Diversity & Inclusion

Let’s face it - the IT industry has some way to go when It comes to D&I. We want to be part of the change. Do you?

Driving change

Whilst we’re continually striving to get better, there is a lot to do. Only 19% of the UK Tech workforce are women and 4% are of ethnic minorities.

This needs to change!

At DTX, we believe in the power of a diverse workforce and in equal opportunity for all. And, we’re committed to making sure that diversity and inclusion are at the heart of everything we do. From the businesses, organisations and charities that we support, through to our speaker lineups.

Actions speak louder than words

  • We’ve launched a D&I Council to support us with delivering better educational content
  • We’ve launched a new ‘digital culture’ programme, with D&I front and centre
  • We’ve invested into and partner with UK Black Business Week and Black Tech Achievement Awards to promote black talent to the Tech sector
  • We’re offering free promotion to any organisation, or exhibitor that wants to promote their D&I initiatives and job opportunities
  • We co-organise training programmes for Leaders of Tomorrow (young talent)
  • We’re working with Greater Manchester Authorities on #BuildBackBetter and Digital City Agenda

If there are other groups, associations or bodies that you think we should be working with. Let us know

    Commit with us: We support diverse speakers

    We’re committed to providing a platform for people from all backgrounds, races, genders, sexualities, ages and religions. If you’d like to nominate yourself or a colleague to speak,  please contact us today.

    We’re producing better, more diverse speaker line-ups, but we implore the top technology companies and IT teams to think hard about D&I when submitting speakers. At our last event, 33% of the speakers were women, and 15% were people of colour. Whilst that is a lot more than the relative representation in the industry, we want to go further. We can’t do it without you.

    Do you share our passion?

    If so, simply fill in the form below, sharing a summary of your organisation’s Diversity & Inclusion policy or initiatives.

    Inspiring DIVERSE:IT


    • Celebrate diversity and inclusion within tech.
    • Shine a light on the achievements of IT Leaders and tech professionals from diverse backgrounds.
    • Provide inspiration and fuel the ambition for those who are building careers as well as the next generation(s) of talent.

    Below are some of our very own speakers, Council Members and articles outlining individuals at the top of their game as well as the UK’s top D&I associations and some past heroes that we still like to celebrate today.

    Is your organisation committed to making change?

    Simply fill in the form below, sharing with us a 250 word summary of your organisations Diversity & Inclusion policy or initiatives.