Signatories

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Jeremy Hill

From:

OffGrid Sessions

Giles Turnbull

Kellye Coffyn

From:

Digital Leeds

Richie Harrington

From:

Digital Health Oxford

Digital Health Oxford will continue to support diversity in our events and activities, and offer a friendly and inclusive environment for all speakers and attendees to facilitate community building and the exchange of ideas.

Dan Beasley

I'm now looking at events to see they have diverse speakers / sessions.

John Vins

From:

Agile New England

Tom Woundy

From:

Self

Richard Kasperowski

Rebecca Troth

Brian Durkin

From:

World IA Day Boston

Joe Dollar-Smirnov

From:

Red Badger

Melissa Caron

From:

VIMEO

As a minority in HR in Tech, I am trying to find more ways to bring people together and create more inclusive internal events.

Vickie Gray

Nathalie Rooseboom de Vries

Thomas Ponnet

From:

Assurity

Lisa Crispin

For the past few years I have been doing all my conference sessions pairing with women who are new to presenting. It gives them confidence and experience, and having presented at a major conference already increases their chances of being accepted on their own to others. It has worked very well, my pairs have gone out and started successful presenting careers!

Viv Richards

From:

SwanseaCon

We are working hard to get more diversity at our conference. We would love new speakers to take part and welcome attendees and speakers regardless of gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality or colour.

Matt Thornhill

From:

DeliverConf

Maxime Sanglan-Charlier

From:

NewCrafts - ncrafts.io

Trying our best to promote diversity of speakers in our event. We'll work harder to create a more inclusive place.

Giorgio Natili

From:

Double Espresso

Liz Keogh

From:

Lunivore Limited

I have requested Codes of Conduct to be added to two events I attend; I've spoken on diversity in panels; I'm a supporter of Katherine Kirk and Sallyann Freudenberg's work on neurodiversity, regularly pointing other people to it (and now you know about it too); and I have given my time to help new speakers polish their presentations. I'll continue to promote diversity as and when opportunities arise.

Shahina Patel

From:

DeliverConf

Continue to encourage and seek out speakers for our conference that are diverse and who may be otherwise underrepresented in our industry.

Sabrita Dale

From:

DWP

David Anderson

From:

Liberty IT

I will encourage a wider range of people in my org to speak at , facilitate and explore more diverse events & topics.

Rajesh Mathur

From:

Test Engineering Alliance Melbourne

What will you do to make things better?
Will? We 'do' it! Both Australian Testing Days 2016 and the upcoming Quality Software Australia 2017 conferences are focused on fairness. TEAM (Test Engineering Alliance Melbourne) takes diversity seriously.

Bernie J Mitchell

From:

OuiShare.net / Engaging People

To continue to practice diversity in podcast guests and event panels / speakers 😉

michi tyson

From:

agile attitude

great and very important initiative - diversity is about more than filling the female / disability quota, it's about leveraging what every single person can bring to the table. to do that successfully, we need to learn how to embrace, enable and manage the resulting conflict!

Kiran

From:

TechTribe.UK

David Evans

From:

Neuri Consulting

Encouraging and supporting the under-represented to speak at conferences

Rebecca Jones

From:

Liverpool Girl Geeks

As co-founder of Liverpool Girl Geeks, diversity as at the heart of my hopes and dreams for the future. I'm passionate about embracing difference, embracing variety, embracing new perspectives.

Chelsea Slater

From:

Liverpool Girl Geeks

As director of Liverpool Girl Geeks I will make sure that I will speak up about diversity where needed and make sure that all of our events will continue to be diverse

Pete Buckney

From:

Co Made

Promote diversity in events I am involved in organising, like BDDX.
Promote diversity in organisations I am coaching and assisting.
Promote diversity in volunteer activities, e.g. Code Club.

R Jones

From:

Scrum Event

We are promoting female speakers for the first 12 months at our new Agile event called Scrum Event.
We are always looking for more female Agile speakers.

John Kinson

From:

Valtech

Joanne Gillies

From:

Defra

Sally Meecham

Challenge inequality, always

Alex Rose

From:

Clarifai

Myriam Madden

From:

NED, Strategic advisor

I am one of the first women presidents of a global professional accounting body.I have used that position to spotlight achievements of, and challenges for, women in business. and in the professional space. I am a skilled presenter and speaker and I am available to speak on business issues, gender pay gap and governance.

James Christie

From:

SustainableUX.com

We run an annual conference for digital designers that care about climate change and inclusion. Having a diverse line-up is crucial to us. We actively recruit for diversity.

