About
TechDiversity

TechDiversity is a social enterprise created by a group of people within the industry who want to grow a thriving technology workforce that embraces Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE+I) across all industry sectors.

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The TechDiversity community is a platform for change for people within traditional  and non-technical roles in workforces who are committed to DE+I.

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With collaboration comes action

The business case for DE+I in the workplace is more important now that ever.  A Forbes insight study revealed that diversity is a key driver of innovation in the workplace and research shows that inclusive teams perform up to 30% better in high-diversity environments, according to Gartner

We help our community use DE+I strategies to drive business growth and workforce well-being through 3 pillars for change.

Our 3 pillars for change

 At TechDiversity, we are an active and passionate force helping industry to foster a culture of well-being and attract a strong diverse workforce, to help organisations become more competitive and successful.

Educate

The TechDiversity Academy boosts the skills of DE+I & HR executives who want to ensure their organisation understands the benefits of DE+I from a performance and outcome standpoint, and how it lends itself to influence competitive advantage.

  Implement

Our implement pillar is resource-rich giving organisations and individuals the framework to act on their DE+I goals. Our hand-picked and validated network of DE+I delivery partners help our community turn DE+I strategies into action.   

Acknowledge

Through our annual TechDiversity Awards we shine a light on the successes of individuals and organisations who celebrate the tangible and measurable impact of  DE+I  in the workplace.

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.

Our team

TechDiversity believe we will only survive, grow and thrive when we diversify our workforce.

Luli Adeyemo

Luli Adeyemo

Executive Director

Deirdre Diamante

Deirdre Diamante

Co-Founder & Non-Executive Director

Soozey Johnstone

Soozey Johnstone

Co-Founder & Non-Executive Director

Tracey Habron

Tracey Habron

Co-Founder 

Claire Marriott

Claire Marriott

Co-Founder 

Claudette Llapitan

Claudette Llapitan

Strategic Partnership Manager

Advisory board members

Louise Alphonso

Louise Alphonso

Kat Barnett

Kat Barnett

Anna Sheppard

Anna Sheppard

Michelle Bourke

Michelle Bourke

Rebecca Campbell-Burns

Rebecca Campbell-Burns

Rachel Smith-Cianchi

Rachel Smith-Cianchi

Paul Cooper

Paul Cooper

George Stavrakakis

George Stavrakakis

Yi-Hsia 'Yish' Koh

Yi-Hsia ‘Yish’ Koh

Laura Malcolm

Laura Malcolm

Our history

Discover where we’ve come from, and where we’re headed.

2015

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TechDiversity Foundation established

TechDiversity came about from people in the industry wanting to grow a thriving, innovative Australian tech workforce that embraced diversity, equity and inclusion. A place where people could share and learn about diversity in the tech sector.

2016

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The foundation created the TechDiversity Awards

Recognising that diversity, equity & inclusion in the tech workforces can be complex, the awards were to build engagement and impact in four areas; education, government, business and the media.

2020

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New team added to TechDiversity who launched the TD pledge.

TechDiversity’s day-to-day management was handed over to Best Case Scenario, a Sydney based event and marketing agency.  They developed the TD pledge to give people the opportunity to make one small action and contribute to a workplace culture that attracts diverse workforces and promotes employee wellbeing. To date, hundreds have made their Tech Diversity pledge. 

2021

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TechDiversity Awards added the Tech for Good category

New and innovative products and initiatives committed to creating positive social and environmental impact are entering the market daily. This category was added to shine a light on innovation driving positive change – technology being designed purposely for societal or environmental good.

2022

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Launched the TechDiversity Academy

TD Academy was a major breakthrough. Participants have access to workshops, leadership sessions, mentorships, practical DE+I frameworks, and peer-to-peer networking. A unique transformational process built on a well-thought-out program by a team of experts.

2022

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Nominations submitted to the TD Awards grew by 100% YOY

This growth is a testament to the volume of organisations who are spear-heading DE+I initiatives within their tech workforces across multiple sectors from Government to Financial Services to Technology.

2030

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TechDiversity will contribute to the 1.2 million Australians employed in tech

Diversity, Equity + Inclusion is a potent tool for business growth, it boosts problem-solving capacity and leads to greater productivity and innovation. We will continue to promote, share, collaborate, educate and bring joy to tech workforces through TechDiversity.

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