I realise that I haven’t blogged about one of my latest projects, the diversity charter (although I’ve tweeted about it quite a bit).
This came about after this blog post about considerations for event organisers and frustrations at seeing the same people at conferences. I created it to make people think about how the impact that they can have in making events more diverse, whether they are event organisers, speakers, people that attend events or venues.
The essence of it is that we know that diversity makes things more interesting and it makes us smarter so let’s make an effort to make event speakers and attendees more diverse.
Since setting it up I’ve had some interesting conversations with both event organisers and attendees, it really is making people think, which is fantastic. And it’s had lots of people sign up, showing their own commitment to making changes.
Take a look (and sign if you agree)