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Just Add Diversity - Why a Diverse Tech Industry Isn't Enough

1st May 2019 in London at CodeNode

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In recent years there has been a near universal acknowledgement that the tech industry is not a diverse one.

And with increasing popularity of bootcamps, a new focus on increasing the number of girls pursuing STEM subjects at school and countless diversity initiatives, we appear to be on course to increase the number people from underrepresented groups in the industry. Problem solved right?

But what happens when people from these groups actually join the industry? How can we ensure that the tech industry is one that people of colour, women, LGBTQ people and disabled people want to continue working in and develop?

In this talk, Sapphire will explore how those of us who work in the industry on a day to day basis, or organise tech events can ensure that those from underrepresented groups are both welcomed and know they belong.

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Just Add Diversity - Why a Diverse Tech Industry Isn't Enough

Sapphire Mason-Brown

Sapphire is an engineer at EngineerBetter. Prior to joining EngineerBetter, she worked in communications to raise the profile and funds of charitable organisations.

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In recent years there has been a near universal acknowledgement that the tech industry is not a diverse one.

And with increasing popularity of bootcamps, a new focus on increasing the number of girls pursuing STEM subjects at school and countless diversity initiatives, we appear to be on course to increase the number people from underrepresented groups in the industry. Problem solved right?

But what happens when people from these groups actually join the industry? How can we ensure that the tech industry is one that people of colour, women, LGBTQ people and disabled people want to continue working in and develop?

In this talk, Sapphire will explore how those of us who work in the industry on a day to day basis, or organise tech events can ensure that those from underrepresented groups are both welcomed and know they belong.

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About the Speaker

Just Add Diversity - Why a Diverse Tech Industry Isn't Enough

Sapphire Mason-Brown

Sapphire is an engineer at EngineerBetter. Prior to joining EngineerBetter, she worked in communications to raise the profile and funds of charitable organisations.

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