Daniel Appelquist

From:

Samsung Internet Developer Relations

We intend to support the charter both as an organization that sends people to speak at and participate in events and also as an event sponsor.

Craig Smith

From:

YOW! Conference

Rick Stock

From:

RS Digital Ltd

Josef Davies-Coates

From:

The Open Co-op

We'll seek to have a diverse range of both speakers, workshop leaders and participants at https://2017.open.coop/ and will endeavour to have 50/50 split of men/women on any panels. We're also looking into childcare/ creche options, are using an accessible venue, and 50% of tickets will be free or very affordable.

Dan North

From:

Dan North & Associates Ltd

Coach and encourage people from underrepresented groups to speak at conferences. Make conference organisers aware when their speaker profile is looking homogeneous. Co-present with different people. As a track host actively promote diversity of speakers.

Louise sinclair

From:

StraightTalkers

Aino Corry

From:

Metadeveloper

Making track hosts spend more time to go out of their way to find diverse speakers

Nicolas Brown

From:

PwC

Rosalyn Vaughan

Check the diversity of events before signing up to attend - and highlighting diversity gaps when I spot them

Maaret Pyhäjärvi

From:

F-Secure

I organize a testing conference with a gender balance. I coach new speakers with emphasis on women, without excluding men who ask my help. I facilitate #TestGems as a webinar platform open for new speakers that offers support when needed. I speak personally a lot in conferences around the world.

Dan Brown

From:

KanbanDan

Erwin van der Koogh

From:

Bitgenics

As a speaker I refuse to speak at events that don't make an effort to include diverse people and opinions. Often I offer to help out reaching out to a more diverse set of speakers.
As an organiser I go out of my way to attract speakers if diverse backgrounds.

Gitte Klitgaard

From:

Native Wired

As a speaker, I speak only at conferences with a Code of Conduct (which I believe helps diversity) and I work on becoming more aware of the different kinds of diversity and call out if I see lack of it.
As me I do my best to make everyone feel welcome and included; and safe.

Caroline Jarrett

From:

Effortmark Ltd

Help out with the diversity group.

Colin Banno-Thornton

From:

Defra

Cameron Spilman

From:

Paper

Siobhan Ramsey

From:

Sandbox Education

I am in an under represented group and work on issues of inclusion and equality across my professional and perosnal life http://sandboxeducation.co.uk. Can you assist me to have a voice for the ' seldom heard' I believe the term has been used. I am currently a consultant to the Department of Health, The CQC and shortly the PSHO. I am working on a prototype and workshops in tech for children and young people in this group to build themselves and use to assist their access to technology and careers in technologies so their voices can be heard.

Robert Stirling

From:

MoJ Digital

Jenni Moss

From:

The Co-op

I'll share this charter with friends and colleagues and also work to ensure any events I'm involved in managing reflect these principles

Royd Brayshay

From:

NewRedo

I want to make the events and communities I help organise more diverse but I recognise they have some way to go. Being explicit is a first step and I'm going to make sure we have our code of conduct and the Diversity Charter logo clearly on display. We try to encourage new speakers from our communities with shorter speaking slots and lightning talks that require less time investment and we also run regular speaker development workshops. But we need to keep finding ways to reach a more diverse crowd and ensure they feel comfortable however they participate.

Kornelia Szabo

Eddie Jaoude

From:

WeRockTech.com

We can make a difference! Diversity matters!

David

From:

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs

Barry Briggs

From:

Northern User Experience

We strive to have an inclusive and diverse lineup of speakers at our conferences, our workshop events and out meetups, and in doing so hope to create a safe, welcoming, diverse and inclusive environment for attendees.

Iain Reddick

From:

Iain Reddick

Nasrin Fazal

From:

Torus

David Durant

From:

Government Digital Service

Jeremy Gould

From:

Government Digital Service

Anna Broadhurst

Embrace and encourage diversity.

Michael Fitzmaurice

shahina patel

I'm going to have a lot of noisy opinions about why diverse is better for everyone.

Andrew Greenway

From:

Umfreville Consulting

Cui Yin Mok

James Arthur Cattell

Chris Young

Call out diversity as a cross cutting concern in events I am involved in organising.

Jason Caplin

From:

Barnardo's / UK Government

We have a responsibility in our generation to improve the expectations of past generations, so that the next generation expects even more.

Tony Richards

I will actively seek out events which encourage and ivite contribution from diverse speakers and participants in preference to those unrepresentative of our diverse society.

