Diversity4Tech at MWC Barcelona builds on the success of Women4Tech, convening the industry and expanding conversations to include the wider case for equality, diversity and inclusion
Together, we can act as a catalyst for change, influence and inspire others to contribute to change, as well as acknowledge those who successfully impact individuals and society to thrive.
Inspired by the industries unified purpose and joint vision, necessary to transition from awareness to action. D4T accelerates the global industry’s drive for innovation and is indispensable to the bottom line –essential for the sustainable growth and well-being of society as a whole.
What activities are taking place this year?
A central element of the programme is the Diversity4Tech Summit, focused on topics that enable businesses, individuals and society to thrive through diversity and inclusion. Join us as we discover how to accelerate change by driving value through purpose – moving from awareness to action.
The Diversity4Tech Summit brings together thought leaders to share their valuable insights and game-changing outcomes, with Accenture as Official Summit Sponsor
Join this unique opportunity as we make the case for solutions that impact change, and act to influence others to contribute to change.
D4T Summit Agenda: Tuesday, 29 June
10:00 – 11:00 Welcome, GLOMO “Diversity in Tech” Award, Opening Panel Discussion
13:30 – 14:15 Accelerating Change and Diving Value
15:30 – 16:15 Driving Purpose and Impacting the Future
GSMA’s D4T Roundtable, sponsored by Red Hat, provides a unique opportunity to continue the conversation as change enablers, convening thought leaders for a meaningful discussion focused on advancing diversity, inclusion, and equality across the industry landscape. Together we can accelerate change and impact by influencing others to contribute to change so that individuals and society thrive. This activity is strictly by invitation only.
Date: Wednesday 30th June, 09:30 – 13:30 CET
Location: SE CC1.5 (invite only)
The exclusive Diversity in Tech “Outstanding Achievement Award”, presented during the Diversity4Tech Summit, celebrates individuals and organisations who champion equality, diversity and human rights every day across the technology sector and beyond. In the journey to connect everyone to everything, the mobile industry holds a responsibility to ensure no one is left behind.
More information on this Glomo Awards Category here.
Date: Tuesday 29th June
Location: H8 The Studio (capacity 40 pax). Live Streamed on My MWC.
2020 proved to be a seminal year in which we saw the unprecedented reliance on technology. During a global pandemic, we saw social media platforms propel support for the Black Lives Matter movement. But while technology nudges the barometer for racial equality, AI algorithms still discriminate overwhelmingly against women of colour. With STEM careers still broadly unappealing to young girls, female founders are also facing barriers to be taken seriously by investors.
Technology can also be thanked for developments in assisted living which have revolutionised the lives of people living with both visible and invisible disabilities. So, it seems surprisingly illogical to learn that only 4% of tech companies include disability as part of their definition of diversity.
As we can see, there is a chasm in the technology sector between enabling change for good – and being the change for good. But now we must ask how we, the technology community, can accelerate our efforts so that businesses, individuals and society – can thrive for good.
Live streamed 2 – 3pm (GMT) Monday 8 March 2021
A diverse culture is key for enhanced performance and success.
Don’t miss out on this valuable chance to connect with like-minded attendees and discover the power of inclusivity in the workplace and within our society. Let’s unite in purpose to encourage and accelerate change – together. Sign up to the MWC Barcelona newsletter to stay up to date on the Diversity4Tech Summit.