Women in Tech: Fireside Chat & Mixer
May
21
5:30 PM17:30

Women in Tech: Fireside Chat & Mixer

Join NPower and CBS Interactive for an evening of learning and networking with the Bay Area's leading women in technology.

About this Event

The 40 by 22 initiative sponsored by the Citi Foundation is designed to increase awareness and support of Women in Technology. NPower has a goal of increasing women in IT to 40% by year 2022.

Learn about the tech industry from professionals and find ways to claim your space in Tech.

Program:

  • Networking Mixer

  • IoT Presentation

  • Fireside Chat with Leading Women in Tech

Fireside Chat with:

Georgina Kennedy, Director Product Management

CBS Interactive

Frances Coronel, Software Engineer

Slack

Lucy Basta, Co-Founder at WorkWell

Moderated by NPower Alumna & US Army Veteran:

Ashleigh Titre Lo, Infrastructure Acquisition & Divestiture Project Manager

iTalent Digital @ Cisco

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Women in Big Data & Women in Tech present - Big Data in the Cloud
May
21
6:00 PM18:00

Women in Big Data & Women in Tech present - Big Data in the Cloud

Description

Have you ever wondered how Google Search Engine could query billions of webpages in a matter of milliseconds? What are the innovative technologies behind Amazon shopping experience? How does Microsoft software serve millions of users? One thing they have in common is the use of Cloud technology.

The rise of Cloud technology has been a crucial facilitator of Big Data adoption. Many Big Data technologies utilise distributed computing, which makes Cloud a perfect fit for solutions built on such technologies. For the scalability, flexibility and near-infinite computing power, public Cloud services, such as Amazon Web Services(AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, enable data storage, processing & analysis at scale, and possibly at even a lower cost.

Another benefit that public cloud offers is fully-managed services, for example, fully-managed Hadoop, Spark, NoSQL and Graph databases, meaning that data engineers and scientists can now focus on the works that matter, without worrying about the underlying infrastructure and system maintenance.

This meet-up is being organised in collaboration with Women in Tech and hosted by Cloudreach, one of the largest cloud-native solutions providers in the world. Cloudreach helps its customers transform their businesses by connecting the power of public cloud platforms to their business objectives. The event consists of two parts. In the first half, you will learn about how Cloudreach engineers use public cloud services to augment Big Data solutions; and in the second half, you will have the opportunity to have a fireside chat with female leaders working at the forefront of Big Data and AI, followed by a networking reception.

Agenda:

18:00 Doors open - Registration & Welcome Reception

18:30 'Using Azure QnA Bot for Natural Language Processing' Tania Ash - Cloud Architect & Idelkys Quintana- Cloud System Developer at Cloudreach

Big data will essentially play a crucial role in the advent of next-generation chatbots. With Microsoft Azure Technologies you can create a chatbot for a website just in 5 minutes. The key points for this talk are: what is the background for chatbot solutions, why cloud technologies are so important in this case, and how to create a simple QnA chatbot.

18:50 'Building Data Solutions in AWS' Genta Roko - Cloud Data Engineer at Cloudreach

19:10 'Architecting for Big Data in Google Cloud Platform' Yoyu - Cloud Data Architect at Cloudreach

19:30 Break - food & drinks

20:00 Panel Discussion: Women in Big Data

20:45 Networking


Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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Women in Tech Employer Network Breakfast
May
22
9:00 AM09:00

Women in Tech Employer Network Breakfast

The digital technology sector is growing at twice the rate of any other sector in the UK, with plenty of investment and job opportunities pouring in year after year. Whilst only 17% of UK tech talent is female, it is estimated that if women filled the current IT skills shortages, the UK economy would profit from an additional £2.6bn annually.

In this networking breakfast event for in-house recruitment and HR professionals, we will address the lack of gender diversity in the tech sector. Our specialist speakers will explore a wide range of ways to attract more women to the tech space, while also nurturing and progressing the careers of those already in the profession.

We will also take part in intimate roundtable discussions with like-minded peers, sharing challenges and tips on encouraging more women to join the UK’s most dynamic sector.


What’s being discussed:

  • How to encourage more female candidates into tech

  • Candidate attraction/ Employee benefits/ Candidate journey/ Building a talent pool

  • The social and economic benefits of employing more women in tech

  • What female tech professionals are looking for in a job

  • The latest research- Diversity and Inclusion, Skills in Demand

  • … and much more

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Social Impact in Tech Panel and Mixer
May
22
6:00 PM18:00

Social Impact in Tech Panel and Mixer

Description

After two sold-out Social Impact in Tech events in 2019, join us for our next one on May 22nd at Cloudflare, SF. Come learn how you can leverage technology for good with a stellar panel of women creating social impact in their work. Hear what inspired them to get into the tech industry, what their current roles entail and how to transition into a career in social good for tech.

Open to all genders and all professional backgrounds.

PANELISTS

Cynthia O'Yang, Senior Manager, Product, Social Impact at PayPal

Renee Farris, Program Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility at Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Lauren DawsonDiversity, Inclusion and Belonging, Global Program Manager at LinkedIn

Emily Lee, Western Regional Sales Consultant at Trillium Asset Management

Jennifer Jin, Senior Product Manager at PayJoy

Moderator: Eva Helen, Founder and CEO at EQ Inspiration

Refreshments will be served.

Dress: Business Casual

SPONSORS

Cloudflare

Morgan Stanley

As Morgan Stanley Wealth Management advisors, Khwan Hathai and Mike Welch run a wealth management team that serves tech professionals in the Bay Area. We specialize in helping clients address the unique challenges many tech professional face - from pre and post IPO planning to equity compensation strategies to portfolio risk management - our comprehensive process helps you unwrap the complexities of these plans to maximize equity compensation benefits, mitigate taxes and develop financial plans that serve your goals.

http://fa.morganstanley.com/michael.welch

http://fa.morganstanley.com/khwan.hathai

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 Women in Tech Festival 2019: Fifth Anniversary
May
23
to May 24

Women in Tech Festival 2019: Fifth Anniversary

  • Computer History Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Five years strong – and we’re far from being done.
Silicon Valley Forum & IBM proudly present the 2019 Women in Tech Festival!

Silicon Valley Forum’s Women in Tech Festival celebrates women in tech, STEM, and business careers who work to inspire, engage, and empower other women. Since the inaugural event in 2015, the Women in Tech Festival has encouraged women – and men who support the advancement of women – to join together for two full days of inspiring talks, startup pitches, thought-provoking discussions, and educational workshops. The Women in Tech Festival is THE event to create lasting connections and exchange ideas in a welcoming, supportive and fun environment.

Learn more and view highlights from past years at the official event page here. We’ll be making updates all the time, so make sure to check back often!

Make sure to sign up for our official mailing list to stay up-to-date on speakers, agenda updates, specials, and more.

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Cultivating Diversity and Inclusion in Tech: Panel & Mixer
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Cultivating Diversity and Inclusion in Tech: Panel & Mixer

Description

We all want to feel a sense of belonging and inclusion at the places we work. Now, more than ever, women and other underrepresented groups are turning to Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) for solidarity and support.

Women4Good is excited to bring together female leaders from a variety of ERGs to share about their important work, and how they're championing diversity & inclusion at their respective companies.

Whether you're seeking best practices for an ERG that you're a member of, or want to start a fresh dialogue, this event will provide you with ideas to support on your journey. Our speakers will share their insights and experiences, as well as provide advice for aspiring changemakers to forge their own paths to impact. 

ALL HUMANS are welcome to join the event.

PANELISTS

Joann Tseng, Quantitative User Researcher at Airbnb

Global Lead - Women @ Airbnb

Mia White, Senior Compensation Analyst at Zendesk

Co-Chair/Founder Women @ Zendesk

Roojuta Lalani, Principal Software Engineer at Salesforce

President for Women In Technology @ Salesforce

Allie Leite, Sales Enablement Specialist at Lyft

Leader of UpLyft Women

Laurie Sellick, Corporate Counsel, Product at Affirm

Founder and Lead - Women @ Affirm ERG

Moderated by Zanoon Nissar, Founder of Women4Good

AGENDA

6:00pm - 6:30pm Check-in Starts | Networking.

