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Series 2, Episode 4

What’s in a name?

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The workplace can be a difficult place to navigate for a trans person – deciding on which bathroom to use isn’t quite as straightforward as it is for cisgender colleagues, for example, not to mention fielding questions on appearance. So how can we best support our trans coworkers? And our coworkers who are transitioning? Further speaker details below.

About the Full Picture

The Full Picture is a podcast from Colt Technology Services combining individual stories and expert opinions to make sense of the world around us. We’re excited to cover new ground this series, such as the trans experience of the workplace, modern masculinity and coming out at work.

Giving every voice a platform to be heard and building an environment where our people feel comfortable bringing their whole selves to work is a core focus for our business. Producing this podcast is our way of taking one meaningful step towards that, through education, communication and listening.

The Full Picture blends personal stories from our Colties, their own experiences and unique perspectives, along with the views and insights from experts within our industry and beyond. Episodes will focus in on topics that mean something to our people and the workforces of other organisations such as mental health, neurodiversity in tech, changing conversations about race, to name a few.

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Meet our guest speakers

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Denise Breen

Head of Construction for Major Builds at Colt DCS

Denise joined Colt DCS at the start of February this year, supporting a team of in-country project and construction managers to deliver Colt’s data centre construction projects across EMEA and APAC. She is on the Board of Directors of Transgender Equality Network Ireland where she works with the team on advocacy, education, and support. She also volunteers with the Samaritans and is part of the training team for new volunteers.

Katie Neeves, Trans Ambassador and founder of Cool2BTrans - www.cool2btrans.co.uk  Photo by Jayne Walsh.

Katie Neeves

Trans Ambassador at Cool2BeTrans

Katie has been a professional photographer and filmmaker for 34 years, but she came out publicly as being transgender after living for 48 years as a man. She formed Cool2BTrans to support and inspire other trans people and also to educate others on trans issues, by using humour to break down barriers. Katie is on both ITV’s and the BBC’s lists of experts.