity to speak at this event about the importance of authenticity and represent non-binary and gender fluid part of the Trans* spectrum


Emma Cusdin

Emma Cusdin has over 20 years' experience in Human Resources having worked for global financial services organizations and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.

Emma is an openly trans woman, having transitioned in 2009, and she is passionate about raising awareness of trans issues.  Emma has spoken at many trans events organized by leading private sector companies. She has been interviewed on Astute radio, featured in the Financial Times and has written a blog for the Huffington Post.

Emma is a Trustee for the Gender Identity Research & Education Society (GIRES) and she chaired the National Trans Youth Conference in 2014 and 2015.  She was delighted to receive the ‘highly commended’ award at the 2015 European Diversity Awards in the category of ‘Inspirational Role Model’ and she recently appeared in the OUT at work 2016 top 50 UK LGBT Executives.   Emma also sits on the trans advisory group (called the ‘T squad’) for the new start-up LGBT Insurance company, Emerald Life.

Emma co-founded trans*formation, the UK’s largest professional networking organisation for trans* individuals, their friends and colleagues.

Earlier Event: August 7
Leeds Pride 2016
Later Event: August 26
Manchester Pride