Join us again - enhance your learning with our WeAreTechWomen conference digital pass

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Did you miss our conference on 26 June? You can now buy a digital pass which will enable you to watch all 72 sessions over a 14-day period!


Whether you are a technologist or not, tech is something that already is and will become a fundamental part of our work and lives. We built this year’s WeAreTechWomen conference for individuals who are not only working in tech, but for those who are interested in entering the industry.

You don't have to miss out!

Our conference is now available as a digital pass for individuals who didn’t manage to secure a ticket the first time around. With your ticket, you can access the platform for the next 14 days in order to gain a deeper understanding of over 25 different areas of tech. Thanks to the help of over 108 global speakers we have covered everything from Technology Trends, AI, Cyber, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Robotics, Drones, Internet of Things, Wearables, Agile, DevOps, Fintech, Payments, Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, HealthTech and Diversity & Inclusion, Neurodiversity, Mental Health in Tech, Returnships and Flexible Working.

Here is what some of our attendees said who attended the day

"The #WeareTechWomen Conference last Friday, led and hosted by WeAreTechWomen was a truly amazing event. Incredible speakers and a true smorgasbord of topics!"

"Amazing virtual conference from @watc_wearetech #WATWDIL2020Vanessa Vallely OBE CCMI what a day!"

"By far the best online conference I have attended for Women in Tech, can’t wait till next year! Thank you team WeAreTechWomen."

Still not convinced? Take a look at the feedback on our Twitter feed here and our hashtag #WATWDIL2020.

WeAreTechWomen Virtual Conference speakers

By joining the conference via your digital pass, you will also have access to a number of fireside chats including Jacqueline de Rojas in conversation with Baroness Lane Fox, Julia Streets in conversation with Dame Wendy Hall and Vanessa Vallely OBE in conversation with Professor Sue Black and Sharmadean Reid, Founder of Beautystack. Other speakers include, Baroness Joanna Shields, Edwina Dunn OBE, Anne-Marie Imafidon, as well as leading campaigners, academics and thought leaders in the world of tech.

Not only do we have an abundance of inspiring keynotes, we also have over 15 panels where experts in their fields will share their thoughts on what’s next for tech post pandemic, how can companies become carbon neutral, how we foster more diversity in tech, plus many more.

You can also visit all of our sponsors in our virtual exhibition hall. Check out their special offers, find out about jobs and gain insights as to what they are doing for women in tech within their organisations.

As well as having our on-demand stage with over five hours of extra content, you will also have access to our kids stage! All pass holders will also be able to visit the kid’s stage with their children, nieces or nephews to engage them in the world of tech. This stage features a variety of interactive sessions, such as lessons about AI and Cyber, as well as learning to code. These sessions were kindly provided by our partners, TechSheCan, Raspberry Pi, Girlguiding &

So what are you waiting for?



Tech Conference Sponsors NEW

DigitalHealth.London Accelerator

Five days left to apply to DigitalHealth.London Accelerator

DigitalHealth.London Accelerator

There are just five days left to apply to the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator - the deadline for applications is Sunday 5th July 2020.

Digital products and services are providing vital innovation, support and capacity to the NHS response to COVID-19 and the health and social care challenges ahead.

The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme is looking for the latest digital health SMEs that are ready to transform the NHS and social care in London.

Now in its fifth consecutive year, the NHS delivered programme, funded in part by the European Regional Development Fund, has supported some of the biggest and most effective digital innovations now being used by the NHS. The Accelerator has supported 105 digital health SMEs with 114 new pilots and contracts gained directly related to the support of the Accelerator. For every £1 spent on the programme it is estimated over £14 is saved for the NHS.

DigitalHealth.London’s Accelerator aims to speed up the adoption of technology in London’s NHS, relieving high pressure on services and empowering patients to manage their health. It works with up to 20 high potential SMEs over a 12-month period, giving bespoke support and advice, a programme of expert-led workshops and events and brokering meaningful connections between innovators and NHS organisations with specific challenges. The companies that are successful in getting onto the Accelerator programme are chosen through a rigorous and highly competitive selection process, involving expert NHS and industry panel assessments, interviews and due diligence checks. Companies that have a product or solution that is well-defined and are ready to start building their evidence base are likely to benefit the most from the type of support offered through the programme.

Through-out the 12 months the programme focuses on engagement with different elements of the health and care system. Company suitability is assessed based both on product maturity (meaning products that are ready to be trailed or bought that have high potential to meet NHS challenges) and on the company’s capacity to benefit from the programme (meaning companies have enough time and staff to engage).

Deadline for applications is midnight, Sunday 5 July 2020.

