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CompTIA Community UK & Ireland Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Interest Group Presents: Overcoming Challenges and Embracing Authenticity


We're thrilled to invite you to a compelling fireside chat with Ben Spector, Vice-Chair of the CompTIA DEI Interest Group UK & Ireland. In this heartfelt session, Ben will share his powerful story of overcoming adversity, from the struggles of accepting his sexuality and the immense pressures of running an MSP business, to battling addiction and finding his way to recovery.

Moderated by Hannah Lloyd, this conversation will explore:
• The impact of early life challenges on mental health.
• The stress and pressure of running a small MSP business.
• The intersection of mental health issues with addiction.
• Ben's path to recovery and transformation.
• Insights on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Attendance is complimentary and everyone is welcome.

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  • $2 trillion – Estimated direct economic impact of the U.S. tech industry, representing 8.8% of the national economy.

  • 582,000 – Number of tech business establishments in the U.S.

  • 9.1 million – U.S. net tech employment at the end of 2022.

  • 286,400 – Estimated number of new technology jobs added in the U.S. in 2022.

  • 4.1 million – Number of postings by U.S. employers for tech job openings during 2022.