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Computer Weekly & Spinks Tech Diversity Event Review

Recently, on September 25th, 2019, I attended one of my favourite events of the year: the annual tech diversity event co-hosted by Computer Weekly and Mortimer Spinks (now rebranded as Spinks). The theme of this year’s event - held at the Wellcome Trust, London - was ‘Embracing diversity and inclusion: making tech the best place to work’. The agenda included keynote talks by industry leaders, panel discussions, and workshops, and culminated in the announcement of this year’s Most Influential Woman in UK Tech award.
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Natalie Gray

Exciting Partnerships for #YouEqualTech and #YETNorth

We’re delighted to announce our latest partnerships and can’t wait to work more closely with the following organisations to shape a more inclusive Tech industry. We’ll be bringing you plenty of opportunities to find out more and get involved with the wonderful work they do.
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Reena Bhatt

Rounding up the circular economy...

Key insights from our meetup with Tech For Good, focussing on Powering the Circular Economy.
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Reena Bhatt

Tech & the Future of Learning

Read the key takeaways from our #YouEqualTech event, in collaboration with Lovelace Digital, held at the Natural History Museum.
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Kayleigh McHale

The Art of Failing Fearlessly - watch the event

What an evening?! We laughed, we cried and we definitely learnt a lot from our incredible speakers. A massive Thank You to Anusha Nirmalananthan, Chris Newton, Lina Chan and Julie Fedele for sharing your inspiring stories and allowing us all to experience the roller-coaster ride you went through to achieve success and happiness. You can all watch the recording of the event here.
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Reena Bhatt

The Power of Community; You Equal Tech @ Monzo

Here we are, 2019, at the first meet-up of the year and what an incredible evening the You Equal Tech event turned out to be. The event’s theme was ‘the power of community’, everyone here was part of our You Equal Tech community and the evening served, in an entirely egoless manner, to tell everyone the importance of communities like this and how they can really empower individuals and even expediate your career.
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Jack Pearce

How to have a great probation period

Congratulations on your new role!! You’ve no doubt worked hard to get that job offer and it’s at this point, just before you start, that you feel a mixture of excitement and nerves. The tips here will hopefully help you feel more excited than nervous.
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Sam Jones

We are Finalists for a Women in IT Award!

We are absolutely delighted to be announced as a finalist for the Diversity Initiative of the Year award by the Women in IT Awards 2019.
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#YouEqualTech team

Interview with: Kari Lawler - Young Entrepreneur And Youth4AI Founder

We invited Kari to speak to #YouEqualTech, as not only is her journey and experience so far pretty inspirational, but also because Kari is on a mission (like we are) to make tech more diverse and drive inclusion. Kari is passionate about getting more young people to choose a career in tech by demystifying AI. That is a mission we can get behind!
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Kari Lawler

“Diversity encompasses acceptance and respect.

On the 26th of September, I had the pleasure to attend ‘Delivering Diversity in Technology’s event organised by ComputerWeekly.com and Mortimer Spinks. It was a full day event with 3 types of workshops, two panels, inspiring keynote speakers and networking opportunities. The event finished with the announcement of the most influential woman in UK technology for 2018.
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Agnieszka Kurzawa, COO of Innovation and Integration

Should concerns about mental health put you off starting your own business?

For those of us who have experienced mental health difficulties in the past — and let’s face it, it’s an ever-increasing proportion of the population — the idea of putting ourselves in situations which could challenge good mental health is a scary one. Entrepreneurship is testing, for even the most resilient of us, so does it, and should it, put people who worry about their mental health off of setting out to realise that entrepreneurial dream of theirs?
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Jacquelyn Guderley

That time when I learnt the art of negotiation

I’m often asked for advice by friends and peers on the art of negotiation. Over my many(ahem) years of hiring experience, I’ve become a skilled advocate for the businesses that I’m hiring for, and have been able to hire tonnes of legitimately awesome humans to help towards their mission.
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Ruth Penfold

Top 10 TED TALK TIPS

Susie Ashfield is giving a lightning talk at our YouEqualTech Meet Up hosted at NBC Universal on 4th October 2018. Below Susie give her top 10 tips to Talk Like TED!
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Susie Ashfield

Start up, scale up, go global - a recipe for success!

We were here to discuss starting-up and scaling-up, and how we ensure D&I is at the forefront of a new businesses’ growth. Kayleigh stated that there were “almost 600,000 UK start-ups launched last year – and that lots of them will fail, so tonight we’ll explore what it takes to build and sustainably grow a business that’s truly inclusive”.
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Jack Pearce

A little change goes a long way in FinTech

You've probably seen the news, read the tabloids and heard a lot about lack of diversity in the media recently, and how companies are striving to make their workforce, as well as their brands, more inclusive and diverse.
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Reena Bhatt

Unlocking the power of data for good

Analysing trends to tackle challenges in our businesses and societies isn’t a new idea – however there are now a growing number of tools available to interpret large data sets.
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Dania Lyons

Mental health is invisible

I attended one of Mortimer Spinks’ #YouEqualTech meetup groups @Anaplan to discuss Mental Health in the workplace, and was blown away….
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Dania Lyons

Lessons learned on the journey to Leadership

Last Thursday evening we huddled together - at Huddle, for our third London Women in Tech and Digital meetup. We were there to hear from three, quite frankly inspirational, female Leaders who were happy to share their stories and some of the secrets to their success.
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Kayleigh McHale

Boosting innovation through diversity and inclusion.

Will tomorrow’s global innovations come from doing things the same as we did today? Talking to the same people? Re- hashing the same ideas?
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Charlotte Butler

Developing a business case for D&I

For many of us, a diverse and inclusive workplace is a must for generating creativity, encouraging authenticity and in turn fostering well-being. Not to mention supporting equality, fairness and a socially-aware outlook on the world.
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Charlotte Butler

Interview With: Lola Olaore - A member of the Mayor’s Digital Pioneers network.

Lola is a Technology Analyst for a global consulting firm and is a member of the Mayor’s Digital Pioneers network. She is taking an active role in supporting the Mayor’s Digital Talent programme as she is passionate about inspiring her peers to pursue a career in technology.
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Lola Olaore

Exclusion Hurts: Here’s How To Put Inclusion First

When YouTube originally launched the video upload feature for iOS, upwards of 10% of videos were uploaded upside-down. Developers were baffled. What went wrong? Did users just not know how to record videos correctly?
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Mind Gym

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