Find out more & apply

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Recommended Event - 12/06/20: accleterateHER Live: #LTWConnects

AccelerateHER LIVE

On Friday 12 June, accelerateHER LIVE returns to the airwaves as an anchor event of #LTWConnects, London Tech Week's digital event series.

We’re convening virtually to spotlight the founders and CEOs shaping the future of their sector and to unpack how tech can lead the transition out of this period of global upheaval to drive equality.


·  13:20 - 13:30  |  Welcome from your hosts Laura Stebbing (Co-CEO, accelerateHER) & Brent Hoberman (Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Founders Factory, Founders Forum, accelerateHER & firstminute capital)

·  13:30 - 14:15  |  Leading with Purpose with Nancy Dubuc (CEO, Vice Media), Steve Demetriou (CEO & Chair, Jacobs), Federico Marchetti (Chairman & CEO, YOOX NET-A-PORTER), Sharon White (CEO, John Lewis) & Elizabeth Broderick AO (Founder of Male Champions of Change Institute, Convener of MCC Global Tech Group and UN Special Rapporteur on Discrimination Against Women & Girls)

·  14:25 - 14:40  |  Fire-Side Chat: Burst! Mental Health and Micro-Habits with Arianna Huffington, (CEO, Thrive Global) & Reeva Misra (Founder & CEO, Walking on Earth)

·  14:50 - 15:20  |  Cyber Security and the Future of Work with Poppy Gustaffson (CEO, Darktrace) & Michelle Zatlyn (Co-Founder & COO, Cloudflare)

·  15:30 - 16:00  |  Fire-Side Chat: Covid-19 and the Power of a Pivot with Julia Cheek (Founder & CEO, Everlywell) & Simmone Taitt (CEO & Founder, Poppy Seed Health)

·  16:10 - 17:00  |  The State of the World for Women with former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton & Cherie Blair CBE QC in conversation with Vivian Hunt DBE (Managing Partner for Uk & Ireland, McKinsey)

·  17:15 - 18:00 | Black Lives Matter: Leading with Action in Tech with Abadesi Osunsade (Founder & CEO, Hustle Crew), Deborah Okenla (Founder & CEO, YSYS), Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE (Co-Founder & CEO, Stemettes) & Karen Blackett OBE (UK Country Manager, WPP & UK CEO, GroupM)


15/07/20: WeAreVirtual: Making the most of cloud technologies in a multi-cloud era with Stephen Gilderdale

Making The Most Of Cloud Technologies In A Multi-Cloud Era

The cloud revolution is real, and it’s great to see that more organisations are seeing the value in multi-cloud IT environments, but are businesses truly maximising its benefits?

The latest research commissioned by Dell Technologies suggests the majority are not. That’s despite the fact that the number of enterprises leveraging public cloud services has more than tripled since 2011. Uncovering today’s cloud challenges and reaping the rewards of multi-cloud environments is essential for success – so, what’s holding them back?

Register here

Stephen GilderdaleAbout Stephen

Stephen is a Senior Director for the UK Presales organisation at Dell Technologies, leading a team of highly passionate technologists who are helping customers realise digital transformation. Stephen is deeply engaged in supporting customers exploit their data assets to drive exciting opportunities that Artificial Indigence, Machine Learning, 5G Networks, and Edge computing promise - while ensuring we meet our ambitious corporate social responsibility objectives.  


WeAreVirtual - Augmented working, webinar, new

24/06/20: WeAreVirtual: Augmented working and the future of work in this new reality with Margarete McGrath & Mona Bitar

WeAreVirtual - Augmented working, webinar, new

Dell Technologies Chief Digital Officer, Margarete McGrath will host a discussion on the future of work with guest speaker, Mona Bitar, who is an EY Partner and leading EY’s client response to Covid 19 in the UK.

In recent weeks, we have seen technology enable communities to connect, engage and share not just workplace exchanges but family moments using collaborative technologies. Recent weeks have also highlighted the need for technology to become almost a utility that everyone has equal access to. This conversation will explore some of the emerging workplace trends and how workplaces are being reset for a new reality. Imagining a new paradigm where workplace and home become closer, where technology is used to augment working and living in a new way. Join us for what will be an engaging discussion on the workplace reality, one that is unlikely to revert to old patterns but presents an opportunity to reshape workplaces as we know them.

Register here

About Margarete

Margarete McGrathMargarete is the Chief Digital Officer for Dell Technologies for the UK and Ireland.

Previous to that, Margarete worked as a Management Consultant where she worked for EY and PwC leading complex change programmes. She previously worked for PwC in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and more recently in Ireland. Margarete supported many public and private sector clients with their business transformations.

Alongside this, Margarete previously ran two successful start up’s focusing on sharing models in food sustainability and building social networks while in New Zealand.

