#WhatWorks – Diversity & Inclusion Series

Finding ways to make the sector more collaborative is an essential part of BC Tech’s mission.

Join us!

Through a series of solution-oriented events, from guest speakers to impactful panels, we will explore the role Diversity & Inclusion plays in the BC Tech ecosystem and how we can use key insights and strategies to create a more reflective community.

2SLGBTQ+ Tech Perspectives & Insights
September 15, 11:00 to noon

Diversity and inclusion is a key priority within the tech sector. During this panel discussion we will unpack the findings of the 2SLGBTQ+ Insights Report and highlight the 15 key recommendations. Joined by our panel of community partners, we will explore their perspectives on the research, what they are planning to implement from the key recommendations and share tips on how others can get involved within the tech ecosystem.


  • Anthony Azar, Traction on Demand, Director, Talent Acquisition
  • Lidi Giroux, East Side Games, Communications Manager
  • Angel Carrillo, Senior Learning Consultant, Hootsuite

GameChanger Panel: Accelerating diversity & inclusion in your business 
October 13, 11:00 to noon

Technology Impact Awards finalists for the Gamechanger Diversity & Inclusion award, Broadband TV, Clio, East Side Games, and STEMCELL Technologies, have gone above and beyond to successfully move the dial on D&I. Join us to learn more about their specific strategies, challenges, and successes, as well as their practical #WhatWorks strategies to help advance your D&I efforts.


  • Hazel Stevenson, Broadband TV, Director, People & Culture
  • Natalie Archibald, Clio, Interim Vice President of People
  • Josh Nilson, East Side Games, Co-founder and GM
  • Helen Sheridan, STEMCELL Technologies, Chief Human Resources Officer

Indigenous 101 
November 2, 9:00 to noon

The Indigenous 101 seminar is an interactive workshop where participants will be introduced to the current place and space of Indigenous in Canada and the true history that led to life today. Participants will hear about indigenous life and history from pre-contact to the present day and will be encouraged to ask anything they would like to know about Indigenous people.


  • Kory Wilson, UBC, Executive Director, Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships

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#WhatWorks Partners

Diversity & Inclusion – sponsored by Allocadia