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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Intertech @ Pride in London 2019

Here is everything you need to know to join in and celebrate Intertech @ Pride in London Jubilee 2019. We've loads of great events planned over the next three weeks, culminating with a fantastic day on Pride Saturday, 6th July 2019.

Pride Week Events - 30th June to 5th July

We've our usual week of Pride events scheduled once again and we'll be sharing further details of these plans in the coming weeks. Keep a sharp eye on your inbox!

Pride Saturday Events - 6th July

We have a full day of events planned for the big day that we're so excited to share with you; so here goes...

Marching in the Parade...

As always, we will march in the Pride in London Jubilee once again this year. Here’s all you need to know to grab a spot to join Intertech’s contingent promoting diversity in tech.

Pride in London has limited the number of parade places per organisation this year in order to increase the representation of our diverse community, this means we have fewer places than last year. But don’t fret - we plan to be in force promoting our message of diversity.

Tickets to march in the parade can be booked using the link below. You will be able to reserve one ticket and will be asked for your t-shirt size at the time of booking.

Pride Party...

We are excited to add a post-Pride parade after-party at Salsa! Bar, Temple this year. We've reserved this exciting venue for a private, invite-only event to celebrate Intertech @ Pride Jubilee.

Join us immediately after the Parade from 4:00pm to late for a night full of exciting entertainment. We'll also have a bar tab for wine and beer and a cocktail happy hour between 5pm and 8pm for those wanting something a bit more extravagant!

We anticipate significant interest in this special event so get your tickets fast to join the fun and wind down after a brilliant day or recharge for an exciting night out!

Pride Party tickets can be booked using the link below. Please note that tickets are limited to four (4) per person and if you reserve a parade ticket, your booking includes a Pride Party ticket so you only need to reserve additional Pride Party tickets if you want to bring along friends.
When
06 Jul 2019
until 06 Jun 2019

Intertech @ Capco & Flux - Celebrating 50 Years of Pride with Matthew Todd

We are super excited to announce an Intertech Pride event in collaboration with Capco and Flux - with tickets live from 10am Wednesday 5th June.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, we are proud to host former editor of Attitude Magazine, playwright and multi-award winning journalist, Matthew Todd. Matthew is the author of “Straight Jacket”, a revolutionary clarion call for gay men, the wider LGBT+ community, their friends and family, and most recently, “Pride: The Story of the LGBTQ Equality Movement”.

He will be joining us to speak about the origins of Pride, and where we stand today. We are delighted that such a powerful speaker will be sharing his words with us. We will also be showing a short excerpt from the 2019 documentary, “State of Pride” from Oscar-winning Directors, Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman.

This is a fantastic way to reconnect with Pride and the LGBT+ rights movement before the big day in London. There will also be a great selection of drinks and nibbles available on the night. Please join us.

Please note that sensitive subjects may be discussed during the event.
When
25 Jun 2019 at 6:30pm
until 25 Jun 2019 at 10:00pm
Where
41 Luke Street
Flux
London
EC2A 4DP

Intertech @ Microsoft - 'Driving for Authenticity'

Tickets are now live for our event with Microsoft where we'll be joined by guest speaker Charlie Martin, a transgender racing driver and LGBTQI+ activist who started her life in the spotlight by creating videos documenting her gender transition, and since then she has been changing minds and attitudes in the racing world with her “come as you are, do what you love” attitude!

We'll also be joined by Emily Coates, an engineer and GLEAM board member at Microsoft who will be speaking about her experiences transitioning in the work environment. The event will raise the topic of how being your authentic self can improve performance in our personal and work lives and we're so excited to be joining Microsoft once again.

Please note sign-up for this event is handled by Microsoft at the link below and is open to members outside of Intertech.
When
19 Jun 2019 at 6:00pm
until 19 Jun 2019 at 9:00pm
Where
Microsoft Reactor
70 Wilson Street
London
EC2A 2DB

Intertech Network Leaders & Radius Business @ HSBC

An exclusive invitation for our Intertech Network Leaders to the Radius Business & HSBC 'Employee Networks & the Impact of Technology' panel debate taking place next month.

As technology continues to change and evolve the way we live and work, we will explore how technology is impacting employee networks and what this might mean for the future of them followed by drinks and networking at HSBC's offices in Canary Wharf.

This event is only open to Intertech Network Leaders - you'll need to let us know you're a Network Leader/Chair or similar to receive invites for our tailored events. Simply complete this form and we'll send you invites to this event and others going forward.
When
17 Jun 2019 at 6:15pm
until 17 Jun 2019 at 9:00pm
Where
HSBC
8 Canada Square
Canary Wharf
E14 5HQ

LGBTQ+ New Comedian of the Year 2019 - The Final!