Today, Margarete works with a diverse group of Dell Technologies clients to support them with their digital and security transformations. Dell Technologies provides a wide range of solutions ranging from edge computing delivering smart solutions to advanced analytics to drive enhanced and secure customer experiences and new business model opportunities for leading financial institutions.

Dell Technologies is continuing to invest and innovate in research and development across its seven technology businesses which enables Dell Technologies to partner with leading global clients to support them automate, modernise and transform their business models.

Margarete is a champion of diversity in digital and a strong advocate of STEM. She is big believer in female entrepreneurship and green technology. Margarete is an advocate of Mental Health and Wellbeing in Dell.

About Mona

Mona Bitar Mona is an EY Partner and is leading EY’s client response to COVID-19 in the UK.

Mona is experienced in operational turnaround and business redesign for large corporates, she advises clients who need to drive significant performance improvement across a spectrum of high performing and distressed organisations.

Mona has supported clients across many sectors including consumer products, retail, life sciences, diversified industrials, telecommunications, media and technology and her experience has involved spending time in the UK, North and South America, India, Europe and Africa.

Mona has worked with several FTSE 100 executive teams and her style and bold challenge helps to rapidly drive change and creates a coherence that transforms outcomes. She has been privileged to work with a cross-section of clients including a year on-site working side by side with a CEO. Using her unique view as an experienced strategy practitioner with deep operational experience, Mona can turn ideas into plans that can be executed, at pace, to rapidly create value.

WeareTechWomen 19 March(3)

19/03/2020: Power of Mentoring with Vanessa Vallely OBE | WeAreTechWomen

WeareTechWomen 19 March(3)

WeAreTechWomen would like to invite you to join them to learn about the Power of Mentoring with Vanessa Vallely OBE, MD, WeAreTheCity.

This event is the first in the series of quarterly learning events for WeAreTechWomen’s community.

About this event

Success in your career isn’t just about the ability to do your day job and do it well. Success is often achieved by pushing your boundaries and learning/benefiting from the advice and experience of others. Mentoring is becoming an increasingly popular way of leveraging skills, however if your mentoring relationships are not structured and there are no measurements for success, then these sessions are likely to reap reward in the long term. If you are interested in seeking mentors in the future and/or want to turn up the heat on an existing mentoring relationship, then this hands on learning session is for you.

Throughout this interactive and practical session Vanessa will share her top tips having mentored over 100 individuals during her 25 year career in Finance. She will also share her reflections of being a successful mentor for programmes such as Parligender, a House of Parliament Mentoring campaign and the hugely successful CRUK Women of Influence mentoring programme.

Attend this session to

  • Learn the basics of a successful mentoring relationship, who does what and why!
  • Learn how to drive success from your mentoring relationships to achieve optimum results
  • Map out a skills framework and relationship plan to identify your long term and short term outcomes
  • Identify and plan to approach potential mentors
  • Learn how to be the best mentee!
  • Practice your mentoring pitch
  • Gain access to templates to get your mentoring engagement off to a flying start
  • Find out who else you might need in your career, e.g. coaches and sponsors
  • Learn how to turn your mentors in to sponsors



About the speaker


Vanessa is one of the UK’s most well-networked women and has provided keynotes on on a variety of career related topics for over 500 companies worldwide. Vanessa is also one of the UK’s most prominent figures in gender equality and often provides guidance and consultancy to both government and corporate organisations who are seeking to attract, develop and retain their female talent. Vanessa was awarded her OBE in June 2018 for her services to women and the economy.

At the height of her successful 25 year career in the financial services, Vanessa launched the award winning in 2008 as a vehicle to help women progress in their careers. now has over 120,000 members and provides resources/conferences/awards/jobs to women across the UK. Vanessa is the also the -founder of UK wide diversity forum Gender Networks. Gender Networks (formerly The Network of Networks) brings together diversity leaders from 85 cross sector firms to share best practice on a quarterly basis. In 2017, Vanessa launched, as a resource hub for women working in tech.  WeAreTechWomen now has over 15,000 members and hosts its own annual Women in Tech conference and TechWomen100 awards.  To date, through the awards and her events, Vanessa has shone a spotlight on over 750 future female leaders and provided learning opportunities to over 5,000 women.

Vanessa is also the author of the book “Heels of Steel: Surviving and Thriving in the Corporate World” which tracks her career and shares 13 chapters of tips to succeed in the workplace.

Over the past ten years, she has been named Women in Banking & Finance’s Champion for Women, Financial News Top 100 Rising Star, The International Alliance for Women Top 100 Women globally & Brummells Top 30 London Entrepreneurs. In 2015 Vanessa was in GQ UK’s Top 100 Connected Women and the Evening Standard’s 1000 Most Influential Londoners. Vanessa is a regular guest on TV and radio and also sits on the Government Digital Services advisory board.

