Resources

For organisers

Considerations for event organisers
A checklist of what to consider to create more diverse conferences and events
diversitycharter.org/considerations-for-event-organisers

Code of conduct
Creative commons code of conduct template
confcodeofconduct.com

Code of conduct 101
A comprehensive guide on codes of conduct
ashedryden.com/blog/codes-of-conduct-101-faq

Diversity policy
Creative commons diversity policy from Dream Width
dreamwidth.org/legal/diversity

Diversity Scholarships
An example of a diversity scholarship and why to have them
remysharp.com/2015/08/28/diversity-scholarships#why

Do Better at Conference Diversity
Some tips from the Hopper Fund, which exists to help under-represented minorities attend technical conferences, training, and other technology industry events
conference.hopper.org.nz

Diversity Tickets
We help events reach a more diverse audience. And we help you to find these events. Because diversity is what makes communities whole.
diversitytickets.org

Lists of potential speakers

Women and Color womenandcolor.com

Women in the UK who could speak at your tech event techworld.com/careers/here-are-uk-women-who-could-speak-at-your-tech-event-3645661/

A list of women tech speakers & organisers fempire/women-tech-speakers-organizers

Maritime Speaker Bank maritimeuk.org/priorities/people/diversity-maritime/projects/speaker-bank

You can also find more with a google search Women in tech speakers

For speakers

UpFront
Changing confidence for 1 million women by 2023. We do this through Bonds (6-week course), The UPFRONT Global Community Bond (our membership community), and keynotes.
https://www.weareupfront.com/

Introduction to Public Speaking online course
coursera.org/learn/public-speaking

Personal Impact and Influence and Rapport open courses at the National Theatre, London, UK
nationaltheatre.org.uk/theatreworks/open-courses

3oo Seconds
Giving the digital community, and in particular women, a means of gaining confidence and experience in speaking in public
300seconds.co.uk

Speak Easy
A voluntary program designed to increase diversity in tech conferences through dedicated conference spots, mentoring and events
speaking-easy.com

1st Conference, Australia
Access Conference, Canada
Agile Cymru, UK
Agile Cambridge, UK
Agile in Leeds, UK
Agile in the City Bristol, UK
Agile in the Ether, UK / online
Agile Manchester, UK
Agile on the Beach, UK
Agile on the Bench, UK
Agile Open Holland, NL
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
BAD conference, US
CMDU, Spain
DDD Europe, NL
Deliver Conference, UK
Driodcon, Austria
Droidcon Boston, US
EDIS Symposium, UK
Full Stack Europe, BE
Lean Agile Scotland, UK
LAST conference, Australia
Northern UX, UK
NUX conference, UK
Open Fsharp, US
QCon London, UK
Quality Software, Australia
SAFe Leadership retreat, UK
Scrum Event, UK
Service Design Fringe, UK
Service Design in Business, UK
Service Design in Government, UK
Service Design in Health, UK
TechCircus, UK
Test Engineering alliance, Australia
Tutors Collective, UK
UX Cambridge, UK
UX in the City, UK
UX Scotland, UK
UXSG, Singapore
Women in Agile, Europe
World IA day, UK
Wuthering Bytes, UK

Networks and projects

Project include
Project Include is an open community working toward providing meaningful diversity and inclusion solutions for tech companies.
projectinclude.org

CallbackWomen
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.
callbackwomen.com

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
owen.org/pledge

GenderAgenda
Because men are an important part of the GenderAvenger mission to ensure women are always part of the public dialogue.
genderavenger.com

50 percent
“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!
50prozent.speakerinnen.org/en

Changing the Curve: Women in Computing
A timeline of women’s achievements in computing and computer science, addresses the gender gaps in education and the workforce, and includes additional resources for women and specifically women of color.
ischoolonline.berkeley.edu/blog/women-computing-computer-science

Research

Groups of diverse problem solvers can outperform groups of high-ability problem solvers
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC528939


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