(pronouns : she/her/hers)
Emma Cusdin is a speaker, facilitator and champion for trans* rights. With over 20 years’ experience in human resources, Emma is an award-winning role model in the business sector for LGBT+ people.
She is currently People Director at Aviva and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.
She is an openly trans* woman – having transitioned in 2009 – and uses her passion to raise awareness of trans* issues through speaking events, and working with the private sector to enable trans* inclusion.
She has received a number of accolades, including:
- Being nominated for the 2018 EDA Abercrombie & Fitch Diversity Champion of the Year Award
- Winning the Positive LGBT Role Model Award at the National Diversity Awards in 2017
- Appearing in the 2017 top 100 leading LGBT executives list for OUTstanding
- Appearing in the 2016 OUT at work top 50 UK LGBT Executives list.
Emma sits on the T-Squad, which is the trans* advisory group for the start-up LGBT+ Insurance company, Emerald Life. In 2019, she joined the board at myGwork, a global networking hub and job board for LGBT+ professionals.
Emma co-founded Trans*formation, the UK’s largest professional networking organisation for trans* individuals, their friends and colleagues. She left Trans*formation to join Global Butterflies as Director in 2018.
In 2019, Emma was delighted to receive the Prime Minister’s Office Points Of Light recognition for her tireless work in trans-inclusion.