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InterEng Midlands & National Grid Pride Networking Event
16th February 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
A great opportunity to join in a ‘diversity’ debate and network with members of National Grid and also InterEngineering.
Diversity is more than just a buzz-word. In today’s workplace, it can hold the key of fostering new ways of thinking, reaching out to a wider range of customers and help grow a business.
Our workforce and working patterns are changing. Our working population is getting older, and increasingly numbers of women and people from different cultural, ethnical backgrounds and sexual orientation are entering the workforce. Valuing diversity and realising the benefits that come from it is becoming increasingly important for business.
To explore this topic, National Gride Pride and InterEngineering Midlands are hosting an evening of interesting debate and networking on the theme of ‘Why should commercial companies care about diversity?’
What’s the agenda for the evening and who can I expect to meet?
18:00 – Guests arrival
18:30 – Opening address
- Dr Mark McBride-Wright, Chair & Co-founder of InterEngineering
18:40 – Panel Discussion
- Mark Tomlinson – Pride Steering Group Member
- Dr Mark McBride-Wright
- Ian Graves, Director of European Business Development
- Jon Butterworth, Director of NRB
- Chris Murray, CEO of Xoserve and Chair of Pride
19:20 – Panel Q+A with audience
19:35 – 20:00 Networking
Car parking will be available on site.
About National Grid Pride:
Pride is an Employee Resource Group (ERG) within National Grid which seeks to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) employees. It helps to provide opportunities for LGBT colleagues and straight allies to meet with each other, engage with senior management, build on their confidence, develop career-building skills and gain a better understanding of the company.