Claire Ashcroft

From:

Aviva

Marta Fernandez

Daniel Santos

From:

Future Everything

Gareth Bourne

From:

Superstate - www.superstate.agency

Andy Skipper

From:

Saccade Ltd

Dan Barrett

From:

Parliamentary Digital Service

John Clapham

From:

Cotelic

Dan Benton

From:

Dogsbody Technology Ltd.

I will only attend or speak at events with a solid stance on diversity and who implement real actions to ensure better diversity.

Claire Thompson

From:

Waves PR

1. Speak out when I see something wrong - address (gently) with the organisers
2. Make sure my own panels are diverse when organising things
3. Not soeak at 'undiverse' conferences

Zoe Gould

From:

DWP

Volunteer to take part in more panels and conferences. Ensure any events I organise are as diverse as possible!

Jason Allan Scott

From:

Hollywood Inc

I always use diversity in my policy of teams and think tanks to get different prospectives

Caitlin Kobrak

Ben Holliday

Rhodri Thomas

From:

Leeds Beckett University

James Musgrave

From:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Barbara Chicca

Stewart Birch

David N Atkinson

Tim Harbour

From:

Wuthering Bytes

At Wuthering Bytes we try to create events with a wide diversity of speakers and opinions in a welcoming environment for everybody, we'll continue to do that. We'll also set out a clear code of conduct for our events and we'll give out free/discounted tickets to groups that are under-represented in the technology sector.

In our opinion, all events should be as accessible, diverse, friendly, inclusive and welcoming as possible and we're working towards that.

Kit Collingwood

From:

Department for Work and Pensions

I will only speak at events which have diversity in their speakers and panelists, and ensure this happens where I work. I will challenge elsewhere when this isn't happening.

Dan Young

From:

EngineerBetter

Only sponsoring or speaking at events which clearly have values that support diversity. Challenging the diversity of panel discussions and striving to find diverse groups of panelists myself.

Anna-Marie Devaney

From:

Capgemini

Brian Corcoran

From:

Turing Festival

Turing Festival is a technology business event in Edinburgh and, as such, we feel it has a responsibility to attempt to achieve gender and ethnic diversity amongst our speakers. The technology industry has a poor track record in this area, and we believe that each of us within that industry should play our part, however small, in improving this situation.
At Turing Festival 2016, 48% of our speakers will be female, and we will also have several speakers from ethnic minorities. We have not compromised on quality on order to achieve this: it is really not that hard to do.

Gail Lyon

From:

Co-op

Peter Read

Andy Piper

MARTHA LANE FOX

From:

DOTEVERYONE

Talk about this charter in public
Encourage people to sign it
Make sure dot everyone events reflect it

Constance Fleuriot

From:

Women's Tech Hub

Working as Women's Tech Hub ~ Bristol to increase diversity at events & conferences in Bristol & SW - it can be as simple as changing the words & images used in the calls for papers/speakers. Similarly working on helping local tech companies with job adverts.

Emer Coleman

From:

Disruption Ltd

When I'm asked to speak at conferences or events explore in advance with the conference organizers how diverse the speakers are and where there is a clear lack of diversity decline invitations

Owen Blacker

Chris Roberts

From:

Nimble Approach

Actively spread the word about this worthy topic and also champion it at the Agile Sheffield MeetUp that I co-host.

Silvia Hernández

From:

JustGiving

David Mann

From:

dxw

Ben Terrett

From:

Co-op Digital

I will encourage others to sign up.

Andrew Besford

From:

Department for Work & Pensions

Kevin Cunnington

From:

Business Transformation Group, Department for Work & Pensions

Anke Holst

I encourage diversity by pointing other new speakers to the excellent public speaking MOOC I've taken a few times now.

mike bracken

From:

Co-op Digital

I'll point at them when we've done them.

Alyson Atkinson

From:

DWP

Margaret Gold

From:

Over the Air

At Over the Air we make a concerted effort each year to reach out to communities of people who are typically under-represented at technology events, especially Hack Days.

We are quite proud of our consistent achievement of at least 40% representation of women amongst both participants and speakers.

But we also care about other aspects of diversity, particularly people of colour, people of different faiths, and people in the LGBT community. We are not resting on our laurels, and want to continue to get better at this by reaching out to dedicated groups, and posting event details in as many mediums as possible.

It's also worth mentioning that we make the event accessible to younger people as well, not only inviting students and recent graduates to join us as participants, but also offering 'Coding for Kids' workshops on the Saturday morning of our event. Our event is kid friendly throughout.

