Thursday 14th July, 17:30
Wave members are invited to an in-person pride panel event at Monzo’s London Office on Thursday 14th July at 17:30, moderated by one of Wave’s founding members; Matt Measor (he/him/his).
For the second year in a row, Monzo is delighted to partner with Stonewall Housing to host a panel event exploring Economic and Financial abuse in the LGBTQ+ community.
Kay Diamanti (she/her) – Stonewall Housing
Kay is a Service Manager at Stonewall Housing. Born and raised in Greece, she studied Philosophy and History of Science and
Technology. Before joining Stonewall Housing she worked in refugee camps in Greece and with anti- human trafficking charities in
Greece, the UK and internationally. As safeguarding lead at Stonewall Housing; her work includes identifying and working with
extremely complex individuals and families experiencing and fleeing domestic abuse from within the LGBTQ+ community.
Lisa Harrington (she/her) – Galop, the LGBT+ anti abuse charity
Having joined Galop in February 2020, she has over 8 years of experience working in the charitable and LGBT+ sectors internationally. She studied Gender, Violence, and Conflict at the University of Sussex in Brighton. Experienced in community development and specialist service provision for diverse communities, Lisa has worked at a range of NGOs, including The East African Institute and Atira Women’s Resource Centre. At Galop, Lisa leads and manages specialist outreach, engagement, training, and education work. This work includes strengthening the LGBT+ lens of professionals and building improved responses for LGBT+ survivors at national and local levels
Kate Graham (she/her) – Monzo
Kate is a Vulnerable Customer Analyst at Monzo who lives and works from her hometown, Manchester. Before Monzo, Kate studied Teaching and then moved into the Mental Health Sector by training as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner – much of this included working with people who experience extreme difficulty and supporting them with CBT counselling. At Monzo, Kate is focusing on operational changes to ensure our Monzonauts have the best tools to do their role, product changes to ensure we
continue to support vulnerable customers as best we can and leading on our approach to Domestic, Economic and Financial Abuse.
Aongola Victor Simuyemba (he/him) – Monzo
Aongola is a Bereavements Lead Analyst who focuses on building and evolving Monzo’s support structure when supporting next of kin through bereavements. His other focus is wider knowledge management, training and awareness, and support for vulnerable customers’ interactions and experiences with Monzo.
A Bereavements Lead analyst based in Manchester who focuses on building and evolving Monzo’s support structure when supporting next of kin through bereavements. Before Monzo Aongola worked in tech as an instructor, organising, facilitating and guiding individuals or groups to learn or complete projects. At Monzo, Aongola’s work has focused on supporting the team’s high impact customer journeys, knowledge management, training and awareness, and support for vulnerable customers’ interactions and experiences with Monzo.
- 17:00 – Event registration / sign-in
- 17:30 – Panel event begins
- 18:30: Closing remarks and networking begins