Launching in:tech, a new podcast to support your diversity and inclusion efforts

in:tech is the new diversity and inclusion podcast from the Tech Talent Charter (TTC). Hosted by Rebecca Donnelly, Senior Partner at Tyto and TTC board member, and created with support from TTC Principal Partner Global, this podcast is for anyone who wants to make their organisation more inclusive, diverse, and equitable.

With our series of high-profile guests who are leaders in the D&I and tech space, we’ll give you practical insights and concrete takeaways that can help you move the dial.

Here is a summary of our first five episodes, and we have more to come in 2023! You can click the hyperlinked episode titles to listen or search for “in:tech” on Global player or Spotify podcasts


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Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director, WeAreTheCity / WeAreTechWomen

Collective action: how networks can champion diverse talent

We talk to the founder of one of the largest professional resource and mentoring networks in the UK - Vanessa Vallely OBE. Vanessa is an author, inspirational speaker, podcaster, and founder of WeAreTheCity and WeAreTechWomen.

Vanessa shares her experience transitioning from a successful career in financial services to supporting women and campaigning for diversity full-time. She also shares key takeaways about coaching, mentoring, and championing gender parity and looks at the value of networks. 

Russ Shaw CBE, Founder of Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates

Allyship and advocacy: working together to drive change

We talk to an important ally and advocate in the diversity and inclusion space. Russ Shaw CBE is the founder of Tech London Advocates and Global Tech Advocates, founding partner of London Tech Week, and long-time supporter of the TTC. 

Russ shares his journey to become a strong ally and advocate and offers practical steps that you can take to contribute to the push for diversity and inclusion. As the founder of a global organisation, he also shares how the UK is doing relative to other countries and who we can learn from. 

Chelsey Sprong, Inclusion Partner at Beazley


The D&I journey: from early awareness to concrete action 

We talk to the Inclusion Partner for insurance firm Beazley and #IamRemarkable facilitator Chelsey Sprong

Chelsey shares her experience moving an organisation from early awareness of D&I issues to concrete action and market leadership. This includes ideas, advice, and tips you can use to take the first step and bring others along with you from your organisation. 

Amali de Alwis MBE, CEO of Subak

The importance of data: what gets measured gets done

We talk to campaigner, business leader, advocate, and mentor Amali de Alwis MBE. Amali is the CEO of Subak and former CEO of Code First Girls. She holds a variety of board positions and is a founding member and long-time supporter of the TTC.

Amali shares her experience promoting diversity in tech as an advocate and as an employer. She explains why data and measurement play such a key role in creating meaningful change and how start-ups can think about embedding D&I from the ground up.

Gori Yahaya, Founder & CEO UpSkill Digital

Equalising opportunity: alternative routes to tech

We talk to Gori Yahaya, an award-winning entrepreneur, keynote speaker, mentor, and CEO of UpSkill Digital. Gori is the founder of one of the UK’s leading tech skills bootcamps and an expert on what it takes to attract new talent to the tech industry and give them the skills they need to succeed.

In addition to sharing lessons from his experience attracting talent to take part in training and upskilling programmes, he also shares what organisations look for when engaging with training providers.

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