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Discussing Diversity

26/06/2019 By Tillie Hands

In the rapidly-evolving digital economy where skills are in high demand and low supply, building and retaining highly talented diverse teams is becoming ever more challenging. At our recent event, facilitated by Tech Talent Charter co-founder Debbie Forster MBE, (rated one of the UK’s most influential “Women in Tech”) we  heard from the experiences and expertise of our inspirational cross-industry panel. 

Our guests shared insights on how to attract, engage and retain diverse teams, including leveraging your employer brand in the Engineering community and improving your candidate experience. They also shared their experiences of implementing pioneering Apprenticeship Schemes, Coding Academies and Learning & Development programmes with a social impact. 

The event was an excellent learning experience for Digital & Technology leaders as well as Heads of Talent, People Officers and HR partners with responsibility for attracting diverse teams in innovative markets. 
Panel members: 

Ben Jones – Leading CTO at GfK, formerly Euromoney Institutional Investor & Paddy Power

Tessa Clarke - Co-Founder of OLIO and ‘Tech Personality of the Year’ winner 2019

Jessica Cecil - Director of BBC Online Project, Education Advisory board member & Trustee

Jacqui Lloyd – Senior VP & Apprenticeship Lead at Citi, previously “Early in Career” Talent Manager at Microsoft 

Oliver Beach - Founder and CEO at Futureproof, formerly Campus Director at global tech education school

Kelly Vickery- Employer Branding Manager at Kobalt, previously Head of Talent at Matches Fashion, & NET-A-PORTER


Debbie Forster MBE - Tech Talent Charter co-founder, MBE and Women in IT 2019 winner 

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