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Online events to boost diversity in tech industry

Agency to host free online roundtables on 10 September to discuss boosting diversity & inclusion within the technology sector. The event will discuss practical ways tech companies can engage minority candidates and commit to anti-racism policies.

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The South London Innovation Corridor is re-branding to become Stride. The agency is hosting three online roundtable discussion about boosting diversity & inclusion within the technology sector.

Attendees can gain insights from leading organisations that support under-represented talent including UK Black Tech, YSYS, the Mayor’s Digital Talent programme and Chocolate Films. These experts will share tactics for diversifying the talent pipeline and discuss practical ways tech companies can engage minority candidates and commit to anti-racism policies.

The event is backed by the London Boroughs of Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark and Wandsworth.

Stride is working with a range of progressive organisations to create opportunity, develop talent and support creative and tech enterprises. The event is part of London Tech Week and takes place on Thursday 10th September. Stride will bring together a range of partners including OneTech, Foundervine and Microsoft.

Speaking ahead of the events, OneTech Managing Director, Alison Partridge, said “We are delighted to be partnering with Stride to support underrepresented communities in South London to connect with opportunities in tech. As we start to understand what impact COVID-19 has had, activities which support local people to carve out positive economic futures for themselves close to home are more important than ever.

Stride’s virtual events is open for free registration to anyone wishing to attend.  See the events highlighted below for further details:

How I Started: Meet the South London Founders Scaling New Ideas

Thu 10 Sep, 14:00 - 15:00 This fireside chat will showcase OneTech’s Stride funded work in South London through the lens of two founders who recently benefited from the Stride programme.

Stride – Empowering Inclusive Leadership

Thu 10 Sep, 16:00 - 17:00
In this lively session, Stride will partner with four young people from South London who will turn the mentor/mentee relationship on its head by posing some tough questions to tech business leaders.

Stride - Boosting Diversity in Tech

Thu 10 Sep, 17:00 - 18:00
Stride hosts a thought-provoking roundtable discussion with leading tech experts who will share radical ideas for boosting diversity & inclusion within the technology sector. Be the first to know about Stride programmes and initiatives in South London at www.stride.london