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ONE TECH WORLD | 01 APRIL 2022

Last few days to claim your Early Bird discount for our One Tech World conference

Get access to our fantastic One Tech World conference, hear from over 100 great names in tech and watch on-demand for a period of 30 days – all for just £70 plus VAT! The early bird offer is valid until 31st January, when tickets will increase to just £115.00 plus VAT.

Our conference will provide ample opportunities to learn about emerging technologies and what is innovating and disrupting the industry. We are blessed to be given time from some of the world’s finest speakers who will be joining us to share their wisdom and knowledge. We will deliver innovative sessions on a variety of different areas of tech, with a side order of career development, fireside chats and ample networking opportunities, both on the day and through our global virtual networking world.

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Hear from some of the greatest names in tech

On our stages are some of the greatest names in tech such as Briony Chappell, Head of Digital, KISS FM; Jenny Garrett OBE, Award-Winning Career Coach & Leadership Trainer; Debbie Forster MBE, CEO, Tech Talent Charter; Tabitha Goldstaub MBE, Co-Founder, CogX; Vanessa Sanyauke, Founder & CEO, Girls Talk London; Avye Couloute, Maker, Coder, Tech Advocate, Social Entrepreneur & Founder, Girls Into Coding; Ann Hiatt, Leadership Strategist & Author of Bet On Yourself, to name a few.

Below, some of our amazing speakers tell us what to expect from their sessions and why you should join us on 01 April 2022.

Everything tech

We will be sharing insights and covering everything from Future World of Work, Technology Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cyber Security, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, The Future of Data, What’s New For Wearables, Data Science, The Future of Drones, FinTech, The Rise of Robots, Cloud Technologies, Quantum Computing, Coding, Innovation in Health Tech, The Rise of Drones, Transformation & Change, Ethics in Tech, Green Tech/ Net Zero, DevOps, Agile, FemTech, Blockchain, CryptoAssets, Tokenisation, De-Si, Collaboration Tools, Cyber Crime, Space Tech, 5G and Beyond, Special Effects, UI Development, The Importance of UX.

Career based sessions

We have heaps of sessions and panels with inspirational tech leaders to help advance your careers, including Returning to a Tech Career, Dealing with Burnout, Transitioning into a Technology Role, Hybrid Working, Being the Best Remote Leader, Saying No and the Art of Assertiveness, Mentors, Sponsors, Balancing your Virtual and Physical World, Re-Inventing Yourself, How to be an Introverted Leader, How to Become a Speaking Sensation, How to Remain Visible when Working from Home, Dealing with Difficult People, Imposter Syndrome, Free Training Courses, Acing your First Leadership Role, Personal BrandTransition In To The Tech Industry, The Importance of Mentors and Sponsor, The Legal Journey for Female Founders, Start-Up Stories.

Inclusion & Diversity

Promoting and encouraging inclusion and diversity is at the heart of everything we do – and our conference is no different. We’re covering everything from Addressing the Gender Gap in Tech, Disability and Tech Innovation, Fostering Neurodiverse Talent, Is Menopause Draining the Tech Talent Pool, Wellbeing, TechSheCan – Supporting the Next Generation, Black Women in Tech, The Untapped Talent Pool, How to Eliminate Bias, Ageism in Tech, Building your own Women in Tech Network, The Importance of Male Allies.

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So what are you waiting for?

If you are keen to learn, be inspired and expand your knowledge of tech, then join us, we promise you won’t be disappointed.

This invitation is open to all.

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She Talks Tech - The Evolution of Cloud and Open Source Technologies' with Rachel Cassidy, SUSE

Today we hear from Rachel Cassidy, Senior Vice President of Global Channel and Cloud at SUSE.

Rachel explores the new technological landscape that’s formed over the last year since the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing forth into sharper focus the agility and flexibility that cloud and open source technologies deliver.

With examples from the worlds of retail, autonomous vehicles and video games, Rachel demystifies these exciting technologies.

