Angela Chow, the senior associate at the law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, is taking another step forward. She has been appointed to the board of the Tech Talent Charter (TTC) as a non-executive director.
The TTC is a not-for-profit organisation supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), which leads a movement to tackle inequality in the UK technology sector and to promote inclusion and diversity.
She comes to her new role with a strong technology background and, as a senior associate in Herbert Smith Freehills’ Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Data team, Chow also has extensive expertise in all areas of law relating to the technology industry, including IT projects, outsourcing, data protection and privacy.
At the TTC, Chow will work with the TTC Board to set the strategic direction for the TTC, striving to make the UK technology ecosystem a diverse and inclusive community where people from all backgrounds are welcomed and valued for their contributions.
Angela Chow said: “There is still much to be done to achieve diversity, equality and inclusion in the technology sector. I am delighted to join the TTC Board and to be personally involved in the TTC’s efforts to drive meaningful change in the technology industry.”
Since its inception in 2015, the government-backed, industry-led membership group, which provides the UK technology ecosystem with the networks and resources to support its diversity and inclusion efforts, has over 700 signatories, including Global, HP, Lloyds Banking Group, Nominet and PwC.
To be a signatory, organisations provide important data on diversity and inclusion. This data is essential to enable an assessment of progress in the UK tech sector and to take steps to encourage initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion in the sector more widely.
Debbie Forster, CEO and co-founder of the TTC, said: “Through this data, we measure diversity in technical functions and generate one of the largest and most comprehensive D&I datasets in the UK, which we share in our annual report.
“We are delighted that Angela is working with us to help ensure that our valuable diversity data is compliant and that we are using it in the most meaningful way possible. We also hope that the focus on data compliance will reassure and encourage other potential signatories to sign up and share their information.”