About the Diversity Charter

We care about diversity at conferences and events because we want them to be better for everyone.

Sign the diversity charter to show that you care too.

All too often we see conference and event lineups full of the same or similar people, we don’t want that anymore. We want diversity.

Diversity refers to a wide range of visible and non-visible characteristics; it’s about valuing variety, welcoming a range of backgrounds, experiences and opinions and embracing the benefits that differences bring. We believe that a diverse set of people on stage and in audiences will improve events and will ultimately change the industries they represent for the better.

We know that it takes more effort to increase diversity at events and we will show our commitment to making that happen by signing this charter.


This charter is for event organisers, speakers, individuals, employers, sponsors and venues. By signing this charter, you are committing to highlighting where there is a lack of diversity at events and doing what you can to make things better.

Event organisers

You can make better events for your participants by working harder to create a more inclusive environment. By signing this charter, you are committing to seeking ways to create better events by increasing the diversity of the people on stage as well as in the audience. You can use these ideas to help you. Once you sign the charter, you’ll get a logo to add your website to show your commitment to diversity.

Event speakers, individuals, employers, sponsors and venues

Influence diversity at conferences by being mindful of who is speaking and what the conference is doing to promote diversity. By signing this charter, you are committing to encouraging event organisers to consider making events diverse, highlighting when they aren’t and helping where you can. (We encourage giving people the benefit of the doubt and working with them rather than calling them out publically)

Speakers

Choose not to speak at events that will not commit to creating diverse events.

Individuals

Choose not to attend and/or fund events that will not commit to creating diverse events.

Employers

Choose to not send employees to as audience members, speakers or panel members to events that will not commit to creating diverse events.

Sponsors

Choose not to fund events that will not commit to creating diverse events. You make sure you have a diverse range of people representing your organisation at events you sponsor.

Venues

Work with event organisers to ensure you are meeting diverse needs. Choose to not host events that will not commit to creating diverse events.

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The most recent signatories

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Harry Nieboer

From:

Women in Agile Europe

We believe diverse connections lead to diverse solutions. Together, we can change the future of the workplace.

We strive to have a gathering which is safe for all genders to network, meet your future colleague, share knowledge and show your awesomeness.
In passion charged events, where personal safety is a core element. No mansplaining, gaslighting or tone police.

With our events we like to help build a European community of Women in Agile.

Lidia Timkovskaya-Zykova

From:

WOW Humans! Women in Tech & LEAD Network Europe

I'm personally committed to driving true diversity and support women in becoming the most empowered versions of themselves in whatever they choose to do professionally!

I do this in my own work at WOW-HUMANS.com and with my actions at Women in Tech and LEAD Network Europe

Eva Forné

From:

Ninety consulting

Lindsay McKenna

António Joaquim de Albuquerque

From:

Social Security Institute

Luke Reed

From:

Tech Circus

We promise to try harder to make our events more diverse and inclusive

We will take the following actions:

- Aim to create racially diverse speaker lineups
- Aim to create gender-equal lineups at all conferences
- Create a series of charitable events around diversity and inclusion
- Create an open application process to encourage speakers to apply from outside of our network

Alex Cameron

From:

Decarb Connect Ltd

We are an early stage business and want not only to ensure diversity in our b2b community, in our speakers and audiences, but also within our team. Our hiring strategy (for contractors and for full or part-time staff) focuses on competencies and skills and we welcome applications from entrepreneurial, smart and creative thinkers from all backgrounds.
Diversity isn't just a pledge - it is a requirement for ensuring that great decisions, innovative thinking and a wide range of ideas are built into the fabric of the business.

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