Light Appetizers and Beverages served

6:30pm - 7:00pm Intros Women4Good

7:00pm - 7:40pm Panel Discussion

7:40pm - 8:00pm Q&A

8:00pm - 8:20pm Networking continues

8:20pm - 8:30pm Wrap-up

PRESENTED BY

Women4Good connects Bay Area women who have a passion for social impact. We work at corporations, nonprofits, startups. We fundraise, volunteer, and empower each other to be our best selves. Our members work together to inspire and encourage women looking for fresh perspectives on their social impact, at their jobs or beyond their work.

Proudly Hosted by Cambria Gallery

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FemTech 2019 - What's Next?
May
29
6:00 PM18:00

FemTech 2019 - What's Next?

Catering to a market that market analysts Frost & Sullivan have forecast will be worth $50bn by 2025, femtech is the subset of apps and gadgets geared at enhancing women’s wellbeing. Currently made up of at least 200 startups worldwide, the companies focus solely on women’s health and are primarily managed by female CEOs and innovators. Developers in femtech are confident that the industry can help combat the dearth of women in scientific research, as well the social taboos around women’s health, from menstruation to postnatal depression and breastfeeding. But currently just 10% of global investment goes to female-led startups according to Forbes. This is why Portfolia, a US-based venture platform financed nearly exclusively by female investors, created the world’s first femtech fund in June 2018. (source: Guardian)

Join us for our May event where together with founders, researchers and technologists we will discuss all things fem tech, health tech, wearables and all in between!

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Women Driven Development #TechItForward Evening at ThoughtWorks
May
29
6:00 PM18:00

Women Driven Development #TechItForward Evening at ThoughtWorks

Description

Women Driven Development are delighted to announce that on Wednesday 29th MayThoughtWorks will be hosting WDD for a #TechItForward evening!

Following on from the WDD Hackathon at Expedia Group, where we partnered up with 5 incredible charities, we will be continuing our work with these organisations both on ongoing projects and new.

This will be a great opportunity for you to not only use your skills to build open source solutions that facilitate and help these charities, but also to work with badass women in tech.

We encourage people who would like to support a different charity or have a general "tech for good" project that they would like to work on to sign up and bring their ideas/projects with them. At the beginning of the evening, all the different charities and/or projects will do a quick overview.

Timings:

6.00 - 6.30pm Arrivals

6.30 - 6.45pm Introduction to the projects & charities

6.45 - Late Tech time!

Dinner and drinks will be available throughout the evening.

We encourage people at all stages in their career to attend.

Let's continue tech-ing things forward together!

Women Driven Development (WDD) will process attendees contact details for the purposes of organising and administering this event and for contacting you about future events. Please note that applicant's contact details may be passed between WDD and ThoughtWorks for the above purposes.

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Women Like Me: Gender, Tech & Politics
Jun
4
4:30 PM16:30

Women Like Me: Gender, Tech & Politics

Women Like Me is officially partnering with the APPG (All Party Parliamentary Group) on diversity and inclusion in STEM.

We believe STEM businesses should be challenged to become more inclusive.

Throughout the evening discussions, we will explore what inclusion means for BAME women and will establish whether there are changes that businesses and policy makers can make to resolve these issues.

The Agenda:

We will provide the catalyst for the next APPG formal enquiry by speaking with women from BAME backgrounds who work in technology and parliament about the shared experience.

This dicussion will feature an immersive 360 video that has been designed to accompany the topic of conversation.


Introductions

4:15pm-5:00pm - Arrivals, networking and design thinking

5:10pm-5:20pm - Welcome and introductions


The video

5:30pm-5:45pm - 360 video explained with:

Jazmin Morris (VR Artist)

Maya Hope Chaldecott (VR Producer)


The panel discussion

5:45pm-6:30pm - An immersive panel dicussion with responses from:

Chi Onwurah (Member of Parliament for Newcastle upon Tyne Central)

Rusharana Ali (Member of Parliament for Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow)

Azees Minott (Political advisor and award-winning social entrepreuneur)


Closings

6:30pm-6:45pm - Closing remarks and sentiments

7:00pm-late - Depatures and end social (location tbc)

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Southend Tech Meetup June 2019 Women in Tech
Jun
6
10:00 PM22:00

Southend Tech Meetup June 2019 Women in Tech

Description

You are invited to Southend Tech Meetup at The Old Waterworks, Southend.

6.00 pm - Doors open
6.30 pm - Arrivals and introductions
7.30 pm - Announcements and occasional talks
8.00 pm - Networking
10.00 pm - Suggested departure.

Strictly over 18 years old.
Feel free to bring drinks and light refreshments for these meetups.

Please book tickets here, where you can find the latest details, location (Eventbrite map is wrong) and photos of previous events :
https://www.southendtech.co.uk/southend-digital-professionals

Southend Tech Meetup is a monthly event for beginners, enthusiasts, those who work in tech-related jobs, or those interested in all things tech!

The format of our events will normally include an update on what’s happening locally in Southend and Essex, followed by either discussions or occassional talks on different technology subjects.

We will cover topics such as computer software, website design, cloud and internet technologies, hardware, Raspberry Pi, and much more.

The agenda is open to you! If you have any ideas for talks, we’re especially keen to hear from you.

Join us at Southend Tech Meetup to broaden your tech knowledge, as well as meeting new people from your local area.


Location and Facilities


We are also looking for people to do talks of around 15-25 mins. Please contact via Eventbrite if you are interested.

Projector, power sockets and wired/wireless internet are available.

Eventbrite map is wrong: The venue is located on the junction of North Road and Chelmsford Avenue and free parking is available. Please note that there is a new entrance to use just North of the junction. Details here.

Future dates

The meetups will continue on the first Thursday of the month.

Hope to see you soon.

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Wonder Women Tech Conference
Jun
8
8:30 AM08:30

Wonder Women Tech Conference

The Wonder Women Tech International Conference is back in London to kick off London Tech Week early! Join us for a one-day conference right in the heart of London, as we highlight women and underrepresented innovators and leaders in STEAM industries. The Ministry of Justice is a major government department, at the heart of the justice system. They work to protect and advance the principles of justice. Their vision is to deliver a world-class justice system that works for everyone in society. Refreshments provided!

 

  • Main Stage with over 30 speakers!

  • WWT Hour of Code

  • Hiring Humans Career Fair and Expo

  • Mentor Magic Sessions

  • Resume Review Lounge

  • And more!

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London Tech Week panel: Diversity, Inclusion and Intersectionality in Tech
Jun
11
8:00 AM08:00

London Tech Week panel: Diversity, Inclusion and Intersectionality in Tech

Description

Just 8.5% of senior leaders in technology are from a minority background, while women make up only 12.6% of board members in the sector. This is compared to the 30% female representation now achieved by FTSE 100 businesses.

Technology companies have a long way to go in achieving a diverse workforce as women and ethnic minorities often remain under-represented, particularly in senior positions.

Join us over breakfast for a discussion on this critical challenge with our panel of Diversity, Inclusion and HR experts.

Panel:

Sheree Atcheson: Technology Respect & Inclusion Manager, Deloitte

Tara Mansfield: Head of HR, Monzo

Asif Sadiq MBE: Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, The Telegraph

Estelle Jackson: Global Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Lead, Poly

Moderated byDavid Savage, Host of the Tech Talks podcast

WORK180 are delighted to be hosting this event at the offices of Endorsed Employer for Women, Schneider Electric.

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Future of Work Summit
Jun
13
8:00 AM08:00

Future of Work Summit

EMBRACE CHANGE TO MANAGE THE NEW WORKPLACE REALITY


Technology is evolving, demographics are changing. Are you ready for the future of work?

The Future of Work summit is aimed at those responsible for people strategy and organisational development is designed to support those who have the potential to influence change in the workplace.

Hear from our experts from Twitter, TfL, AutoTrader, Nestle, Flywire, Deutsche Telekom, MoneySuperMarket.com, TechUK, NHS and more...

As millennial expectations affect staff acquisition and retention, and technology disrupts both business and society, it is important to foster a workplace that embraces learning, culture and diversity, while also protecting corporate values.

