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Podcast: exploring the latest Diversity in Tech insights and trends

May 22, 2024 1:19:27 PM

In this episode of in:tech, Debbie Forster MBE, co-CEO at Tech Talent Charter, talks to Theresa Palmer, Head of DE&I at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence. As an accomplished tech leader who contributed to the launch of the Tech Talent Charter's latest Diversity in Tech report, Theresa discusses the challenges and progress in gender diversity, the importance of data-driven DE&I strategies, and the pressing issues of social mobility and neurodiversity in tech.

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Building a social value framework: utilising partnerships to deliver impact

May 15, 2024 7:00:00 AM

When reflecting on the importance of inclusion in tech, we must look beyond just the boundaries of our workforces, and take an inclusive outlook on the services that we provide to the population as a whole. Digital exclusion is a real and growing problem in the UK, disproportionately impacting the most vulnerable groups in society. Essential services such as healthcare, education and financial assistance are becoming increasingly digitised, making digital skills and access to devices critical to everyday life. As a result of this shift, there is a common misconception that we are living in a completely digital society, but the statistics show that there are entire communities slipping through the cracks.

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Supporting trans employees: what managers need to understand about trans experience at work

May 10, 2024 7:00:00 AM

May 17th is IDAHOBIT: The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. It was created in 2004 to draw attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex people, and all of those with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics. IDAHOBIT is currently celebrated in more than 130 countries, including 37 where same-sex acts are illegal. In our Diversity in Tech Report, Tech Talent Charter revealed that just 0.17% of UK tech employees identified as trans (compared to 0.5% of the 16+ population) and that LGBTQ+ folks continue to face exclusion in the workplace.

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Embracing DEI in Digital Transformation: Perspectives from a Female Tech Leader

Apr 16, 2024 12:59:41 PM

Tech Talent Charter works with companies of all sizes, sectors, and origins. Nancy Maher is the Founder of Kinkajou Limited, a boutique UK-based global consultancy supporting individuals and businesses in tech drive positive change. With three decades of experience in tech, leadership roles in large organisations across Europe and North America, and an accredited EMCC coach, she knows first-hand what it is like to head up global product teams and change management programmes and why keeping sight of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) goals is vital.

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Advancing Diversity in Tech: Insights from the Bletchley Park Roadshow

Apr 16, 2024 8:08:42 AM

The historic grounds of Bletchley Park are synonymous with groundbreaking codebreaking efforts during World War II where women played a huge role in the advancement of computing. Since then the UKs tech innovation landscape has changed dramatically, and Bletchley Park has continued to witness pivotal moments in this transformation, such as the UKs first AI summit. However, despite our rapidly advancing tech sector, women and many other groups remain underrepresented and underserved by the UK tech industry. And that's why the Tech Talent Charter's Diversity in Tech roadshow, which was held at Bletchley Park a few weeks ago, is a key addition to the celebrated narrative that runs through the site's history.

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It’s time for the tech sector to take action on social mobility

Mar 20, 2024 1:36:00 PM

The Tech Talent Charter’s recent report on diversity in the tech sector should be a wake-up call to the whole industry. With lower levels of socio-economic diversity than professions such as law and finance, tech is elitist. As two organisations passionate about the benefits of social mobility for individuals, the economy and society, the Sutton Trust and the Social Mobility Foundation are calling on the tech sector to up its game. The workplace is as important as the classroom in creating social mobility and given tech is such a fast-moving and innovative industry, this is a solvable problem if employers commit to change!

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