If you want to find out more about Rachel, you can connect with her on LinkedIn.

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‘She Talks Tech’ brings you stories, lessons and tips from some of the most inspirational women (and men!) in tech.

From robotics and drones, to fintech, neurodiversity and coronavirus apps; these incredible speakers are opening up to give us the latest information on tech in 2022.

Vanessa Valleley OBE, founder of WeAreTheCity and WeAreTechWomen brings you this latest resource to help you rise to the top of the tech industry. Women in tech make up just 21 per cent of the industry in the UK and we want to inspire that to change.

WeAreTechWomen are delighted to bring this very inspiring first series to wherever you normally listen to podcasts!

So subscribe, rate the podcast and give it a 5-star review – and keep listening every Wednesday morning for a new episode of ‘She Talks Tech’.

Produced by Pineapple Audio Production.

Discover more from our
She Talks Tech podcast

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WeAreTechWomen are proud to announce the most exciting virtual women in tech conference for 2022

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ONE TECH WORLD | 01 APRIL 2022

WeAreTechWomen invite you to attend the most exciting virtual women in tech conference in 2022!

We have been hosting our women in tech conference for over six years. In fact, we have welcomed over 5,000 women through our doors since 2015.

We are not a large media company, we are an organisation that has been championing women in tech for the past 13 years. To us, its personal. 21 per cent of women in the industry is not just not enough, it needs to change.

Each year, we work with our community at WeAreTechWomen to identify what tech innovations and topics you would like us to cover as part of our annual conference. We build our agenda around that feedback – giving you what you want to not just accelerate your careers, but to understand about the wider world of tech, and how this will affect the future world of work.

This year, we are going to be bringing you the very best global virtual learning experience on a state-of-the-art conferencing platform. Our conference will provide ample opportunities to learn about emerging technologies and what is innovating and disrupting the industry. We are blessed to be given time from some of the world’s finest speakers who will be joining us to share their wisdom and knowledge. We will deliver innovative sessions on a variety of different areas of tech, with a side order of career development, fireside chats and ample networking opportunities, both on the day and through our global virtual networking world.

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Hear from some of the greatest names in tech

On our stages are some of the greatest names in tech such as Ortis Deley, TV Presenter, DJ & Actor; Briony Chappell, Head of Digital, KISS FM; Vicki Lau, Visual Effects (VFX) Artist/Generalist, Virtual Reality (VR) Developer, TEDx speaker, Entrepreneur & Educator; Debbie Forster MBE, CEO, Tech Talent Charter; Harriet Minter, Journalist, Speaker & Director, The HVM Group; Vanessa Sanyauke, Founder & CEO, Girls Talk London; Avye Couloute, Maker, Coder, Tech Advocate, Social Entrepreneur & Founder, Girls Into Coding; Ann Hiatt, Leadership Strategist & Author of Bet On Yourself, to name a few.

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Everything tech

We will be sharing insights and covering everything from Future World of Work, Technology Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cyber Security, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, The Future of Data, What’s New For Wearables, Data Science, The Future of Drones, FinTech, The Rise of Robots, Cloud Technologies, Quantum Computing, Coding, Innovation in Health Tech, The Rise of Drones, Transformation & Change, Ethics in Tech, Green Tech/ Net Zero, DevOps, Agile, FemTech, Blockchain, CryptoAssets, Tokenisation, De-Si, Collaboration Tools, Cyber Crime, Space Tech, 5G and Beyond, Special Effects, UI Development, The Importance of UX.

Career based sessions

We have heaps of sessions and panels with inspirational tech leaders to help advance your careers, including Returning to a Tech Career, Dealing with Burnout, Transitioning into a Technology Role, Hybrid Working, Being the Best Remote Leader, Saying No and the Art of Assertiveness, Mentors, Sponsors, Balancing your Virtual and Physical World, Re-Inventing Yourself, How to be an Introverted Leader, How to Become a Speaking Sensation, How to Remain Visible when Working from Home, Dealing with Difficult People, Imposter Syndrome, Free Training Courses, Acing your First Leadership Role, Personal BrandTransition In To The Tech Industry, The Importance of Mentors and Sponsor, The Legal Journey for Female Founders, Start-Up Stories.