This Summit will look at the two key factors driving the shift towards the unknown ‘future of work’ – technology and demographics and answer important questions; how can we create robust yet flexible workforce planning processes, how has technology changed jobs so far, what are the skills that will be required for the future, and how do we prepare for a future not yet defined?

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Hopperx1 London
Jun
14
8:00 AM08:00

Hopperx1 London

SAVE THE DATE!

Join us for a day of learning and networking, focused on technology, career development, leadership and advancing gender diverse STEM pioneers in London on Friday, June 14

Hopperx1 London is a one-day locally organised event modelled after our Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC). This immersive event brings together women technologists at all levels – along with leading companies from industry, academia, and research – to build relationships, learn, and advance their careers.

The program includes keynote speakers, panel discussions, as well as workshops and talks by inspiring women from our London WiT community, which will be split into Technical, Professional Development, and Community tracks.

By listening to women in technical industries and participating in hands-on workshops, you will gain insight into recent technology trends in the city, what it takes to be a successful woman in tech, and tips and stories from women creating technologies that are changing the world.

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Women of Silicon Roundabout 2019
Jun
25
to Jun 26

Women of Silicon Roundabout 2019

The digital revolution is now - shape the change so it benefits us all, don't just watch it happen!

Join 6,000 tech leaders & professionals to be empowered with the skills, knowledge and connections you need to supercharge your career!

You'll gain deep insight into the latest tech, learn strategies from the world's most successful companies, and engage in career-boosting personal development workshops.

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WinTechSeries Awards
Jun
25
9:00 AM09:00

WinTechSeries Awards

We are celebrating the excellence and success of inspirational women working in the tech industry, and notable groups and individuals championing diversity within the UK sector.

Our wide range of categories recognises the diverse individuals within the industry – from young professionals to C-level leaders, disruptive start-ups to leading companies, and internal teams to influential networks.

This is your opportunity to showcase your projects, initiatives and efforts to the top businesses and leaders in the industry, as well as make a positive impact in pushing the boundaries for gender diversity within the sector.

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Future Stars of Tech
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Future Stars of Tech

There is no more exciting industry to be part of today than technology. Innovation shapes everything we do, and it is improving lives and driving transformation in the business world faster than ever. The world’s most influential companies are tech-driven.

But despite efforts from employers, educators and government to make technology more inclusive, female participation remains stubbornly low. Women occupy just 16% of IT jobs in the UK and make up less than 14% of CIOs, less than 10% of tech CEOs and less than 5% of board directors at tech firms.

This lack of diversity is having critical implications on innovation and decision-making, and paints an off-putting image for young women thinking of joining the industry at a time when a digital skills shortage exists across the UK. For this to change, employers must recognise their female rising stars and nurture them into senior leadership.

By identifying and promoting the industry’s top female career climbers, Future Stars of Tech presents a tomorrow where diversity is a positive force, not a challenge, in the world of technology. By boosting the visibility of female talent in the first eight years of their career, the initiative provides a platform for encouraging young people to follow in their footsteps while tackling the biggest issues holding back diversity in the technology industry.

From the company behind the Women in IT Awards (world’s largest tech diversity event), Tomorrow’s Tech Leaders Today (technology’s largest careers fair for female university students and early graduates) and Information Age (leading business-technology website), Future Stars of Tech unveils a generation of female tech leaders that will be unmatched by any previous generation in its diversity of people, strategic thinking and innovation.

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Women - Successful and Recognised Leadership Masterclass
Jul
2
9:00 AM09:00

Women - Successful and Recognised Leadership Masterclass

Ensuring you have a recognised voice at the table, standing by your own achievements and addressing situations where you are not acknowledged by individuals or groups as you should have been identified as some of the key challenges that women face in leadership roles.

This programme is designed to overcome and enhance skills already acquired so women can be the best they can be in their role as successful, recognised leaders and inspire and educate those around them effectively.

You will be coached through a high intensity programme with your peers who you can also learn from and be inspired by. You will discover how to address limitations you put on yourself and how to stand out as THE credible leader in any space, no matter how male dominated.
Trainer:

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Women In Tech Scotland
Sep
3
8:00 AM08:00

Women In Tech Scotland

Women in Tech Scotland was voted the best Diversity Event in 2018 at the Scottish Diversity Awards, and enables people and organisations to connect, learn and take action on gender diversity and inclusion. We do not shy away from controversy and we look to open people's minds to new ideas by pushing boundaries.

Through inspirational keynotes, deep insight into tech trends and business strategy, technical classes, and career development workshops, this conference provides all the content and networking opportunities needed to flourish in the tech sector.

Beginning with one small conference two years ago, we have grown rapidly, becoming the largest global Women in Tech Event Series. Be part of the community - join us to make an impact on the gender gap and supercharge your career at Women in Tech Scotland 2019.

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EICC Live: Women in Tech
Sep
3
6:30 PM18:30

EICC Live: Women in Tech

  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As part of our EICC Live series of free public talks, we look forward to welcoming the following speakers, all of whom are leading the way in their areas of expertise in Edinburgh's fast-growing tech industry.

Sharon Moore, MBE | Technical Leader at IBM Travel and Transport 
Sharon Moore, MBE was appointed IBM UK CTO for Public Sector in January 2019. She marries the needs of industry with the potential of technology and breadth of IBM, to transform technical capability into real business results. You will often find her on stage discussing the impact and value of technological advancements.

Sharon is a board member of the CENSIS Innovation Centre. She was honoured with an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours 2018 for services to women in technology based industries, and presented with the 'Inspirational Women in Leadership' award at the inaugural Scotland Women in Technology Awards 2017. She is Deputy Chair of BCSWomen, leads BCSWomen activity in Scotland, and is a board member of Scotland Women in Technology.

Dr Patricia Vargas | Founder Director, Robotics Lab & Associate Professor/Reader in Computer Science & Robotics, School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences, Heriot–Watt University
Dr Patricia A. Vargas is a member of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics Executive Board, and a member of the Higher Education Academy, IEEE Robotics and Automation, and Computational Intelligence Societies plus an exec member of the IEEE Ro-Man Standing Steering Committee. She received her PhD. on Computer Engineering from the University of Campinas, Unicamp (Brazil) in 2005. She was a post-doc at the Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics, University of Sussex (England, UK) for 3 years. Her research interests include but are not restricted to Evolutionary and Bio-inspired Robotics, Swarm Robotics, Computational Neuroscience, Machine Learning, Human–Robot Interaction, Robotethics, Rehabilitation Robotics and Neurorobotics.

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WomenHack
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

WomenHack

WomenHack is a community that empowers women in tech through events, jobs, and reviews. We aim to create a more inclusive and diverse workplace for all. Our diversity recruiting events target some of the most talented women in tech which include software developers, designers, and product talent.

Our events are kicked off with diversity talks, followed by 5-minute rapid interviews to keep things engaging and fun. It will be a casual evening that allows for maximum face-to-face exposure and interaction with everyone in the room. Get to know who you are talking to by going through the list of candidates who have signed up for the event a day before.

We invite you to join us in working towards the vision of equalizing the playing field in the tech industry while building mutually benefitting from an inclusive team.

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STEM Girls Day October 2019
Oct
10
9:00 AM09:00

STEM Girls Day October 2019

  • The National Museum of Computing (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Why should I attend?

  • Hear from women in the business and learn how innovative hands-on activities can link to future careers.

  • Join in dynamic careers talks throughout the day with women in business to start thinking about your next career move into technology and cyber roles.

  • Tour the museum to see where today’s technology has come from.

  • Hands-on activities that you will participate in to inspire you to potentially understand that you can!

Who will be there?

Women who have been successful in STEM Roles, hear about their decisions early in life that lead to a fabulous career. Hopefully, girls who want to learn, be inspired and who are keen to look at a future in STEM 

The National Museum of Computing: Block H, Bletchley Park, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6EB

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Black Girl Fest 2019
Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Black Girl Fest 2019

First release tickets on sale NOW.

The UK's first festival celebrating Black women and girls is back and better. We've been working hard and we can't wait to share all the details with you!

