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NABS Steps Up Support for LGBTQ+ Adlanders with Dedicated Speed Mentoring Event


The event takes place from 9:30am – 10:45am on 9th September

NABS Steps Up Support for LGBTQ+ Adlanders with Dedicated Speed Mentoring Event

NABS, the support organisation for advertising and media, is bringing its industry-leading speed mentoring format to adland’s LGBTQ+ community in an exciting collaboration with Outvertising, the not-for-profit LGBTQ+ advertising and marketing advocacy group.  

Five of the industry’s most influential LGBTQ+ mentors will be on hand to share their career stories and answer questions from mentees in a confidential and informal online setting. They are: 

· Mark Runacus MBE, co-founder and planning partner at Wax/On, joint chief executive at Outvertising; 

· Ella Hall, marketing director at RCA, co-director of inclusion and belonging at Outvertising and board member of Pride in London; 

· Louis Persent, creative director at Weirdo, co-director of communications at Outvertising 

· Ali Reid, CEO at PHD

· Charles Reid, group business director at Carat Manchester. 

Alex Barber, professional coach and co-founder at Common Good Company and co-director of learning and development at Outvertising, and Thomas Nyiri, head of partnerships at NABS, will host the event. 

Mark Runacus says: “I didn’t feel confident enough to come out at work until I was in my late 30s. I hated not being my authentic self and looking back became significantly more effective when I was. I wish I’d had the opportunity to discuss career, skills, mental health, and personal development with an LGBTQ+ mentor then. It would have been amazing. LGBTQ+ visibility in our workplaces still has its challenges, so I encourage everyone in our sector to sign-up for this NABS x Outvertising speed mentoring session. And of course you don’t have to be LGBTQ+ to join us. Please come along and work with a really inclusive bunch of leaders.”   

Thomas Nyiri says: “NABS believes diverse representation and diversity of thought is key to the success and wellbeing of everyone in our industry. That's why we're offering a speed mentoring session dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community for the first time. I'm delighted that we've got such a stellar group of mentors on board to offer their lived experience and advice to those attending the event." 

The event takes place from 9.30am – 10.45am on 9 September. For more information and to book a free place, click here

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NABS, Thu, 05 Aug 2021 12:06:00 GMT