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We’ve been shortlisted for a Tech Start-Up Award

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We’re delighted that our very own CEO, Melinda Matthews-Clarkson, has been shortlisted for “Diversity in Tech Champion” at the inaugural Scottish Tech Start-Up Awards 2018.

The award recognises an individual who has demonstrated a remarkable passion for increasing diversity and inclusion in the tech community and for working to promoting diversity in their own or other tech start-ups.

The judges are looking for passion, advocacy and impact and we know Melinda has bags of passion, is dedicated to working with and for under-represented communities and is helping to bring about substantive change in the industry.

From ‘giving back’ to Girl Guides and supporting initiatives like SmartWorks, codebar and CoderDojo, Melinda and the wider CodeClan team have accelerated the growth strategy of CodeClan, increased the level of support to help develop softer skills required in the field and launched the Digital Women’s Group, which focusses on wider challenges, such as health and wellbeing.

It’s also wonderful to see so many of our partners included in the shortlist for other awards.

Congratulations to everyone shortlisted – we wish everyone the best of luck and we’ll see you tonight at the awards event!

Learn more about our Digital Women's Group and outreach initiatives

Looking to promote diversity in the workplace? CodeClan’s very own Digital Women’s Group creates a space and environment for women to learn and grow. 

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