CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE GLOBAL TECH

Global Tech was established in partnership with accelerateHER in 2018 and today includes 14 Members who lead some 300,000 employees, in 104 jurisdictions. The Group includes representatives from BBC, Condé Nast, Microsoft (M12), Vice Media Group, and WPP.

Members work within and across their organisations to create and share initiatives to increase the pipeline of diverse women and other underrepresented Groups in technology, enable flexible work across their businesses and jurisdictions, and take action to improve inclusive workplace culture, including eliminating everyday sexism, everyday racism, homophobia and reducing the exclusive homogenous culture in tech.

Group Convenor

Elizabeth Broderick AO Diamond

Elizabeth Broderick AO

Founder, Champions of Change Coalition

Elizabeth Broderick AO has brought together captains of industry, sport, governments and Defence Force chiefs to address gender inequality in Australia and beyond. As Australia’s longest serving Sex Discrimination Commissioner (2007-2015), Elizabeth worked tirelessly to break down structural and social barriers faced by women and men, and to promote gender equality. 

Group Co-Founder

Poppy Gaye Diamond

Poppy Gaye

Co-CEO, accelerateHER

Poppy is Co-CEO and Co-Founder of accelerateHER, an organisation focused on addressing the under-representation of women in technology. accelerateHER was born out of Founders Forum in June 2016, Poppy was the first employee at Founders Forum (FF), joining in 2010. She started by producing FF London, helping expand the brand internationally in 2011. She has since produced and raised sponsorship for all global events.

Group Co-Founder

Laura Stebbing Diamond

Laura Stebbing

Co-CEO, accelerateHER

Laura is Co-CEO of accelerateHER, an organisation focused on addressing the under-representation of women in technology. Laura has spent her career building global partnerships that drive impact for purpose-driven organisations, on issues from technology and gender to entrepreneurship and human rights.

Group Convenor

Elizabeth Broderick AO Diamond

Elizabeth Broderick AO

Founder, Champions of Change Coalition

Elizabeth Broderick AO has brought together captains of industry, sport, governments and Defence Force chiefs to address gender inequality in Australia and beyond. As Australia’s longest serving Sex Discrimination Commissioner (2007-2015), Elizabeth worked tirelessly to break down structural and social barriers faced by women and men, and to promote gender equality. 

Group Co-Founder

Poppy Gaye Diamond

Poppy Gaye

Co-CEO, accelerateHER

Poppy is Co-CEO and Co-Founder of accelerateHER, an organisation focused on addressing the under-representation of women in technology. accelerateHER was born out of Founders Forum in June 2016, Poppy was the first employee at Founders Forum (FF), joining in 2010. She started by producing FF London, helping expand the brand internationally in 2011. She has since produced and raised sponsorship for all global events.

Group Co-Founder

Laura Stebbing Diamond

Laura Stebbing

Co-CEO, accelerateHER

Laura is Co-CEO of accelerateHER, an organisation focused on addressing the under-representation of women in technology. Laura has spent her career building global partnerships that drive impact for purpose-driven organisations, on issues from technology and gender to entrepreneurship and human rights.

Partnering with accelerateHER and EQUALS Global Partnership

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accelerateHER was born out of Founders Forum in June 2016 when we decided to stop talking about the under-representation of women in tech and do something about it. Their mission is to champion and support women working in technology and to identify tangible options of what we can do to remove the barriers to encourage more women to enter the sector.

equals global partnership logo

The Global Tech Group is supported by the EQUALS Global Partnership. EQUALS began in 2014 as a collaboration between the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the United Nations (UN) Women. EQUALS seeks to advance women’s meaningful engagement with the tech industry and their role as decision-makers and producers within sector.

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