Tech Inclusion 2017
Oct
17
to Oct 19

Tech Inclusion 2017

  • The Armory, 333 14th Street, (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tech Inclusion is where the tech industry comes together to drive solutions to diversity and inclusion: executives, hiring managers, human resources, data scientists, educators, entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers and diversity and inclusion advocates. 

This year's focus: what will we each do to ensure that we are driving an inclusive future for everyone?

Oct 17th: Career Fair 11am-3pm               Oct 18-19th: Conference 8am-8pm

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Speaking Up Presents: Women in Tech and Leadership Speaker Series
Oct
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Speaking Up Presents: Women in Tech and Leadership Speaker Series

Join us at the PlanGrid Headquarters to connect with and learn from your badass female identifying peers working in the tech or leadership space. We’ll have about 60 minutes of talks from Bay Area women, time for Q&A, and ample time for networking and connecting with likeminded individuals. Food and drink provided!

Speakers Include:

  • Caitlin D’Aprano | Willpowered Woman
  • Diana Kimball Berlin | Quip
  • Emily Tsitrian and Susan McCutcheon | PlanGrid
  • Helen Valentine | Workday
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Dropbox Girl Geek Dinner
Oct
19
6:30pm 6:30pm

Dropbox Girl Geek Dinner

Dropbox invites you to join us for a Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm in San Francisco!

Dropbox is a technology company that builds simple, powerful products for people and businesses. We’re building a family of products that handle over a billion files a day for people around the world.

Come hear from our engineering team about how we’re simplifying the way people work together. We’ll also have bites, refreshments, and of course, swag!

AGENDA:

6:00pm – 7:00pm – Check-In, Networking, Food & Drinks
7:00pm – 7:45pm – Panel Discussion
7:45pm – 8:30pm – Q&A & Dessert

SPEAKERS:

Tina Schuchman is an Engineering Manager at Dropbox and responsible for the Ecosystem area across San Francisco and Seattle. She and her team leverage Dropbox’s API platform to integrate with productivity, security and management partners. Before joining Dropbox 6 years ago, Tina was a developer at Microsoft and helped launch the first version of Mac Outlook. She holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in computer architecture, both from MIT.

Aisha Ferrazares is a Software Engineer at Dropbox. She is currently a tech lead working on cross platform product development on the Paper Mobile team. Aisha is passionate about teaching and mentorship and attributes sticking with computer science to her job as a Teaching Assistant in university. Before working at Dropbox, she studied computer science at Brown University. This summer, Aisha was also one of the engineers in charge of the Dropbox internship program

Jenny Astrachan is a Software Engineer at Dropbox, currently working on the Company Dropbox team. As product engineers, the team is redesigning the Dropbox files experience for team users. Jenny is a full-stack engineer and works on web front end as well as API and server. Before Dropbox, Jenny studied computer science at MIT.

Chang Liu is a software engineer at Dropbox on the data restorations team, where she builds performant, scalable and reliable systems to help users and teams restore their lost data back to their Dropbox. Before Dropbox, Chang was a software engineer at OneKingsLane, where she designed and built the A/B testing framework that powered all user experiments. Chang holds masters degrees in both Material Science and Electrical Engineering from Stanford, and a bachelor degree in Material Science from Zhejiang University, China.

Amandine Lee is a software engineer at Dropbox, improving continuous integration and automated release for the desktop codebase. Previously, Amandine worked on Dropbox’s desktop application and malware detection APIs at Juniper Networks. She has always been interested in trying to understand, codify, and leverage complex systems, but started off studying physics and statistics at Swarthmore College. Amandine found her way to full time programming via the Recurse Center, where she first started writing Python. She's used Python pretty much every week since, and this spring she got to speak at PyCon on error handling. 

Check out full speaker bios on the website!

DISCLAIMER:

Please bring ID to Dropbox for check-in at the Girl Geek Dinner.

We may take photographs and/or video activities at the Girl Geek Dinner event for many purposes. By attending the Girl Geek Dinner, you consent to your image being used in all marketing collateral and communications unless you let us know by writing in advance.

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Connecting Women in Computing & Technology
Oct
20
5:30pm 5:30pm

Connecting Women in Computing & Technology

The Ada Lovelace Festival community is growing fast. In the past two years the festival has welcomed more than 550 female IT professionals and over 100 international speakers making it a veritable festival of tech-knowhow, inspiration and networking.

We’re still absolutely stunned by the enormous (digital) diversity, the highly motivating spirit and the unique tech-insights that our pervious festivals brought to light and are going full steam ahead to provide an even stronger platform for the voices of female IT-practitioners with #ada17.

