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Marc Field

Vice President + Director

 

When did you join Wear it Purple?

November, 2016

Position with Wear it Purple?

Vice President

Why did you join Wear it Purple?

Numerous reasons that built up over a long time that triggered me to get active.  Firstly the Matthew Shephard story could have happened to so many and happened from within his peer group.  Peer group is a big area of focus for Wear It Purple.

Many firms also regardless of their alleged commitment to diversity & inclusion woefully support their LGBTI staff ignoring low level discrimination and bullying and this needs to be changed.

Wear It Purple will give a trickle up effect as the new accepting, open and tolerant youth of today proceed through the work place of tomorrow.  LGBTI youth should be as entitled as anyone to confidence – one of the key building blocks of life.

Do you identify in the community or support as an ally?

I’m what I describe as an emancipated gay man.

3 fun facts about you.

·      I’ve been to over 100 countries and every continent on earth except Antarctica (on the list now).

·      I used to swim butterfly for my county.

·      After a bit of food boredom and lack luster wanderings around the supermarket I’ve started a self-challenge of having to cook two brand new recipes a week from my cook book collection.

Your hobbies/interests.

·      I like to cook and enjoy having friends over for dinner or lunch on the weekends.

·      I go to the GYM and like to keep active.

·      And I love sci-fi, crime drama or a rom com movie in which I tend to only go to Gold Class as want to stretch out.

What do you do for work?

I’m the ANZ Territory Manager for a French/Canadian Fin Tech