Diversity & Inclusivity

Stride - Boosting Diversity in Tech

Organised by: Stride

How can tech companies engage minority candidates to ensure the talent pipeline is diverse?

Find out as Stride hosts a thought-provoking roundtable discussion about boosting Diversity & Inclusion within the technology sector. Hear insights from leading organisations that support under-represented talent including  UK Black Tech, YSYS, the Mayor’s Digital Talent programme and Chocolate Films. These experts will share radical tactics for diversifying the talent pipeline and discuss practical ways tech companies can commit to anti-racism policies.

Topics covered:

·       Diversity and inclusion in tech during times of uncertainty and disruption

·       Addressing recruitment bias

·       Overcoming ethnicity talent gap


Panellists:

·       UK Black Tech & Career Ear

·       YSYS

·      Mayor’s Digital Talent Programme

·      Chocolate Films

Backed by the London Boroughs of Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark and Wandsworth Stride makes space for creativity to thrive in South London. We create opportunity, develop talent and support creative and tech enterprises.

Speakers

Claudine Adeyemi, Founder of Career Ear & Programme Manager, UK Black Tech
Claudine Adeyemi, Founder of Career Ear & Programme Manager, UK Black Tech
UK BlackTech is an innovation group that is on a mission to make the UK the most ethnically diverse tech ecosystem in the world. To make this happen we need to see equity, transparency and representation at decision making level in tech. Also tech services, tools and organisations reflect their employees and communities they are trying to serve.
Tyra Alexander, Employment Programme Manager, YSYS
Tyra Alexander, Employment Programme Manager, YSYS
Your Startup, Your Story (YSYS) is a startup community dedicated to connecting diverse people with opportunities in tech.
Peichin Tay, Programme Manager, Mayor’s Digital Talent Programme
Peichin Tay, Programme Manager, Mayor’s Digital Talent Programme
The Mayor’s Digital Talent Programme aims to increase the volume and quality of training in digital technology by funding new industry-approved courses for young people, ensuring that they have the skills that employers are looking for. It includes a focus on attracting more young women and Londoners from a range of backgrounds to work in the sector.
Rachel Wang, Director, Chocolate Films
Rachel Wang, Director, Chocolate Films
Rachel Wang and Mark Currie set up Chocolate Films with a clear social purpose. We now empower thousands of young people and vulnerable adults each year to be creative, through fun and accessible filmmaking experiences. By working with Chocolate Films, you invest in a new, diverse generation of filmmakers through Chocolate Films Workshops.
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