Inclusion & Diversity

Promoting and encouraging inclusion and diversity is at the heart of everything we do – and our conference is no different. We’re covering everything from Addressing the Gender Gap in Tech, Disability and Tech Innovation, Fostering Neurodiverse Talent, Is Menopause Draining the Tech Talent Pool, Wellbeing, TechSheCan – Supporting the Next Generation, Black Women in Tech, The Untapped Talent Pool, How to Eliminate Bias, Ageism in Tech, Building your own Women in Tech Network, The Importance of Male Allies.

SEE OUR AGENDA

Thanks to the financial support of our amazing sponsors, we are able to offer you one incredible day of learning for our early bird price of just £70.00 plus VAT.

The early bird offer is valid until 31st January, when tickets will increase to just £115.00 plus VAT.

Given our extensive agenda, we know that some of you won’t be able to attend every session available on the day. Not to worry, as your ticket also includes a 30 Day platform content licence which will enable you to watch all of the sessions up until 01 May 2022.

By attending you will also be helping others. For every ticket bought, we will gift a ticket to an individual out of work, a returner to the industry or a youngster studying for a tech career.

If you are an individual in this position, please email us here (tickets are not guaranteed and offered on a first come, first served basis). We are actively encouraging corporate organisations to fund groups of tickets to continue to develop their teams during this time. To encourage organisations, we have special offers for corporates who wish to book 10 or more tickets. If you are interested in bulk bookings, contact us on [email protected].

So what are you waiting for?

If you are keen to learn, be inspired and expand your knowledge of tech, then join us, we promise you won’t be disappointed.

This invitation is open to all.

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WeAreTechWomen – Barriers for Women in Tech infographic 2022

WeAreTechWomen Survey

Last year, WeAreTechWomen partnered with Ipsos MORI and the Tech Talent Charter to look at the barriers women face in the tech industry.

The research canvassed the views of 369 women across a multitude of sectors. The findings included in the infographic show that 1 in 5 women in tech are thinking of leaving their jobs. With just 21% of women working in the tech industry*, if they chose to leave this would have a significant impact in terms of female representation in the sector. The findings also highlighted that 58% of respondents said that visible role models are one of the things that attract them to organisations but noted the lack of female representation at the top of their organisations. The other key finding was that only a third felt that processes and systems were in place to prepare them for promotion.

Mentorship was highly attributed to aid career progression; however, sponsorship opportunities appear to be lacking, with only 1 in 5 stating they have access to sponsorship programmes. Of those who did have access to sponsorship, 55% of them said it has greatly benefitted their career.  With regard to male allies, over 75% of survey respondents stated that at least some men are not allies, two thirds of whom finding that men talk over them or don’t listen in meetings. Only 19% of those surveyed see all or most men as allies, with 85% citing the best way to demonstrate allyship is by giving credit for achievements. It is no surprise that 29% of our respondents also stated they have experienced sexism or gender bias in some form. It is also interesting to see that salary has now become the main driver in terms of women joining a tech organisation (84%), followed by supportive managers (83%) and an inclusive culture (76%).

*Source: 2019 ONS data

A summary of the full report with recommendations to employers is due to be published on 07 February, if you are interested in receiving the summary, please email [email protected]

View the infographic below:

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Listen to our latest She Talks Tech podcast on 'Health tech apps: how do we know what’s real?' with Liz Ashall-Payne, ORCHA

She Talks Tech - Health tech apps- how do we know what’s real?' with Liz Ashall-Payne, ORCHA

Today we hear from Liz Ashall-Payne, Co-Founder and CEO of ORCHA, the world’s leading provider of digital health accreditation and disribution services.

Liz discusses the importance of health app evaluation and accreditation, including the most important factors to consider when developing your own health app.

