Horror stories and practical tips to making the Melbourne technology Community a safer and more inclusive place

schedule Jul 19th 03:30 - 04:00 PM place EN 308 (C40) people 20 Interested

I'm regularly asked by male peers and colleagues what specific actions they can take to help make our Technology community a safer and more inclusive place for women and minorities.

And with the rise of the #metoo movement, the conversation around gender discrimination has reached a new level of openess and transparency around what is and what is not acceptable workplace behaviour.

In this talk we will unpack some real-life horror stories from within our own community. From this we will interactively discuss ways in which all of us can combat inappropriate behaviour and stigmatise it when and where we see it. The intent of this session is to help foster a more progressive, inclusive, diverse and thriving ecosystem that we all enjoy being a part of.

The standard we walk past is the standard we accept after all.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

Talk including some interactive elements of audience participation.

Learning Outcome

The intent of this session is to help foster a more progressive, inclusive, diverse and thriving ecosystem that we all enjoy being a part of.

Attendees will hear practical tips on handling inappropriate behaviour when it arises. I also hope attendees will gain confidence to speak up or question inappropriate behaviour.

Target Audience

Men who want to help make the Melbourne technology Community a safer and more inclusive place for women and minorities

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