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Women represent just over 50% of the UK population. However, less than 15% of the engineering positions are filled by women. Black, Asian and Minority ethnic people represent 13% of the UK's population. However the UK's top 16 technology companies only have 2.6% of board positions held by a person from an ethnic minority.

Technology advances have had an impact on every citizen. If we aim to build and roll-out more technology-driven products and services, how do ensure our tech teams and founders are representative of our communities. Please sign up to join our open discussion.

This talk will begin at 6:30pm. Prior to that, the London Central Branch AGM will take place in the same room from 6pm. Guests are welcome to attend the AGM, or just the talk.


Wilfrid Obeng
Wilfrid Obeng is an Amos Bursary alumni and responsible for the charities media pillar. He has gained a number of roles at leading organisations, such as Google, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Bloomberg and Teach First. He was headhunted by Google to be a Programmatic Account Strategist in Dublin, where he was promoted and transitioned into a role as a Customer Solutions Engineer at the Google London office.

Jenny Fallover
Jenny has over 20 years’ experience in technology and currently works as a Digital delivery lead at Refinitiv. Unit recently she was the founding London City Director for Lesbians Who Tech, Co-Chair for the Gay Women’s Network and an author at Gay Star News. She is also an expert for Apps for Good and mentor for Coder Dojo.. Jenny was featured in the Brummel Top 30 Ones to Watch List in 2016 and was awarded LGBT Role Model of the Year in Jan 2017 by Stonewall. More recently she was a TechWomen50 award winner.

Hephzi Pemberton
Hephzi is an entrepreneur and angel investor, who believes in the power of good business to transform society. Having previously built and sold the buy-side recruitment firm Kea Consultants and established a social enterprise Kiteka in Uganda, she is now focused on increasing diversity in leadership positions with Equality Group.

Equality Group harnesses the power of diverse leaders across the Finance, Technology and Social Impact sectors. The consultancy service helps companies attract, retain and develop diverse talent, which the Executive Search service headhunts. Equality changes the business landscape by widening the range of exceptional candidates and offering them unique leadership opportunities.



17:50 - Registration (Don't forget to sign in at the ground floor security desk when you arrive.)
18:00 - London Central Branch AGM
18:30 - The event starts
21:00 - The event ends



Why representation in Technology is important - Jenny Fallover (PDF)


For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.


THIS EVENT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: BCS London Central Branch - https://www.bcs.org/membership/member-communities/london-central-branch

Why representation in Technology is important - London Central Branch
Date and time
Thursday 10 October, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor
25 Copthall Avenue
This event is sold out