Bobbi Pickard

Diversity Role Models: Bobbi Pickard

Thursday 9 March 2023, 17:30-18:30 - Worcester College

Join Worcester College Provost, David Isaac CBE, in conversation with Bobbi Pickard.

Please note that this event has been rescheduled from Thursday 2 March.


Bobbi Pickard is a Diversity Equity and Inclusion professional with many years senior operational and programme management experience in the banking, trading, technology and energy sectors. As the first openly transgender person in bp she transformed transgender awareness globally within the company. She is CEO of Trans in the City, an organisation she founded in response to seeing a lack of co-operative working between global corporates to help the trans and non-binary community, and has transformed it into a global organisation with over 350 major organisations collaborating on furthering trans awareness across the world.

Bobbi is a Patron of FFLAG, a Diversity Role Model, a very proud golden champion of Stonewall Housing, a council member of OUTvertising and an ambassador for MindOUT. She is the first trans person ever to close the London Stock Exchange, was voted #1 in the Yahoo Finance OUTstanding 50 LGBT+ Future Leaders’ List 2019, included in the PWC Stonewall 50 Inspirational Role Models 2019, was winner of the Rainbow Honours LGBTQ Champion Award 2019, the Nestle Diversity Champion Award at the 2020 British LGBT awards, placed #14 in the Pride Power List 2020, 12 in 2021, was a business nominee in the 2021 Diva Awards, winner of the Diversity Hero Award at the European Diversity Awards 2021 and was awarded Changemaker of the Year 2022 by Stonewall. She has raised over £300K for LGBTIQA charities in the last 4 years.

Worcester College's Diversity Role Models series sees inspirational leaders from diverse backgrounds discuss their careers, motivations and advice. Each event takes the form of a conversation with Worcester Provost David Isaac CBE, a former Chair of Stonewall and the Equality & Human Rights Commission.

Photo: Bobbi Pickard