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Women and racial minorities are underrepresented in the technology industry, and are characterised by low rates of progression and retention. Despite growing recognition for the business case for diversity, and a growing portfolio of interventions, little progress has been made for a decade.

Yet Agile methodologies, widely adopted in the tech industry, appear to match many best practices advised for building inclusion. So, why then, does tech have such a pipeline problem?

In this webinar Jo Stansfield unpicks some of the research background, and presents findings from her Organisational Psychology MSc research that examines task assignment and career attitudes of Agile team members that may explain the poor retention and progression of underrepresented groups. This points the way for individuals, teams, and organisations to make meaningful change for greater inclusion.

From attending this webinar you will:

  • Gain new insights from research about gender and race in tech teams
  • For individuals: Learn how you can gain more traction in your career
  • For allies, teams and organisations: Learn how to support progression and retention of people from underrepresented groups in your tech teams

About the speaker

Jo Stansfield

Jo is founder and director of Inclusioneering, a social enterprise offering Diversity and Inclusion consultancy in the technology and engineering domains. Alongside this, she is Global Lead for Diversity and Inclusion for AVEVA, a leading FTSE 100 technology firm.

Jo began her career as an engineer, developing enterprise software for global industry, spanning oil & gas, automotive, aerospace and marine sectors. Having pivoted her focus from the technical to human dimensions of engineering, Jo now works as a Business Psychologist. She is reaching completion of an MSc in Organisational and Business Psychology, with thesis research topic “Lessons for Gender and Racial Diversity within Technology”. She brings deep understanding of the engineering culture, and lived experience as a woman within it, to her work in support of diversity and inclusion in tech and engineering domains.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

This event is brought to you by: BCSWomen

Webinar: Investigating the Agile Inclusion Paradox: Lessons for diversity in tech
Date and time
Wednesday 27 January, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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