Making Tech Better - Episode 27

LGBT+ History, with Alex Herbert

How can we create a safe working environment for LGBT+ people? Learn about the issues facing LGBT+ people in IT.

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27 - LGBT+ History, with Alex Herbert

27 - LGBT+ History, with Alex Herbert

What does the current landscape look like for LGBT+ people working in IT? Clare Sudbery talks to Alex Herbert about some inspirational LGBT+ figures in our industry, and about how employees and colleagues can create a welcoming environment to enable people across the LGBT+ spectrum to come to work as themselves.

Alex is a senior engineer at Made Tech, and has been heavily involved in working to make the organisation more diverse, inclusive and equitable for all its colleagues. She is a volunteer at a local charity and a local trans healthcare pilot. Alex enjoys chess, local and independent music, fine teas, comfy chairs and videogames.

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Our theme tune is “For The Miles” by Richard Murray.

Links mentioned: Katie Neeves, LBGT+ History Month, Stonewall, Stonewalls Diversity Champions, Alan Turing, Sophie Wilson, Lynn Conway, Angelica Ross, Pose, TransTech, Sally Ride, Audrey Tang, Tim Cook, LGBT Foundation, What The Trans!?, What The Trans?! Podcast, Owen Bush & Bushfire Forge.

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