Become part of the community: Join us in October 2017 in Berlin to network, talk shop and immerse yourself in visionary keynotes, interactive discussions, innovative power workshops and a host of IT and technology tracks! Discover the latest industry trends, though-provoking research findings, disruptive business ideas and a wealth of success stories large or small. And last but not least: Feel the energy generated by hundreds of women with a true passion for IT!

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Girls in Tech & Mulesoft present: Living the Dream Job!
Oct
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

Girls in Tech & Mulesoft present: Living the Dream Job!

Girls in Tech & Mulesoft present: Living the Dream Job!

Want to be armed with the means necessary to land your next dream job in tech? You’re invited to join Girls in Tech and the Mulesoft team for dinner and drinks, followed by a speaker series from "Muleys" who’ve transitioned from various backgrounds into tech roles in Silicon Valley. This is a great opportunity to catch a glimpse into their stories, mingle with your peers, form new relationships, and network with other thriving thought leaders within the Bay Area! Girls in Tech monthly events are some of the best ways to stay connected, and this time it’s our turn to show everyone how you can successfully navigate your career into the tech job of your dreams!

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SPEAKERS:

Bios coming soon!!!

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About Mulesoft

MuleSoft is on a mission to help organizations change and innovate faster by making it easy to connect the world’s applications, data, and devices. MuleSoft's Anypoint Platform is at the heart of the applications and services you use every day, like Spotify and Salesforce, from Global 500 corporations to emerging companies in approximately 60 countries. MuleSoft is one of the fastest growing software companies, now with 18 global offices, and it’s been named a best place to work five years in a row.

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FuturesUP: STEM Event for Sixth Form
Oct
25
3:30pm 3:30pm

FuturesUP: STEM Event for Sixth Form

  • Ada. National College for Digital Skills (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come along to #FuturesUp during October half term, an afternoon of inspiration and networking specifically for 16-20 year olds interested in Science, Technology, Maths, Engineering Careers. We've got companies and professionals attending to meet with you, answer your questions and network.

OBJECTIVES

  • Inform and inspire young people about the STEM careers available in different industries that they may not know of.
  • Allow employers, companies and training providers to reach out to a diverse range of young people, and raise awareness of their own apprenticeship schemes or brands.
  • Allow young people to connect with employer and industries that they may not have access to and give them the confidence to apply.

EMPLOYERS ATTENDING: ustwo, ustwo Games, KPMG, LinkedIn, Google, BBC, ITV, Ada College, Kainos, Digital Risk and more...

TIMELINE
3:30pm – Doors open
3:45pm – Welcome and introduction
3:50pm – Inspirational Speakers
4:20pm – Refreshments & employer stands
4:50pm – Changing perceptions: An apprentice’s story
5:00pm – Panel
5:40pm – Speed Networking
6:30pm – Employer stands
7:00pm – Close door

LOCATION
Ada. National College for Digital Skills, Broad Lane, London N15 4AG. 


 

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Grace Hopper Program Fullstack Academy Information Session
Oct
25
6:30pm 6:30pm
2X: An Evening of Storytelling
Oct
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

2X: An Evening of Storytelling

Here at The Hustle, we create a lot of content and we host a lot of events. So we know how powerful storytelling can be.

Thing is, in a male-dominated industry (like tech), it’s not uncommon to hear mostly from men.

But we know there are loads of powerful, successful, inspiring women out there. And we wanted to hear their stories.

So, we invited 9 of the most badass women we could find -- all experts in their fields -- and we asked them to tell us a story… a story about something that shaped their journey and led to where they are today.

The only rule: they had 10 minutes to tell it.

The result was magnificent. The stories were outstanding. And the speakers -- well, they were downright heroic.

Which is why we’re doing it again on October 25, 2017 at the Palace of Fine Arts theater in San Francisco. New venue, new speakers, same great vibe.

Join us, won’t you?

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Meet the Stemettes: NTT Half-term edition
Oct
26
9:30am 9:30am

Meet the Stemettes: NTT Half-term edition

  • ​​​​​​​NTT Europe Ltd,  (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

About the Stemettes - We're running a series of panel events, hackathons and exhibitions this year for girls from 5 years old right up to female university students. We'd like to show them amazing women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics careers.

 

Twitter - http://twitter.com/stemettes

Facebook - http://facebook.com/stemettes

Website - http://stemettes.org

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weconnect® San Francisco Networking Mixer at Hotel Zepplin powered by Google
Oct
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

weconnect® San Francisco Networking Mixer at Hotel Zepplin powered by Google

JOIN US FOR THE BEST NETWORKING EVENT IN SAN FRANCISCO!

weconnect ® is the fastest growing startup, digital & tech networking organization in the country. Our events are comprised of the most influential professionals in the area. Our purpose is to help our members forge strong, lasting relationships within the community – combining Fortune 500/1000s with Entrepreneurs and Startups. We’re creating unique opportunities & connections to help you grow your business and network both offline and online through our propritary platform (coming soon).

