Published: Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Diversity champion at the Golden Jubilee rewarded with top 10 place on LGBT+ Public Sector Executives list




A diversity champion and senior manager from the Golden Jubilee Foundation has been named in the top 10 of the Financial Times OUTstanding LGBT+ Public Sector Executives List for the second year in a row.

Carole Anderson, Head of Strategy and Performance and LGBT Equality Lead, was placed 7th on the list of high profile LGBT+ champions from around the world.

The OUTstanding list, which was first published last year, appears annually in a Financial Times special report on Executive Diversity with a focus on LGBT.

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

  • leading the work which saw the Golden Jubilee Foundation appear in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index Top 100 Employers list for the fourth year in a row;
  • leading on policy and service developments;
  • arranging for  the provision of gender neutral toilet facilities in public areas;
  • introducing lunchtime learning sessions focused on LGBT+ topics;
  • introducing rainbow lanyards for the Foundation’s LGBT+ Allies, network members and equalities supporters;
  • delivering keynote speeches at Stonewall conferences;
  • supported other business and workplace networks, delivering talks for Glasgow City Council, Out in Glasgow (cross sector network) and the Royal College of Nursing; and
  • being one of only two community representatives speaking at the rally before Pride Glasgow.

Carole said: “I am absolutely delighted to feature on this list again. To be named alongside LGBT champions who are known throughout the world for their equality work is definitely a massive honour.
“I am so proud to be part of such a values based organisation like the Golden Jubilee. I believe we are leading the way with our equalities work and we are dedicated to creating an inclusive work environment that not only welcomes individuals of all backgrounds, but actively highlights and celebrates our unique mix of people."
Carole was nominated for the list by David Miller, the Golden Jubilee Foundation’s Associate Director of Human Resources.
David commented: “Carole is an inspiration to staff across the Golden Jubilee and wider NHS in Scotland.
“The expertise she provides to the Golden Jubilee Foundation has allowed us to become a better and more inclusive employer.

“Over the past year, Carole has continued to take lead roles in a range of LGBT inclusion activities, with the aim of providing accessible and authentic learning experiences for staff across the Golden Jubilee.

“She is also working with our LGBT Allies to support their self organisation and development.”

WATCH: Click here for Carole's reaction  to her inclusion in the top 10 LGBT+ Public Sector Executives list. 

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