Transgender Awareness and Inclusion Specialist
In 2017, Joanne Lockwood founded SEE Change Happen, an Equality Diversity & Inclusion Practice focusing on LGBT+ and more specifically providing transgender awareness and support to organisations and businesses all over the UK. Joanne is the first openly transgender past National President of the 90-year-old ‘Men’s Club’, The Round Table. In 2016 she embarked on her personal rebrand, selling her IT services business and transitioning at the beginning of 2017. Through these experiences, she delivers keynote speeches, seminars and workshops to promote and support transgender individuals breaking down misunderstandings and the fear of “getting it wrong”.
Talk Title: “Equality, Diversity & Inclusion: People Are People”
- Exploring our own Intersectional Individuality and recognising that our biases and that first impressions do count.
- Highlighting why is Inclusion important with diverse teams and we need to move on from simple Equality & Diversity
- Understanding the impact of “phobias”, “isms” and “banter” on Mental Health and the Role Business Can take to support Transgender employees