It's the final of the Comedy Bloomers LGBTQ+ New Comedian of the Year 2019... we've been having such a fantastic time attending Intertech @ Comedy Bloomers events over the last few months and thanks so much to you all for attending.

The Final round of the competition is taking place tonight and there's just a few tickets remaining - sign up for a last minute night of comedy today!

Are you a Network Lead?

We're looking to find out which of you are Network or Employee Resource Group leads to enable us to better support you with events, resources and more. We've events tailored just to those in leadership roles and want to ensure you're informed of these.

If this sounds like you then please take 1 minute to complete the form below.

Let us know you're a Network or ERG Lead...

Intertech @ Simply Business - Rethinking the 'Call Centre' for the 21st Century

Innovation happens everywhere. When should a company outsource vs just build the solution in house? Intertech are proud to announce our event with Simply Business who recently came up against this very challenge in their customer service space.

We will be hearing from the Engineering and Data department at Simply Business to talk about how and why they avoided third party solutions to build their very own data sourced call centre system on their journey from ambitious start up to half-billion dollar company.

We'll be hearing from the following incredible speakers on the night, looking at three key parts of the Simply Business call centre:

  • Alex Hancock - Head of Customer Analytics
  • Merve Taner - Senior Engineer
  • James O’Hare - Data Solutions Engineer
Simply Business recognise the importance of having an inclusive and diverse workforce and are proud to be hosting this event alongside Intertech LGBT+ Diversity Forum.
When
29 May 2019 at 6:30pm
until 29 May 2019 at 10:00pm
Where
Simply Business, 6th Floor
99 Gresham Street
London
EC2V 7NG

Intertech @ Microsoft - IDAHOBIT Keynote & Quiz 2019

Join us and Microsoft for a very special evening celebrating IDAHOBIT 2019 at their Microsoft Reactor.

We'll be joined by Roland White, Microsoft's Global Director of Diversity & Inclusion who will kick-off the evening with a keynote on the importance of the day alongside other community guests. Following these short addresses we'll start the IDAHOBIT 2019 Microsoft & Intertech Quiz hosted by a very special MC guest too - the charming Wayne Carter of Driving You Homo.

We'll be inviting teams of upto 6 to take part on the evening and in true Intertech fashion will include a few extra rounds on LGBT+ culture and of course technology. We'll ensure we keep you well refreshed with food and drinks throughout the evening.

We'll close the night with the announcement of the winners and the giving of prizes - we can't wait to have you join us.

IDAHOBIT exists to raise attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender, intersex people and all other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics.
When
16 May 2019 at 6:00pm
until 16 May 2019 at 9:00pm
Where
70 Wilson St
London
EC2A 2DB

Intertech @ Lloyds Banking Group - The future faces of Banking & FinTech

Join us at Lloyds Banking Group on May 2nd for a fascinating evening looking at the future of banking, FinTech and the individuals working within the industry.

We'll be joined by speakers from Lloyds Banking Group and the wider industry sharing their insight into how innovation is changing the way we work within banking, how consumers interact with banks and how both individuals and businesses manage our money in today's digital age. They will also share insight into their journey and the skillset that has brought them to where they are. It's going to be a great evening looking at the very latest developments in the world of FinTech and the impact of digital transformation on the industry and those working within as a whole.

Valid photographic ID, presented upon arrival, will be required to attend the event.
When
02 May 2019 at 6:00pm
until 02 May 2019 at 9:00pm
Where
Lloyds Bank Plc
125 London Wall
London
EC2Y 5AJ

Introducing Paloma, our newest member of the team...

It's Lesbian Day of Visibility 2019 and our newest member of the team Paloma (@wherespaloma) shares her insight into why LDOV is such an important day, and one that we should celebrate not just today but everyday.

As an organisation focused on promoting LGBT+ diversity, we recognise that there simply isn't enough representation nor variety of lesbian women out there. From our workplaces, to the social spaces we meet friends in or the films and books that we love, our gay friends are active and simply more visible in our society. We need this day to remind everyone that we exist, and that there’s not just one kind of woman who likes women - we’re more visible than ever before, but there’s still so much more we can do.

At Intertech, we're delighted to have Paloma on the team and are already benefiting from the fresh thinking she's bringing.

Paloma is originally from Spain and has been in London for the last 2 years since moving here from 4 years in Asia. She’s currently an Account Manager for Sojern, an adTech company, and works on the technical aspects of programmatic campaigns for companies in the travel industry.