What managers need to understand about being an LGBTQ+ leader

Written by CMI Insights Tuesday 22 March 2022
Over a third of people are hiding their gender or sexual identity at work. Understanding the issues they face is the first step in making progress
Matt Haworth talking in the office of Reason Digital

Matt Haworth is a manager committed to making the world a better place. As co-founder of social enterprise Reason Digital, he helps charities and change-makers make a positive impact. 

He also co-founded the Pride in Leadership network – an organisation committed to increasing the visibility of LGBT+ leaders both to each other and the wider public. “This visibility is a big part of making progress,” says Matt.

Matt took the time to chat to CMI and help other managers understand some of the challenges that LGBT+ workers like him are still facing today.


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