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Geffrye Parsons

Multiple award-winning diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging catalyst, named among the top 100 LGBTQ+ executives globally and on the Pride Power List.
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Geffrye Parsons (he/him) is the Founder and CEO (‘Chief Empathy Officer’) of The Inclusion Imperative.

As a thought leader and driver of positive change in the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging space (DEIB), Geff has expertise (particularly but not solely) in LGBTQ+ inclusion, and its intersectionality with other marginalised characteristics.
He focuses on challenging received wisdoms and practices to foster cultural reinvention, and encourages business learning by promoting the value of authenticity, empathy and psychological safety in the workplace.

Geffrye Parsons is highly experienced at public speaking in multiple formats – as a keynote speaker, interviewee, panellist and moderator.
Geff has won the ‘LGBT+ Inspirational Leader of the Year’ at the British LGBT Awards and has been ranked in The Guardian’s Pride Power List of the 100 most influential LGBTQ+ people in the UK.

He has spoken extensively about DEIB and LGBTQ+ inclusion, and their intersections with topics ranging from psychological safety, authentic leadership, belonging, allyship and imposter syndrome, to more challenging intersections such as hate speech, conversion therapy, disability, poverty, infertility and bullying.
He also co-hosts a fortnightly podcast, ‘Pride Talks’, on the theme of LGBTQ+ inclusion every two weeks on LinkedIn Live with ExecuPride.

Geff worked for 35 years in executive front office roles for leading international financial and professional services organisations, based in the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Netherlands, prior to setting up his Diversity, Equity & Inclusion consultancy, The Inclusion Imperative, in 2022.

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Featured Topics Include:

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LGBTQ+ inclusion at work – what, why and how
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Psychological safety in the workplace
3
Inclusive leadership in the workplace
4
Allyship in action
5
An intersectionality-based approach to inclusion
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The business and moral rationale for inclusion at work
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Employee Resource Groups as change agents
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Imposter syndrome and inclusion safety
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Culture shift to promote organisational learning
1
LGBTQ+ inclusion at work – what, why and how
2
Psychological safety in the workplace
3
Inclusive leadership in the workplace
4
Allyship in action
5
An intersectionality-based approach to inclusion
6
The business and moral rationale for inclusion at work
7
Employee Resource Groups as change agents
8
Imposter syndrome and inclusion safety
9
Culture shift to promote organisational learning
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What sets Geff apart is his deep knowledge and understanding of business and how inclusion has to be integral to support performance at the individual, team and organisational levels. I'm not sure I have met another consultant who is better able to understand how to help organisations move beyond performative inclusion.”

Proud Science Alliance

Individual-Speakers-Quote

Geffrye is a fantastic speaker - very insightful, knowledgeable, experienced and passionate about all topics he covers, particularly LGBTQ issues, intersectionality, workplace culture, the power of staff networks, and the wider ED&I spectrum! He was a pleasure to work with.”

Culture Shift

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