A Balancing Act Details Date: November 19 Time: 05:30 pm - 08:00 pm Venue Sheffield Technology Parks Cooper Buildings, Arundel StreetSheffield, S1 2NS This month we’re looking at the theme of balance and how to create better teams . As is the tradition now, there’ll also be plenty of time to chat. What will the evening involve? 17.30 Doors open for drinks and chat. We’ll be there to welcome you if haven’t attended before or you would like to be introduced to other people. 18.00 Talks start. See below for details. 18:40 Discussion workshops 19:40 Other Announcements – Over to you! Please bring along any Sheffield women in tech news you have to pass on, events to advertise or questions to ask. There’ll be time for more drinks and chat until we close at 20.00. Nina Swanwick After having a 5 month fun employment period in 2017, an opportunity too good to turn down was offered. To set up a brand new Digital team in Sheffield, attached to the greater UK Digital team based primarily in London and Norwich. Diversity targets were not set, except by myself. I had already initiated a Northern network for gender diversity at my old employer, I’d gone on Northern Voices and taught Code First Girls. Diversity was my personal passion and this was finally a chance to get some ‘Balance’ and to create a team I was totally invested in. Fast forward 2 years and there is a 50/50 balance of gender diversity, plus wide age range and a variety of ethnicities represented. Find out more about diverse teams at Aviva Rachel Ferla Rachel will share the highlights of the findings from her recently completed desktop research study looking into some of the latest research into the benefits of inclusivity from both the organisation and the individual perspectives. Hot and cold drinks and a variety of snacks will be provided to keep us refreshed throughout the evening. Look forward to seeing you there!