The theme for Black Girl Festival 2019 is ‘Taking Up Space’

This year, we want to break down barriers and create new seats at the table. From tech, literature to hair and beauty, we want to take up space across various industries and champion inclusivity.

Alongside carefully curated talks, workshops and masterclasses, we’ll be hosting a marketplace, exhibitions, live performances, screenings and more.

If you are a Black woman or girl and are unable to afford the cost of a ticket, please email us at blackgirlfestival@gmail.com with your full name and 'Free ticket' and we will provide you with a free ticket. Children under the age of 4 go free.

The 'Adult and pay it forward' option means that you'll be paying for your own ticket and covering the cost for another black woman or girl to attend.

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Edinburgh Community Event
Oct
16
12:30 PM12:30

Edinburgh Community Event

We are delighted to be running our first Community Event in Edinburgh this year. We ran our first Scottish event in Glasgow in 2018 and it was a great success. 

Students and Graduates: We have a limited number of tickets for our events and they sell out very quickly, please fill out the form on this page to register your interest in attending and we will be in touch soon.

Employers: If you are an employer interested in exhibiting at this event please fill out the below form and we will send you an event brochure. You can also contact us by emailing info@stemwomen.co.uk or calling 0151 236 8000.

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London Community Event
Oct
23
11:30 AM11:30

London Community Event

Our first London event of Autumn 2019 will be held in the Congress Centre. Our London events are always sold out so please act fast to secure your place. 

Students and Graduates: We have a limited number of tickets for our events and they sell out very quickly, please fill out the form on this page to register your interest in attending and we will be in touch soon.

Employers: If you are an employer interested in exhibiting at this event please fill out the below form and we will send you an event brochure. You can also contact us by emailing info@stemwomen.co.uk or calling 0151 236 8000.

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Manchester Community Event
Oct
30
1:15 PM13:15

Manchester Community Event

We are excited to be returning to Manchester for our autumn 2019 North West event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Students and Graduates: We have a limited number of tickets for our events and they sell out very quickly, please fill out the form on this page to register your interest in attending and we will be in touch soon.

Employers: If you are an employer interested in exhibiting at this event please fill out the below form and we will send you an event brochure. You can also contact us by emailing info@stemwomen.co.uk or calling 0151 236 8000.

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Birmingham Community Event
Nov
5
1:15 PM13:15

Birmingham Community Event

We are excited to return to Birmingham for our 2019 autumn events. Our Birmingham events always sell out so please act quickly to avoid missing out.

Students and Graduates: We have a limited number of tickets for our events and they sell out very quickly, please fill out the form on this page to register your interest in attending and we will be in touch soon.

Employers: If you are an employer interested in exhibiting at this event please fill out the below form and we will send you an event brochure. You can also contact us by emailing info@stemwomen.co.uk or calling 0151 236 8000.

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Bristol Community Event
Nov
13
1:15 PM13:15

Bristol Community Event

We are excited to return to Bristol again this year for our 2019 autumn event held at We The Curious.

Students and Graduates: We have a limited number of tickets for our events and they sell out very quickly, please fill out the form on this page to register your interest in attending and we will be in touch soon.

Employers: If you are an employer interested in exhibiting at this event please fill out the below form and we will send you an event brochure. You can also contact us by emailing info@stemwomen.co.uk or calling 0151 236 8000.

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Dublin Community Event
Nov
20
1:15 PM13:15

Dublin Community Event

We are very excited to be running our first ever STEM Women Dublin event this autumn! Be sure to download your ticket to be part of our very first Irish event. 

Students and Graduates: We have a limited number of tickets for our events and they sell out very quickly, please fill out the form on this page to register your interest in attending and we will be in touch soon.

Employers: If you are an employer interested in exhibiting at this event please fill out the below form and we will send you an event brochure. You can also contact us by emailing info@stemwomen.co.uk or calling 0151 236 8000.

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Lessons from Leading Women Tech Entrepreneurs
Nov
25
6:00 PM18:00

Lessons from Leading Women Tech Entrepreneurs

The November meeting of Women in Telecoms & Technology (WiTT) celebrates women entrepreneurs in tech with a panel discussion among leading women who have founded, grown, sold, and promoted businesses in the tech sector. Our women entrepreneurs event is timed to take place immediately after Global Entrepreneurship Week, which runs from 18-24 November this year.

Audrey Mandela, WiTT Chair and co-founder of Multimap.com, will chair the panel. Our speakers will be announced closer to the date.

Our panel will discuss their views and experiences, including:
• panelists' own challenges in starting and growing (and in some cases selling) their businesses;
• best and worst decisions made while building their businesses;
• whether panelists believe there are differences between male and female entrepreneurs, the types of businesses they start, their management styles, and their experiences raising capital;
• views on scaling up businesses started in the UK; and
• advice for other women entrepreneurs.

We would like to give our sincerest thanks to Bird & Bird for hosting this event.

We look forward to seeing you on November 25th!

The WiTT Board

Annette, Audrey, Helen, Michelle, Stephanie and Yasmeen

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London 2 Community Event
Nov
27
11:30 AM11:30

London 2 Community Event

Our final event of autumn 2019 will be our London 2 event held in the fantastic Science Museum. Our London events are very popular and always sell out. Please act quickly to avoid missing out. 

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday 27th November, 2019

Location: Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD

Timings: TBC

Event Formats: Panel discussions, skills sessions and face to face networking with top graduate employers.

Dress Code and Requirements: Smart casual dress code and please bring a notepad for taking notes. You are welcome to bring a printed copy of your CV to hand out to employers

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Women in FinTech Power Hour with Jeni Mundy
May
16
9:00 AM09:00

Women in FinTech Power Hour with Jeni Mundy

As part of the Innovate Finance’s Women in FinTech initiative, we are delighted to announce that our next Power Hour session will be hosted at Visa's Paddington office with their Regional Managing Director of UK & Ireland, Jeni Mundy.

This breakfast session will be an opportunity to hear Jeni's inspirational story and network with your peers in a relaxed, informal setting.

By registering for this event you are expressing an interest to attend and the Innovate Finance team will be in touch closer to the event date to confirm your place.

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May Gophers
May
15
6:30 PM18:30

May Gophers

Hi London Gophers! 👋

🎶 It's gonna be May 🎶

What a treat, we are going to be hosting this meetup in Cloudflare's amazing new office in County Hall 🙀 With some great talks to boot.

As usual, if you can't make it for the main event join us for social drinks after the main event or watch Live on our YouTube channel https://youtube.com/londongophers

🗣 Wayne Ashley Berry - Building Instagram filters with Go

In this talk Wayne will show you how to implement high-quality image filters, akin to those in Instagram, without any dependencies, in pure Go.

🗣 ⚡️Mark Regensberg - Exploring Go Malware

In this talk Mark will provide a high level overview of Go's impact, and likely impact, on the malware ecosystem as a cross platform, low dependancy compiled language. Includes a rapid review of malware analysis, and some (hopefully) interesting samples and frameworks.

🗣 Daniel Martí - Reimagining gofmt for Go 2.0

Everyone loves gofmt - how does it work, exactly? In this talk, Daniel will go over its design, its shortcomings, and some ideas for the future of Go code formatting.

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Women Returners Conference 2019
May
13
9:00 AM09:00

Women Returners Conference 2019

Are you a professional woman interested in returning to work after a long career break? Join Women Returners, the return to work specialists, for a motivational day packed with return-to-work advice, support and inspiration and the opportunity to meet informally with employers and other like-minded women.

The conference will be relevant to you whether your background is in finance, law, tech, engineering, marketing, retail, HR or any other professional area: whether your career break has been 2, 5 or 10+ years; and whether you’re at the first stage of your return-to-work journey or actively applying for roles.

Alongside workshops, panels and support sessions, you will have the opportunity to meet informally with a like-minded peer group and with our returner employer sponsors.

Our previous Conferences sold out well in advance.

Book now to get our Super Early Bird price of £80 (standard price £100), available until 27 January 2019, and to secure a 1:1 coaching session (limited availability).

"Brilliant, a belief shifting event. I arrived feeling a lot of too - too old, too out of touch, too long a gap, too unwanted and left with all of those reversed, brimming with possibilities." 

