Event Date and Time: 

Thursday, 19 October 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Price: 

Ticket: GBP 15

Category: 

Business Event

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Contact Name: 

Jess Docherty

Contact Phone: 

01225582482

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Event Description: 

In just 3 years time, by 2020, the UK tech industry needs one million more tech workers. That's a lot of people. Currently only 17% of tech workers in the UK are female and only one in ten females are taking A-levels in computer studies. In order to ensure that our tech workforce in 2020 is more diverse, inclusive and fair something radical needs to happen.

Debbie Forster MBE (@debbieforster) will be facilitating Gender diversity – Let's do this!. This event will engage champions of gender diversity and Bath based businesses in open and honest discussion about how we can encourage greater gender diversity in the technology sector. Debbie received an MBE in January 2017 for services to Digital Technology and Tech Development. WISE named her Woman of the Year for 2016 and Computer Weekly has consistently named her as one of the 25 Most Influential Women in UK IT since 2014.

Debbie is also CEO for the Tech Talent Charter initiative, supported in the government's policy paper on the UK Digital Strategy to bring together industries and organisations to drive diversity and address gender imbalance in technology roles. Nationwide has been part of a team defining the Tech Talent Charter, and will also be sharing their thoughts on delivering a tech workforce that better reflects the diverse population of the UK.

As part of this event a participatory approach will be taken to engage the thoughts and ideas of the audience to build a proactive approach to improving gender diversity in businesses in Bath and beyond.

We have an outstanding set of panelists in place including:

Pauline Roche, Co-Founder RnR Organisation

Dr. Constance Fleuriot, Co-founder Womens Tech Hub

Jane Ginnever, Founding Director SHIFT

Michelle Carpenter, Human Rights Analyst, Verisk Maplecroft

Rav Bumbra, Founder, Structur3dpeople

Zara Nanu, CEO, Gapsquare

Roja Buck, Group CTO, Riverford Organic Farmers

Gabby Shaw, Principal Consultant, AdLib

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Event Location: 

University of Bath Innovation Centre
Broad Quay
BA1 1UD Bath
United Kingdom