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ADLIB caught up with MotherBoard Signatory Digital Detox. Digital Detox is a humanity-led digital product agency, specialising in design, full stack development, startup tech partnerships and digital transformation.

MotherBoard is a community, meetup series & charter that has been created to drive positive change throughout the UK Technology and Data sectors, all about creating environments that support the inclusion of working mothers. 

We’re here to educate, challenge and create that shift. We’re not here to berate, we’re here to connect, embrace and champion positive change makers.

We are a supportive community built on trust with no judgement, specifically for Mums in Tech and Data. We offer a safe space for the community to talk openly and seek and share advice through connection.

Business signatories of the MotherBoard Charter commit to a number of pledges relevant to their specific journey. The Pledges form the foundation that they can build on individually for The Charter to collate progress among all signatories on these pledges annually. This data helps to form our annual impact report which is set to inform our community of the strides we have collectively taken to meet our goals.

Starting is a huge step forward. As an employer, your actions speak louder than words, to your employees and to the community and every step counts.

Digital Detox & Motherboard

A: Why did you become a signatory of the MotherBoard Charter and why does it matter to you?

D: As a humanity-led digital product agency, we love technology, we’re rather fond of the planet, and most importantly, we care about people. In fact, everything we do at Digital Detox revolves around these three core pillars, which meant signing the MotherBoard Charter was a no brainer. Diversity, inclusion, culture, fairness, support; they’re all key areas of how we work. People and purpose are what makes profit, not the other way around.

We can already be faced with various diversity and inclusion issues in our industry: it’s fair to say the tech world is painted out to be one primarily for men. So what better opportunity than to join a community of like-minded businesses looking to support Mum’s – Mum’s who are also inspirational tech and business leaders. It’s rare to hear a man talk about having to ‘park their career’ for children, which is a narrative that as a collective, we’d like to see change. Fundamentally, no parent should ever have to choose between a career or children, and whilst both are a privilege and not possible for all, for those who are afforded that opportunity, take it, and relish.