What will you get out of the day?

Expert Return to Work Support Workshops

  • Find your Career Compass

  • Boost your Professional Confidence

  • Improve your Self-Marketing

Inspiration and advice from Returners and Speakers

  • Learn from the experience of our panel of women who have successfully returned to work

  • Be informed and entertained by Jane Garvey, BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour Presenter

  • Understand how the landscape is changing for returners from Julianne Miles, Co-Founder and MD of Women Returners

Opportunities to connect with leading Returner Employers

  • Meet and talk informally with our returner employer sponsors, including Bloomberg, Credit Suisse, FDM Group, Fidelity International, J.P. Morgan and O2. Chaired by Claire Cohen, Women's Editor, The Telegraph

  • Find out from our employer panel why they run returner programmes and what you can do as a candidate to stand out

Personalised or small group support break-out session (subject to availability; ONE pre-booked choice only)

  • 1:1 ‘Laser’ Coaching Session (15 minutes) with one of the Women Returners coaching team

  • 'Bridge your IT Gap' workshop (15 minutes) with Computer Fitness

  • 'LinkedIn Essentials' workshop (15 minutes) with City CV

  • LinkedIn headshot photo by our professional photographer

What is the timing?

The Conference will start with coffee at 9:00 and will end at 17:30. Lunch is provided. Note: your break-out session option may be scheduled during Lunch (12:30-13:45) or End of Day (16:30-17:30)

How can I get more information?

For further details on workshops, speakers, employers attending and support, including a full programme of the day, and to see highlights from our 2017 Conference, visit the Women Returners Conference webpage.

If you have any questions about the conference email Sue at info@womenreturners.com

FAQs

Who is the target audience?

The event is for women with a professional/managerial background who have taken a long career break (typically over one year). It is not targeted at employers, coaches, recruiters or HR professionals - the limited number of tickets are reserved for returning professionals, so please do not buy a ticket if you are within one of these groups.

Can I update my registration information?

If you would like to update your registration information, please contact Sue on info@womenreturners.com

What is the refund policy?

Full refunds will be provided up to 30 days before the event. No refunds after this date.

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Django Girls Workshop
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Django Girls Workshop

The presence of technology is growing part of everyday life. We need IT skills for more and more tasks in the workplace, as well in our homes. We cannot imagine a business without a company website or social media presence, or spending a day without access to online shopping and the knowledge of the internet at our fingers. Being tech-savvy is a must-have skill in any job. 🚀

'Django Girls' is an amazing global initiative, empowering women 💪🏽 across the world and helping them to discover the exciting world of IT. And Django Girls initiative is returning to London! This spring, on the 11th of May, we are holding a free workshop in central London, in the office of the fintech startup 'Thought Machine'. This is an empowering and super fun event for women who want to discover the IT world. There will be plenty of experienced volunteers from the company who will guide you through the standard Django Girls online tutorial and help you build your very own blog 💻. This workshop is aimed for total beginners!

All you need to complete the workshop is your own laptop and a willingness to learn! To make the main workshop run smoothly, there is an optional setup session on Friday 10th of May from 6-8pm, where we will help you to set up your computer, and make sure you have all the right things installed. The main workshop takes place on Saturday 11th of May from 9am - 5pm. As you work through the online tutorial at your own pace, we will have plenty of experienced mentors on hand, to guide you towards a working blog. We promise you will finish the day with a first-step towards understanding websites and a new-found passion for coding!

We promise

  • Diverse, safe and friendly environment

  • Boost of your self-confidence

  • Meet like-minded women

  • A working blog in one day

  • Inspiring stories from women in IT

  • Lunch, snacks during the event and an optional social after the event

  • Lots of positive vibes and energy 🌈

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Women, Sex and Surrealism: A Talk by Alyce Mahon
May
3
1:00 PM13:00

Women, Sex and Surrealism: A Talk by Alyce Mahon

  • 1 Doyce Street London, England, SE1 0EU United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dr Alyce Mahon is Reader in Modern and Contemporary Art History at the University of Cambridge, and curator of the Dorothea Tanning exhibition at Tate Modern, will give a short lunchtime talk at the Doyce Street Studios, discussing the centrality of sexuality and gender to Surrealist imagery and ideas that resonate powerfully with the cultural and political climate today.

"I hope visitors are inspired by Tanning’s rich and varied body of work and that they see and enjoy how much she expanded the boundaries of modern art and of Surrealism. I also hope the exhibition helps people see that Surrealism challenged rigid boundaries of sexual, gender, racial, and national identity – it’s a positive example for us all." - Alyce Mahon, about the Dorothea Tanning Exhibition

This event is part of a 7 day exhibition titles '3 Streets Away' taking place at Doyce Street Studios:

3 Streets Away from the Dorothea Tanning show at Tate, a group of diverse artists show their own works in response to the Surrealist. From 1st - 7th May experience a small, surreal, interactive exhibition and series of happenings, with live performances, sculpture, moving image and paint.

"A furry road, rainy day canapés, chairs that aren’t chairs and finely stitched tumbleweed."

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Women of Silicon Valley
May
2
to May 3

Women of Silicon Valley

Tech superheroes united in change

The world's largest Women in Tech Event Series is returning to San Francisco - join 1500+ tech leaders and professionals from the biggest names and hottest startups to learn from industry pioneers and boost your skills... let's shatter that glass ceiling! 

Be inspired by the ecosystem’s most influential women in technology! Network with like-minded female founders, liaise with top Silicon Valley tech companies and enhance your skills portfolio in a passion-charged atmosphere.

Change begins at the end of your comfort zone - Are you ready to think different and change the world of tech?


#WinTechSeries

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ReactJS Girls Conference
May
2
to May 3

ReactJS Girls Conference

  • 30 Euston Square London, England, NW1 2FB United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The React.js Girls community was created in 2017 by YLD. The meetup’s focus is giving a platform to female engineers that want to learn from, and teach their experiences using React.js. Although the meetup is aimed at women in the tech community, attendees of any and all genders are welcome to attend. Today, we have +1200 members, 2 locations and 19 editions.

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Lifting the Bonnet: Diversity & Inclusion Experiences at Facebook
May
1
8:30 PM20:30

Lifting the Bonnet: Diversity & Inclusion Experiences at Facebook

At a time when we’re all looking for best practice and innovation about workplace inclusion, join us for a talk and Q&A session with Streisan Bevan, a former senior leader at Facebook, who will share insights and lessons learnt while running the Diversity & Inclusion employment program at Facebook Tech in London.

Speaker

  • Streisan Beven (Former Senior Leader @ facebook, London)


Key themes

  • Why Diversity & Inclusion matters to your business

  • Facebook’s Cognitive Diversity Approach

  • First steps on applying the Facebook D&I approach in your own organisation

Who is this event for?

  • Business leaders

  • HR professionals

  • D&I professionals


Programme

  • 8.30am Meet and refreshments

  • 9.00am Guest Speaker and Q&A Session

  • 10.00am Close

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Rdg Cafe Sci: Inspiring women who changed the world of AI
May
1
7:30 PM19:30

Rdg Cafe Sci: Inspiring women who changed the world of AI

The talk tonight will be from Ying Zhou from Oracle and will look at the rise of AI.

"It seems that every day we hear how AI is impacting people’s life across the world. Whether it’s the assistant in your smart speaker, self-driving cars, or assisting doctors to diagnose complex medical conditions. This is a journey full of adventure and opportunities. In this talk I would like to introduce you to the typical problems faced by the AI industry and the female pioneers who have helped pave the way in this fourth industrial revolution."

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Tech4Good: Women Leaders Driving Innovation
May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Tech4Good: Women Leaders Driving Innovation

Please join us for a panel discussion at the Honor headquarters on innovative technological interventions that help us feel safe and supported. Our panelists include a diverse representation of women and job functions across the sector and each will speak about their innovative work developing technologies helping us be safe.


Panelists:

Sandy Jen, Co-Founder, Honor

Honor’s mission is to help more people live safely at home as they age. What makes Honor stand out is its mobile app: families can communicate with their assigned professional caregiver, can check care notes on their client in advance, and ask questions on the platform.

