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Join Out & Equal for the Global Forum: Pride and Resilience – a shared forum for leaders from Brazil, India, China, and all over the world. As part of Out & Equal’s multi-part global initiative to spread out our events across the entire year with each quarter focused on a new theme, the Q2 Global Forum will bring together hundreds of LGBTQI+ and ally professionals to share cross-regional perspectives on what it means for individuals and companies to be resilient this Pride season.

This Forum will be held in English with English closed captioning available. Simultaneous translation will be available in Portuguese and Mandarin. For the interactive breakout rooms, please select your preferred language in the registration process to be grouped with participants with the same language preference as you.

Pride and Resilience
Thursday, June 17, at 9:00 BRT / 17:30 IST / 20:00 CST

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Virtual Event Agenda (Time zones: Brazil Standard Time/ India Standard Time/ China Standard Time)

9:00 am BRT
17:30 IST
20:00 CST
Event Starts 
10mOut & Equal Welcome  Erin Uritus, CEO, Out & Equal (she/her)
30mKeynote Speakers

Ana Flavia Silva Bezerra, Operations Manager, Accenture (she/her)
Justine Hsu, GC 365 Experience Assistant Manager, Nike (she/her)
Pruthvi D R, Engineer, Nokia (he/him)
10mThe Power of StorytellingDeena Fidas, Managing Director | Chief Program and Partnerships Officer, Out & Equal (she/her)
50mBreakout Rooms  All participants
20mFinal Observations 
11:00 am BRT
19:30 pm IST
22:00 pm CST
Event Ends 

Ana Flavia Bezerra, Operations Manager, Accenture  
Ana Flávia Bezerra is a Black cis woman, lesbian, married and stepmother to a beautiful girl. Manager, Pride Committee Lead, Member Committee Anti-Racism, Racial Equity and Inclusion at Accenture. 

Justine Hsu, GC 365 Experience Assistant Manager, Nike 
Justine is the Founder and Leader of Queer Run Crew —the first and only LGBTQ-oriented running community in Shanghai. She is also a Team Leader at ShanghaiPRIDE, the formerly largest and longest-running LGBTQ Pride festival in China. With community at the heart of what she does, she is also the 365 Experience Assistant Manager at Nike, serving as the liaison to local Shanghai fitness communities. She is a strong believer in the motto “if you have a body, you are an athlete,” and commits to bringing that belief to life by empowering all under-represented bodies.

Pruthvi DR, Research & Development Engineer, Nokia 
Pruthvi is a Transman. He graduated with a Master of Technology and is currently working as a Research and Development Engineer at Nokia, India. He is one of the Vice Presidents of EQUAL!- The Nokia LGBT+ Employee Resource Group. 

If you are interested in partnering with us in future virtual engagements, please reach out to partnerships@outandequal.org.




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