Intertech LGBT+ Diversity Forum

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About Intertech LGBT+ Diversity Forum

Founded in 2012, Intertech LGBT+ Diversity Forum (“Intertech”), is a community for LGBT+ individuals and their allies.

We encourage LGBT+ diversity and inclusion inthe UK technology sector for the benefit of the individual, the organisations they represent and the industry overall.

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Upcoming events

THURSDAY, JUNE 28
6:00pm
Intertech @ GDS
Intertech LGBT+ Diversity Forum
Government Digital Service, London
MONDAY, JULY 2
WEDNESDAY, JULY 4

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Intertech @ Facebook - Why does Pride matter in 2018?

We're excited to invite you to join us and Facebook for a very special Pride Week event to discuss 'Why Pride still matters in 2018'.

We'll hear from Tudor Havriliuc, Facebook Vice President & Pride Exec Sponsor, followed by a fantastic set of speakers including...

  • Susannah Temko - Facebook, Client Partner for Government, Politics & Non-Profit
  • Rhammel O’Dwyer-Afflick - Pride in London, Deputy Director of Communications
  • Leng Montgomery - Sainsburys, D&I Executive
  • Sarah Foster - Deepmind, D&I Lead
Following the panel there'll be a chance to network over drinks and canapés.

Plus, as usual, we've tickets available for our friends at 'Lesbians Who Tech' & 'The Gay Women's Network' too.

We look forward to seeing you there!
When
04 Jul 2018 at 6:30pm
until 04 Jul 2018 at 9:00pm
Where
Facebook
1 Rathbone Square
London
W1T 1FB

Intertech @ GDS

Join Intertech LGBT+ Diversity Forum and the Government Digital Service (GDS) this Pride Month for an evening of insight and learning around how an organisation, whose job is the digital transformation of the Government, are truly embracing innovation and driving positive change.

We'll hear from a number of speakers and see demonstrations of the technology behind GOV.UK Verify, their web platforms and much more - in addition we'll hear how GDS are embracing diversity and the importance of this to them.

There'll also be a chance for networking and a Mario Kart Tournament (Yes, you read that correctly...) afterwards, before in typical Intertech fashion we move to a nearby venue to continue the evening.

We look forward to seeing you there.
When
28 Jun 2018 at 6:00pm
until 28 Jun 2018 at 9:00pm
Where
Government Digital Service
10 Whitechapel High Street
London
E1 8QS

Intertech @ Google Campus - LGBT+ Startup Networking

We're delighted to invite you to join us for a LGBT+ Startup networking event with Google Campus to meet like minded entrepreneurs, makers and their supporters in this space.

Whether you identify as LGBT+, or simply wish to support the cause while enjoying an evening full of rainbows, we want everyone to join the celebration!

We really do want to make this evening as engaging and worthwhile for members who are entreprenuers, working in start-ups, makers and investors, so if you do fit into one of these groups please sign-up as we'd love to see you there.

We're also delighted to have individuals from Gayglers, Lesbians Who Tech and the Gay Womens Network joining us.

In typical fashion there will be drinks and nibbles, plus music and some amazing connections waiting for you on the evening - as well as post-event celebrations in a nearby venue.

See you there!
When
02 Jul 2018 at 6:00pm
until 02 Jul 2018 at 9:00pm
Where
4-5 Bonhill Street
London
EC2A 4BX

Intertech @ Pride in London - Tickets Live Tomorrow!

Tickets for the Intertech @ Pride in London 2018 parade will be released tomorrow at 1230pm (noon).

If you'd like to join us on what promises to be our biggest and brightest Pride in London so far then make sure you're online ready to sign-up using the link below.

Register for Intertech @ Pride in London 2018 Parade

If you don't grab a ticket then please do join the waiting list as places will free up, plus we'll be running a raffle on the day for tickets that remain unclaimed - there's plenty of opportunity to get involved. We hope to see you there!

Looking for our other events?

For all other planned events this month (GDS, Facebook & Palantir) these tickets will be released as normal, via email and social channels, as the month progresses to ensure that as many of our members can attend.

VMware Sponsor Story - An Intertech sponsor...

