We are a team of diverse people who have all one thing in common: A passion for diversity in tech. Some of us work in the tech industry already and then we have people who do not necessarily work in tech but truly believe in our mission.
Together we work with our partners from economy, society and media towards a future in which we strive to ultimately close the diversity gap in tech.
Hi, I'm Mina Saidze, a Community Leader, Data Evangelist and Diversity Driver on a mission to make the tech industry more inclusive. As the daughter of activists from Afghanistan, I deeply care about equality.
Since the age of 14, I have been an activist and represented Germany at the official G8 & G20 Youth Summit in St. Petersburg and London where my policy recommendations have been adapted by the international community.
During a hard-hitting experience, I became aware of the societal impact of AI and Big Data which piqued my interest in Diversity in Tech AI Ethics. I wanted to make my work more socially conscious, but there was no place to turn for my concerns.
A group of individuals who believe in an inclusive future
Together we work towards building a community of people with diverse backgrounds, skills and drives.
You will gain meaningful experience and can improve your public speaking skills and get a deep understanding of how an international organization works.
You will meet people from all around the world and also work closely with the Inclusive Tech team. This can place you in a good position when you will be in need of recommendation letters or contacts for potential positions.
You can participate as a volunteer during our events, even possibly get connected with our speakers.
We will provide internal training sessions to help you enhance your knowledge about event management, communication, content and project management topics.
We will develop a short profile of you as an Ambassador on our Social Media channels enabling fellow people to contact you.
After having successfully completed at least 6 months as an Ambassador, you will receive a certificate.
Because of their wish for change and trust in us to deliver, our Visionaries support us with advice and care.
We have a collaborative relationship based on deep mutual respect and the shared overarching goal of creating long-term systemic change in tech and invite them to talks and events with the trailblazers and leading thinkers in our area of work
"If you look at tech from various perspectives, you will certainly gain new insights. The plurality of opinions can influence the design of technology tremendously and contribute to a better end result."
"Only with more diversity in tech can we prevent technologies from perpetuating prejudices and thus further reinforcing social inequalities. Technology must contribute to a more inclusive and fairer society."
"Diversity is essential for future progress in the Research & Development of Artificial Intelligence. This is why we need diverse mentors and role models that can inspire others. Seeing is believing."
"Innovation arises at the interfaces in diverse networks - and since AI and algorithms play an essential role in all areas of our lives, it becomes even more important that innovations can also be used by society in their entirety."
"To create less-biased data-driven technologies, you need a multi-dimensional, diverse and inclusive team to build it."
"Technologies form the basis for essential decisions in our life. To prevent discrimination against certain groups, diverse tech teams can be a solution. Ultimately technology should contribute to a future that reflects the diversity of our society."
"Diverse teams are more successful, innovative and resilient – this is exactly what Europe needs to develop one of the most important technologies of our time."
"Diversity in tech teams, in particular in Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, is crucial to avoid bias in algorithms. Hence, I proudly support Inclusive Tech and want to contribute to a future of tech that puts humans first."
"Technology is the key to the future, which must be communicated to broad target groups in a simple and understandable way. Every individual can contribute here."
"A diverse society requires technologies that use diversity as a strength to enable innovation in all areas of life."
"Mitigating unwanted biases in technology, in particular in Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, can only be achieved when tackling the blind spot - that is lack of diversity in the tech sphere."
"The work of Inclusive Tech is necessary to give space to diverse voices in tech and to create an inclusive society and an open European tech ecosystem. It's one of the steps to overcome unconscious bias."
"Technology is built by the people for the people. We should aim for inclusion of everyone to create an equal future. Therefore I support Inclusive Tech."