Slaughter and May associate named on LGBTQ+ Role Model List

Associate Michael Maquieira features on INvole’s Outstanding Top 100 LGBT+ Future Leaders Role Model List 2022, which was published today and showcases people who are creating more inclusive workplaces.

The announcement comes after Partner Gayathri Kamalanathan and Associate Lorna Nsoatabe were named as individuals breaking down barriers at work for people of colour on INvolve’s EMpower Role Model Lists in May.

Associate, Michael Maquieira is recognised on the Outstanding Top 100 LGBT+ Future Leaders Role Model List for his commitments serving on Slaughter and May’s LGBTQ+ network, PRISM, which include delivering firmwide focus groups discussing the effects of the pandemic on the LGBTQ+ community, trans healthcare and the disproportionate effect of HIV on marginalised communities.

Beyond his work within Slaughter and May, Michael has organised a series of panel events in collaboration with Vodafone called Life at the Intersection, discussing the intersections of LGBTQ+ identities with faith, race, and gender.

Uzma Hamid-Dizier, Director of Responsible Business, Slaughter and May, explains: “Michael’s work and dedication to LGBTQ+ issues, championing change and conversations throughout the firm and beyond, has had a great impact. The firm is committed to ensuring that its culture is inclusive and diverse. Michael’s recognition is what that commitment is all about and truly well deserved.”

Suki Sandhu, OBE, Founder and CEO of INvolve, says: “I’m so thrilled to be celebrating this global group of trailblazing Executives, Future Leaders and Allies who are driving meaningful and tangible change for LGBTQ+ employees across our global businesses. All the individuals within these lists are championing inclusion and, most importantly, leveraging their expertise and knowledge to drive inclusion initiatives and strategic change within their organizations. It’s vital that LGBTQ+ employees can succeed and achieve authentically, and these Role Models are essentials drivers of change who are smashing barriers to progress to create more inclusive organisations.”

The full list and further details can be found here.