British professional boxer and champion of the LGBT community Nicola Adams made a powerful speech at Credit Suisse’s anniversary event.
Nicola Adams OBE was booked through MN2S to appear and speak at the 5th anniversary celebration of banking giant Credit Suisse’s LGBT Ally Program. An equally inspiring figure within both professional boxing and the LGBT community, Adams spoke about her battle with injuries and her triumphant experiences in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics (both of which saw her take home gold medals) before advocating for the inclusion of transwomen in sport and discussing her desire to be seen and described as simply a boxer, not a “female boxer”.
Adams ended the speech on a positive note, noting the improvements in equality made in the world of sport while acknowledging the fact that there is a great deal more work to be done. Openly bisexual and frequently vocal about the cause of LGBT rights, Nicola Adams was named by The Independent as the most influential LGBT person in Britain in 2012.
We must not be complacent in a time when homophobic, biphobic and transphobic discrimination, prejudice and hate crime is on the rise – this focus is even more important than ever. LGBTQI inclusion needs to be at the heart of a successful firm’s DNA and a core part of the firm’s Inclusion & Diversity global strategy.Pips Bunce, Director of Global Markets Technology Core Engineering Programs at Credit Suisse