Cornwall Innovation Club: The Value of Inclusive Innovation
Join ATI2’s next Cornwall Innovation Club, ‘The Value of Inclusive Innovation’, where we will be discussing the positive link between diversity and business innovation, as well as some of challenges Cornish businesses face when attracting and employing a diverse workforce.
Research shows that the more diverse a business is, the more innovative they are! It is for this reason that aspirational names such as Google, Apple and Monzo actively plan and track their diversity and inclusion goals to ensure their products, services and outputs work for a diverse society.
“Our goal at Monzo is to make money work for everyone. To do that, working at Monzo must work for everyone” – Monzo.
As a broad and multifaceted topic, we will be joined by three extraordinary business leaders who will share their own personal experiences and insights on our topic.
Wendy Powell – Founder and CEO of MUTU System
Founder and CEO of NHS Apps Library approved MUTU System, Wendy Powell is the woman behind the leading global and medically recommended digital health tech platform for mothers.
An international speaker and award-winning entrepreneur, Wendy speaks the truth about a mother’s body, empowering women to move through their motherhood journey with confidence.
Wendy is an expert in pregnancy and postpartum physical function and recovery, as well as mental health strategies that build dignity and self-esteem, and is on the Women’s Development Board of charity Microloan – working to improve education, opportunities and empowerment for mothers.
Wendy is a frequent contributor to the BBC, and has been featured in the Huffington Post, the Guardian, the Telegraph, Vogue, Mother & Baby, Marie Claire, Daily Mail, Made for Mums, UK Health Radio, CNN, Fox Health News and more.
Jabo Butera – Co-Founder and Managing Director of Diversity Business Incubator
Jabo Butera co-founded the Diversity Business Incubator (DBI), a business hub based in Plymouth. The DBI is a community interest company which aims to elevate business success and reduce the economic disparities within minority communities.
Jabo has spent the last six years community building and is an active Board Member and Trustee of The South Yorkshire African Caribbean Business Centre, a Trustee of Pop+ and chair of the Ras Network, an Independent Advisor to the Devon and Cornwall Police and is on the Policy Advisory Board of the South West Business Council, as well as Regional Director of the British African Business Alliance and the African Business Chamber of Commerce.
A serial entrepreneur himself, Jabo owns and runs successful businesses in South Yorkshire and globally and is an active member of the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicities community (BAME) within the region. He is passionate to see the members of these communities thriving within business and supporting their economic growth.
Caitlin Gould – Co-Founder of TECgirls, Chair of the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly (CIoS) Digital Skills Partnership Board, and CIoS Employment Skills Board member
Caitlin Gould Co-Founded TECgirls in 2019, after recognizing a need for homegrown tech talent in Cornwall and finding out that the numbers of young girls studying the subject in the county was so low that it wasn’t even recorded. TECgirls is a non-profit organisation run completely by volunteers and aims to inspire young girls (6-12) to consider a career in the Technology, Engineering and the Creative sectors.
As a passionate advocate for the continued expansion of the Cornish technology sector, Caitlin is Chair of the Board for the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Digital Skills Partnership, where she works together with several other Cornish Technology and Digital companies to explore new ways to support and transform Cornwall. She is also a CIoS Employment Skills Board member.
Formerly a Director at Bluefruit Software, Caitlin was instrumental in working closely with HR to improve the businesses’ diversity policies, including a push for improved parental leave for men and women. All of which contributed to Bluefruit winning multiple awards, including Best Place to Work in Cornwall and Best Tech Workplace within the Southwest.
Want to join the club? The Cornwall innovation Club is run by ATI² in partnership with Cornwall Chamber of Commerce. Register for this event to find out more about our membership package, which includes a number of benefits: complimentary breakfasts, exclusive networking opportunities, 20% Cornwall Chamber discount, subject to agreement and more…Delivered by ATI², ‘The Value of Inclusive Innovation ’ is a fully-funded webinar. Funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), ATI² is 3-year £3.4 million project led by the University of Plymouth which supports business innovation across Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.By registering for this fully-funded webinar event you are agreeing to your registration data being stored with ATI², the University of Plymouth and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).
Please also indicate, when registering, if you are happy for your data to be shared with our guest speakers.