  1. Enjoy The Most Successful Startup & Tech Mixer In A Fun, Relaxed Atmosphere

  2. Mingle With Highly Successful Men & Women In The Entrepreneur, Startup, TECH Space

  3. Find Your Next Client, Employee, Business Partner or Co-founder

“Your Network Is Your Net Worth.”
Come Build Your Network With Us!

WE SUPPORT WOMEN IN TECH. A PORTION OF OUR PROCEEDS GO TOWARDS "AMITIOUS WOMEN" A 501(c)(3) DEDICATED TO FEMALE LEADERSHIP & EQUALITY.

 

 

COMPANIES OFTEN IN ATTENDANCE* (... just to name a few)
Google • Sony • Electronic Arts • Hulu • Hautelook • The Honest Company • Disney • Apple • Activision • Live Nation • Dollar Shave Club • Facebook • Snapchat • Trunk Club • ZipRecruiter • Experian • DreamWorks Amplify • HBO • Edmonds.com • DogVacay • NBC Universal • YouTube • BeachBody • Playstation...and so many more.

*THIS DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT THESE COMPANIES WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE AT THIS EVENT.

JOIN US FROM 6:00 - 9:00PM
• DRINKS*
• AMAZING COMPANY
• NETWORKING

*cash bar

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Increase Your Personal Resilience: Learn How to Cope!
Oct
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

Increase Your Personal Resilience: Learn How to Cope!

  • Cardlytics 9th Floor, Portland House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Step Up | Take Your Place | Advance Your Career

  • How well do you manage the stresses and strains of your working life?
  • Are you stressed, burnt out and fed up? You’ve probably lost your resilience!
  • Do you find it hard to bounce back after a tough week?
  • Want to get your mojo back? Then build your resilience muscles!
  • Are you the only one not coping? How many people find it hard to be resilient?

On Thursday 26th October, we'll be looking at three tools for building and maintaining your psychological resilience.

Ladies Who Lead is all about personal and professional development, support and career progression.

Ladies Who Lead offers by invitation only events to its elite community of women (and men) in tech (digital), fintech and the financial services sectors.

Ladies Who Lead provides a safe, encouraging and fertile environment where like-minded leaders and intrapreneurs can share thoughts, exchange ideas, collaborate and flourish. It is a unique community where men are encouraged to attend, to enrich the discussion on women’s issues.

If you would like to attend this event, you'll need to get the password by emailing leadership@talenttio.com

WHY TALENTTIO SET UP LWL

Traditional networking can be uncomfortable - even for the most confident of people. This, in turn, can make it unsatisfying, unfulfilling and eventually unsustainable.

But we know that relationships are built over time, and that a sense of security and trust are essential for relationships to thrive.

Careers are also built over time and female leaders gain more support and sustainable value from the LWL community than they can get from occasional development or career discussions in their workplace. Ongoing support and value are vital for women, who often feel lonely and isolated during their own ‘leadership journey’.

HOW YOU CAN JOIN LWL

With trust, quality and integrity as the highest values we aspire to at LWL, membership is by invitation only. This means that numbers can be controlled and the highest standards maintained. Our Founder & Leader, Henry Rose Lee speaks personally to every applicant before deciding on ‘the fit’. If you'd like to be considered for membership, please let us know. The contact email address is lwl@talenttio.com. Or ... it's free and anyone can join our LinkedIn group 'Ladies Who Lead' VIP Waiting List.

STARTUP

During our startup period, we invited a group of hand-picked founding members to help guide and design the shape of this community.

ONGOING

For our founding members we have made no membership or event charge. However, from 1st April 2017, for our regular networking events, we will be charging a nominal £25 per head, per meeting, to cover refreshments and other overheads.

DEVELOPMENT

As a major function of the LWL community, we offer development and networking opportunities in the form of ice-breakers, activities, talks, workshops, webinars and online learning. We will also be bringing in experts in all aspects of leadership and career progression, and for these sessions there will be an additional charge.

We welcome enquiries and recommend emailing lwl@talenttio.com or calling our office on + 44 (0)1227 832154 for any further information. Thank you.

Food and drink is provided. Please contact the organiser if you have specific dietary requirements.

This event is sponsored by Cardlytics - who have kindly donated the venue for which we are very grateful. https://www.cardlytics.com/

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Designing the Workplace of the Future: Imagining an Inclusive and
Oct
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

Designing the Workplace of the Future: Imagining an Inclusive and

As organizations work to increase inclusivity in the workforce, a question begs to be asked: Do more diverse workspaces benefit from designs with a focus on equity? Claire Weisz founding partner at WXY architecture + urban design, will lead a panel discussion at LMHQ that makes the case for office design to modernize alongside office culture—and what that looks like. The discussion will be followed by a cocktail party that doubles as a topic-focused networking event!

