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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 and we want lots of discussions.
We need to talk the three Rs ~ Recruitment, Retention, Resilience.
Recruitment: 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: 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: 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?
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 - 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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