Welcome to Include Me

We want all voices to be heard

Find your voice

Welcome to the Include Me Community

Our aim is to give you a platform and a safe way to communicate

Include Me is a place for mums, dads, grandparents, teachers, business leaders, students, entrepreneurs from all backgrounds and of all colours to come together, to share stories, to ask questions and to learn from one another. Our aim is to give you a platform, a safe way to communicate, to work together to bring about positive change to our region.

Within our Include Me community we have the expertise and connections to listen, communicate and launch effective campaigns to bring about the change needed to make our region a more equal, inclusive and fairer place for overlooked and underrepresented people and for our children.

Chatting with Female Founders | Barclays Eagle Labs | 25 Nov | 12 Noon

Mel Ellyard will be joining Chris Winn, Ecosystem Manager, Eagle Labs Leeds to #Unmute and talk about diversity and inclusion in #tech. How sharing her story created Include Me to help bring about positive change. Get ready,...

Entrepreneurship & Diversity Report | British Business Bank | 20 Oct 20

Alone together: Entrepreneurship and diversity in the UK The report on entrepreneurship and diversity in the UK examines the profound effects ethnic and economic background, gender and place have on entrepreneurial opportunities...

Interview with Emma Cowling | Authentic Tech Leaders | 19 Nov 20

I had a great evening with Emma Cowling talking to the Authentic Tech Leaders group about my authentic story and how Include Me was created. It's not always easy to speak from the heart, to make yourself vulnerable, to allow...

Connecting Innovation – Your Gateway to Innovation Support | Leeds Digital Festival | 02 Oct 20

Event Overview: This interactive session will give participants an overview of the Connecting Innovation programme from Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, as well as hosting an interactive Q&A with a panel of industry...

Leeds Libraries Tech Talk: Diversity and Inclusion with Alice Chance | Leeds Digital Festival | 01 Oct 20

Find out how we can promote and drive forward diversity, inclusion and accessibility within tech and digital About this Event Leeds Libraries want to make sure we stay connected to our community. This series of talks is perfect...

Making Tech Retraining/Returners Programmes Work in Leeds | Leeds Digital Festival | 02 Oct 20

A virtual event focussed on sharing the new Leeds Tech Retraining & Returners Ecosystem and how you can make it work in your company About this Event Fri, October 2, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM BST Description Making Retraining...

Diversifying Digital: Bridging the gap in tech | Leeds Digital Festival | 30 Sept 20

A live Q&A discussion for anyone who is looking to create a more diverse and inclusive space within tech and the workplace Tuesday 29th September 12:30–13:30 A unique opportunity to chat with industry experts speakers: James...

What Is Your City Doing To Be Inclusive? | Leeds Digital Festival | 30 Sept 20

Join INC360 in discussing inclusivity with a number of Leeds and West Yorkshire based organisations About this Event INC360 is built on the value that everyone has the right to be included. With that in mind, as part of the...

Bringing Your Authentic Self to the University of Leeds | Leeds Digital Festival | 01 Oct 20

A webinar with Q&A session discussing how to bring your authentic self to the University of Leeds, drawing on research from two speakers About this Event This event will explore how to bring your authentic self to the...

Tribunal awards 10 UK homecare workers £10,000 each in back pay | The Guardian

Ruling says travel and waiting time between cases should be treated as working time. The case was brought by UNISON, and its leader, Dave Prentis, described the ruling as ‘a major victory’. A group of homecare workers have been...

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Our mission

We want all voices to be heard and we want to bring about positive change for everyone.

So, bring your truth, bring your ideas, bring your connections to help us truly shift the barometer in the direction of an inclusive and diverse world for us all.

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