9 episodes

Visibility in Action is a project aimed at amplifying the voices of LGBTQ+ people in the STEM industries.

Telling our stories, highlighting our challenges and advocating for diverse and inclusive workplace cultures.

The project is run by Dave Sweeney, Sales Enablement Lead at global specialist recruitment business Solutions Driven.

Hit me up on LinkedIn if you want to find out more - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dave-bd-sweeney/

Visibility in Action Dave Sweeney

    • Science

Visibility in Action is a project aimed at amplifying the voices of LGBTQ+ people in the STEM industries.

Telling our stories, highlighting our challenges and advocating for diverse and inclusive workplace cultures.

The project is run by Dave Sweeney, Sales Enablement Lead at global specialist recruitment business Solutions Driven.

Hit me up on LinkedIn if you want to find out more - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dave-bd-sweeney/

    Series 3 - Episode 1 - Preston Taylor (Founding an ERG)

    Series 3 - Episode 1 - Preston Taylor (Founding an ERG)

    In the first episode of 2022 I'm joined by Preston Taylor. Head of Supplier Content Programmes at RS Components and co-founder/Chair of SPECTRUM, the company's LGBTQ+ ERG.

    Preston tells me about the story behind starting the ERG, his experiences as a trans man in the workplace and so much more.

    • 37 min
    Series 2 Episode 3 - Vaneet Mehta - (part of the Bi Visibility Day Triple Bill)

    Series 2 Episode 3 - Vaneet Mehta - (part of the Bi Visibility Day Triple Bill)

    The final part of our Bi Visibility Week triple bill. This time I'm joined by Vaneet Mehta. A writer, campaigner, software engineer and creator of the #BisexualMenExist hashtag. 

    • 40 min
    Series 2 Episode 2 - Dr Sam Rowe (part of the Bi Visibility Day Triple Bill)

    Series 2 Episode 2 - Dr Sam Rowe (part of the Bi Visibility Day Triple Bill)

    In part two of our Bi Visibility Week triple bill I'm joined by Dr Sam Rowe, Public Engagement Officer at the Earlham Institute. We talk about everything from why Bi+ people tend to come out later than Gay/Lesbian people to why damaging "binaries" are so entrenched in our society. 

    • 32 min
    Series 2 Episode 1 - Amanda Wacker (part of the Bi Visibility Day Triple Bill)

    Series 2 Episode 1 - Amanda Wacker (part of the Bi Visibility Day Triple Bill)

    Part one of a Bi Visibility Week triple bill!

    This time I speak with Amanda Wacker, a PhD student and research scientist at the University of California about her experiences as a young Bi woman in Science and Academia. 

    • 32 min
    Episode 5 - These aren't political issues! (with Emily Hamilton)

    Episode 5 - These aren't political issues! (with Emily Hamilton)

    In this episode I'm joined by Emily Hamilton, VP Strategic Change at RS Components. Emily started transitioning in late 2019 and tells me about her experiences so far...both positive and negative. We also cover topics including the importance of unity across the LGBTQ+ community and the toxicity of the current climate towards trans people.

    • 38 min
    Episode 4 - LinkedIn trolls and vetting a prospective employer (with Evan Patterson)

    Episode 4 - LinkedIn trolls and vetting a prospective employer (with Evan Patterson)

    In episode 4 I'm joined by Evan Patterson (Senior BDR @ Reprise, Coach @ SDR Nation and all manner of other things too!) to talk about everything from dealing with LinkedIn trolls to vetting prospective employers about inclusivity.

    • 31 min

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