Considerations for event organisers
A checklist of what to consider to create more diverse conferences and events
Code of conduct
Creative commons code of conduct template
Code of conduct 101
Comprehensive guide on codes of conduct
Creative commons diversity policy from Dream Width
An example of a diversity scholarship and why to have them
Do Better at Conference Diversity
Some tips from the Hopper Fund, which exists to help under-represented minorities attend technical conferences, training, and other technical industry events
Introduction to Public Speaking online course
Personal Impact and Influence and Rapport open courses at the National Theatre, London, UK
Giving the digital community, and in particular women, a means of gaining confidence and experience in speaking in public
A voluntary program designed to increase diversity in tech conferences through dedicated conference spots, mentoring and events
Women Experts Available for Speaking Opportunities
A public list that women can add their names to
Conferences and events displaying the diversity charter logo
1st Conference, Australia
Access Conference, Canada
Agile Cymru, UK
Agile Cambridge, UK
Agile in Leeds, UK
Agile in the City Bristol, UK
Agile Manchester, UK
Agile on the Bench, UK
Agile in the City Birmingham, UK
Agile in the City London, UK
Agile Practitioners, UK
Agile testing days, US
Agile testing days, Sweden
Agile Yorkshire, UK
Deliver Conference, UK
Droidcon Boston, US
LAST conference, Australia
Northern UX, UK
Quality Software, Australia
Scrum Event, UK
Service Design in Business, UK
Service Design in Government, UK
Test Engineering alliance, Australia
UX Cambridge, UK
UX in the City, UK
World IA day, UK
Wuthering Bytes, UK
Networks and projects
Raising the profile of women speakers in tech & creative industries, through advocacy, training & access to speakers
Stages and platforms are not as diverse as they could be and many people are scared of being on stage in front of an audience. #upfront seeks to address this by inviting audience members to share the stage during a keynote.
Women in Education network
Connecting existing + aspiring women leaders in global education
Project Include is an open community working toward providing meaningful diversity and inclusion solutions for tech companies.
The mission of CallbackWomen is to radically expand gender diversity at the podium of professional programmers’ conferences. It’s about all genders underrepresented in tech, including non-binary, gender non-conforming, trans women, trans men, cis women, and more.
The Pledge – I will not be part of male-only panels
At a public conference, I won’t serve on a panel of two people or more unless there is at least one woman on the panel, not including the Chair
Panel Pledge Toolkit
Gender balance at every forum toolkit
EU Panel Watch
A campaign from a growing frustration with the persistent lack of diversity of speakers at events in Brussels, the heart of the European Union.
a social enterprise whose primary aim is to educate and empower young women of colour in Britain by celebrating, highlighting and promoting the achievements of British women from all ethnic backgrounds
Because men are an important part of the GenderAvenger mission to ensure women are always part of the public dialogue.
The speakers that sign will not appear on any panel that comprises solely of men.
“50 Prozent” is a project that wants to document how much women* are misrepresented as speakers at conferences, on panels, in talkshows and many other public events. At each event we count male and female speakers and publish the percentage of each – with your help!
Groups of diverse problem solvers can outperform groups of high-ability problem solvers
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