Belong Digital | Leeds Digital Festival | 24 Sept 20

Inclusivity is at the heart of the Leeds Digital Community, find out what we are doing to build a more diverse city and how you can help.

About this Event

Date: 24 September 2020
Time: 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM BST
Location: Online Event


Women in Leeds Digital is back, and our virtual 2020 conference promises to be bigger and better than ever!

The afternoon kicks off with an intro from our very own CEO of Leeds City Council, Tom Riordan.

Key Note from Ruth Hunt

Ruth Hunt is a co-founder and director of organisational change consultancy, Deeds & Words, which she runs with her partner Caroline Ellis. Prior to this she was CEO of LGBT human rights charity Stonewall, where she worked her way up through the policy and campaigning team over fourteen years. In this time the UK took huge steps towards equality for LGBT people, including equal marriage and equal adoption rights for same-sex couples. During her tenure as CEO, Stonewall also become trans inclusive. In 2019 Ruth became Baroness Hunt of Bethnal Green and continues to fight for societal change and a kinder type of politics from the crossbenches. Ruth is a practising Christian and lives in London with her partner Caroline.

Insta: ruthiehunt

Twitter: @ruth_hunt

We will have a series of panels discussing how more diverse groups can get into tech, the importance of those returning to the workforce and other incentives and agendas.

We take the opportunity to talk about race and have built a panel to discuss what actions we are taking and how we can come together and all do more.
This online event will take place on #DigiLounge, here’s a useful checklist to go through before attending a #DigiLounge Event:

  1. To get the full networking experience use a computer with a camera and microphone. It’s not required but will let you have an amazing experience!
  2. As we use the latest video technology, make sure your browser and OS is updated to the latest version. We currently only support Chrome, Safari, or Firefox browsers on your desktop/laptop computer. Mobile and tablet view can be accessed and are in beta!
  3. Check that your browser, hardware and internet connection fulfils our requirements on this webcam test page:
  4. Don’t join through a VPN – there can sometimes be blocks from your IT systems
  5. Locate yourself in a quiet place with a non-distracting background.
  6. Go to the link that was sent to you and register with your name, email and password.
  7. Most importantly have fun and a great event!

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