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Advocating for gender inclusion

In this video, our course contributors discuss how you might advocate for gender inclusion outside of the course.

In this video, our course contributors discuss how they have advocated for gender-inclusive technologies in their own lives and give you some tips for how you might apply your learning outside of the course.

Advocating for gender-inclusive approaches to technology can be difficult at times. We might come up against resistance within our organisations or in trying to find funding for self-initiated projects. As we’ve discussed, cultures of misogyny are prevalent within the tech industry and some people still see the need to create gender-inclusive technologies as a niche or unnecessary endeavour. So now we’d like through a run scenario to see how you might apply what you’ve learnt.


You are a part of a development team at a tech startup that creates Virtual Assistants. Your team have discussed the idea of developing an assistant which is purposed towards trans and non-binary people, focused on providing them with information on trans specific healthcare needs. You approach management with the idea to secure a budget and they state the idea is too niche and only serves a small group of people.

How might you take what you’ve learnt so far to advocate for the importance of such a technology? Share your thoughts with other learners below

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Gender-Inclusive Approaches in Technology

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