Trans in the City announce series of events to mark Trans Awareness Week

Graham Robson November 10, 2020

Trans in the City, a corporate collaboration to increase trans awareness and education in industry, has announced it, along with its members, will be running a series of online events to mark this year’s Transgender Awareness Week (TAW). To see the full list of events CLICK HERE and for more info about any of the events, email

Friday, November 13: Trans in the City kick off TAW with a Founder’s Fireside Chat at 10am; Trans in the City: Young Voices – Gender, Sexuality and Discrimination then at 3.30pm.

Monday, November 16: Trans in the City & Ovo present an Introduction to Transgender with Bobbi Pickard at 12pm; MindOut and Tesco Trans Mental Wellbeing and Transphobia at 2pm. Also at 2pm: Trans in the UK: What’s Behind the News?. Join Trans in the City and guests for a TAW panel – TeamsLive Event link.

There has been a lot of media coverage concerning transgender people in the last few years. However, the British media rarely presents the full picture, and much of the coverage is biased. Trans in the City has brought together a panel of diverse voices to give different perspectives on some of the current issues that have been affecting the transgender community in the UK: Bobbi Pickard (BP), Iesha Palmer (Mermaids), Joanne Clifton (Aviva), Leng Montgomery (ASOS) and Rebecca Tallon de Havilland (56 Dean Street).





Bobbi Pickard – Trans in the City

Events on Monday, November 16 continue at 5pm with Time to be a Trans Ally with PWC; then Sammie Howard, founder of trans support group T&Coffee, is live on Trans Radio UK at 6pm, tune in by clicking here.

Tuesday, November 17 at 12pm: Assimilationism – Acceptance over Authenticity… with T&Coffee founders Jason & Samantha.

In this discussion about the pressures of assimilationism on the transgender community, the hosts will talk you through the damage it can do to individuals, to the community as a whole, and present ideas which can be used to enable people of any gender identity to live with authenticity. Join the Microsoft Teams Meeting by clicking here

Events on Tuesday, November 17 continue with Katie Neeves, trans ambassador from Cool2BTrans, from 3pm.

Katie Neeves – Cool2BTrans

Wednesday, November 18: Making a Safe Space– Training with BP hosted by Steve Sutton at 10am; Aviva – Katie Neeves Trans 101 at 12.30pm; Tips for Trans Awareness and Trans Inclusion in the Workplace with Claire England (JLL), Jessica Rushmer (Refinitiv), Louise Bailey (SSE), Pips Bunce (Credit Suisse) and Sophie Parker (Telefonica) at 1pm (TeamsLive Event link); Proctor and Gamble at 3.30pm; Trans Families: How to Support Trans and Gender Diverse Children with PWC at 5pm.

Mx Pips Bunce

Thursday, November 19: Non-Binary and Other Gender Non-Conforming at 12pmTeamsLive Event link – with Charlie Wild (Grant Thornton), Jessica Blaise (HMRC/GenderShake), Jonathan Marsh (Aviva), Josi Reinhardt (Aviva) and Kim Warren (DMW Group); Goodman Masson – A Journey in the Workplace at 12.30pm with Kathryn Downs, who will be talking you through her journey and experiences as a transgender woman in the workplace, her life after transition, and how her career has excelled and flourished since. If you would like to attend this webinar, RSVP to

Kathryn Downs

Events on Thursday, November 19 continue with Trans in the City – Young Peoples Voices at 2pm; TAW with Trans Radio UK (tune in by clicking here) at 7pm; then it’s the Great Transgender Quiz with Trans Radio UK at 8pmclick here to tune in!

Friday, November 20: mark Trans Day of Remembrance at home with Trans Radio UK from 5pm till 8pm, click here to tune in.