Why do we exist?
We bring people together, to learn more about themselves, and each other.
We’re a global community-led platform, consultancy and collective on a mission to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ people and other under-represented groups of professionals around the world by connecting our communities and allies with tools, knowledge and a support network for personal growth, leadership development, allyship and self-care. We do that through shared experiences, content, research and consultative work.
A world that is accessible, inclusive and safe for LGBTQ+ people and other under-represented or marginalised identities to heal, develop and grow.
To bring people together to learn more about themselves, and each other.
What is 'Creating Space'?
Grounded in community care, healing and development principles, 'Creating Space' is about collective learning, connection and growth - taking the time to acquire greater interpersonal knowledge, skills and connections - bringing more awareness to our mind, body, emotions and actions as leaders, change-makers and allies - to better understand ourselves and each other, the power we have, and ultimately take responsibility for shaping the world around us in service of building a more inclusive society.
How do we 'Create Space'?
That's where we come in. Through our events, training, content, and consultancy, we share knowledge, tools, stories and wisdom that educates, inspires and empowers individuals to ‘Create Space’ in their roles as leaders, change-agents and allies. Ultimately we want our platform, events and content to empower ALL people to Create Space in their own lives, and drive further change within their own networks, communities and workplaces.
We're a registered CIC community-led social enterprise. This means that the profit made from the work we do with corporations goes back into our communities. The money goes towards providing free events, resources, well-being solutions and supporting to the wider global queer community.
Queer Leadership for us isn't just about LGBTQ+ representation, visibility or hierarchy - what's on the outside. It's not even necessarily about being 'Queer'. For us, Queer Leadership is about challenging and transforming the way we approach leadership in general. It's about looking inside and practicing leadership at every level in a way that enables all of us to thrive - both personally and professionally.
Queer Leadership is a mindset of curiosity; it's embracing our unique strengths, prioritising authenticity, listening with compassion, influencing with integrity, transforming our state of awareness, challenging 'the norm' and opening ourselves up to new possibilities as leaders, as allies and members of the LGBTQ+ community.