BU alumni online event - Early Careers Track with Ben Redgell
Inclusion and diversity at work
Thursday 24th June, 8.30-9.30am
Ben kickstarted his career in digital marketing with a placement year at BD. In May, Ben celebrated five years with BD and, whilst his main focus is digital marketing, BD has allowed him to discover a multitude of passions including pursuing international business and building company culture, with a particular focus on inclusion and diversity.
Ben’s personal and professional development is intricately linked; when he joined BD he hadn’t come out as gay – fast forward five years and he is not only out but is a passionate advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and is the global co-lead for OPEN (Out and Proud Employee Network) at BD.
In this session, in celebration of Pride Month, Ben will provide an insight into his career to date and why inclusion and diversity is more than just business, it’s personal. Join us to learn how Ben has led inclusion and diversity initiatives at BD, working to navigate complex and sensitive issues across different regions whilst coming to terms with his own sexuality.
This free event is kindly sponsored by Grapevine, a provider of business technology and communications services across the South of England.