Signatories

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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!

Agile in Leeds

We support diversity through the speakers we book, we believe this encourages a more diverse audience.

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.