Liz Lee - Founder, Executive Director, Online SOS

OnlineSOS empowers people facing online harassment. Online SOS is a safe place where people can find tools, information and, above all, empowerment, in the face of online harassment

Jaime-Alexis Fowler, Founder, Empower Work 

Empower Work provides immediate, confidential support for tough work issues via SMS. Anyone in the U.S. can connect with a trained peer counselor to feel heard, supported, and if needed, connected to additional resources, so they can take a next step that works for them.

Erica Johnson, Co-Founder, Modern Health

Modern Health is transforming the way people improve their emotional health and well-being. We are building a world-class team to make a positive impact and improve the way people live.


Moderator:

Nicole Jones, Marketing Director, Kintone

Nicole Jones is a journalist turned digital marketing and communications specialist passionate about building partnerships in the tech for good space, social entrepreneurship and women's leadership.


Agenda:

  • 6:00pm-6:30pm - Arrive, Networking, Appetizers

  • 6:30pm-7:30pm - Panel discussion - Tech4Good: Women Leaders Driving Innovation

  • 7:30pm-8:30pm - Networking


Where: Honor Headquarters, 201 3rd Street Suite 1010, San Francisco, CA 94103 (You will need to check in with security at the building’s lobby)

Parking Garages Nearby: Moscone Center Garage at 255 3rd Street, Propark America at 300 3rd Street, Soma Square Garage at 1 St Francis Place, Impark Parking at 795 Folsom Street, and 5th & Mission Parking Garage at 833 Mission Street.

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BeyondTech 2019
May
1
to May 2

BeyondTech 2019

Today, every business is a tech business. The biggest change we have witnessed as a community has been tech's shift from a standalone industry to one that permeates almost every aspect of modern society, and we are just at the starting line.

If you are not a part of the conversation about change, you cannot affect it. This is where BeyondTech comes in. We want to find real actions that individuals and companies can make to guide tech forward. To this end, we have broken the conference up according to four themes: Responsible AI, Diversity & Inclusivity, Tech for Good and Closing the Skills Gap.

Across two days of talks, round tables and open forums, BeyondTech aims to do four things: take a deep look at the ways in which we frame discussions around the ethics of automation and AI; promote real actions that can be taken to create a diverse and inclusive ecosystem; see how tech can be used to solve some of societies biggest problems and meet the challenge of bridging the skills gap in tech head on.

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Python Code Academy
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

Python Code Academy

  • 71 Queen Victoria Street London, England, EC4V 4AY United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It's well known that the technology industry is struggling to achieve gender diversity, and that a lack of gender diversity in the workforce has an adverse impact on business performance.

Not enough women are choosing to enter technology professions or perhaps feel that there is a barrier to entry.

In an effort to tackle this, Diversitech are hosting our first Python Code Academy for women.

It's a course designed for complete beginners, who want to try out learning a programming language.

You can head to Funding Circle's offices for 3 x 2 hour sessions split across:

Tuesday 30th April
Tuesday 7th May
Tuesday 14th May

This course is completely free and your coaches will be Funding Circle employees. We have designed the curriculum so that you can learn how to install the software, code in Python and by the end you will have created something using code!!

Food and drinks will be provided on the evenings and I will follow up with more information once people have signed up.

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Panel: The importance of mentoring in driving women leaders in tech
Apr
30
6:30 PM18:30

Panel: The importance of mentoring in driving women leaders in tech

A major key to the success of prominent women in tech leadership is having effective mentoring and coaching along their journey.

So this event touches on exactly that: 'Who pushed you to become the leader you are today, and how?'. Theodo is bringing together successful women to share their experiences on the importance of mentoring in launching a successful career in leadership.

At Theodo, our motto is fostering the next generation of leaders in tech, but there’s a lot of work to be done to support women further. Just 4.8% of Fortune 500 company leadership positions are held by women.

Mentoring can help you to foster ambition, push you to go out of their comfort zone and open the doors to a new world of opportunity. This is the beginning of a series of events to bring together women to empower each other and create effective and powerful relationships in leadership development.

Event rundown:

6.30-7.00PM: Arrival, drinks, nibbles.

7.00-7.30PM: Speed networking.

7.30PM-8.30PM: Panel.

8.30PM-9.00PM: Networking.

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How to get a job in the tech industry by LSBU Student Enterprise
Apr
30
5:00 PM17:00

How to get a job in the tech industry by LSBU Student Enterprise

Are you interested in getting a job in the tech industry? Whether you are in tech, engineering, computer, design or business, there are many exciting opportunities to work in the UK’s world-renowned technology sector.

Personal branding expert Kaitlin Zhang will share her top tips for getting a job in the tech industry, alongside her own experiences of working in London’s technology sector since 2013. You’ll also get a list of organisations and useful websites to find out more information about career opportunities and will learn how to promote yourself online.

About our speaker:

Kaitlin Zhang is the CEO of Kaitlin Zhang Branding, a cross-border digital marketing agency specialising in technology and financial services. Kaitlin is also an award-winning personal branding consultant, helping entrepreneurs, executives and celebrities manage their online reputation. Kaitlin founded Kaitlin Zhang Branding in 2016 serving corporate and personal clients in the USA, UK, Canada and China. She blogs about personal branding, corporate branding, digital marketing and reputation management on her website www.kaitlinzhang.com.


This event is part of a series of the Student Enterprise events series at London South Bank University (LSBU).

This event is free to attend and everyone is welcome.

This event counts towards a Certificate in Enterprise*.


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HealthTech Policy | Digitisation & Inclusion by One HealthTech
Apr
30
12:45 PM12:45

HealthTech Policy | Digitisation & Inclusion by One HealthTech

  • The Alan Turing Institute, British Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

One HealthTech London's Lunchtime Sessions are back, this time hosted by our pals of all things data science at the Alan Turing Institute.

This series aims to showcase the tip top folks working to make healthtech policy the best it can be, whilst also lifting the lids on their personal career journeys, current projects and future hopes... but without all the policy guff (keepin' it real folks).

The sessions will be 1 hour long in a "fireside chat" format, so perfect for you to nip out in your lunch break. As ever, these events are BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch), so grab your sarnie and coffee and spend a fun and informative lunch break.

In this session we have the wonderful Tara Donnelly (Chief Digital Officer, NHS England) who will be discussing her career path, digital strategy, empowering the person and improving patient experience. She will be joined by an equally ebullient firesider, Rachel Neaman(consultant in digital health and inclusion).

Timings

Arrivals from 12:45
13:00 - Welcome & Kick off
13:30 - Audience Q&A
13:55 - Close
14:00 - Back to work (boo!)


Follow #OHT19 on Twitter or watch the livestream here

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An Evening with Dame Stephanie Shirley CH
Apr
29
6:45 PM18:45

An Evening with Dame Stephanie Shirley CH

An inspirational evening with Dame Stephanie Shirley CH, who arrived in England alone as a Kindertransport refugee from Nazi Germany and became one of Britain’s most eminent technologists, making a fortune by empowering women in technology through her company Freelance Programmers (later FI, then Xansa) – a software business offering flexible home working when the concepts of ‘software’ and ‘flexible working’ barely existed.

In her trailblazing career as an entrepreneur and philanthropist, she co-founded the Oxford Internet Institute, donated millions in support of Autism research and STEM education, and smashed the glass ceiling, making dozens of women millionaires by gradually transferring ownership of Freelance Programmers to the programmers themselves.

In conversation with Hannah MacInnes, Dame Shirley will look back on her extraordinary life – from the tragic death of her son, Giles, to her pioneering work at the forefront of the computing revolution

Praise for Dame Stephanie Shirley CH:

The word ‘inspiring’ is greatly overused, but Stephanie Shirley’s story is one of those rare cases in which it truly applies. This book is an extraordinary tale of creativity and resilience, and of the power of well-targeted philanthropy to transform the world’ Oliver Burkeman, Guardian

Steve Shirley’s autobiography is nothing short of inspiring. She is a role model for young women worldwide in her spirit, determinism, humour, and generosity’ Simon Baron-Cohen, Professor at Cambridge University.