Claire will be in conversation with WeWork’s Director of Product Research, Daniel Davis, nARCHITECT’s Principal, Mimi Hoang, DesBrisay & Smith Architects' Principal, Chad Smith, and Director MFA Industrial Design & Assoc Professor at Parsons Rama Chorpash to explore how the built environment and our everyday workplace affects employee behavior and considers how we can design equitable, inclusive spaces for the workplace of the future.

Doors open at 6:00 PM and our panel kicks off at 6:30 PM. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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European Women in Technology
Nov
8
to Nov 9

European Women in Technology

Following a sell-out inaugural conference in 2016, European Women in Technology is returning to Amsterdam in 2017 to provide the European women in tech community with unrivalled content and networking opportunities. The conference will consist of a combination of inspirational keynote presentations, personal and career development workshops, deep dive technical classes and great networking opportunities.

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Women in Leadership
Oct
18
3:00pm 3:00pm

Women in Leadership

Powerful Management, Leadership & Technology Center

Organizer of Women in Leadership

PMLT – Powerful Management, Leadership & Technology Center is created with powerful mission and values. We offer you new opportunities to help fulfill your commitment to career-long learning and professional development. Use an educational and networking opportunities to hear innovative ideas and practical strategies you need to deal with the changes facing the World Today!

ur mission is to work with others to harness the power, skills of Government entities, Business sectors, NGOs, Interested individuals, creating new beginnings and achieving profound changes. The world around us is rapidly evolving Social, Economic and Environmental forces. We help Countries to develop policies, Leadership skills and partnering activities.

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The Journey to HR Digital Transformation
Oct
18
9:30am 9:30am

The Journey to HR Digital Transformation

About Gavdi: Gavdi Group is an awarding winning SAP reseller and systems integration partner, who provide a wide range of customer solutions and services. As one of Europe’s fastest growing consultancy groups, Gavdi delivers a complete portfolio of both ‘on premise’ and ‘cloud-based’ SAP software solutions.

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Women in Entrepreneurship
Oct
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

Women in Entrepreneurship

  • Salesforce East 350 Mission St 5th floor, (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The narrative of women in entrepreneurship is shifting in the Bay Area. Norcal Columbia Alumni would like to add to the conversation by featuring incredible women who have worked to start their own companies. From non-profit initiatives, to sold startups, the women on this panel will share their business success, funding strategy and how to navigate the world of entrepreneurship. Salesforce is a partner for this event.

Tentative agenda:

6:30 - 7:00 pm - Networking
7:00 - 8:00 pm - Moderated panel discussion
8:00 - 8:30 - Q&A from the audience
8:30 - 8:45 - Closing Remarks

Event partners: 
Salesforce
CVC-SF

Moderator bio:

Meredith Finn (CBS, '12) is a Director for Salesforce Ventures focused on leading strategic investments in enterprise SaaS companies that complement Salesforce’s ecosystem. Meredith has led over 35 strategic investments on behalf of Salesforce including Twilio, Anaplan, Optimizely, Pendo, Cogito, CloudCraze, and Workfit.

Before joining Salesforce Ventures, Meredith worked in finance at Twitter and Google, and as a technology and media investment banker at Evercore Partners and Citigroup. Her experience includes venture investing, buy-side and sell-side M&A, LBO, IPO, and strategic corporate finance and advisory roles. Meredith has an AB in Economics from Harvard University and an MBA with Honors from Columbia Business School.

Panelist bios:

Jessica Tsoong (SEAS, '08) earned her B.S. at Columbia Engineering and her Masters at Stanford University. She was the Cofounder of WiFiSLAM, a startup developing indoor positioning technology and location-based services. WiFiSLAM was acquired by Apple in 2013, where Jessica joined the iOS Location team and then moved to Apple's Corp Dev team doing M&A integration. Jessica is currently an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Relay Ventures, and also serves on Columbia Engineering's Entrepreneurship Advisory Board.

Stephanie McLean (GSAPP, '11) grew up in Jamaica and moved to the States when she was seventeen. She earned a masters degree from Columbia University, went on to law school and then traveled the world. Stephanie is now the Founder of Trendy Treat, an online clothing site that carries ethical fashion from all over the world.