Elsa Bartley

Russell Gardener

From:

Barclaycard

As an individual I will strive to ensure that my thoughts, speech and actions encourage inclusivity and diversity.

Eric Thelin

Helen Lisowski

From:

FluidWorking

Encourage people I work with day to day, who may not think of submitting to a conference, to do so. More voices, experiences and stories make for a more interesting environment for everyone.

Matt Powell

Chris Jones

Alan de Ste Croix

Peter Walen

Jose Diaz c/o Diaz & Hilterscheid GmbH

From:

Agile Testing Days (worldwide)

We promote diversity since our first conference in 2009. We fight to get more diversity in our conferences and encourage anyone to be part of it. We are open and support any speaker and attende to be part of it despite the gender, sexual orientatiton, religion, nationality or colour. We love people and accept like they are.

We strongly support the European Charter for Equality.

nishita dewan

Alyssa Ordu

James Scrimshire

From:

Agile Cymru

Nicholas Hemley

From:

Bristech

* Promote female attendance at our events to attain a better #genderbalance
* Promote female speakers at both meetups and conference
* Promote female comperes at all our events

audrey ang

From:

pagepink

Include speakers from different markets and from different industries.

Raven Chai

From:

UX Consulting Pte Ltd / UXSG Community

111 Middle Road
National Design Centre, #03-07
Singapore 188969

Ruth Yarnit

From:

White October Events Ltd

As conference organisers, we have a large part to play in contributing to a more diverse tech industry – from who we select to appear on our stages, to the audiences we attract. We are committed to making all our events as accessible and inclusive as possible, to encourage participation from a diverse range of speakers and attendees. Our actions in this area include (but are not limited to): having and enforcing an appropriate Code of Conduct at every event; selecting wheelchair accessible venues and putting additional accessibility measures in place where possible, such as live-captioning; and running Scholarship Schemes for our conferences, open to individuals from underrepresented groups in tech or those facing economic and social hardship. We strongly believe a more diverse industry is a stronger and more interesting one, and we're signing the Diversity Charter to publicly demonstrate our commitment in this area.

Sophie Curtis

From:

RE•WORK

Neil Casey

From:

ThoughtWorks

Huge advocate! ThoughtWorks started 'XConf' for this very reason

Chris Thompson

Challenge organisers where an event is lacking diversity. Actively encourage and support local event organisers to provide greater diversity through the speakers and contributors they engage with.

Lasairfhiona Lawless

Jenni Lloyd

From:

PurposeLab

Ensure diversity in speaker selections for any events I organise.
Influence organisers of events I participate in to ensure diversity.
Not take part in events where diversity is not a consideration.

June Angelides

From:

Mums in Technology

We will ensure that women have equal access to learning opportunities that work around their schedules and families.

Margaret Gold

From:

Over the Air

We've prided ourselves on having an excellent gender balance at Over the Air - both amongst Keynote speakers and Workshop speakers. But we know we've got far to go still on other areas of diversity - we commit to continuing our efforts to reach out to all under-represented communities in tech.

Ed Wong

From:

Last Conference

We value diversity and encourage everyone in our community to submit and participate in our event.

Valerie MacEwan

From:

The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature

I will work tirelessly to replace our state legislature (NC, USA) and repeal House Bill 2. If you are not of this swampland, read about our disgrace. It's shameful. This whole idea of a Diversity Charter really hits home here ... thank you.

Raghavendra (Raghav) Mithare

From:

ProcessWhirl Consulting

1. Observe 2. Encourage 3. Participate

Ben Welby

From:

Government Digital Service

Oli Weighell

From:

Home Office

Andrew Travers

From:

The Co-op

John Le Drew

From:

Wise Noodles

Paul Edwards

From:

Equal Experts

Richard Joseph

From:

JTPM

Invite a mix of people to speak at Agile Sheffield, encourage everyone to get involved!

James Stewart

From:

Government Digital Service

I won't take part in all-male panels, I'll ask event organisers at events I'm invited to about what they're doing to ensure an inclusive event, and will share opportunities with others from my team and beyond.

Holly Davis

From:

DO PM

As a team we will champion diversity in our meetups and ensure that our events are as inclusive as possible. We will decline attending and speaking at events where diversity is lacking.

