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Salesforce & InterTech Pride Celebration

We're excited to be invited to join Salesforce for their Pride in London celebrations at Archer Street Bar, taking place just minutes away from Piccadilly Circus, a perfect spot to watch the parade.

It’s time to come together and celebrate diversity, whether you're a member of InterTech, Salesforce, the LGBTQ community, a straight ally or anyone else - you're welcome.

Following the parade, those marching with InterTech will re-unite with us further celebrations and to continue to party into the evening.

We have 12 tables reserved outside of Archer Street and an area inside reserved too; use of the venue's facilities and what promises to be an entertaining day with performances, on Archer Street Bar's very own stage, from great names in the West End and more.

Spaces are limited so please only register is you are certain you can attend.

Wristbands for the bar and food will only be issued to those who have registered online.
When
08 Jul 2017 at 12:30pm
until 08 Jul 2017 at 7:00pm
Where
Archer Street Bar
3-4 Archer Street
London
W1D 7AP

The "Pride in Business" Reception

Posted on behalf of Institute of Directors
The IoD will mark the launch of the ‘Pride in Business Network’ amongst its membership with a drinks reception on the evening of July 7th, the eve of London’s famous Gay Pride March, at the IoD’s Headquarters on Pall Mall.

With LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and business leaders now making waves in the business world, the IoD has partnered with other groups – InterTech, TechLondonAdvocates, Series Q and the Gay Women’s Network – to celebrate their achievements on this most festive of weekends.

The drinks will mark the beginning of the IoD’s Pride in Business series of networking events and mentoring, more details of which will be forthcoming in due course.
When
07 Jul 2017 at 6:00pm
until 07 Jul 2017 at 7:30pm
Where
116 Pall Mall
London
SW1Y 5ED

Google & InterTech Pre-Pride Quiz

It's back! The highly anticipated Pre-Pride Quiz with Google and InterTech!

Join us at the Google Central St. Giles offices near Tottenham Court Road for an evening of quizzing, networking, and pre-pride celebrations.

We're delighted to have our famous InterTech quizmaster Tim Macavoy back once again to guide us through the evening - we're excited to see you at what promises to be the best Pre-Pride quiz yet.
When
06 Jul 2017 at 6:00pm
until 06 Jul 2017 at 10:00pm
Where
Google
Central St Giles
London
WC2H 8AG

InterTech @ Pride in London 2017

It's that time of year again and we're so excited to be taking part in the Pride in London parade thanks to our wonderful sponsors over at Salesforce, TripAdvisor & Accenture.

We only have a small number of tickets for the parade this year, but that doesn't mean we don't want you to make any less noise or party atmosphere than previously. As ever we've t-shirts and goody bags so we'd love for you to come along, join the parade and celebrate one of our biggest events of the year with InterTech and friends.

Please only sign up if you are certain you will take part in the parade; we'd hate for someone to not be able to take part because a ticket has been assigned to someone who isn't going to come along.

If you're not able to get a ticket or instead want to watch the parade then sign-up for our Pride Party with Salesforce where we've plenty of availability and would be delighted to see you.
When
08 Jul 2017 at 1:30pm
until 08 Jul 2017 at 6:00pm

Bloomberg: Raising Awareness on Bisexuality

Posted on behalf of Bloomberg
The LGBT & Ally Community at Bloomberg, in partnership with Citi and State Street, invite InterTech members to join an intimate discussion on bisexuality to help raise awareness on what it means to be bisexual and to discuss some of the major prejudice, stigma and discrimination faced by the bisexual community.