Megan O'Grady Greene (CC, '01) is a theologian-social scientist-wellness practitioner-artist and entrepreneur. Before beginning college, she spent seven years working with environmental non-profits: producing Earth Day events, affiliated lecture series, lobbying, and other dynamic awareness-raising initiatives. During that same time, she began studying nutrition and ‘food medicine’, and bodywork and somatic healing. Returning to academics, she completed her undergraduate studies at Columbia University (School of General Studies, B.A. Religion, ‘01), and received a Master’s degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science (Social Psychology Institute, M.Sc. Social & Public Communication, ‘05). While living in London, she cut her teeth as a strategist in commercial advertising, then returned to social awareness-related ventures, including a UN-affiliated charity, and consulting for sustainability practices in the food industry. Significantly, while still in the UK, a naturopath convinced her to stop eating sugar… Years later, Megan started making chocolate as an art project, and also out of necessity: she was craving a new creative expression, while her palate was craving a certain sugar-free, yet decadent raw chocolate she had yet to find in the market place. That art project has morphed into a business, intrinsically influenced by the vocational callings that preceded it.

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Find a Tech Job - London
Oct
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

Find a Tech Job - London

Save time. Have fun. Drink beer. What could be a better way to find a tech job, in London? A huge thank you to The Telegraph for sponsoring and hosting us!
**NB: For security we need EVERYONE to sign up for a ticket. No ticket, no entry!

FORMAT

6:30pm - Register, make a badge, grab a beer and start networking
7:10pm - Words from our sponsors, followed by 2 minute presentations from companies on their background and the roles they have available
7:50-ish - More drinks and networking until we close at around 9pm

**Unfortunately recruitment companies are not permitted to attend this event.

BADGING
When you arrive, pick a badge to show whether you're hiring (direct employer) or looking to be hired (candidate). Then use our Skillset Stickers to show which skillsets you have, or which you’re looking for. The coloured badges and iconic stickers make it easy to spot whom you want to talk to, even across a roomful of people. One matching sticker is usually enough to start a conversation.

Find A Tech Job event in London is being sponsored by The Telegraph - our thanks to them.

The Technology team at The Telegraph combines product management, software and platform engineering, project delivery and IT. We provide all of the technology our journalists need to do their jobs and we design, build and run all of the digital products that our customers love.

We have a strong heritage in digital innovation and today we have a full suite of apps, products and services ranging from journalism to ecommerce to fantasy sports games. We continue to innovate on the likes of Snapchat, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, AppleNews and facebook and enjoy a close partnership with many leading Tech providers.

We were early adopters of cloud computing, agile software development and consumer IT and these remain core to the way we operate today.

Based in Victoria we play an active role in the London tech scene and work closely with the start-up community.

We value diversity in our teams and aim to empower our people, giving them freedom to pursue their ideas.

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Entrepreneurial spirit - Do I have one  do I need one?
Oct
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

Entrepreneurial spirit - Do I have one do I need one?

 Our next event will be on Tuesday 17 October celebrating the "Entrepreneurial Spirit."

 Entrepreneurial spirit is a mindset. It's an attitude and approach to thinking that actively seeks out change  rather than waiting to adapt to change. It's a mindset that embraces critical questioning  innovation  service and continuous improvement. Are entrepreneurs born or made and can the "spirit" that drives them be learned? Let's find out! We have a panel of women of different sectors (Tech, Fashion and Gin Distillers) who will share their stories of how they went out on their own and are following their passions (whilst making a living!). Supported and hosted by one of Australia's most innovative banks  Commonwealth Bank in their inspirational Innovation Lab.

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2017 London MBA Forté Forum for Women
Oct
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

2017 London MBA Forté Forum for Women

Are you a career minded woman? Attend a Forté Forum to explore how an MBA can provide access to top employers and amazing job opportunities.

A free event unlike any other, the London Forum will empower you with information about an MBA’s value, leading business schools, and financing your degree. You’ll make critical connections with representatives, alumnae, and students of top business schools in North America and Europe— all while forming an unmatched peer support network. Successful businesswomen representing diverse industries and career stages will also share how their MBAs help them make a mark.

Event Format

6:00-8:15 pm Registration & School Fair

  • Connect with admissions members from top U.S. and international business schools
  • Learn about the admissions process
  • Find the school that’s right for you
  • Networking reception with light refreshments

7:00-8:00 pm MBA Alumnae Panel

Hear advice and stories from MBA women in various industries and career stages about how they chose a career, what motivated them to pursue an MBA, and the successes and challenges they’ve faced.

8:15 - 9:00 pm MBA Admissions Panel

Seasoned MBA Admissions professionals discuss admissions requirements, researching schools, the application process, and financing your MBA. Schools presenting will vary by location.

We encourage you to attend some or all of the sessions. Feel free to come and go as necessary.

Meet with Forté Sponsor Schools and Exhibitors

Forté Forums are your best chance to meet with admissions reps from the world’s best business schools. 

Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper School of Business) • Columbia Business School • Cornell University (Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management) • Dartmouth College (Tuck School of Business) • Duke University (Fuqua School of Business) • Fordham University (Gabelli School of Business) • Georgetown University (McDonough School of Business) • Harvard Business School • HEC-Paris • IE Business School • IESE Business School • Imperial College Business School • INSEAD • London Business School • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT Sloan School of Management) • McGill University • Northwestern University (Kellogg School of Management) • Queen's University (Queen's Smith School of Business) • Rice University (Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business) • University of Cambridge (Judge Business School) • University of Chicago (Booth School of Business) • University of Maryland (Smith School of Business) • University of Michigan (Ross School of Business) • University of Notre Dame (Mendoza College of Business) • University of Oxford (Saïd Business School) • University of Southern California (Marshall School of Business) • University of Texas at Austin (McCombs School of Business) • University of Toronto (Rotman School of Management) • University of Virginia (Darden School of Business)

 

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Girls Only-Sky Technology Insight Evening
Oct
16
5:00pm 5:00pm

Girls Only-Sky Technology Insight Evening

Interested in coding and programming, but have no previous technical experience? This evening aims to provide a unique and supportive environment for girls to find out how to begin a career in Software Development. You don't have to be a ‘tech wizz’, but you NEED to be an enthusiastic female, aged 16-24 and have an interest in Technology.

Why sign up?

  • You could have the chance to take part in a free “Get into Tech” course designed by Sky.
  • The ‘Get Into Tech’ course is specifically for girls who are interested in a career in Software Development.
  • It begins with a one week course taking place during October half term (so you won’t miss any school), followed by one evening a week for the next eight weeks(finishing just before the Christmas holidays).

What to expect from the Technology Insight Evening:

  • More details about the ‘Get Into Tech’ Course
  • The chance to have a go at a practical coding exercise with the support of Sky apprentices

Timings: 5pm-6:30pm (to avoid disappoint, don’t be late)

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The UX Crunch Meets ZPG (Zoopla, uSwitch, The Property Software Group, Home...
Oct
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

The UX Crunch Meets ZPG (Zoopla, uSwitch, The Property Software Group, Home...

THE UX Crunch meets ZPG

Fancy an evening of talks and shared learning around the diverse subject of UX and design? Join us at ZPG’s Head Quarters – one of the most innovative and acclaimed office spaces in London for design, and home to famous brands such as uSwitch, Zoopla, Primelocation, Hometrack, Property Software Group, and Technicweb.

Featuring:

  • Tom Cavill, Co-founder and Chief Design Officer Brick Lane

  • Madeleine Wright, Senior UX Designer, Zoopla

  • Jacek Rebkowski, UI Designer, Zoopla

  • Michael Jones, Chief Technology Officer, uSwitch

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TICKET ONLY EVENT

To attend our events, we require you to buy an advanced ticket – Please make sure you purchased a ticket to secure your place! Price includes entry to the event, plus drinks (Beers, Wines, Soft Drinks) and food!!

Important lease note - tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE, please do not purchase a ticket if you are unable to come as we have limited seating and have to purchase the correct amount of food and drink.

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THE DIGITAL SHOWCASE

We are revolutionising the way in which Digital Creatives network and improve their knowledge of the field. We host bi-monthly event’s in collaboration with leading companies in the UK, showcasing case studies and knowledge. Each event is totally different and collaboration is the key to our success. We are always looking for new partners, so please get in touch for more information on how to get involved.

After listening to your feedback and comments we are trying to increase the quality of content, so both Senior and Junior professionals will learn something new at each event. We are continuously trying to improve and evolve our event, so please help by completing our feedback form after.

Our tickets always sell out within day’s and with over six thousand people now subscribed to our events on meetup.com and to our mailing lists, so keep up the good work guys :)

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ZPG - ZPG owns and operates some of the UK's most-trusted digital platforms. Zoopla; USwitch; The Property Software Group and is focused on innovating, improving and integrating the best products and services into our platforms in order to create the best Consumer experience, generate enhanced Partner value and drive Group synergies.

ZPG help consumers to understand the market to make smarter decisions and aids professionals in operating their businesses more effectively. The Group benefits from its multi-brand, multi-channel approach and each of our brands has a distinct market position with an unrivalled proposition. Our websites and mobile apps attract over 50 million visits per month.

THE EVENT
Tuesday 17th October, 6pm to 9.30pm – ZPG, The Cooperage, 5 Copper Row, SE1 2LH

We would like to invite you to unwind with other UX and creative professionals at the home of ZPG, based in a vibrant pocket of London that’s brimming with history. Built on the site of the old Courage brewery, ZPG’s "Cooperage" offices are located on the south side of the River Thames, just a stone’s throw from the iconic Tower Bridge.

The evening will present an opportunity to discover how UX and design work in a fast-paced and ever-expanding company, that puts UX and design at the heart of its future/ development.