Esko Reinikainen

From:

The Satori Lab

Philiy Lander

Iain Patterson

From:

Government Digital Services - Common Technology Services

As a team we will be ambassadors and advocates of diversity
Demonstrate by our actions, the benefits of diversity in our work and behaviours
Ensure all have an equal voice and opportunity to use it
Proactively challenge where diversity is lacking, assisting to change where possible

Felicity Singleton

From:

Government Digital Service

I will not speak at any event that doesn't feature a diverse panel, and will help support colleagues in my organisation to take up opportunities to speak and share their expertise at events.

Roberto Arias Alegria

From:

Metaluxo IT Security

I will not attend all-male panels and contact the organisers to let them know, so they can improve this on their next events.

Lauren Currie

From:

#upfront

I will spread the idea of #upfront to increase the lack of diversity on stages around the world.

Gemma Lord

From:

Normally

As I grow within my design career I will always encourage diversity, both within the studio and in places where designers engage with the public, such as at events. As a female designer I will actively encourage women into design opportunities at all levels.

Isa Notermans

From:

Spotify

Wale Ogundipe

Joe Wright

It's easy to get speakers from the majority group for meet-ups and conferences. I'm going strive for 50/50 at all my future events. I'll do this by building a more diverse network of folk then I have now.

Meri Williams

Continue to only speak at & attend conferences with good, published & promoted Codes of Conduct, and help to make events I'm a part of diverse and representative.

Russell Garner

From:

Zephyros Systems Ltd

Cara Turner

From:

Project codeX

We contribute actively to increasing diversity in the software industry, through our agile developer program training new developers from mostly under-represented groups (ethnic & gender). We equip new coders with the skills they need to contribute to the industry and the software community. As a conference organizer, speaker & (once off) keynote, I commit to holding conference organisers accountable for building diversity into their planning, and offer advice & assistance to interested organizers.

Chris McDermott

From:

Lean Agile Scotland

I believe that we should always work hard to improve the diversity of our events to ensure they are representative of society. That they meet the needs of our audience, speakers, communities and society as a whole. We should always strive to create events that are safe, caring and welcoming spaces for everyone to grow in and enjoy.

Sal Freudenberg

I am a neurodiversity advocate.

I speak about the need for neurodiversity in tech and how to support it.

Matt Wynne

From:

Cucumber

We organise the CukeUp conference in London each year, and have also held it in New York and Sydney. We're lucky that the community surrounding Cucumber and BDD is already fairly diverse, and we're committed to engaging in pro-active effort to make sure that diversity is also reflected in the speakers and workshop facilitators who help create the event with us.

Concrete things we do:
- talk about this problem on our podcast (episode to be published soon)
- ensure that women outnumber men on our programme committee
- have lightning talks in the CfP (with full speaker compensation)
- have lightning talk slots you can sign up for on the day
- offer http://speaking-easy.com/ slots on our programme
- reach out to our networks and make it explicit that we're looking for submissions from a diverse range of people
- score all our CfP submissions blind

Things we want to try or do:
- offering childcare at our events
- sponsored diversity programme
- offer better support through the CfP process and generally make it more friendly

What's the opposite of diversity? Uniformity. Sounds boring to me.

Will Dayble

From:

Fitzroy Academy

We are doing diversity stuff for every organisation I'm involved with.

Janet Gunter

From:

The Restart Project

We will ask every event organiser what they are doing to guarantee diversity - telling them we have signed up to this Charter. And we will adhere to this Charter when organising our own.

Alex Holmes

From:

Government Digital Service (GDS)

Vernon Richards

Dave Grant

From:

South Wales Agile Group

We will commit to supporting diversity at future South Wales Agile Group events by appealing for speakers from diverse backgrounds, requiring speakers to deliver talks in an inclusive voice and seeking out avenues to encourage a more diverse membership.

UX Oxford team

From:

UX Oxford

UX Oxford fully supports diversity at events. We will continue to seek diverse line ups of speakers, continue to provide a safe and friendly place to speak at and encourage new speakers from different backgrounds to give their first talk at our events.

Robert Weir

From:

Missouri School of Journalism

Sonia Turcotte

From:

Government Digital Service (GDS)

Simon Brunning

From:

M&S Digital

Janet Hughes

From:

Government Digital Service (GDS)

I will only speak at events where there is a diverse range of speakers, and apply the same rule to everyone in my team (as per the new GDS policy on diversity at conferences).

I will offer to coach and mentor women who want to get more confident speaking at events.

I will put forward others instead of me to speak at events, to give more people the opportunity to get experience of speaking.

