Look wider for what's working
There are many aspects to inclusion - this submission is about inclusion and representation within the tech industry.
I'm keen to see government and key industry bodies be more proactive at searching out and working with the initiatives that are already improving inclusion in the tech industry. Many of those initiatives were born from gaps that people on the ground are finding ways to fill. Examples are meetups, Slack groups, some training programs and conferences.
Why the contribution is important
I don't see much value placed on these non-traditional networks but they are often the only things serving under-represented folk. These non-traditional approaches need to be recognised and their insights gathered so that future policy and interventions are reflect all the things that work.
by shirley on November 08, 2021 at 02:42PM