20/04/2021: Diversity in Tech | WeAreTechNetworks Q2 Meeting

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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.

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WeAreTechWomen launches new collaborative networking forum for Women in Tech Network leaders

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WeAreTechWomen are proud to launch WeAreTechNetworks, a collaborative networking forum for individuals who are leading their organisations Women in Tech networks.

WeAreTechNetworks will welcome 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. The group will meet for the first time in January 2021. The new network is also supported by the Tech Talent Charter.

WeAreTechNetworks founding membersMembers of WeAreTechNetworks benefit from four networking and learning events a year with topical speakers, network hacks, gender and tech headlines and speed networking with other members. Members contribute to an annual company-wide survey, which details their strategic objectives, how they are engaging male allies and the governance of their networks.

Members also benefit from hotline access to a WeAreTechNetworks co-ordinator for advice, networking matching and connections; bonus networking events; gain access to other relevant events and activities; and share the latest insights, front-line experiences and best practices.

 

 

Debbie Forster, WeAreTechNetworksWeAreTheCity and WeAreTechWomen have extensive experience in bringing together the chairs and co-chairs of networks to share best practice and collaborate. In 2009, CEO, Vanessa Vallely OBE launched Gender Networks, the network for women’s network leaders. This group has now grown to 100 FTSE member firms and over 400 members. Gender Networks members have benefited from cross company collaborations, sharing of ideas and best practice as well as hearing from speakers such as Baroness Goudie, June Sarpong OBE, RtH Nicky Morgan, Jo Swinson, Sadiq Khan, Shola Mos Shogbamimu and Dr Helen Pankhurst CBE.

WeAreTechNetworks’ members comprise of individuals who already chair or co-chair a corporate or public sector women in tech network; and individuals who are looking to set up a women in tech network within their organisations.

Find out more, register your interest or become a member here.


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