The Big Interview with incoming Man Group CEO Grew: Allyship should never be about quiet tolerance

Fatigue should not hinder change

Cristian Angeloni
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When people talk about their experience of growing up LGBTQ+ or navigating adult life as an LGBTQ+ person, it’s very rare the word ‘struggle’ doesn’t come up at some point.

This could be because of hardships faced at home, in their social circle, or in trying to find self-authenticity in a society that has not always welcomed members of the LGBTQ+ community. Yet, this is not part of Robyn Grew's story. Speaking to Investment Week, Man Group's incoming CEO, and one of the very few LGBTQ+ women in senior leadership positions in financial services, says it never occurred to her to be "anything other than I was". "I was one of those people who didn't struggle, really, with my own identity. That was very freeing; and perhaps I didn't realise how rare that ...

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