We are on the cusp of major change. Strong leadership has the power to join up conversations around LGBT+ diversity and inclusion, talent management, marketing and brands as well as trust and reputation. And by integrating the diversity agenda into a business' core, it becomes a powerful force in business and society for good.
It's now only four months until I commence the new Hep C treatment. After five years of living with Hep C, I will soon be cured. The new treatment, using a medication called sofosbuvir, lasts 12 weeks and is almost 100 per cent effective. Hep C is the first virus that doctors have been able to cure. It is possible that Hep C may be eliminated in the UK within the next decade.
I don't want to live a double life. I don't want to be involved in LGBT activism and still in the closet. I don't want to hide. So I guess, here it is, my coming out: I am Emma Healey, as it stands I am interested in women. It might stay this way - it might not. All the matters is who I am now - and that person is happy.
This International Women's Day I am whole-heartedly behind the idea of making a #pledgeforparity. We all have a responsibility for working towards gender equality. To do this we need to give everyone the chance to express their experience of gender inequality and to listen to these experiences and to not dismiss them. And we can't do that unless we understand that there's no us and them.