With over 500,000 customers globally, VMware is the pioneer in virtualization and an innovator in cloud and business , VMware are sponsoring Intertech LGBT+ Diversity Forum as one of our Pride in London 2018 sponsors.

We've asked them to share with you, our members, what diversity and inclusion means to VMware, and why they've chosen to support you all in celebrating Pride with Intertech this year...

"VMinclusion is a business led initiative focused on creating and fostering an inclusive environment at VMWare. As part of our VMinclusion initiative we have Power of Difference groups (PODs) around the globe who focus on ensuring that Inclusion is at the heart of all that we do. In the UK we have a general Inclusion POD (‘VMinclusion UK’) who drive initiatives across all areas of diversity – from race, gender, sexual orientation and age, to people with different life experiences, abilities and personalities. The mission of VMinclusion UK is to drive positive engagements that create and foster a diverse and inclusive environment and aim to form a strong sense of trust, belonging and community by providing a safe environment for authenticity.

In line with their Inclusion efforts, VMware employees are excited about marching at Pride, celebrating diversity and supporting #PrideMatters as part of this year’s activities."

For more information on VMware visit their website or check out their social media using the links below:

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TripAdvisor Sponsor Story - Marching proudly with Intertech once again...

Since 2016, TripAdvisor have supported Intertech with our Pride activities, and once again this year they'll be marching proudly with colleagues across the technology industry in London. It goes without saying, that they're also sponsoring Intertech LGBT+ Diversity Forum as one of our Pride in London 2018 sponsors.

We've asked them to share with you, our members, what diversity and inclusion means to TripAdvisor, and why they've chosen to work, once again, with us and support you all in celebrating Pride with Intertech this year...

'As the world's largest travel site*, TripAdvisor enables travellers to unleash the full potential of every trip. With over 630 million reviews and opinions covering the world's largest selection of travel listings worldwide – covering approximately 7.5 million accommodations, airlines, experiences, and restaurants – TripAdvisor provides travellers with the wisdom of the crowds to help them decide where to stay, how to fly, what to do and where to eat.'

This rather impressive intro to TripAdvisor, shows the real benefits that can be achieved when we stand together, and at TripAdvisor we were delighted to hear that they 'are deeply committed to our value of being "Better Together". We stand with our employees who are part of the LGBTQ+ community and are proud to support local participation in global Pride events.'

For the past few years, TripAdvisor teams have taken part in Pride parades around the world to show their pride and ally-ship. This year, we're looking forward to continuing the tradition TripAdvisor established in 2016 marching proudly with us and in their words 'We can't wait to celebrate with you all!'.

For more information on TripAdvisor visit their website or check out their social media using the links below:

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*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, October 2017

Scott Logic Sponsor Story - A culture in which everyone is supported...

Scott Logic, the friendly people building brilliant software, are sponsoring Intertech LGBT+ Diversity Forum as one of our Pride in London 2018 sponsors.

We've asked them to share with you, our members, what diversity and inclusion means to Scott Logic, and why they've chosen to work with us and support you all in celebrating Pride with Intertech this year...

'At Scott Logic, we constantly strive to build an open and inclusive environment. As a people-focused technology consultancy, we pride ourselves on creating a culture in which everyone is supported to reach their full potential, whatever their background or identity. We are extremely pleased to be sponsoring Intertech for Pride in London 2018, and look forward to seeing you there!'

It's short and to the point but we're really looking forward to seeing Scott Logic there too!

For more information on Scott Logic visit their website or check out their social media using the links below:

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Taylor Wessing Sponsor Story - Promoting LGBT equality and our culture of inclusion...

With over 1100 lawyers in 32 offices around the world, Taylor Wessing are a leading full-service international law firm, and an organisation that we're delighted are sponsoring Intertech LGBT+ Diversity Forum as one of our Pride in London 2018 sponsors.

We've asked them to share with you, our members, what diversity and inclusion means to Taylor Wessing, and why they've chosen to work with us and support you all in celebrating Pride with Intertech this year...

'Creating an inclusive working environment and recognising the value our people bring to Taylor Wessing is at the heart of our culture; it's what makes Taylor Wessing a great place to work.' is a rather perfect way of explaining why Taylor Wessing has committed to sponsoring Intertech and why we're so pleased to have them join us at Pride in London 2018.

