The Stonewall Cymru Workplace Conference, supported by EY, returns to Cardiff on Friday 3 February 2017.
Join over 200 people from across the public, private and third sectors to learn and share the latest best practice on creating an inclusive workplace for all of your lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) staff. There is new content including sessions focused on inclusive service delivery, supporting trans staff, building and sustaining ally networks and exploring multiple identities. Return to your organisation with practical ideas to make a lasting impact for all LGBT people.
There are sessions which are ideal for all LGBT staff and allies interested in equality at work including:
- Senior business leaders
- HR and diversity professionals
- Employee Network Groups
- Line managers
- Procurement specialists
La-Chun Lindsay, Managing Director, GE Aviation Wales
La-Chun was born and raised in Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA. She attended Clemson University and graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Ceramic Engineering. She then joined SELEE Corporation in Hendersonville, North Carolina and held a variety of roles including Cast House Manager, leading their largest product line.
La-Chun joined GE Quartz in October 1997, where she held roles as Process Engineer, Tubing Green Belt, Supplier Quality Black Belt and Manager of the Sand Processing Plant. She joined Corporate Audit Staff (CAS) in September 2000, performing and leading financial, regulatory, compliance, acquisition and/or commercial audits. Her last role on CAS was Executive Audit Manager of Global Compliance, Latin America and Commercial Excellence. She was also a member of GE’s Commercial Council.
In May 2007, La-Chun joined GE Capital as the Vice President of Commercial Distribution Finance’s Field Services Group, leading a team of over 300 remote employees. In January 2014, La-Chun joined GE Aviation as Plant Leader of Lynn Assembly, Test and Overhaul, where she led a team of over 400 employees in producing and developing engines for GE Aviation’s military and commercial customers.
Since April 2015, La-Chun has been the Managing Director/Site Leader of GE Aviation Wales, a world-renowned engine overhaul and component repair site. GE Aviation Wales is the largest industrial company in Wales posting over $2.9B in annual revenues and employing over 1,200 employees.
La-Chun plays a huge role in ensuring GE Aviation Wales gives back to the community through extensive volunteering, sponsorships and STEM activity in local schools. In addition, La-Chun is very active globally across the GE Affinity Networks and is especially active in GE’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies (GLBTA) Alliance. La-Chun has been an Executive Sponsor and member of GE’s GLBTA since 2007 and is currently the only “out” Executive in GE Aviation. GE Aviation Wales’ GLBTA chapter was launched a few months after La-Chun joined GE Aviation Wales and has grown to be the largest chapter in the UK. She featured at No.4 in Wales Online’s The Pinc List 2016: The 40 most influential LGBT people in Wales.
La-Chun strongly feels that a good workplace should allow everybody to flourish, develop and be the best they can be and that this is best accomplished when everyone can bring his/her “whole” self to work.
9.30am | Registration and refreshments
10am - 11am | Opening keynote speeches
11.10am - 12.35pm | Break-out Sessions
Delegates should choose one of the following:
- Inclusive service delivery
- Inclusive marketing
- Mental health: 'Coming out'
- Building and sustaining your allies network
12.40pm - 1.40pm | Lunch & Networking
1.45pm - 3.10pm | Break-out Sessions
Delegates should choose one of the following:
- Doing more with less: achieving results with limited resources
- Better comms, better data, better business
- Engaging staff in dispersed locations
- Supporting your trans staff
3.15pm - 3.40pm | Refreshments & Networking
3.45pm - 4.45pm | Closing session
4.45pm - 5.45pm | Drinks reception & Networking
Members*: £225 (+VAT)
Non-members: £275.00 (+VAT)
* Applies to all members of Diversity and Education Champion programmes
The Mercure Hotel is located on Newport Road and can easily be reached by public transport. The postcode is CF24 0DD.
Formal business attire is not required for the conference. We recommend you wear whatever you feel comfortable in and suggest a ‘smart but casual’ approach.
Access and dietary requirements
You can let us know about any specific dietary or access requirements at the time of booking or please contact us if you need to discuss this further.
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Some of the feedback from delegates:
“Totally brilliant and amazing conference. So Inspirational! I loved every moment of it. Best conference I have been to in a long time (and I go to loads!).”
“Sessions have been challenging and will prompt me to reflect seriously on my approach as a mentor and role model. Yes, change needs to happen, and I get some things wrong! Thank you!”
“This was a really interesting, varied, stimulating and inspiring programme. I learned a lot and enjoyed the whole day.”
“Well run. Excellent choice of speakers and comfortable atmosphere.”