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[Women Techmakers] International Women's Day 2019 #BalanceforBetter
Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

[Women Techmakers] International Women's Day 2019 #BalanceforBetter

GDG Reading is teaming up with Women Techmakers Reading and Central Working for a belated International Women's Day event https://www.internationalwomensday.com. This is the start of more events with the theme #BalanceForBetter.

We have a great speaker line up and we would love to hear from you as well. Please fill out our CFP to submit a lightning talk or a fireside chat question: https://bit.ly/2Yky8d9

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Girls in Tech Circles: Coffee and Mentorship with Professional Women
Apr
29
7:30 AM07:30

Girls in Tech Circles: Coffee and Mentorship with Professional Women

Traversing the San Francisco tech scene is not easy – startups fail, managers change, goals are achieved, relationships form and fizzle. And the truth is, regardless of how great your work environment is, there are certain things you just can't talk to your own colleagues about!

The good news? You’re not expected to take this journey alone. Girls in Tech is here to help.

Join us for our Girls in Tech Circles series where professionals, leaders and students get together for open, confidential conversation and coffee. During Circles, you will have the opportunity to learn from the industry's best and advance your own skills. All you need to do is ask.

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Tech and the City Meetup - Brunch w/ Ladies in Tech
Apr
27
2:00 PM14:00

Tech and the City Meetup - Brunch w/ Ladies in Tech

Tech And The City is excited to host their next event, a brunch!

Come hang out with some other exciting ladies in the tech field.

Want support with your career in tech or want to break into the tech industry? You will have the opportunity to connect with some of the dopest women in the tech field.

There will be a moderated discussion.

Topics to include:

  • Mentorship and Sponsorship - The differences and the pros vs cons

  • Differences in male vs female bosses

  • Your latest tech obsessions

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XR Super Girls
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

XR Super Girls

XR Super Girls Empowerment Workshop is aimed to inspire female students to go into careers in science and technology through the awesome potential of Extended Reality (XR) while providing a nurturing environment of sisterhood and mentorship from women leaders in XR: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and 360-degree Immersive Storytelling.

This empowerment workshop provides an opportunity for female middle school, high school and college students an introduction to XR including demo sessions to try VR, AR and 360-degree Immersive Storytelling.

Students will also be inspired by professional women leaders from academia and industry through mentoring and coaching sessions. Our keynote speakers will share their career paths and very own “super powers” that helped them become industry leaders in XR.

Mentoring sessions with female industry leaders will help catalyze female students to recognize their unique talents and dependable strengths that are unique “super powers” to bring to the world of XR, STEAM, and beyond!

Goals of this workshop include:

  • self-discovery and empowerment for female middle school, high school and college students;

  • hands-on demos of virtual reality, augmented reality and 360-degree Video immersive storytelling;

  • an environment that facilitates learning and excitement for the awesome potential of XR;

  • inspiring female students to continue to pursue pathways in XR for college and career while building high demand 21stcentury skills for a global industry.

Keynote Speakers:

Suzanne Borders, BadVR
https://www.badvr.com

Suzanne Borders is the CEO & founder of BadVR, the world's first immersive data analytics platform. She led product design and UX at 2D analytics companies including Remine, CREXi, and Osurv. Suzanne is a recipient of Magic Leap’s Independent Creator’s Program grant and previous winner of Zillow’s Zip Code public data hackathon. Passionate about the intersection of design, immersive technology and data, she finds inspiration in travel (75 countries and counting) and is a published poet..

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Girls in Tech Presents: Women in Health Tech by Girls in Tech Los Angeles
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Girls in Tech Presents: Women in Health Tech by Girls in Tech Los Angeles

Join Girls in Tech Los Angeles for our second professional development panel of 2019, bringing you a discussion of health technology from digital apps to health services to consumer products.

Enjoy an evening of networking and light snacks with fellow women and allies in tech, followed by a moderated panel. The discussion will be opened up to questions from the audience before wrapping for the evening.

Parking

Ample parking is availabe at the Beverly Center (for $3-4). Metered parking is also available in the neighborhood.

Agenda:

  • 7:00 - 7:45pm: Check in & Networking

  • 7:15 - 7:45pm: "How to Authentically Network & Get Results" Workshop

  • 7:45 - 8:30pm: Women in Health Tech Panel

  • 8:30 - 8:45pm: Audience Q&A

  • 8:45 - 9:00pm: Networking & Event Ends

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Learn to Code and Change Career with CodeClan: Lunchtime Info Session by CodeClan Digital Skills Academy
Apr
25
12:15 PM12:15

Learn to Code and Change Career with CodeClan: Lunchtime Info Session by CodeClan Digital Skills Academy

Love problem solving? Tech savvy? Interested in a career change?

Take your seat in Scotland’s thriving tech industry by learning to code through our Professional Software Development course.

Join us to hear about the course, our students and meet our instructors. You'll also learn how we support our students and graduates into new careers as Software Developers, Product Managers, UX Analysts and more.

This lunchtime session will cover:

  • Our story and the perks of being a student at CodeClan

  • The curriculum, what we teach, how we teach and why

  • Outcomes of the Professional Software Development course

  • What our graduates have gone on to do and success stories

  • Informal Q&A with the CodeClan team

We'll start promptly at 12.15 with a presentation followed by an informal chat, if you're visiting us in your lunch break feel free to pop in and leave when you need to. You're also welcome to bring your lunch, we'll provide the tea and coffee!

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Artificial Intelligence & Big Data Conference & Exhibition Global 2019
Apr
25
8:00 AM08:00

Artificial Intelligence & Big Data Conference & Exhibition Global 2019

The AI & Big Data Conference & Exhibition taking place 25-26th April 2019at the Olympia Grand, London and is a showcase of next generation technologies and strategies from the world of Artificial Intelligence & Big Data, an opportunity to explore and discover the practical and successful implementation of AI & Big Data in driving forward your business in 2019 and beyond.

4 co-located events. 21 conference tracks. 12,000 attendees. 500+ speakers. 350+ exhibitors.

The high-level conference will bring together forward-thinking brands, market leaders, AI & Big Data evangelists and hot start-ups to explore and debate the advancements in Artificial Intelligence & Big Data and the impacts within the Enterprise & Consumer sectors. Topics covered include Deep Learning, Business Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, AI Algorithms & Technologies, Data & Analytics, Robotics, Virtual Assistants & Chatbots as well as case study based presentations proving an insight into the deployment of AI & Big Data across different verticals.

The AI & Big Data Expo will bring together over 3,000 visitors over the two days including IT decision makers, developers & designers, heads of innovation, chief data officers, brand managers, data analysts and scientists, start-ups and innovators, tech providers, c-level executives and venture capitalists.

The AI & Big Data Expo will be co-hosted alongside the IoT Tech Expo, the largest global gathering for the Internet of Things sector, the Blockchain Expo, Cyber Security & Cloud Expo with both shows attracting in excess of 12,000 attendees for two days of insightful content covering the whole ecosystem surrounding AI, Big Data, IoT, Blockchain, Cyber Security & Cloud Expo.

Register your Free Expo pass or Gold conference pass today!

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Other events in the AI & Big Data Expo World Series:

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LBS CleanTech & Energy Recruitment and Networking Evening 2019
Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

LBS CleanTech & Energy Recruitment and Networking Evening 2019

LBS Energy Club is very excited to invite you to the CleanTech and Energy Recruitment and Networking Event.

About this Event

London Business School Energy Club is very excited to announce the CleanTech & Energy Recruitment and Networking Event 2019.

With a rising proportion of our students and young entrepreneurs looking for opportunities in Clean Tech & Energy companies and start-ups, the recruitment evening is a dedicated event to give you a chance to connect with companies from across the sector in a careers fair format to to discuss internships, projects, and permanent job opportunities.

The event takes the form of a career fair with each company having a table to be based at and where they can distribute recruitment material and have the opportunity to talk individually with you.

Typical roles in the CleanTech and Energy industries include: Market Research, Business Development, Product Marketing, Product Management, Operations, and Finance.

