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Digital Diversity Group: Intersectionality

"There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives"
– Audre Lorde

Intersectionality is a word that is often used but you might not actually know what it means. Even if you've never heard of it, you're in the right place!

Join CodeClan for an engaging and interactive lunchtime session exploring exactly what intersectionality is and how it affects every aspect of our lives and the built world. The event runs during LGBT+ History month, an exciting, informative and celebratory month, to educate out prejudice and make LGBT+ people, in all their rich diversity, visible.

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Speakers

Dr. Dominique Green - Research Fellow in Data Science, University of St Andrews

Dr. Dominique Green is a quantitative data analyst and applied social researcher with a background primarily in poverty, intersectionality, and equality & diversity. Her PhD research at the University of Edinburgh explored and uncovered multiple forms of disadvantage/poverty via the application of statistical methods to large scale (‘big’) survey data. Using intersectionality as an analytical framework, she explored how those forms of disadvantage are experienced differently by race, gender, and their intersections. As a promoter of inclusivity in STEM fields, she also co-developed and managed an award-winning initiative (PlayFair Steps) at the University of Edinburgh’s Information Services Group to promote diversity in a workplace that is situated within a heavily male - dominated industry. Currently, she is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Data Science at the University of St. Andrews, working on the Holistic Approach to Unravelling Antimicrobial Resistance in East Africa (HATUA) project - an international consortium investigating the socio-biological drivers of antibacterial resistance.

Dominique will present some of her research to show how intersectionality gives a more in depth picture of disadvantage than other methods, providing an example of intersectionality in practice from a data analysis perspective.

Suzanne Barnett - Channel Manager, Lloyds Banking Group

I am a focused financial services professional with 22 years’ experience in Lloyds Banking Group. I have “grown up” in Digital, having one role or another in “online banking”, progressing now to leading our Specialist Client Support team within Commercial Banking & Business Transformation.

I am an active member of Lloyds LGBT+ Network, Rainbow. From 2016 to 2019 I also took on the role of leading and driving the Lloyds Banking Group Agenda for our “L” colleagues by sitting on the Rainbow Steering Committee. I embraced the opportunity to make a direct delivery contribution and help create an organisation that respects difference and increases engagement of all diverse groups. I am a great believer that embracing diversity makes society and the workplace a much richer place in which we are all able to achieve our best and most importantly be happy without prejudice.

Jo Mahadevan - Quality Engineering Chapter Lead, Lloyds Banking Group

Jo has several years of experience in Engineering and is a strong supporter of women in tech. Jo is passionate about improving and influencing good practices for using the right technology, process and supporting and developing people.

Winner of The leader of the year award 2020 (IW&T, GT - Lloyds) and shortlisted for the Women In Tech award 2020 at the national level.
  • Date & time

    • Thursday, February 4, 2021
    • 12:00 to 13:00
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