12Sep, 2023

Defining Equity


The event "Defining Equity" took place on September 12th at River House, Belfast, and focused on addressing the crucial topic of equity in the workplace, specifically targeting gender imbalance in the tech industry.


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Guest Speakers

Laura Lavery

Laura Lavery

Community & Engagement Lead at PA Consulting

Janine Crosbie

Janine Crosbie

VP of Engineering and Northern Ireland Site Lead at Mintel

Ross Hompstead

Ross Hompstead

Site Lead Northern Ireland Tech Hub at ASOS.com

Suzi Stewart

Suzi Stewart

Global Talent Acquisition Manager at Kainos

About this event

The event ran from 9am to 10:30am and included several key components:

  • Exploration of the meaning of equity in the workplace.
  • Insights from industry leaders on overcoming challenges related to equity.
  • Strategies to foster equity in tech workplaces.
  • Advocacy for underrepresented colleagues.
  • A panel discussion featuring renowned figures in the industry.

The panellists included:

  • Laura Lavery, Community and Engagement Lead at PA Consulting
  • Suzi Stewart, Global Talent Acquisition Manager - Digital Services at Kainos
  • Janine Crosbie, Belfast Site Lead and VP of Engineering at Mintel
  • Ross Hampstead, Site Lead Northern Ireland Tech Hub at ASOS

Additionally, the event celebrated the launch of the Talent Equity List, an initiative aimed at addressing diversity imbalances in the technology industry. This list emphasised creating roles tailored to individuals' needs, fostering better long-term talent outcomes for all, and providing a safe and supportive environment for women and non-binary individuals entering the tech sector.

The event was a great success, thank you to everyone who attended! For more information, or to join The Talent Equity List, please reach out to the team.

Date and time

Tue 12 Sep, 2023
Start Time: 09:00 am End Time:


River House, Belfast