As an orgasniation 'working with clients in the most dynamic industries helping them succeed by thinking innovatively about their business issues' their 'focus on the industries of tomorrow has enabled them to develop market-leading expertise in Life Sciences, Private Wealth and Technology, Media and Communications', but this hasn't stopped them pushing forwards in ensuring that diversity and inclusion remain core to their business, as the following illustrates.

As a Stonewall Top 100 employer, Taylor Wessing clearly champion LGBT+ inclusion and have therefore become a market leader in diversity initiatives. When we asked them why Intertech? They told us, 'We are proud to sponsor Intertech at Pride London 2018. Technology is one of the youngest and yet, one of the fastest growing sectors. Our support represents our shared values and our commitment to improving LGBT equality.'

We were also lucky to hear directly from Sian Skelton, Diversity & Inclusion Partner, who stated,'We are committed to promoting LGBT equality and our culture of inclusion to extend beyond the firm to the wider community. As Diversity & Inclusion Partner, and a tech lawyer, I am delighted that we are sponsoring Intertech at Pride this year.'

If all of the above doesn't paint a picture of just how supportive Taylor Wessing are both of Intertech, the LGBT+ community and of ensuring diversity and inclusion remains a constant stream in their business; then we're not sure what else would...

For more information on Taylor Wessing visit their website or check out their social media using the links below:

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myGwork Sponsor Story - Together, we are empowered!

myGwork, the global LGBT+ social recruitment platform will be joining us to march in this years Pride in London parade. They are also very kindly sponsoring Intertech LGBT+ Diversity Forum as one of our Pride in London 2018 sponsors.

As an organisation built around championing diversity, we know they're really passionate about diversity and inclusion, but we still went ahead and asked them to share with you, our members, what diversity inclusion means to myGwork and why they've chosen to work with us and support you all in celebrating Pride with Intertech this year...

myGwork, the LGBT+ and allies business community, is the global LGBT+ social recruitment platform that helps candidates identify inclusive employers, network, find mentors, learn about professional LGBT+ news, and engage in LGBT+ & D&I events. You can check out their promotional video here.

For that reason, they told us that they 'want to contribute to building a global workforce that champions diverse organisations and give better employment & networking opportunities to the LGBT+ community. As an LGBT+ tech company, we are very excited to support Intertech and march together at Pride in London 2018. Together, we are empowered!'

We're delighted to have myGwork on board - they're an organisation with a string of awards and accolades, with their founders being named as 'Attitude Award Young LGBT Entrepreneur of the Year 2016' and 'Financial Time #38 Top Future LGBT Leaders'

For more information on myGwork visit their website or check out their social media using the links below:

Visit the myGwork Website

Follow myGwork on Twitter

Softwire Sponsor Story - A great place to work for everyone...

Softwire are sponsoring Intertech LGBT+ Diversity Forum as one of our Pride in London 2018 sponsors.

We've therefore asked them to share with you, our members, what diversity inclusion means to Softwire and why they've chosen to work with us and support you all in celebrating Pride with Intertech this year...

Softwire is a London based software development company delivering bespoke software solutions and applications for some of the UK’s leading brands, and they were delighted to share with us why they truly do value 'a diverse workforce and the contribution each individual makes'.

Just like the objectives of Intertech, they are committed to promoting inclusivity, equality and diversity in their policies, practices and procedures, and to 'ensuring that no one feels left out as they work hard to create an inclusive working environment which allows people to simply be themselves at work'

It goes without saying that Softwire believes in treating everyone equally and with the same attention, courtesy and respect, and that diverse and inclusive companies make for more innovative, engaged, and happy teams. 'Softwire is a great place to work for everyone, this has been reflected in our position in the top 25 Sunday Times Best Small Companies for the past 8 years.'

We know that we're looking forward to marching with Softwire this year and having heard about the vibrant social scene and numerous LGBT+ themed events that they host we're sure it'll be a carnival atmosphere.

For more information on Softwire visit their website or check out their social media using the links below:

Visit the Softwire Website

Follow Softwire on Twitter