As part of Pride season, we are running a series of short podcasts providing an insight into the lives and experiences of LGBT+ leaders. These exceptional individuals come from a diverse range of backgrounds and will be sharing with listeners their experiences of LGBT+ inclusion in their respective industries, and also some ideas on what more allies can do to promote LGBT+ equality.
In the first of this series, David Bufton, a Knowledge Lawyer in our Disputes practice, speaks with D&I specialist Leng Montgomery. This honest and open conversation explores Leng's journey towards becoming his authentic self, trans masculine identities, and the importance of trans representation and role models.
Leng Montgomery is a passionate D&I Specialist who actively engages and consults with private and public sector companies. He’s worked as a consultant and also in house for companies such as ASOS, BDO, Sainsbury's and Cushman & Wakefield. Prior to this, Leng worked at Stonewall, where notably he worked on the Workplace Equality Index and the Trans inclusion guides that were launched in 2016. In 2014 he was the first openly trans contestant on BBC’s Masterchef and was also a TEDx London speaker in 2018.