This year has been full of twists and turns, with companies moving online and adapting to a new way of working. With the changes setting in and becoming more ‘normal’ Tramshed set out to start to shake things up again with their new event series, Be The Change!
Be The Change brings together the change making organisations of the Tramshed Tech network. The series aims to raise awareness of the ongoing work of these incredible organisations, address intersectionality, collaborate on change making action and ensure the equality agenda across all protected characteristic groups remains current and in the spotlight.
Be The Change addresses all segments of the population in order to fully understand underrepresented groups and create individual connections. The event series is sponsored by some of the leading contributors to change in Cardiff, Wales and the UK, including Warrior Women Collective, Coders of Colour, Emotional Fitness, Black Young Professionals Network – Cardiff, Women in Tech, Women in Cyber, and many more.
The December event will focus on Disability and be supported by Leonard Cheshire and Microsoft. Daniel Biddle, the Area Manager for Wales for Leonard Cheshire will be joining us to tell his story. Daniel Biddle’s life changed in 2005 in the 7/7 London terrorist bombing: the blast catapulted him through train carriage doors onto the track. As a result of that day, Daniel suffered life-changing injuries. Since then Daniel has gone on to fight for disability equality, diversity and inclusion particularly in the employment space.
Chris Hardess, Senior Technical Specialist and Accessibility Champion from Microsoft, is back by popular demand! After talking at our launch event, Chris will be showing us to easily embed accessibility into your organisation and ensure your place of work is open to all.
Jess Phillips, Enterprise Innovation Manager for Tramshed Tech said,
“The Be The Change series provides an opportunity for the amazing organisations we work with to join together and discuss topical, real life issues. We hope this will be an ever growing platform for startups, scale-ups and enterprises to understand how equality, diversity and inclusion challenges occur, the effect they have and how they can overcome these issues in their workplaces.”