Companies registered so far include:

Fabriq, Veolia, Xeroe, Immaterial labs, BBOXX, HZ GO POWER, Landlord Energy, Wase Tech, Recycling Technologies, Vestemi, Recono.me, Comco Clean Energy, Eliq and more. (Please note: this list is subject to change)

It will run from 7pm– 9 pm at the Regent’s Park LBS campus across the Dining Room and the Marquee and is open to students from across all postgraduate programmes and schools.

We highly recommend you to bring a printed copy of your C.V.

Dress code – casual (no suits required!)

Food will be provided during the Event (light drinks, pizza, and snacks will be served)

We look forward to seeing you there.

The LBS Energy Club

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Women Who Code x Womenfolk
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Women Who Code x Womenfolk

Shouting out to all women! Women Who Code and Womenfolk are throwing open the Vault doors for an evening of community gathering, career insights and story telling (and so much more!), and we want you to be there. Join us as we bring together software engineers, designers and fine artists to talk about journeys from conception to execution, the continuously male dominated world of work, and celebrate women who are pushing the boundaries of change and making a difference in their industry! 

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Hiring Diverse Tech Talent - The Recruitment Events co
Apr
18
8:30 AM08:30

Hiring Diverse Tech Talent - The Recruitment Events co

With digital transformation continuing to drive business change across industries, the demand for tech talent is continuously increasing. Technology is moving at an unprecedented rate and organisations in the tech space are usually revered for their impact and growth. However, in terms of the diversity in their workforce, they are lagging way behind the wider market.

A report from Inclusive Boards highlighted that while the tech sector outperforms other sectors in its senior level BAME representation. With one in nine senior leaders compared to one in twelve in FTSE 100 from a socio-economic and gender representation, it is a long way off the wider market.

Gender is the furthest off the mark. Almost two-thirds of boards, and more than 40% of senior leadership teams, have no femalerepresentation at all, the sector average is just 12.6% of board members and 16.6% of senior executives. Compared to 30%+ in FTSE 100 companies. The well documented sexist culture in tech firms is not helping this, further compounded by online communities studies on Github, showing that women's submissions were accepted more frequently if their gender is hidden.

The socio-economic background of the tech sector is also very different from wider UK society. More than 33% of board members and 31% of senior executives attended private schools, compared to just 8% of the UK as a whole.

So there is clearly a problem. However, there is also an opportunity for organisations in a talent-short market to engage with underrepresented groups.


What this event will cover

  • Defining diversity & inclusion

  • Building an inclusive culture

  • Why diversity matters when we are hiring

  • Whether diversity adds to the culture of a business

  • Alternative ways of reaching talent, hackathons, coding challenges, community hiring

  • What defines a great tech hire

  • What to consider outside of skill sets

  • Leveraging talent marketplaces effectively

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Free Le Wagon Workshop - CSS Components Design
Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

Free Le Wagon Workshop - CSS Components Design

Code and design all the most useful web-components like buttons, avatars, cards, navs, dropdown, list items... with nice CSS tricks and techniques.

We will go through existing components, giving examples from nice websites (Product Hunt, Medium, etc.).

To take part of this workshop you should have some HTML/CSS basic knowledge. We are hosting at our wonderful co-working community partners, Huckletree, at their Shoreditch site.

What you will learn:

- Organize your CSS with component files.

- Introduction to useful CSS techniques.

- Live-code some cool components.

You will need:

- Laptop fully charged (not your work one because of the security blocks).

- Google Chrome downloaded.

We look forward to meeting you!

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Women in Crypto
Apr
16
6:30 PM18:30

Women in Crypto

  • Four Embarcadero 17th Floor San Francisco, CA 94111 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn from the incredible women in Crypto #cryptowomen

Daisy Ozim Founder Resilient Wellness, a public health startup designed to reestablish cultural medicine access for marginalized communities. As a commissioner for Alameda County Public Health Commission, she works towards health equity and decentralization of power for vulnerable communities. Her work is centered around decolonizing philanthropy, technology and public policy. Past experience in the public sector for social justice inspired her to start the Blockchain for Social Justice collective. A platform designed to promote education and access of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency for marginalized communities. Daisy has worked to support the inclusion of vulnerable communities within the emerging industry and is now working on statewide efforts to establish blockchain education for community based organizations and local government. Daisy hosts events to bring women together and educate them in order to diversify the blockchain space. She has spoken at conferences such as Tech Intersections, Youth, Tech and Health, DISCON and more.

Olga V. Mack VP Strategy Quantstamp, the first decentralized security auditing blockchain platform. Olga is a blockchain and distributed ledger technology strategist and security professional. Olga was instrumental in passing AB 2658 and SB 838, which define blockchain and form a working blockchain group in California. She co-authored Fundamentals of Smart Contracts Security (Momentum Press, March 2019) and she is writing a book about blockchain and distributed ledger technology business models. Olga leads the Smart Contracts Security Alliance to help enterprises innovate in blockchain securely. She spoke at TEDxSanFrancisco about the impact potential of blockchain and smart contracts and at SXSW about blockchain business models. Olga was previously General Counsel at ClearSlide. She also worked at Visa, Yahoo, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. 

Cindy-Anne Lewis Dir Marketing & Comms Dispatch Cindy-Anne is a seasoned marketing executive with experience at the highest levels, as a brand champion and team builder in the Blockchain, IT and Telco sectors. She has worked with major multinationals such as Intel, Ericsson and more recently with Dispatch Labs in the Blockchain space. She is a natural leader with tireless passion and a can-do attitude for creating value and enabling the achievement of shared goals and aspirations. In previous roles she headed up marketing for Intel & Ericsson in sub-Saharan Africa, and is passionate about driving Blockchain for social good in Africa and emerging markets. She is also one of the co-founders of The X-Change, which is a women in blockchain networking group who meet monthly to help drive diversity and inclusion within the Blockchain space. She is also an Advisor for The Bureau.

Harshitha Kilari General Partner Decipher Capital a San Francisco-based venture capital fund focused on supporting pre-seed and seed companies building solutions in the blockchain ecosystem. Prior to founding Decipher, she was the founding CFO of HeyTutor, a Los Angeles-based edtech marketplace that connected students, tutors, and tutoring agencies. She started her career in the prestigious TAP program at Capital Group, a mutual fund with $2T under management. She started their Strategy, Innovation & Venture Group, later moving to London & Geneva to cover oil, and finally back to the US to cover specialty chemicals stocks. She was born in WI, raised in NV, and has a BA in Economics-Mathematics from Columbia University.

Moderator: Karen Salay has over 15 years of experience selling enterprise software and doing sales/channels and marketing for startups. Her super power is helping companies clarify their go to market messaging and gaining traction. She started her career as a developer with Price Waterhouse which enables her to meld technology and business. She currently provides sales and go to market services for blockchain companies and is an advisor at the Berkeley Blockchain Accelerator and for several other companies. She is an entrepreneur at heart starting with Junior Achievement and previously founded a social media startup. 

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SexTech: Sexual Wellbeing - is it a Trend? by General Assembly London
Apr
16
6:30 PM18:30

SexTech: Sexual Wellbeing - is it a Trend? by General Assembly London

2019 has been coined the year of the Pleasure Revolution. Why now and is it all hype?

In the last few years we've seen an explosion of new companies focusing on female well-being, from menstrual trackers like Clue, tampon subscription companies like OHNE and even new clinics just for women like TIA in the US. More recently we're seeing a similar trend in businesses addressing another area of taboo, female pleasure. Female founders are leading the charge in this area and are harnessing the power of technology to reach their audience, create beautiful products and innovate in this space.

Join us as we dive into the industry coined SexTech - or PleasureTech by some - and hear how three tenacious, progressive and industry defining women have leveraged tech, navigated the taboo and moved this space forward in a way that could truly see 2019 blow the 1970's Sexual Revolution out the park.

Together we'll debate the following questions:
- Is sexual well-being a trend
- How and why is technology important for this revolution
- Why is this revolution important
- What steps can we all take to support this movement
- Where do men fit in...

We'd love for you to participate in the conversation so come prepared with your burning questions or personal insights at the ready! The evening will be dynamic and engaging, we can't wait to chat with you.

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