Chris Ferguson

From:

Cabinet Office

Diana Hervas Castillo

Anjuan Simmons

From:

Jannua LLC

I will help the industry understand that diversity is not just gender diversity. Creating events full of straight weight women speakers is a necessary but not sufficient step toward diverse tech events. I will also, as a person of color, speak at more tech events and help event organizers find diverse speakers. I will also continue to write about making tech events safe for diverse attendees:

https://modelviewculture.com/pieces/making-tech-spaces-safe-for-diverse-faces

Darren McCormac

From:

UK Civil Service

Paul Schofield

From:

@HRLabLondon

Joseph Fox

From:

DiaWebco

Helmuth Breitenfellner

From:

droidcon Vienna

Anonymous proposals review to reduce unconscious bias
Call-outs to women in tech for the call for speakers
Diversity tickets (to be announced soon)
Code of Conduct
... still a lot of learning how to improve, I know these are only baby steps.

Madeleine Neumann

From:

RuhrJS Conference

Kelly Dibbert

From:

Wired Sussex

Belinda Waldock

From:

www.beingagile.co.uk

Sunil P

Pinkier marketing ;p and put all the rich, old, fat white men to pasture

Cristiano Rastelli

From:

Codemotion Advisory Board

Fianna Hornby

From:

Ladies That UX

We dedicate a space for women looking to make their first steps into speaking at events

Séamus Byrne

From:

Graphic Mint

Mike Ritchie

Kevin Murray

From:

Valtech

Cassie Robinson

From:

The Point People

Neil Dickinson

I fully support this Charter. I will make a point to an event organiser if there is lack of diversity at their event.

Julie Hendry

Keep being me and challenging inequality where I find it

The whole team at Software Acumen

From:

Software Acumen

We care about diversity becoming the norm rather than the goal. Welcoming, inclusive, safe, enjoyable should be what people can just expect. We want that to become the easy path. This is important to really creating great experiences - learning experiences, social experiences, professional experiences.

Kate

From:

Kahoot!

Alex Florescu

Clare Sudbery

From:

LateRooms.com

Pawel Kaminski

From:

ucreate

Craig Strong

From:

Agile Practitioners London

This is such a powerful and practical way to improve diversity; a key ingredient to innovation, improvement and success in everything we do. We fully support this Charter and will actively embrace this into our community culture, setup and structure.

Milan Bogunovic

From:

Home Office

Luis Ramos

Prof. Jeff Sonstein

We waste half our talent when we have non-diverse events. I pledge to work to end this foolishness.

Daniel Appelquist

I have and will continue to work to make the events that I produce as diverse as possible and ensure that events I speak at or participate in are as diverse as possible.

Andrew Walker

From:

Front-end London

We will try to include a more diverse lineup at each of our monthly events to ensure that we are hearing from a wider range of backgrounds. We will seek out opportunities to provide greater access to a more diverse audience.

Kati Russell

From:

Play in Progress/The GirlHood

Not speak until more diverse speakers are spoken to.

Simon Wilson

Mike Laurie

Francesco Frison

From:

Yammer

Matt Edgar

Zan Markan

Romain Piel

From:

Songkick

Charlotte Hillenbrand

From:

Made by Many

Put forward female colleagues for speaking opportunities. Choose to send employees to events that actively promote diverse panels, keynote speakers and audiences.

Amy Wagner

From:

Wagner Ventures

No excuses.

Jeff Carter

From:

UNB Libraries

Diversity scholarships at our conference

Stephen Foreshew-Cain

From:

Government Digital Service (GDS)

Neil Robertson

Radhika Rangaraju

From:

NHS ENGLAND

Sabine allaeys

From:

Flow C.m.M

Baldur Bjarnason

Sarah Prag

Coca Rivas

From:

UK home office

I'll do all I can to promote this charter!

Chris Cummings

Derek Graham

Simon Starr

From:

Bath Ruby Conference

Mike Bibby

Shreya Parekh

From:

iWeUs Ltd

Make a point to an event organiser if there is lack of diversity at their event, and to be kept updated on improvements if any.

Lewis Mckale

Naveed R. Parvez

From:

Andiamo

Jiten Vara

From:

Agile And Lean Limited

Share this charter with my colleagues. A lack of diversity inhibits creativity, therefore we should be doing what we can to make our events more inclusive

Jeremy Keith

From:

Clearleft

Kelvin Newman

From:

BrightonSEO

Tes Macpherson

From:

PTAsocial

Chandreyi Saha

From:

Harrow Carers

Making London a better place to live. #WomenInTech

Ingrid Plum

From:

Bechdel

James Governor

From:

RedMonk

I will keep making an effort.

