In the UK, the Market Research Society (MRS) is launching a network called #MRSpride, bringing together LGBTQ+ researchers across the sector.
#MRSpride will provide a platform for LGBTQ+ research content – from consumer insight to methodological best practice – as well as to promote leaders who will inspire junior talent in the sector. Michael Brown, Chair of #MRSpride and Head of Insight at UM, says the network will form a steering group of LGBTQ+ research professionals and allies, with forthcoming initiatives possibly including the formation of an online community, mentoring and a UK event roadshow.
The inaugural meeting, to be held on 30th May, will include contributions from industry figures Joshua Graff, VP of LinkedIn EMEA and LATAM; Jan Gooding, Chair of Stonewall and President of MRS; and Alison Camps, Deputy Chairman of Quadrangle and co-Chair of Pride in London. Hosted by IPG Mediabrands at offices in Clerkenwell, the event will be open to all MRS members, Company Partners and non-members, and members are encouraged to extend the invitation to junior colleagues who might find the event interesting.
According to Brown, ‘Our sector has a unique responsibility to discover, understand and amplify the voices within society. This duty is even more pressing towards minority groups, whose thoughts are less considered in mainstream discourse’.
Interested parties can register their interest at: goo.gl/mxAUug, or contact Michael Brown at MRS.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Article sourced from Daily Research News