To mark IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia) I had the pleasure of delivering a trans awareness session to 90 global senior executives and staff of Zurich Insurance plc this week.
Afterwards, their EMEA & ZIP Diversity & Inclusion Specialist Shelley Ferris-Smith wrote this recommendation on LinkedIn: “We asked Katie to join us on IDAHOBIT day to present a Trans awareness session to a key audience, from a number of different countries.
Katie shared her very powerful story with candour, searing honesty and humour. There were some really useful tips in terms of how to create strong Ally/Advocate relationships and we will absolutely be asking her back to continue our education and awareness journey.
The feedback from our employees was significant, with commentary such as “inspirational, educational and poignant”
If you’re looking for an interactive, powerful speaker, please don’t hesitate to work with Katie. We’re delighted we chose to and look forward to working with her in the future.”
Here’s some of the other feedback from my session:
“Thanks so much for organising this and for sharing so openly Katie! I hadn’t planned to attend at first, but then got curious this morning and joined, really glad I did!
“Thank you for organising, Katie you are inspiring and a wonderful Educator”
“Thank You Katie, for sharing your story and being an inspiration. Stay safe and blessed.”
“Thank you Katie for sharing your story and helping us to better understand how we can be an ally”
“That was a fascinating hour. Thank you for being so open about your journey Katie, I found it really interesting and very educational”.
With June being Pride month, bookings have being coming in thick and fast, but I still have some availability. If you would like a gobby trans woman to come and cause a bit of mayhem at your place of work, please get in touch!