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A lot has been discussed around diversity in tech; still, lately we've been watching the increasing importance companies give to the topic when hiring, and the emergence of organisations primarily focused on bringing awareness to the matter. We gave all of them a voice on this session.
We talked about:
How can diversity change
the tech industry?
Why is there still a huge diversity gap in tech and within companies?
Tips and advices on how to balance diversity in tech
Our speakers tackled the issue and told us their experiences
Head of Marketing @ Makers Academy & Founder of MuslamicMakers
Arfah is a passionate techhead who works at Makers Academy and has her fingers in many pies. She co-founded MuslamicMakers a meetup for Muslims working in tech and is super passionate about representation in the tech industry. Arfah is a 2017 fellow of the Winston Churchil Foundation where she'll be travelling to USA, UAE and Pakistan to explore Muslim women in tech. You can follow her ramblings on Twitter.
A Sysadmin turned marketer, Nuno drinks, eats and breathes marketing. He's a huge advocate for diversity and strongly believes it to be an important part of any organisation, as well as a key inflection point for any team that wants to build better products.
Inclusivity Catalyst @ Buffer
Courtney Seiter is a writer, editor and inclusivity catalyst at Buffer, focusing on the intersection of workplace culture and inclusion. Her writing has appeared in TIME, Fast Company, Lifehacker, Inc. and more. On the side, she’s the co-founder of Girls to the Moon, a company that produces events designed to build confidence in girls age 10-14.
Andreia has started her career as a designer and quickly discovered the world of Marketing and all its wonders. Now working at Landing.jobs she focuses on developing content that teaches, gives value and makes their community think.
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