Diverse Leaders in Tech
Welcome to Diverse Leaders in Tech - a world-class network of like-minded peers on a mission to create a more diverse and inclusive tech ecosystem.
Who is Diverse Leaders in Tech for?
We welcome all intersectional leaders in the Dutch tech sector. This community is a perfect fit for a startup founder with 10 new hires, a CxO at the helm of a 100 people scale-up and a director who is part of a 10.000 employee tech giant. And if you are a leader in academia, don’t be shy. All people who lead people and consider themselves ‘exceptional in tech’ are welcome to join.
Why a community?
In an industry that has historically excluded people who do not fit the norm, we believe if your identity is the exception, and you lead in tech, you are pretty exceptional. We are a community of communities that surpasses gender, skin color, sexual orientation and more, to create a new norm that not only challenges, but can actually change the status quo.
What to expect?
We offer a safe space to connect with peers on a professional, personal, and purpose-driven level. Through co-created media, impactful events, inspiring gatherings and actionable DEI tools, we cater to tech leaders who are looking for a sense of belonging, want to elevate their identity as a superpower, and have a desire to contribute to a mission that goes beyond their individual leadership. Expect Inclusion. Expect Ambition. Expect the Exceptional.
> Once a year we connect the community at a members-only summit where we set our goals for the future.
> We host a second impact event for the broader ecosystem to share our annual research report, activate decision makers and celebrate our progress.
> During the year community members host intimate dinners and breakfast sessions for leaders to connect locally.
> Our DEI business enablement team facilitates ‘always on’ activation through our webinars, podcasts, (mentorship)programs and partnerships.
Kick off event
On Thursday March 30th, from 2 to 6PM, we are hosting our kick-off event. We aim to shine a light on the faces of unique leaders and let their voices be heard. Only a diversity of people, backgrounds and experiences can drive innovation further. We need new faces in tech to make that happen. If you feel you are a diverse leader in tech, join the movement by filling in the webform below and we'll get in touch with you shortly.
Meet the team
Director Inclusive Leadership & Culture
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Project Lead
Community Programme Lead
Karim El Oteify
DEI Community Engagement Manager
Ingrid van Rest
Lead Project Management
Senior Project Manager
Project Manager DEI & Capital