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Join us for our second WeAreTechNetworks meeting, where we’ll be discussing diversity in tech.

We will be joined by special guests, Debbie Forster MBE, CEO, Tech Talent Charter & Mark Martin MBE, Computer Science Lead, South Bank Engineering UTC aka Urban Teacher – UK Black Tech.

WeAreTechNetworks is a collaborative networking forum for individuals who are leading their organisations Women in Tech networks.

WeAreTechNetworks welcomes the chairs, co-chairs and D&I leads from a broad range of industries and sectors; and allow them to share best practice and collaborate. Founding members of WeAreTechNetworks are PwC, Visa, HSBC, Barclays, Oliver Wyman, Credit Suisse and KPMG.

About Debbie Forster MBE:

Debbie Forster MBE is an award-winning 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 inclusion and diversity in the UK tech workforce.   Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) named her Woman of the Year for 2016 and she was awarded an MBE in 2017 for “Services to Digital Technology and Tech Development” and in 2018 Women in IT named her Diversity Leader of the Year.  More recently, WeAreTechWomen awarded Debbie their Editor’s Choice Award for 2019  and Computer Weekly named her Most Influential Woman in UK IT for 2019.   Debbie is a trustee for the British Council, serves on the Institute of Coding’s Diversity Board and serves on the government’s Digital Economy Council and its Money and Pensions Service advisory board.

About Mark Martin MBE:

Mark Martin aka @Urban_Teacher is an Advanced Skills Teacher in Education and Computer Science. Mark is a thought leader in #EdTech and a hugely popular speaker, sharing his expertise and insights to educators around the world. He is a teacher/advisor for the major global tech brands and continues to advocate for home-grown talent, digital skills and education equity. In February 2019, he was awarded the London Business Award for Paying It Forward. A few months later, he was awarded an MBE for services to education, technology and diversity in UK technology.