LGBT and Trans Inclusion Specialist
Debbie Cannon is an LGBT and trans-inclusion expert. She has wide-ranging experience of helping organisations to become more trans-inclusive: through policy-making and workplace best practice. Her work includes research, workshop facilitation, policy advising, speaking and awareness raising at corporate events, and acting as a coach and mentor. Debbie is especially experienced in financial services and retail. Her previous clients include Sainsbury's, AIG and LV= Insurance. She was inducted into the LV= Insurance Hall of Fame for her work on the company's Diversity and Inclusion Agenda in 2015. Debbie has since developed a reputation as a highly motivational trans-expert, helping organisations to develop greater understanding of policies around gender identity. Debbie has been transitioning since 2012, and has over 200 hours of experience as a transgender support worker, working with clients at all stages of transition. She is the founder of the LGBTQ Support Network in Bournemouth, and a founding member of the Dorset LGB&T Equality Network. Since 2015 she has worked with Diversity Role Models, who actively seek to prevent homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in UK schools.