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OUTstanding recognition for NHS Golden Jubilee LGBT Lead

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NHS Golden Jubilee Equality Lead Carole Anderson has been named in the Yahoo Finance OUTstanding LGBT+ Public Sector Executives List for the third year in a row.

 

LGBT Lead and Head of Strategy and Performance Carole has been placed 14th on the list of high profile public sector LGBT+ champions from around the world.

First published in 2017, the OUTstanding list
seeks to highlight key industry role models who champion awareness of LGBT and diversity within their organisations.


Carole made the list as a result of the work she has done to support LGBT+ issues at NHS Golden Jubilee and in the community, including:

 

  • Leading equality work which saw NHS Golden Jubilee appear in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index Top 100 Employers list for five years in a row, NHS Golden Jubilee is consistently the only NHS Scotland Board to appear in the Top 100 list; a widely accepted indicator of progress against equality targets.

  • Implementing a Director-level coaching package aimed at raising awareness among senior leaders of the specific issues faced by LGBT+ people. Each session focussed on understanding the experience of LGBT+ staff in the workplace and the impact of not feeling able to be yourself at work.

  • Supporting other NHS boards in Scotland to promote good practice in LGBT+ issues.

  • Setting up and Co-Chairing Rangers Football Club official LGBT+ supporters group Ibrox Pride, building membership and increasing engagement through participation in events such as the MardiGla Pride parade.

Carole said: “I am delighted to feature on this list for the third year running. To be named alongside LGBT+ champions who are known throughout the world for their equality work is a huge honour and a privilege.
 
“I am so proud to work at NHS Golden Jubilee - as a values based
organisation we are dedicated to providing an inclusive working environment that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds and takes pride in celebrating our unique mix of people.”

 

Jann Gardner, Chief Executive of NHS Golden Jubilee, commented: “Carole is a true inspiration to staff across NHS Golden Jubilee and this recognition is extremely well deserved.

 

“Being named in the OUTstanding LGBT+ Public Sector Executives List for the third year in a row is both a testament to Carole’s expertise and NHS Golden Jubilee’s commitment to championing equality, diversity and values for all.”

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