Intertech LGBT+ Diversity Forum

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Intertech LGBT+ Diversity Forum is non-profit organisation for LGBT+ individuals and their allies across the globe. We’re super passionate and committed to encouraging LGBT+ diversity and inclusion in the UK technology sector for the benefit of the individual, the organisations they represent and the industry overall - and we’ve been doing this since 2012.

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WorkPride - An invitation...

Our amazing friends and supporters over at mygWork are pleased to invite you to their WorkPride Conference - a full week of free events for professionals, graduates, inclusive employers, and anyone who believes in workplace equality.

Each year, WorkPride welcomes thousands of virtual attendees from around the globe to network, share best practices, and learn strategies to help create workspaces that are inclusive of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
14 Jun 2021
until 18 Jun 2021

Intertech @ Pride in London 2021

We're delighted to confirm that the Intertech team have submitted our application to take part in the the UK’s biggest Pride parade - Pride in London. The parade will take place on Sept 11th 2021 after the original parade was cancelled due to the global pandemic and we're very excited about what this might look like.

We're still very much in the early planning stages with many questions unanswered around our Pride celebrations. Naturally, we will of course be following UK Government advice with all of our events and participation in the parade.

Intertech & London Bisexual Network

Join us and the London Bisexual Network, a professional network focused primarily on building awareness of and support for bisexuality in the City of London whilst remaining inclusive of allies and other members of the LGT+ community. We'll discuss the importance of not overlooking the "B" in LGBT+ as technology firms focus on LGBT+ inclusion.

This lunchtime session will bring a range of panellists together to discuss bisexuality, bi-erasure and biphobia, and how LGT+ and other allies can make a difference to their "B" counterparts.

The session will take place on Zoom provided through Macquarie - you'll be invited to register for this platform upon registration at the link below.
11 Jun 2021 at 12:30pm
until 11 Jun 2021 at 1:30pm

Intertech @ GoCardless - Bingo with Charlie Hides

Join us virtually on May 27th for a very special Intertech event partnered with GoCardless and the fantastic Charlie Hides, as we come together to play Drag Queen Bingo with the Rupaul's Drag Race star.

You should expect plenty of singing, joking around and of course audience interaction. We'll be encouraging you to get together in small groups and connect with other Intertech members across the globe - in line with UK restrictions on social gatherings.

We'll also be kicking off our own Pride month celebrations on the night so are actively encouraging themed outfits and a party atmosphere. Indeed we'll be looking out for the best dressed living room and guests on the night.

We're really excited for this one and can't wait to see you there.
27 May 2021 at 5:30pm

Intertech @ Simply Business - The Fluidity of Mental Health

Intertech and Simply Business invite you to their speaker event 'The Fluidity of Mental Health: Is there a price to being authentic?' to hear about how they're cultivating a working environment that has opened up the conversation of mental health throughout the business.

The evening will feature speakers from different disciplines, both tech & non-tech, with talks ranging from sharing personal stories of their mental health journey to discussing how we can support colleagues so they feel supported to bring their authentic selves to work.

Please join our panel discussion, led by James Brumpton (Junior DevOps Engineer) with Joanne Theodoulou (General Counsel at Simply Business & Vice Chair at the Board of Trustees for Mind) and Charlotte Butler (Managing Director of Altogether Different).

Of course, following the talks, there will be an opportunity to ask questions to the speakers and engage with other attendees.
13 May 2021 at 6:00pm

Work Pride Conference - Register today!

We're delighted to be community partners of myGwork's, the global recruitment and networking organisation for LGBTQ+ professionals, virtual conference to strengthen LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion. Their first global digital conference, #WorkPride, is taking place of postponed or cancelled flagship LBGTQ+ events.

The aim is to bring together and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and strengthen LGBTQ+ inclusion, during what is a difficult time for many people across the world.

The conference, powered by Zoom, is aimed at professionals, graduates, and employers, and will provide a forum to showcase and discuss best practice for LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace. Each day of the virtual conference will cover a different theme such as mental health and involve interactive sessions including workshops, panel discussions, and online socials, with opportunities for attendees to network and build their contacts.
22 Jun 2020 at 8:00am
until 26 Jun 2020 at 6:00pm

Intertech @ Softcat

As part of our continued celebration of LGBT+ History Month we're teaming up with the amazing people over at Softcat who've invited us along for a night of inspiring stories, anecdotes and what's brought our speakers to where they are today.

We'll also be joined by Softcat HR Director, Patricia Winter, who'll share insight into their innovative work and their commitment to diversity and inclusion.

They'll be plenty of time to network, share your own insights and raise questions on the evening all coupled with drinks and nibbles.
20 Feb 2020 at 6:00pm
until 20 Feb 2020 at 9:00pm
Softcat London
5th Floor, One Creechurch Lane

Intertech @ Vodafone

Join us at Vodafone's digital hub, The Speechmark building, for an evening of tech talks, demonstrations and networking in recognition and celebration of International Women's Day 2020.

This year's International Women's Day focuses on the theme of 'an equal world is an enabled world' and what better enabled organisation to host us than Vodafone. We're particularly excited to have such an inspirational set of allies and LBTQ+ speakers discussing topics such as who are today's women of IoT and what's to watch in the in world of AI?

We'll be joined on the evening by a range of esteemed speakers, each experts in their respective areas, with the evening being hosted by Emma Smith, Vodafone's Global Cyber Security Director. Some of our speakers on the night will include:

  • Jo Steel, Head of Release Management, Digital Engineering, Vodafone UK.
  • Angela McKane, Director of Technology Intelligence, BP.
  • Sarah Rench, Director of Data, AI & Industry Solutions, Avanade.
  • Becky Pinkard, CISO, Aldermore Bank PLC.
There'll of course be an opportunity to continue to the conversation after the tech talks over drinks and networking and we'd encourage you to sign-up swiftly for what promises to be a very engaging event.
05 Mar 2020 at 6:30pm
until 05 Mar 2020 at 9:00pm
The Speechmark - Vodafone UK
114 Great Suffolk Street

Intertech @ Goldman Sachs

Join us at Goldman Sachs’ new London office for an open conversation on demystifying gender fluidity and the importance of bringing your authentic self to work with Nat Kilsby, managing director in Operations Engineering. We’ll also hear some insights into the technical challenges of building Marcus UK, the firm’s consumer bank.

We'll be following the discussion with networking, where you will have the chance to chat with other LGBT+ community members from the tech and finance industries, as well as members from Goldman Sachs’ firmwide LGBT+ network!

Please bring a form of ID to ensure efficient access to the event.
13 Feb 2020 at 6:30pm
until 13 Feb 2020 at 9:00pm
Goldman Sachs
25 Shoe Lane

Intertech @ Football Radar

We're delighted to invite you to Football Radar's London office where, in a twist from our usual Intertech topics, we'll be hearing about the importance of driving inclusion in sport and some of the positive changes that have happened in the industry recently. Plus, and more in keeping with our style, we'll hear about the very unique role of data and it's importance to all things football from our hosts.

On the evening we'll be joined by a range of speakers from both the tech and sporting worlds, and we'll be providing plenty of opportunity for questions. They'll of course be drinks and nibbles and we're really looking forward to a night of fresh conversation and insight into sport tech.
06 Feb 2020 at 6:00pm
until 06 Feb 2020 at 9:00pm
Football Radar
31 Vernon Street
W14 0RN