Marianne Skinner, Zurich

Marianne Skinner, Zurich

I was determined that after the headache of coming out as a teenager I wasn’t going to allow myself to get back into a situation where it had to be a big announcement, because once you’re back in that place, it becomes a much bigger uphill battle. So I’ve been out since the start of my career. For me, I can’t imagine not being out at work; it makes a huge difference to me to be able to come into the office and be able to chat about my life the same as anyone else. Being myself has also allowed me the confidence to try and make a difference for other people too.

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Rose St Louis, Zurich

Rose St Louis, Zurich

I am a diversity champion so I believe in fairness which stems from my own intersectionality and is far reaching so being involved with the LGBT community is simply part of what I believe.  My diversity is visible (black female) so I have had to react to people based on what they see and what they believe.  Being involved in the LGBT community has given me an appreciation of a managing something that is non-visible and in some instances personally crippling, and therefore made me think on how I communicate to diverse audiences.

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