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Bringing #YouEqualTech to the North

Mortimer Spinks started the conversation on Diversity in Tech when we launched the tech industry’s first Women in Tech Survey, in partnership with Computer Weekly. Since then the conversation has evolved, moving away from diversity seen only through a gender lens; addressing the need for diverse tech teams and inclusive work places where people feel they fully belong.

We believe in the power of community – You Equal Tech started 2 years ago in London and is slowly becoming a leading community making change happen through their meetups and network. With over 3000 people in the group we felt it was time to take You Equal Tech to the North and expand the reach and impact.

The purpose of this group is to bring together people in technology, to continue this incredibly important conversation. Change doesn’t start top down, it has to happen at every level across every function. Community led initiatives are incredibly effective at having wide reaching results and helping to pave the way through learning, talking and hearing what about works/doesn’t work also having the opportunity to hear and see role models from under-represented groups in tech.

The purpose of this meetup is to connect the technology and digital industry to the outside world!

We aim to:

• Dispel myths and incorrect perceptions of what it’s like to work in tech and digital.

• Educate and inform the various routes into technology and digital career

• Work towards gender diversity in tech

• Close the skills gap!

Join this group if:

• You work in technology or digital and are interested in working towards an inclusive and diverse industry

• You do not work in a technical role but are interested in a possible career within the industry

We will be holding regular meet up events and each one will aim to provide practical advice on driving diversity within the technology industry.

If you are interested in being a speaker at one of our events please get in touch with lara.hanson@mortimerspinks.com

You can also share ideas, initiatives and tips on our #YetNorth LinkedIn group (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12211220/).

It’s super important to us that everyone feels welcome at #YETNorth events, so please familiarise yourselves with our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/You-Equal-Tech-North/pages/28531977/Code_of_Conduct/).

Upcoming events (1)

Flexible working: Making work, work for you

Barclays Eagle Lab Manchester

Join us at Barclays Eagle Lab on 11th September, where #YETNorth will be talking about how greater flexibility in the workplace can lead to greater diversity. Flexible working is about empowering people to work when and where they want, giving access to new talent pools and giving better balance to our lives. As ‘flexible working’ is becoming increasingly common in many sectors and roles, we explore how you can adapt your working hours to suit your requirements and lifestyle (making work work for you!) Our speakers will share how working flexibly can improve staff motivation, retention, productivity and diversity. Whether you’re working in tech already, or are thinking of making the leap, #YETNorth events are about coming together to learn from others in this space - and meeting new people who can support and champion you in your career. As always, you can expect plenty of actionable advice, tips and interesting facts from our speakers. *Speakers will be announced soon* #YETNorth events are open to everyone... Tell your friends! The plan: 6.00pm - Doors open for networking (Drinks and nibbles served) 6.30pm - Lightning talks and discussion with the audience 9.00pm - Finish Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/YETNorth Tweet us your Q's, or follow the event feed using #YETNorth

Past events (3)

How to get in & get on in Tech

Barclays Eagle Lab Manchester

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