Camilla Reeve

From:

Palewell Press - publishing books on human rights and the environment

I organise book launches and poetry events. I will work to ensure my events are comfortable to attend for both performers and audience and well supported by assistive technology

Chris T-T

From:

Lo Fi Arts

Jane Austin

From:

Daily Telegraph

Tracy Green

Andy Bold

From:

120 Technology Ltd

Camille Norris

Nicola Smith

From:

Salt

Tenzin Kunkey

From:

Tibet Watch

Craig Nicol

Maxine Paintain

From:

DWP

Rahme ibrahim

Kate Bruckshaw

From:

DWP

Adam Maddison

From:

Government Digital Service (GDS)

Only speak at events where diversity is actively promoted. Only run events where diversity is ingrained.

Judith Sloane

From:

Conference Cambridge

We don't organise many events ourselves (we're mainly venue-finders) but we are happy to support the charter and help where we can.

James Abley

From:

Marks & Spencer Digital

- Encourage event organisers to consider diversity
- Refuse to speak at events which don't have a policy
- Help people that don't enjoy my privilege to attend events / submit talks

Martin Burns

From:

SAFe Leadership Retreat

1) Actively seek increasingly diverse groups and individuals to participate in both Retreat and its organisation, specifically aiming for a majority of women on the organising group

2) Publish and enforce a code of conduct based on the Geek Feminism/Ada Initiative exemplar

3) Actively invite women to lead sessions at the retreat

Simon Powers

From:

Adventures with Agile

At AWA we have overcome many of the hurdles mentioned in the charter. However, there is always more we can do and having a specific charter we can refer to, and hopefully contribute to as we learn more, will help us be more conscious of diversity.

Great work, Emily!

Isobel Croot

From:

Citizens Advice

James Johnson

From:

DWP

Rachel Coldicutt

From:

Doteveryone

Vini Bance

From:

Worktu

Speak at school events to help asian women understand that they can be a woman and work in technology or event be a CEO of a company.

Ingrid Spencer

From:

Linden Primary School

Through WomenEd support more women to develop their own leadership especially BME women

Craig Parkinson

Kathryn Morgan

From:

Coleshill Heath School

Go in search of the views and opinions of people from a broad spectrum of demographic and philosophical backgrounds, knowing that there is strength in our differences.

Ethar Alali

From:

Axelisys

Diversity issues are natural blockers to innovation. Not everyone can be their own role model and within the context of the current socio-political climate, there is the risk of turning off some of the best contributors and role models people can get and even the unconscious risk of hiding homophilous and even prejudicial experiences under the justification of 'culture fit', which ruins the true meaning of that term. It is a massive problem in so many ways, not least that each diversity problem that is badly understood closes the market by that level of representation. It's not about positive discrimination. It's about giving those just as good or even better a fair platform to rightfully deliver the message they can convey. For us, this means seeking out the contributions that matter and tackling this problem head on.

David Igoe

From:

AO

Bukky Yusuf

From:

WomenEd

Participate in events. Write your blogs. We all have something to share.

John Waterworth

From:

Usable Insights

Don't attend events that aren't working to improve diversity

Anna-Jayne Metcalfe

From:

Riverblade Ltd

Speaking up and being as visible as I can be at tech events, on Twitter etc.

Jalpa Ruparelia

From:

LC

Ros Farrell

From:

Educate Together

S Choudry

Hannah Wilson

From:

Harris Federation TSA

I have started a speakers directory for our 35 academies and QA all of our conferences

Hannah Wilson

From:

WomenEd

We are raising confidence and profile of female speakers

Nasima Riazat

From:

Teacher and researcher

Ensure diversity is a key part of all projects, both as a teacher and as a researcher.

Joe Lanman

From:

Government Digital Service (GDS)

Try to listen more to minority voices around me and help them be heard more widely.

Wes Mason

I will only attend or speak at events with a solid stance on diversity and who implement real actions to ensure better diversity.

As a professional I will call out when my employer is not doing everything they can to ensure better diversity both in the organisation and at events organised by the company.

Zara Farrar

From:

Government Digital Service (GDS)

We're committed to diversity at all events that we run. As well as making sure we send a diverse mix of speakers to talk at events and putting pressure on organisers to host more diverse conferences.

