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Is Tech Gendered?

Tea Uglow

Join Google Creative Lab Creative Director and prominent trans community member, Tea Uglow, to contemplate whether tech needs to be gendered.

Hosted by Maddison Counaughton.

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“Incorporating diversity is a neverending mission to find marginalised creative minds and to amplify their voices." 

Tea Uglow

Why is technology so sexist?

When it comes to technology, sexist stereotypes abound. "Men are better at coding", or "women can never properly understand computers". These attitudes are reflected in the industry: more than half of women in tech leave by the midpoint of their career - often due to being outnumbered, harassed, belittled and underpaid.

Tea Uglow is the Creative Director of Google Creative Lab. Her work focuses on pushing boundaries in global tech and creative industries. She is also a trans woman. So what does it mean to fight for representation in an industry dominated by white men? What are the false binaries we assume about the skills of men and women? And how can we transcend tokenism in the search for a truly diverse workplace? Don't miss this brilliant event on true intersectionality in the tech world. 

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Tea Uglow

Tea Uglow is Creative Director for Google's Creative Lab in Sydney. She works with cultural and creative organisations around the world exploring the space between technology and the arts and what can happen where they intersect. In 2018 Tea was celebrated as one of Australia's #OUT50 LGBTQ Leaders by Deloitte, and in 2016 she spoke at the Sydney Writers Festival on Doubt as a creative catalyst, where she acknowledged she is transgender. Her 2015 TEDx talk has been viewed over 1.5million times.

Maddison Connaughton

Maddison Connaughton is the editor of The Saturday Paper, joining the paper in June 2018 as its first female editor. Previously, she was features editor at VICE and a correspondent for VICE News. Her reporting from the Syrian border saw her become a finalist for the 2018 Walkley Award for Young Australian Journalist of the Year. Her journalism has also appeared in Vox, Monocle, i-D, The Australian and The Age. 

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