Big Data & AI World featured

11/03/20 - 12/03/20: Big Data & AI World 2020

Big Data and AI WorldHear from over 150 expert speakers covering key topics in Artificial Intelligence and Big Data and meet over 70 providers offering leading services and solutions at the official largest technology event in the UK!

Come join us with leading industry professionals in London’s ExCeL arena from the 11th-12th of March 2020. This record-breaking event will be giving you an insight into the future of technology in the developing world. Listen and speak to prominent industry experts focusing on two of the most important topics in modern technology. Whether you’re a visitor, Big Data or AI supplier or channel partner, please look through our website to find what opportunities are available to you for 2020!

If you have any queries or problems, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the show organisers who will be happy to assist.


Taking Stock Report featured

Taking stock: data and evidence on gender equality in digital access, skills and leadership

Taking Stock Report

The inaugural report of the EQUALS Research Group lays the foundation for the EQUALS Partnership agenda by surveying the landscape of knowledge on gender equality as it relates to the three EQUALS action areas – Access, Skills, and Leadership.

It should serve as a planning resource to inform future activities of EQUALS partners and to serve the broader community of policymakers, practitioners, and researchers interested in solving gender inequality challenges in access to information and communication technologies (ICTs), development of basic and advanced ICT skills, and participation in the ICT industry.


Relaunch Programme | Oliver Wyman


Oliver Wyman has created a 15-week programme for returners, which is designed to help and support you re-join the workforce after taking a career break.

If you are thinking about returning to work in management consulting, Oliver Wyman would love to hear from you. You will be supported by a network of individuals, whilst working on interesting client-facing projects. Oliver Wyman is partnering with Women Returners to provide bespoke external coaching support. At the end of this programme they will mutually discuss the potential of a permanent position with you.

Who is Oliver Wyman looking for?

  • Experienced individuals looking to return to work after a career break, who have prior experience in management consulting
  • Highly collaborative people who are keen to be part of a supportive and growing business
  • Candidates with excellent communication skills and the ability to build effective relationships
  • The London office offers a wide range of sector opportunities and will be there to help you choose which one is right for you. They are particularly interested in candidates with previous consulting experience in sectors such as Financial Services, Digital & Technology, Energy & Resources, Transportation & Services or Consumer & Retail.

What’s in it for you?

  • You will have the opportunity to take ownership of your work, while focusing on interesting and stimulating projects
  • Access to a fantastic support network and tailored approach to help you return to work, including being assigned a mentor, buddy, team members and wider peer group
  • You will receive training from Oliver Wyman and participate in the Women Returners’ Career Returners Coaching Programme
  • Oliver Wyman anticipates that this is a full-time role, but are open to discuss more flexible ways of working
  • Lots of opportunity for networking, social events, and informal learning sessions in a dynamic and friendly organisation

Programme Information

Location: Oliver Wyman’s offices are based in Baker Street, London

Their clients are spread throughout the UK and Europe. Whilst every opportunity will be made for you to work on a London-based project, there may be a possibility of you being placed on an out-of-town project. Oliver Wyman will discuss with each individual their ability to be away from home, as they realise that this may be a significant change for some.

Remuneration: Oliver Wyman’s compensation is competitive with the UK market

About Oliver Wyman

Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting, combining deep industry knowledge with specialised expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organisation transformation.

Oliver Wyman people carve out their own areas of expertise within their diverse, non-hierarchical partnership. They promote and build their firm’s culture in a way that encourages enjoyment at work and fundamentally value each other’s time and are sensitive to how it is used.

Oliver Wyman is proud to have been named one of The Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work for 2019, listed as one of Stonewall’s Top 100 LGBT+ Employers 2019 and was named as one of Working Families Top 30 Family Friendly Employers in 2018.  Oliver Wyman also has extensive and established networks across the business including Women in Oliver Wyman (WOW) and Family Life in Oliver Wyman (FLOW).


Women CyberSecurity Society Inc

The Women CyberSecurity Society Inc. (WCSS)

Who We Are

The Women CyberSecurity Society Inc. (WCSS) is a networked community focused on providing support, resources, mentorship, guidance and training throughout the lifecycle of a career for women and girls interested in cybersecurity.

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower and support this community by providing tools and resources necessary to remove roadblocks and obstacles along their journey in cybersecurity. Provisions such as this will empower women and girls to become the strong, confident leaders of tomorrow’s cybersecurity world.

What We Offer

We offer memberships which include access to local and online events. Workshops, student programming and information sessions are available to the public and educational institutions upon request. Corporate training programs focus on inclusion, diversity and sensitivity courses to improve company culture. Partnering with individuals and organizations who share our vision and mission is critically important to us. It builds and maintains the community and fosters awareness which in turn provides support to the ecosystem and its members.