The rocket fuel of business success: Intersectionality, equity, diversity and inclusion
- Date: Wednesday 10 May 2023, 13:00 – 14:00
- Location: Online
- Type: Alumni, Online
- Cost: Free
This free online professional development webinar hosted by career experts Career Farm is open to Leeds alumni, students and staff members.
Register here for the webinar: The rocket fuel of business success: Intersectionality, equity, diversity and inclusion
Diversity and inclusion have moved up the agenda for many organisations in recent years and are now an essential part of business strategy. Intersectionality is core to this discussion. They have moved from being seen as social justice issues/ "nice things to do", to essential practice which addresses the talent pipeline crisis, drives innovation and positively impacts the bottom line.
In this webinar, expert Debbie Forster will share key insights and what organisations can do (and *not* do) to move forward in this important area, as well as challenges and opportunities that could be addressed with collaboration between likeminded organisations. Her organisation, the Tech Talent Charter, has brought together 700+ organisations to drive progress in this space.
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About the speaker:
Debbie Forster is an award-winning and recognised leader in diversity, tech, innovation and education and was named by Computer Weekly as the Most Influential Woman in UK IT for 2019. She is a portfolio consultant and is co-founder and CEO for the Tech Talent Charter, an industry collective which aims to deliver greater inclusion and diversity in the UK tech workforce. Debbie also serves on advisory boards and boards of director and works as an executive coach consultant specialising in supporting start-ups, scale ups, SMEs and social enterprises. Debbie was awarded an MBE in January 2017 for “Services to Digital Technology and Tech Development” and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) named her Woman of the Year for 2016. Debbie has also achieved Women in IT awards for diversity in 2018 and 2019. After 20 years in education, Debbie joined e-skills UK, the national IT Sector Skills Council - then becoming Co-CEO of Apps for Good, an award-winning education charity.