ProPride – Face The Future With Confidence

ProPride – Face The Future With Confidence

Our Pride in the City event on Confidence in the Workplace was hosted on the 24th Floor of the Shard. This year’s event welcomed over 100 clients, colleagues and friends to the Shard to discuss the topic of having confidence in being your true self at work.


Philip Maziarz, Protiviti Managing Director / Executive lead of ProPride
Philip has over fifteen years of experience in the financial services industry with a focus on national and global financial institutions, national and regional banks, and insurance companies.  Philip is one of the founders and the executive sponsor of Protiviti’s LGBT and Ally group, proPRIDE.  As part of the Risk & Compliance practice, Philip has extensive experience in program management, divestitures, mergers, integration, developing target operating models, process re-engineering, process assessments, and compliance risk assessments.  Philip also has several years of experience from a leading title and property & casualty insurer and real estate services provider.
Mx. Pips Bunce, Credit Suisse Head of GM Technology Core Engineering Integration Components / Co-chair of Credit Suisse’s LGBT Ally Program

Along with her role as Director and Head of GM Technology Core Engineering Integration Components, Pips is co-chair of the firm’s LGBT Ally Program which aims to encourage an inclusive work culture where all are encouraged to bring their whole self to work and to promote authenticity in the workplace regardless of gender identity, gender expression or sexuality. Pips identifies as gender fluid and has always been open and out both personally and professionally - he/she typically spends half of the week as Phil and the other half as Pippa both at home and at work.

Pips has been happily married for over 22 years and they have been blessed with 2 children who are now 20 and 17, all of whom embrace whatever opportunities possible to help promote the acceptance and celebration of diversity and inclusion in all aspects of life.

Sue Baines, Barclays Director Premier Banking Products & Savings, Premier UK & International / Deputy Chair of Spectrum, Barclays LGB&T Employee Network
Sue has been at Barclays for 27 years and after a varied career she is currently a Director responsible for a 3.5m global card portfolio. She has two teenage children that fully occupy my time away from Barclays. She is also co-chair Spectrum, Barclays LGBT Employee Network and lead our Community pillar deepening collaboration with our charity partners. Sue is excited by transforming the way we work with our charities, leveraging Barclays assets and colleagues to support charities deliver their goals and at the same time increase colleague participation in citizenship. Examples include connecting our LGBT charities with Barclays Apprenticeship team – for workplace training, apprentice placements, and mentoring. Spectrum is there to create an inclusive environment for all colleagues. She believes it is vital to respect people from diverse backgrounds, and see diversity as an investment in talent that benefits individuals, companies and society. To this end she mentors LGBT networks and business leaders in client, supplier, and charities connected to Barclays to increase their business and community impact via skills-transfer/thought leadership, introduction to LGBT charities, and partnership hosting of events.
Sanisha Wynter, Alumni Relations Officer, Stonewall

Sanisha Wynter is Stonewall’s Alumni Relations Officer. In her role as Alumni Relations Officer she supports the development of the Stonewall Alumni Programme across England, Scotland, and Wales. She loves what being herself brings – as a woman, as a black person and as bisexual.

She hopes to be the best visible role model and through her work in the BAME engagement steering group at Stonewall she implements an inclusive strategy to ensure all LGBT are accepted without exception.




13 Sep 2017
07:00 PM to 09:30 PM BST
The Shard, Protiviti
32 London Bridge Street, 24th Floor
London SE1 9SG
United Kingdom
Event Role
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm