Emma Dunleavy-Harris

Pronouns – She/Her/Hers

Emma has always had a deep-rooted passion to support and empower underrepresented groups, focussing on equity, health and wellbeing. For example, she worked at Active Connections (a CIC) leading an award-winning volunteer programme working with individuals who had served time in prison to support their personal development, enabling them to thrive as they integrated back into their communities.

Whilst at Active Connections, Emma was an integral part of changing the business model whilst still achieving its objectives. This included the transition of the income generation from fundraising to include commercial services. The success of this enabled us to use the profits to deliver projects that we were passionate about and knew helped change people’s lives.

Within Emma’s current role at L3Harris, she has been involved in the recent equality, diversity and inclusion developments. Volunteering her time, she has been the UK representative for the Pride Employee Resource Group. Working alongside international Pride ERG partners from across the world, sharing, learning and providing a voice for her LGBTQ+ colleagues and allies. Locally Emma has created and implemented the Pride ERG strategy to drive a progressive, inclusive, and inspiring environment for current and new employees.

Emma has invaluable lived experience across a fast-changing landscape within the LGBTQ+ community and has a diverse professional career that crosses the aviation, defence, health and wellbeing, and voluntary sectors.

Emma is a young gay woman who is a proud wife and mother of a one-year-old daughter. Although not directly affected by the ‘gay ban’ herself, she has a strong desire to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ people and their families. Emma is enthusiastic and passionate about what Fighting with Pride stands for; she wants to restore justice and support Fighting with Pride to help win a better future for these remarkable veterans.


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