Speakers will include: Tom Cavill, Co-founder and Chief Design Officer at Brick Lane; Madeleine Wright, Senior UX Designer and Jacek Rebkowski, UI Designer at Zoopla and Michael Jones, Chief Technology Officer at uSwitch.

Networking will begin from 6pm with the first talk at 6:50pmsharp.

Hiring managers are welcome, and if you are interested in hosting or sponsoring an event with us (and would like to get a taste of what we do), please get in touch with Myles McMorrow and we can hold you a ticket!

Tweet the event @TheUXCrunch and let’s get the ball rolling! We look forward to seeing you soon!!!

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6.00pm – 6:30pm: Doors open – opportunity to network
6:30pm – 6.45pm: Take your seats
6:50pm – 9pm Speaker’s presentations & Q&A (with interval, food and networking)
9.00 - 9:30pm: Final networking
9.30pm : Doors close. Those who wish can continue the evening at one of the many local pubs.

TALKS & DISCUSSION

"Home Button: using design & technology to help people get on the ladder"
Tom Cavill, Co-founder and Chief Design Officer, Brick Lane
Tom Cavill is co-founder and Chief Design Officer of Bricklane.com, who provide the first online property ISA in partnership with Zoopla

"Making products built on trust"
Madeliene Wright, Senior UX Designer, Zoopla

With over 10 years’ experience in the tech industry, she first found love crafting pixels and code, but quickly honed her skills to help answer the bigger questions of ‘how’ and ‘why’ people do things. Her ultimate ambition being to create frictionless online experiences, making the technology behind them seem almost invisible. Today she is leading the UX as part of the replatforming team at Zoopla, trying to make the world of finding a home a better place.

"A week with a tribe. Observing from the sidelines isn’t always enough."
Jacek Rebkowski, UI Designer, Zoopla

Jacek began his career in advertising, working as an Art Director. That’s where he developed his passion for digital design. He then joined a predictive analytics startup where he was responsible for the creative direction and UX for the company's product. His efforts resulted in a best in class product which would later be acquired by Rightmove. Now he is using his expertise in the property industry to lead the design and branding of Zoopla’s commercial channel.

“Scaling UX at uSwitch”
Michael Jones, Chief Technology Officer, uSwitch

Prior to becoming the Chief Technology Officer here at the comparison services arm of ZPG PLC, Michael has led technology teams at companies like Thoughtworks and Forward Internet Group. He is now responsible for the evolution of the uSwitch proposition across UX, Technology, and Data. He has worked at uSwitch 8 years man and boy.

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AND Digital: Women in Tech Employability Event
Oct
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

AND Digital: Women in Tech Employability Event

It can be quite daunting as a girl to get into the world of technology. At AND Digital, we're all about giving keen programmers like you, the best kickstart to your coding career. The focus of this evening will be on employability post university.

We'll be covering lots of topics, including making your CV stand out, finding the right role for you, how to show off your technical skillset and a talk from a software engineer about how she found her feet in the industry. Join us at 6pm Thursday 12th October for an evening of learning, networking and plenty of free pizza.

LOCATION: AND DIGITAL, 18 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8QG

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Fintech Chat: Simplifying Finance
Oct
11
6:30pm 6:30pm

Fintech Chat: Simplifying Finance

Come join us at Campus London in a discussion with Finimize, TransferWise, Curve, and Acasa on how each is making "finance" more accessible to consumers. Enjoy food & drinks, a Q&A panel, and mingling with a great lineup of speakers!

Schedule

  • 6:00 - Doors Open
  • 6:30 - Start of Event
  • 6:45 - Alan McAlpine, Product Marketing Manager @ Curve
  • 7:00 - Vasanth Subramanian, Head of Product & Co-Founder @ Acasa
  • Break
  • 7:30- Max Rofagha, CEO & Founder @ Finimize
  • 7:45 - Paul Nugent, Business Product Marketing Manager @ TransferWise
  • 8:00 - Q&A
  • Drinks & Mingling
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The New World Of Cyber
Oct
10
2:30pm 2:30pm

The New World Of Cyber

ISACA London Chapter

Organiser of The New World Of Cyber - (Event starts at 18:00)

ISACA® is the voice of the information systems audit, IT governance, risk management and cybersecurity professions. For nearly 50 years, ISACA has helped enterprises develop strong IT workforces by inspiring and equipping individuals to be more capable, valuable and successful in the fast-changing world of information technology and business. By offering industry-leading knowledge, standards, credentialing and education, ISACA enables professionals to apply technology in ways that instill confidence, address threats, drive innovation and create positive momentum for their organizations. ISACA is the creator of the COBIT framework, which helps organizations effectively govern and manage their information and technology. Through its Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX), ISACA helps organizations develop skilled cyber workforces and enables individuals to grow and advance their cyber careers.

 The ISACA London Chapter, the first in the UK, was established in 1981 and is celebrating its 35th Anniversary this year.