Bloomberg have invited several panellists from the LGBT community, who will help to demystify common preconceptions about bisexuality. They will also explore the stigmas associated to bisexual men and women in society and share their personal experiences. This event will offer the audience an opportunity to ask questions about bisexuality that they may not have had the chance to ask before.
When
16 Jun 2017 at 6:00pm
until 16 Jun 2017 at 8:30pm
Where
Bloomberg's European Headquarters - 39-45 Finsbury Square
City Gate House
London
EC2A 1PQ

Palantir LGBT Pride Speakers Event: Being Out At Work

Posted on behalf of Palantir
Palantir have invited Intertech to their LGBT Pride Speakers event which will be followed by snacks and drinks! Registration is required so please follow the link below.
When
22 Jun 2017 at 6:30pm
until 22 Jun 2017 at 10:30pm
Where
3rd Floor Kitchen
27 Soho Square
London
W1D 3QR

A world of pure IMAGINATION

Posted on behalf of IMAGINATION
Who says nothing happens after Pride season?!

Imagination would like to invite Intertech members to a grand tour of their central London offices followed by nibbles and drinks! Please note that there are limited tickets so please sign up early to avoid disappointment!

Itinerary

6pm - Arrival and networking drinks

7pm - Imagination + Imagination Labs introduction

7:15pm - Imagination Labs demonstration

7:45/8pm - Return to Atrium

9pm to End - More drinks and networking over the road at the pub
When
13 Jul 2017 at 6:00pm
until 13 Jul 2017 at 11:30pm
Where
25 Store Street
London
WC1E 7BL

Pre-Pride Networking (+ping pong!) -- NOW FULL

Posted on behalf of Microsoft GLEAM
Sorry! Tickets are now sold out for the event.





InterTech & Microsoft would like to invite you to a special networking (and ping-pong!) evening to kick off the Pride in London season.

We have secured a private room at Bounce Farringdon (nearest tube: Chancery Lane) from 6.30pm til late. We'll have exclusive use of the ping pong tables in this room and a limited free bar! We'll have a brief hello from Microsoft's International Director of Diversity & Inclusion and we hope to share more about our plans for the InterTech parade walking group.

Please note that registration is mandatory for this event.
When
15 Jun 2017 at 6:30pm
until 15 Jun 2017 at 11:30pm

InterTech Mentoring Update

Following previous efforts to develop a mentoring platform, we revisited the idea in our January Co-Creation event. The output from the event was a sketch of a mentoring scheme aiming to enable our members better connect and share experiences.

Since then, Colin, one of our members, has been working with WERKIN, which is led by an LGBT+ entrepreneur, to make this a reality and we're delighted to say we’re now ready to run a trial of "InterTech mentoring” to gauge interest and assess the potential value to the community. Participants will have access to a mobile app designed to make mentoring more time efficient and productive, particularly where mentor and mentees span companies and locations.

Are you interested? We would appreciate you filling in your details on this Typeform (7 questions only, promise!) to understand what you would hope to get out of a mentoring relationship. We'll then feed back once we've heard from everyone who's interested.

Editor's note: In this beta stage the organisers have created an iOS compatible app only. We will share news of other platforms soon.

Global LGBTIQ Human Rights in the Populist Era; Fundraiser with OutRight Action International

Posted on behalf of London Young Professionals Engagement Commmittee
The increasingly isolationist policies of the UK, US and other Western powers have wrought severe repercussions on the global LGBTIQ community. Earlier this month, an emboldened Russia rounded up and tortured over 100 gay men. Late last year, the President of Gambia vowed to personally slit the throats of gay Gambians. And closer to home, hate crimes against LGBTIQ people are on the rise.

Please join the London Young Professionals Engagement Committee as we host Jessica Stern, the Executive Director of OutRight Action International, for a discussion on the future of LGBTIQ human rights - at home and abroad - as we enter this new populist era. Jessica will be joined by two grassroots activists who will highlight the challenges they face fighting for the LGBTIQ community in their home countries, as well as the role that the international community can play in supporting them.

The evening will kick off at 7pm with an hour of unlimited Pimm's for all guests. Come by for a drink before heading out for the evening, meet like-minded professionals and students, and learn what you can do to support LGBTIQ human rights at home and abroad. 100% of your £15 entry goes directly to OutRight Action International, the world's leading LGBTIQ human rights charity.
When
28 Apr 2017 at 7:00pm
until 28 Apr 2017 at 10:00pm
Where
The Canonbury Tavern (upstairs Blue Room)
London
N1 2NS