Along with her role as Director and Head of GM Technology Core Engineering Integration Components, Pips is co-chair of the firm’s LGBT Ally Program which aims to encourage an inclusive work culture where all are encouraged to bring their whole self to work and to promote authenticity in the workplace regardless of gender identity, gender expression or sexuality.
Pips identifies as gender fluid and has always been open and out both personally and professionally - he/she typically spends half of the week as Phil and the other half as Pippa both at home and at work. Pips has been happily married for over 22 years and they have been blessed with 2 children who are now 20 and 17, all of whom embrace whatever opportunities possible to help promote the acceptance and celebration of diversity and inclusion in all aspects of life.
Pips was awarded 4th position in the prestigious Financial Times and OUTstanding LGBT and Ally Executive leader list as well as shortlisted for the top 10 Inspirational leader category as part of the British LGBT Award. She is also an active proponent for many of the firms diversity and inclusion activities, helps produce articles for CS to help inform allies of the importance of inclusivity in the workplace (including the Trans Q&A Guide and the LGBT Ally Program - Focus on Trans Video),
Pips also works with many mainstream media firms such as the BBC to highlight the importance of Ally programs in progressing LGBT inclusion and on specialized publications such as this BBC documentary talking about gender fluidity in the workplace. She presents to many groups on LGBT inclusion topics and is engaged with many external groups (including Stonewall, OutStanding, OutLeadership GiRes, Trans*Formation, P3 Proud Professional Parents etc.) and other affiliations focused on LGBT challenges and continually strives to improve the culture of the workplace for all.