Digit Debates: Diversity and Digital Exclusion: developing an inclusive agenda for digital futures at work

3 November 2021



As tech becomes increasingly influential in our lives, we need to take further steps to ensure it works for everyone. Nimmi Patel, Policy Manager for Skills, Talent and Diversity at techUK, argues that diversity and inclusion are essential considerations for those that write our digital future as we can only thrive as long as all our voices are heard. In fact, digital exclusion is becoming a key issue in our society, as millions of people in the UK don’t have the essential digital skills that have become vital in day-to-day work and social life. It is vital that everyone, regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, background or skills, is given the opportunity to learn the digital skills they need to thrive in a digital workforce and society. 


Nimmi Patel is the Policy Manager for Skills, Talent and Diversity at techUK. She is committed to embedding diversity in the UK tech pipeline from classroom to boardroom working. She is currently studying MA Strategic Communications at King’s College London. 

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A gender agenda for the future of work in a digital age of pandemics”.  Rachel Verdin and Jacqueline O’Reilly (2021), The Institute of Economic and Social Research, Hans-Böckler-Siftung.