BEEqual…Summer Party: Consciously Inclusive
Did someone say Summer Party?!?
After such a successful re-launch of BEEqual it’s now time to celebrate all our efforts at our annual Summer Party where we will be discussing the movement from Unconscious Bias to Conscious Inclusivity within tech, and how you as an individual or as an organisation can implement good practice.
This evening will leave you equipped with best practices from no other then Debbie Forster, CEO of the Tech Talent Charter, and a demonstration of how technology can be used to eliminate bias.
18:00-18:30-Doors Open, Drinks & Nibbles
18:30-19:00- Debbie Forster, Consciously inclusive: taking your company to the next level
19:15-19:45- InChorus Group, Interactive Session
Debbie Forster |CEO Tech Talent Charter
Debbie Forster MBE is a recognised figure in the areas of diversity, tech, innovation and education. She is a portfolio consultant and is co-founder and CEO for the Tech Talent Charter, an industry collective which aims to deliver greater gender diversity in the UK tech workforce. She serves on the Institute of Coding’s Diversity Board and on the government’s Digital Economy Council. She has been named on Computer Weekly’s list of “25 Most Influential Women in UK IT” since 2013, coming in at #3 for 2018. Debbie was awarded an MBE in January 2017 for “Services to Digital Technology and Tech Development” and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) named her Woman of the Year for 2016. Most recently Computer Weekly also named her in its 50 Most Influential People in UK IT, their “definitive list of the real movers and shakers in UK IT – the CIOs, industry executives, public servants and business leaders driving the creation of a high-tech economy.”
Consciously inclusive: taking your company to the next level
Diversity and inclusion are no longer fringe topics or a “nice to have”. They’re now recognised as part of a core strategy to attract and retain great talent and to ensure companies will thrive in the midst of disruption. Debbie Forster is CEO of Tech Talent Charter, a fast-growing and award-winning organisation bringing companies together to drive inclusion and diversity in tech. Through her work with hundreds of companies, she is discovering and sharing the keys to moving the dial on diversity in tech.
Join Debbie for an interactive and practical session where you will learn:
• How to help your company understand the value of inclusion
• How to “flip” the conversation from diversity to inclusion and bring more people with you
• Learn the essential building blocks of a diverse and inclusive tech team (and how to avoid the pitfalls!)
InChorus Co-Founders Rosie Turner and Raj Ramanandi bring a wealth of collective experience in the areas of diversity & inclusion, technology & innovation.
Rosie previously worked in corporate innovation helping corporates to find and onboard new technologies, whilst the first decade of Raj’s career involved 4 startups, 1 IPO, 1 large exit and 1 cash-cow. They subsequently Founded FriendlyFires, a social innovation consultancy where technology & innovation in the Diversity & Inclusion space was a key focus area.
Today, they are the Co-Founders of InChorus Group, a technology solution shining a light on bias, bullying and harassment to build more inclusive workplaces.
Rosie & Raj will lead an interactive session looking at:
• Non-inclusive behaviours and how these often fall through the cracks
• How technologies are empowering individuals and companies to tackle bias & harassment
• Interactive demo of InChorus and the actionable data that can be generated