How to promote social mobility in your organisation

A talk by Debbie Forster
CEO, Tech Talent Charter

17 June 2021, 12:00 PM

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About this talk

When it comes to diversity and inclusion, organisations often place most of their focus on lenses such as gender, race, or disability. Diversity and inclusion extend far wider than this. Social mobility is one of the lenses often overlooked.

What is Social Mobility? It’s the ability for people to apply for, obtain and advance in roles that are above or below their social status. People should be given equal opportunities regardless of their socio-economic background and based solely on their ability to do the role.

We know that many organisations are incorporating social mobility more in their diversity and inclusion strategy. This session will highlight best practices to promote social mobility in your organisation such as focusing on effective recruitment processes, and nurturing and retaining talent from all backgrounds.

Join Tech Talent Charter for a panel discussion with Lloyds Banking Group and find out more. Hear from experts on the research and businesses that have incorporated social mobility for years and those closer to the starting line. The panel discussion will be followed by the option to join smaller breakout room discussions to ask questions of panellists and other members.

Sponsored by: Lloyds Banking Group

This free event isn't a sales pitch or just a discussion of theory, but a practical discussion of what does and doesn't work. You'll leave with actionable insights you can put to work in your company straight away.

Our events are always free and open to Signatories and non-Signatories. Participants will have the opportunity to ask specific questions to panellists and to collaborate in virtual break-out rooms at the end.

Hosted by: Tech Talent Charter

The Tech Talent Charter brings together industries and organisations to drive greater inclusion and diversity in technology roles.

We are a non-profit organisation leading a movement to address inequality in the UK tech sector and drive inclusion and diversity in a practical and uniquely measurable way. Our ultimate goal: that the UK tech sector becomes truly inclusive and a reflection of the society which it represents. We work at scale, addressing the tech ecosystem as a whole to drive change. We focus on the how, not just the why of inclusion.

There are around 600 Signatories of the Charter and each organisation has made a number of pledges in relation to inclusive recruitment and retention practices. Although it is very much an employer-led initiative, the TTC is supported by the UK Government's Digital Strategy. Membership is free.