Yves Hanoulle is applying for the Inclusive Tech Champion of the Year award. He has over 29 years of experience working in various roles to promote inclusion and diversity.
During his student years due to circumstances he lived off social security (OCMW-CPAS). And that’s when the 19 year old version of this white man realized what a privileged position he had grown up in. It changed his view of life forever.
Some of his accomplishments include co-leading CoderDojo Gent to teach kids how to code, promoting introverted children, giving presentations with his children in India, and being one of the first advocates for various diversity initiatives. He has written 7 e-books and conducted over 90 online interviews related to agile working. He aims for at least 50% women and 28% non-white people involved in his projects. Yves is a first follower of all kinds of communities that are concerned with diversity in one way or another: WeGoSTEM, Adatalks, WomenWhoCode, AgileinColor, WomenInAgile, BreakingTheSilo’s, madamVelo. The real work is done by their teams, yet he likes to promote these organizations and he feels he always learns a lot at the events he attends.
Yves fights for more inclusive language and personally coaches people all over the world. He wants to inspire others with his examples. His ambitions are to leave the world a better place for his daughters and LGBTQ+ friends. He believes a more inclusive world is better for everyone, not just minorities.
Although Yves prefers focusing on helping others, many people he coaches told him he should apply for this award. So he asked his network for advice and they encouraged him to apply.