 London Chapter has over 3,000 members who come from a wide cross-section of business including the accountancy and information systems professions, central and local government, the banking, manufacturing and service sectors and academia.

 Anyone with an interest in the control of Information Systems is welcome to join. The wide interests of the group are reflected in its objectives which include:

  • to promote the education of and help expand the knowledge and skills of members in the inter-related fields of auditing, quality assurance, security and IT Governance;
  • to encourage a free exchange of IT Governance, quality assurance, and security techniques, approaches and problem solving by members;
  • to promote adequate communication to keep members abreast of current events in IT Governance, quality assurance, and security fields that can be of benefit to them and their employers;
  • to communicate to management, auditors, universities and to IS professionals the importance of establishing controls necessary to ensure the effective organisation and utilisation of data processing resources.

 

ISACA London Chapter is the local Chapter for London and the South of England.

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FoundHer Festival of Female Founders Manchester
Jul
3
to Jul 4

FoundHer Festival of Female Founders Manchester

FoundHER, a multi venue, two city programme of events aimed at founders, investors and anyone interested in entrepreneurship.

Taking place in London from June 26th - 29th and Manchester from July 3rd - 4th, the festival will host a range of events in inspiring locations across the two cities.

Designed to give a platform to people who don’t usually share their stories, the festival features speakers from all stages of their business life cycle. The outstanding line-up of speakers includes, The outstanding line-up of speakers includes Annabelle Tugby Founder of Tugby Architects, Renee Elliot Founder of Health Food Chain, Planet Organic and Gem Griffiths Founder of The Crowd & I with more business experts, investors and entrepreneurs confirming over the next few weeks. The two day filled event is themed to be inspirational and educational. From practical workshops and panels on the challenges female entrepreneurs face, to intimate networking events and fireside chats.

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FoundHER: Festival of Female Founders
Jun
26
to Jun 29

FoundHER: Festival of Female Founders

FoundHER, a multi venue, two city programme of events aimed at founders, investors and anyone interested in entrepreneurship.

Taking place in London from June 26th - 29th and Manchester from July 3rd - 4th, the festival will host a range of events in inspiring locations across the two cities.

Designed to give a platform to people who don’t usually share their stories, the festival features speakers from all stages of their business life cycle. The outstanding line-up of speakers includes, Cath Kidston, Liz Earle, Martha Lane-Fox and Samantha Cameron with more business experts, investors and entrepreneurs confirming over the next few weeks. Each event is themed to be inspirational and educational, from practical workshops and panels on the challenges female entrepreneurs face, to intimate networking events and fireside chats.

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Gamification in Insurance Hackathon
Jun
25
5:00pm 5:00pm

Gamification in Insurance Hackathon

Startupbootcamp InsurTech is the leading accelerator focused on disruptive and collaborative insurance innovation and connecting with startups who have unique propositions that meet the needs of the insurance market. 

At the Hackathon, you will form a team at the start of the event. You will then work on one of the challenges provided by our corporate partners for 48 hours, and, finally, you will present in front of the judges.

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MotherCoders Meetup Kick-off Event
Jun
20
5:30pm 5:30pm

MotherCoders Meetup Kick-off Event

MotherCoders is proud to launch a monthly meetup to support women with kids who work and want to work in tech!

The purpose of these meetups is provide moms with opportunities to build the skills, knowledge, and network needed to succeed in tech.

Dinner will be provided, and anyone who supports the MotherCoders mission is welcomed to attend, including men and child-free people.

Our first meetup will be dedicated to introducing you to amazing careers in tech that don't require a Computer Science degree by having a team of Google volunteers pitch you on why their jobs rock and how you can join their profession. This will be an interactive event designed for inspiration, fun, and friend-making.

Be prepared to hear pitches from the following:

- UX Writer

- Software Engineer

- Technical Program Manager

- Software Contract Negotiator

- Digital Marketing/Growth Hacker

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The AI Innovation Exchange & Annual Awards
Jun
20
to Jun 21

The AI Innovation Exchange & Annual Awards

The IMPACT of AI on Industry, Government & Society

The AI Innovation Exchange and Annual Awards is bringing together thought leaders across more than 20 industries and domains to address the pressing issues and move the conversation forward. In a combination of keynotes, expert panels and results-driven workshops we will agree the open issues and publish papers from the breakout sessions’ findings.

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STARTUP GRIND EUROPE
Jun
14
4:30pm 4:30pm

STARTUP GRIND EUROPE

Join 1500 global founders in London for a day of nonstop content - fireside chats, Investor Q+A's, hands-on workshops, educational sessions; plus invaluable networking opportunities with your fellow attendees, 75 exhibiting startups, and our great partners. Don't miss out. We hope to see you this year!

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