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Fujitsu supports first Digital Pride with global webcast on identity and belonging

Fujitsu UK & Ireland

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  • Digital Pride is first fully online Pride event, aiming to reach global LGBTQI communities
London, April 19, 2016

Fujitsu will be participating in the first fully online LGBTQI1 Pride event, Digital Pride. Created by Gay Star News, Digital Pride aims to bring the celebrations of physical LGBTQI Pride events, familiar in many countries worldwide, to everyone in the world through the Internet. From 25 April to 30 April anyone will be able to join in the celebration of LGBTQI culture from their home. Fujitsu will be supporting the event through a global video conference on 28 April.

Fujitsu will be hosting a global video discussion from 8:30am UK time/9:30am CET on Thursday 28 April, on the theme of identity and belonging. The discussion will be hosted by Stephen Dixon, Sky News presenter and anchor of the channel’s morning news programme Sunrise. Confirmed UK panellists include Dr Clive Rees (Chief Procurement Officer EMEIA, Fujitsu), Ruth Hunt (Chief Executive of Stonewall), and Kate Russell (technology reporter and author and presenter of BBC Click). Panellists will also be joining from Finland, India and Japan, including Nancy Ngou (People Advisory Services partner, EY Japan) and Laxmi Tripathi (Hindi actress & Bharatanatyam dancer, transgender rights activist).

The discussion will centre on different and multiple identities we all have at work and at home, when and how we might disclose them, and how they intersect and may sometimes be in conflict. Viewers are able to submit their questions and thoughts before the discussion.

Martin York, Chair of Shine (UK & Ireland, Fujitsu) LGBT+ employee network said:
At Fujitsu, we believe passionately in the value of respecting difference in an inclusive environment, which is something that we promote throughout our company. We see Digital Pride as a fantastic opportunity to reach out to LGBTQI people around the world, who might not enjoy the same levels of tolerance and freedom that we do. The theme of our webcast, identity and belonging, is something that many LGBTQI people contend with. We’re really keen to hear people’s questions and experiences ahead of the discussion, and are looking forward to hearing the views of our excellent panel.

Steven Cox, VP Head of Public Sector, UK & Ireland, Fujitsu said:
As executive sponsor of Shine, I’m incredibly proud of our work to promote inclusion. We have recently been named a Stonewall Top 100 employer in the UK, and the Shine network has been awarded the ‘Awesome Network’ status by Inclusive Networks. We also attend the London and Manchester Pride marches and participate in National Student Pride in the UK, so it will be great to share the spirit of Pride with others who are not able to attend similar events in their locations.

Submit questions ahead of the discussion, take part in a demographic survey and watch the podcast of the event here: www.digitalpride.com/fujitsu

Notes to editors

  1. LGBTQI is an abbreviation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex

About Fujitsu Global

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 159,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu in the UK & Ireland

Fujitsu employs over 14,000 people in the UK & Ireland, with total revenues exceeding £1.8 billion. Offering an integrated product and service portfolio, we deliver consulting, applications, technology products, systems integration and managed services, including cloud-based solutions, for customers across both public and private sectors, including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer IT. For more information, please see http://uk.fujitsu.com.

Paula Munteanu

 


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Graham Goulden

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Company:Fujitsu UK & Ireland

Date: 19 April, 2016
City: London

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