Morag McFadyen

From:

(Soroptimist)

Wendy Coello

From:

Government Digital Service (GDS)

This is a great charter. I am signing up because it reflects my own principles and those of the organisation I work for. We recently made a public pledge on diversity at events. We will honour that commitment and I will ensure we apply the same or higher standards to ourselves.

dawn alderson

From:

freelance

I will continue to practice across my career with respect for inclusive approaches that value the voices of all and not the few whom inform grand narratives.

John Corcoran

From:

7digital

I will try to make everyone feel welcome and included.

Rifa Thorpe-Tracey

From:

SheSays Brighton

Event organisers need to spend more time encouraging women to speak to avoid them dropping out due to:
-Lack of confidence in their talk
-being on their own at the event
-travelling and staying in a place on their own
-the reaction from the audience
-will the organisers support and encourage them
-will there be other women there
-will they have backup if there are negative reactions online or in person
Etc etc

Andi Studer

Stephen Oakman

Pascale Vassie

From:

NRCSE

In conferences and events about education I notice that the audience is hardly ever representative of the pupils in GB education, only of the headteachers and management. This is so wrong and must change.

Oliver Turner

From:

Ticketmaster

Host more events for the amazing organisations trying to actually solve the lack of diversity in the Tech industry by bringing people from a greater range of backgrounds into it (e.g. Codebar, Achieving Diversity in Technology, Women Who Code, etc.).

Alex Jackson

Ross Morrison McGill

From:

@TeacherToolkit

Write and share blog posts

Diane Leedham

From:

Independent

Currently working with organisations and groups to capture accurate self ascribed data about attendance and presenters at events and in publishing. For example http://www.teachertoolkit.me/tag/equality/ Very embryonic and exploratory - a journey not a destination. Aim to interrogate networks and communications for diversity and 'reach' and consult to plan next steps. The diagram in Emily's blog is really useful. Thanks!

Anthony Green

From:

Labour Party

Craig Strong

Simon Everest

From:

Government Digital Service (GDS)

Alastair Smith

Sharon O'Dea

I will ensure that any event I organise reflects these principles, and I will explicitly check events I speak at or attend is taking steps to address diversity before signing up.

Hilary Stephenson

From:

Sigma

Review our speaker curation for Camp Digital and focus on diversity and inclusion for any smaller events. We will also encourage a more diverse contribution to tech design and UX industry events from our own team, through mentoring those who are keen to speak but haven't yet had the opportunity.

Sharon Dale

Matt Stibbs

From:

Digi-M

Raimon Lapuente

From:

CMD+U Conference

I'm organising a conference and would be great for you to create a logo we can reuse on conference website and to give advice on how we can make safe and diverse for everyone.
posting codes of conduct or diversity manifesto that attendees can read and follow.
I'll teach you directly when I need that material 🙂

Jamie Cobbett

Matt Jukes

Mark O'Neill

I will ensure that any panel I run or sit on reflects these principles and I will challenge any panel/event that fails to address them

Helen Mott

David Lowe

From:

Scrum & Kanban

Try to help everyone (who wants to be involved) have a chance to speak up.

Anne Currie

From:

Microscaling Systems

I'm glad to see that this charter reflects general diversity not merely gender. To me a diverse workforce is inclusive of people with disabilities, illness, age, caring responsibilities as well as minority (in tech!) genders and races. At the moment the debate is seemingly in its infancy. It is clearly rather silly to discriminate based on relatively superficial characteristics like race or gender. A more challenging debate is around where diversity impacts a significant aspect of productivity, for example employee flexibility or availability, and may replace it with a less well-defined benefit like better perspective. In technology, where we have a chronic shortage of good technical folk and excellent individuals can make a big difference, we have the opportunity and the motivation to ensure we get the best out of everyone with technical skills. The debate is do we also have the responsibility?

Elle Moss

From:

Drew London

Speak at an event!

Michelle Bartholomew

From:

ustwo

Chris Raettig

Aino Corry

From:

Metadeveloper

Matthew Skelton

From:

Skelton Thatcher Consulting / PIPELINE Conference

I will expand and better highlight diversity for conferences I run, and I'll explicitly check for diversity efforts for conferences/panels that I am asked to speak at. Great initiative!

Stephen Walker

From:

Drew London Ltd.

Cara Bermingham

From:

ustwo

I'm committed to the discussion about event diversity and questioning why people won't make the effort to make their conferences more diverse. It truly benefits everyone to hear from different voices.

Emily Webber

From:

Tacit / Agile on the Bench / Agile in Leeds

I fully support this and will make sure events I organise are diverse and only speak at events that are diverse.