LGBT History Month - Interview with Charles Wild
Listen to Charles Wild (Stonewall Bi Role Model of the Year 2020) talk about their personal journey and exceptional work on advancing LGBT+ workplace equality, advocating more Bi+ and Trans inclusion for LGBT+ communities within Grant Thornton.
Charles is a leading advocate for Non-Binary and Bi+ inclusion within the UK corporate community.
In their role as LGBT+ Network Convenor for Grant Thornton, Charles has sought to ensure that Grant Thornton’s LGBT+ network is as inclusive as possible for bi+ and trans* people, being the first openly trans* person in the firm.
Charles has personally led a number of recent initiatives, including updating the firm's organisational policies to ensure that they are inclusive for LGBT+ people (including implementing a transitioning at work policy), updating the firm’s dress code, launching an ‘Inclusion Allies’ programme and a LGBT+ reverse mentoring scheme for the firm’s senior leaders.
They are an active member of ‘Trans In The City’, an open collaboration between over 80+ leading companies, and organisations active within the City of London, to share knowledge, guidance and information to increase trans awareness and education.
Charles expresses their non-binary gender publicly and is resolutely proud of their sexuality.
Charles is a proud husband and father of two wonderful daughters. In addition to their vocational qualifications, is a Bachelor of Social Science (with Honours) from the University of Birmingham and an MBA (with Distinction) from the Business School formerly known as Cass.