[Tech Week 2023] Building Diversity in Tech: Closing the Gap

Free
Thursday, 16 February, 2023
1 2 am EST
Singapore (Online)

About This Event

General Assembly is proud to bring to you Tech Week 2023! This week-long free virtual event series explores workforce and technology trends that will shape the year ahead. This is your chance to stay ahead of the digital transformation and future-proof your career. Check out the rest of the series here.

DEI is more than just a trendy acronym. As we find ourselves living in a world where inclusivity is on everyone’s minds, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is a top business priority for leaders trying to build their teams of the future. To create more diversity within their digital teams, businesses and organisations must rethink their talent acquisition strategies.

That’s where we come in. In this session, we’ll be diving into diversity in tech: how businesses can leverage learning to increase access, acquire diverse talent, and accelerate careers — especially for underserved populations like women and PoC.

In this fireside chat, you’ll hear from industry leaders who will share practical examples and advice for using reskilling as a method to drive diversity, equity, and inclusion within technical teams.

Takeaways

  • Learn best practices for building a more diverse, equitable and inclusive tech workforce.

  • Discover insights from leaders on the impact tech diversity has on business performance.

  • Gain practical examples for individuals hoping to drive real change within their organisations.

Preparation

Download Zoom. Zoom is the video conferencing tool we will use for this webinar.

About the Instructor

Lynette Pathy Photo

Lead, Organisation & People Development, foodpanda

"With over 13 years experience in Employee Engagement and Marketing, Lynette is passionate about inclusion and diversity, wellbeing, and culture building in the workplace.

In her current role as Lead, Organisation and People Development at foodpanda, she is focused on driving workplace strategies and initiatives to ensure employee wellbeing. A strong believer of the strength of a diverse workforce, she also runs inclusion and diversity programmes across the organisation.

Before foodpanda, Lynette worked at LinkedIn, supporting the Talent Solutions business across Southeast Asia, before diving into the fast-paced tech startup world, helping to support and drive new business growth through data-driven campaigns and storytelling."

Thomas Grainger Photo

Creator Engagement Manager, TikTok

Thomas Grainger is the Creator Engagement Manager at TikTok Australia and New Zealand. Commencing their career in film & television production as a producer,Thomas transitioned into digital marketing, working for the world’s largest cloud based video creation platform, 90 Seconds during the period when the "creator-economy" was taking off. Thomas’ previous role was the Content and Social Account Lead at creative agency The Works, delivering multimedia campaigns for Destination NSW, Business Australia, News Corp and Moet Hennessy. Thomas is deeply passionate about diversity of representation on screen, whether this be on television or digital platforms like TikTok. They have also been a drag queen for eight years, performing across the world and online as a digital content creator.

Pip Wright Photo

Global Head of Impact, Forte

Pip has over 13 years in ed-tech and is currently Global Head of Impact at Forte, a social impact financing organisation that works with governments across the globe to support marginalised individuals to re-skill and enter the tech workforce. Prior to Forte, Pip headed up Technology and Efficacy teams across Asia Pacific for Pearson Education, a global FTSE-100 company.

An early researcher of online communities, Pip achieved her Doctorate in 2005 on the emergence of social networking and how it challenged traditional notions of community, the adoption of technology and diffusion of innovations. Pip is a proud Women in STEMM advocate and in 2018-19 participated in an Antarctic expedition and leadership development program for female STEMM leaders, experiencing first-hand the power that greater diversity can bring to solving the world’s most intractable problems.

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Cyberlite works to help schools, enterprises, governments, and nonprofits to teach cyber safety and digital well-being through creative education, with one clear objective to prepare students with the right tools and skills to become internet and empowered online.

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