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Bobbi Pickard is a Diversity Equity and Inclusion professional and a recognised global expert in trans and non-binary inclusion in business. She has many years’ experience in DEI globally in addition to a long career in senior operational and programme management in the banking, trading, technology and energy sectors that gives her unique insight and knowledge around the challenges businesses face implementing effective and pragmatic inclusion solutions and how to successfully overcome them.

She is CEO of Trans in the City an organisation she founded in response to seeing a lack of co-operative working between global corporates to help the trans and non-binary community and has transformed it into a global organisation with over 400 major organisations working together to further trans awareness around the world. 

Extremely active in all areas of diversity Bobbi speaks at many events around the world on LGBTQIA+ inclusion in business, trans issues and diversity and inclusion in industry. She provides training, mentoring, listening sessions and consultancy to a wide range of companies and their employees, from front line staff to executives. She is in demand on radio, TV and other online mediums.

Bobbi is a Patron of the LGBTQIA+ Parent’s charity FFLAG, a very proud golden champion of Stonewall Housing, an Inclusion Associate of the Wellcome Trust and a Diversity Role Model.

She is the first trans person ever to close the London Stock Exchange and has won over 25 awards including being voted #1 in the Yahoo Finance OUTstanding 50 LGBT+ Future Leaders’ List 2019, #4 in 2020, included in the PWC Stonewall 50 Inspirational Role Models 2019, was winner of the Rainbow Honours LGBTQ Champion Award 2019, the Nestle Diversity Champion Award at the 2020 British LGBT awards, placed #14 in the Pride Power List 2020, 12 in 2021, was a business nominee in the 2021 Diva Awards, winner of the Diversity Hero Award at the European Diversity Awards 2021 and was awarded Changemaker of the Year 2022 by Stonewall. She has raised over £450K for LGBTIQA charities in the last 5 years.

After very many years when she struggled to stay alive she now finds such joy in life. That joy does not extend to tomatoes, aniseed or sultanas.

She plays guitar, bass and sings, enjoys painting, has two grown up children and lives in Wiltshire, UK.

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