Linda Riley is creator of numerous diversity initiatives who has dedicated herself both professionally and personally to promoting the values of equality, diversity and inclusion.
One of only two British directors of US based LGBT campaign group GLAAD, and a former adviser to the British Labour Party on diversity issues, Linda is also a patron of the Albert Kennedy Trust, a charity which helps homeless LGBT youth in the UK, Action Breaks Silence, which empowers women in the developing world to protect themselves against physical and sexual assault and Diversity Role Models a LGBT anti-bullying charity.
A former Stonewall award winner, Linda founded the Alternative Parenting Show, the British LGBT Awards, the Diversity Careers Show and Opportunities for Women, and currently publishes the iconic lesbian title DIVA magazine and global news site Out News Global. She organises the European Diversity Awards and a new project, the Diversity in Media Awards, is set to launch in June 2017.
A former publisher of g3 magazine, Out in the City and First Time Buyer, Linda collaborates with the UK’s Daily Telegraph, the Guardian (with whom she co-founded the Diversity Hub) and The Economist on various diversity initiatives.