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From WiT to WiTtier

From WiT to WiTtier

A talk about growing a Women in Tech (WiT) community in Nottingham, UK. Given at GitHub Satellite.

Amy Dickens

May 22, 2017
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  1. From to WiTtier

  2. Who am I? @RedRoxProjects

  3. Amy Dickens @RedRoxProjects @dickensa dickensa.github.io

  4. The Able Orchestra @RedRoxProjects Image courtesy of the BBC

  5. Why do women in tech communities matter? How do you

    grow communities like this? How to be welcoming to everyone Five simple things @RedRoxProjects
  6. Why Women in Tech? @RedRoxProjects

  7. Let’s talk about BIAS @RedRoxProjects

  8. Negative BIAS @RedRoxProjects

  9. Positive BIAS @RedRoxProjects

  10. Technology has no bias we do @RedRoxProjects

  11. Unconscious @RedRoxProjects

  12. Diversity @RedRoxProjects

  13. DIVERSE TEAMS, COMPANIES, THOUGHTS, BACKGROUNDS, MUSIC TASTES, ETC. ETC. Terri

    Burns, Twitter @tcburning @RedRoxProjects
  14. Diversity @RedRoxProjects

  15. Facts & Figures @RedRoxProjects

  16. 20% @RedRoxProjects

  17. Role Models @RedRoxProjects Removing gender labels from job roles

  18. Inspire @RedRoxProjects

  19. Nov 2014 - first women in tech conference Feb 2016

    - second women in tech conference MAR 2016 - monthly meet up starts FEB 2017 - third women in tech conference MAR 2017 - Women in Tech Meetup 1st Birthday MAY 2017 - building a community outside of the conference @RedRoxProjects
  20. Events for Everyone @RedRoxProjects

  21. ALL GENDERS LEVELS AGES INTERESTS @RedRoxProjects

  22. Impact @RedRoxProjects The Ripple effect

  23. @RedRoxProjects “Today I’ve learnt that I can be successful in

    technology if I want to be” Women in Tech 2017
  24. Encourage and support each other @RedRoxProjects

  25. NB IN TECH CODELIB MODERN MUSE RAILSGIRLS SHE++ TRANSCODE @RedRoxProjects

  26. Create ambassadors @RedRoxProjects

  27. The Future @RedRoxProjects

  28. Be aware of your biases @RedRoxProjects

  29. Encourage Inclusivity @RedRoxProjects

  30. Be an Ambassador @RedRoxProjects

  31. Challenge negative behaviour @RedRoxProjects

  32. Be excellent to each other Always @RedRoxProjects

  33. Thank you for listening! @RedRoxProjects