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Diversity? We need to talk about tech.

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WTHub's first annual conference on 24th June 2017 is for all individuals and companies who are keen to increase diversity in tech. Together we will find out more about interventions and good practice. These are essential to support under-represented groups of people become an integral part of our tech community.
There will be three sessions with invited speakers from a range of companies and organisations (including WISE, BCS, Mayden, Shift) to kick off lots of discussion. (More about the speakers on our website)


We need to talk the three Rs ~

Recruitment, Retention, Resilience.

We start at 10am, lunch is included, creche/code club are free - let us know if you are bringing children. The three panel discussions are:


Recruitment: 10.20-11.20 Chaired by Helen Woodcock (KETL)
Panellists: Nadia Abouayoub (BCS), Jenny Cowderoy (Jenny Cowderoy Ltd), Ismini Vasilieou (BCS/University of Plymouth)

Going beyond the current workforce ~ what’s stopping that and what can we do? Is it the language used in job ads that blocks women from applying for them? How hard is it to recruit someone who does not look or sound like the people already there?


Retention: 11.45-12.45 Chaired by Marina Traversari (OSCA)
Panellists: Jane Ginnever (Shift), Ric Hill (Softwire), Mike Oram (Mayden Academy), Sian Wilmot (SN Systems)

What can companies do to develop workplace cultures that appeal to everyone? There’s more to this than compulsory training days on unconscious bias but at least they are a start. How about flexible working for everyone, not only for mothers?


Resilience: 1.30 – 2.30 Chaired by Dana Bopp (TedXBristol)
Panellists: Hayley Barnden (InterEngLGBT), Rosie Bennett (ITgirls), Rabeb Othmani (WomenWhoCode)

How to support employees to be resilient in a changing work environment? How do you keep going when you are the only woman or person of colour at work? What can meetups in and out of the workplace do to support people?

At 2.30, after the last panel we invite people from tech meetups to stand at the front and introduce themselves to everyone! We have time to carry on chatting til 4pm.

We want to start the conversation and invite you – the tech community – to come along, connect, talk to us and to each other. Let's hear more about the initiatives from companies who are trying to change things for the better.
Sign up now! We made ticket prices as affordable as possible nb lunch is included. Additionally you can pay for somebody else's ticket.

Get in touch if you need to book a place in the free creche for 2-8 year olds - sponsored by ffunction - or want to book space in the code club for 8+ year olds - sponsored by KETL.
Big thanks to both sponsors, who want to support parents to attend.


Are you inspired? Then get in touch about sponsoring WTHub and our events on info@wthub.org

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