For 2021, 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 across the convening business of the GSMA.
Diversity4Tech believes that 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.
Diversity4Tech supports a unified purpose and joint vision, necessary to transition from awareness to action. It accelerates the global industry’s drive for innovation and is indispensable to the bottom line – and essential for the sustainable growth and well-being of society as a whole.
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.
2 – 3pm (GMT) Monday 8 March
Can you open minds, expand horizons and broaden views? Step onto the most influential stage in our ecosystem and tell your peers about the role that diversity plays in business success. Whether it’s presentations, panel discussions or workshops and case studies – now’s your chance to inspire a positive change within our industry.
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. Spaces are limited so sign up to the MWC Barcelona newsletter to find out when you can reserve your seat at the Diversity4Tech Summit.