Liz will also share some of her founding story, including how ORCHA came to be and her journey growing the business.

If you want to find out more about Liz, you can connect with her on LinkedIn.

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‘She Talks Tech’ brings you stories, lessons and tips from some of the most inspirational women (and men!) in tech.

From robotics and drones, to fintech, neurodiversity and coronavirus apps; these incredible speakers are opening up to give us the latest information on tech in 2021.

Vanessa Valleley OBE, founder of WeAreTheCity and WeAreTechWomen brings you this latest resource to help you rise to the top of the tech industry. Women in tech make up just 17 per cent of the industry in the UK and we want to inspire that to change.

WeAreTechWomen are delighted to bring this very inspiring first series to wherever you normally listen to podcasts!

So subscribe, rate the podcast and give it a 5-star review – and keep listening every Wednesday morning for a new episode of ‘She Talks Tech’.

Produced by Pineapple Audio Production.

Discover more from our
She Talks Tech podcast

LISTEN HERE

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Listen to our latest She Talks Tech podcast on 'How Returners Programmes benefit the Tech Industry' with Beckie Taylor, Tech Returners

She Talks Tech - How Returners Programmes benefit the Tech Industry' with Beckie Taylor, Tech Returners

Today we hear from Beckie Taylor, CEO of Tech Returners.

Beckie explains why it’s a gap in thinking that’s causing businesses not to employ enough women in tech – and how they can change this by investing in the untapped potential of the returner market.

If you want to find out more about Beckie, you can connect with her on LinkedIn.

LISTEN HERE

‘She Talks Tech’ brings you stories, lessons and tips from some of the most inspirational women (and men!) in tech.

From robotics and drones, to fintech, neurodiversity and coronavirus apps; these incredible speakers are opening up to give us the latest information on tech in 2021.

Vanessa Valleley OBE, founder of WeAreTheCity and WeAreTechWomen brings you this latest resource to help you rise to the top of the tech industry. Women in tech make up just 17 per cent of the industry in the UK and we want to inspire that to change.

WeAreTechWomen are delighted to bring this very inspiring first series to wherever you normally listen to podcasts!

So subscribe, rate the podcast and give it a 5-star review – and keep listening every Wednesday morning for a new episode of ‘She Talks Tech’.

Produced by Pineapple Audio Production.

Discover more from our
She Talks Tech podcast

LISTEN HERE

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Nominations are now open for WeAreTheCity’s 2022 Rising Star Awards

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WeAreTechWomen are delighted to announce that nominations for WeAreTheCity’s 2022 Top 100 Rising Star Awards are now open!

CAST YOUR NOMINATION

Now in its eighth year, the Rising Star Awards are the first to focus on the UK’s female talent pipeline below management level. Our strategic goal, set in 2015, aims to showcase 1,000 outstanding women by 2025. By highlighting the accolades of these women, WeAreTheCity are not only promoting the amazing female talent that exists across the UK, but actively encouraging organisations and business leaders to invest in and recognise these women as leaders of tomorrow and individual contributors to their respective industries.

These awards will recognise and celebrate a further 100 female individual contributors from over 20 different industries that represent the leaders and role models of tomorrow. These winners will join our award’s alumni of 750 previous winners, across the UK and India.

We are now once again inviting you to nominate an amazing woman, champion, man or company. The nominations process for all categories, our Rising Star Champions, Global Award for Achievement, Company of the Year and Men for Gender Balance Awards are now open via the Rising Stars website.

For details of the criteria to enter the awards, visit here.

The process

Nominations are now open via the Rising Stars’ website and will close after a eight week period on 08 March.

A shortlist of ten women from each industry category and ten from the Champion, Global Award for Achievement and Men for Gender Balance categories, alongside three shortlisted companies for the Company of the Year award, will be chosen by an esteemed panel of judges. Once the shortlist is announced, we will also open the public votes of support, which enables individuals to show their support for a specific shortlisted individual.

All winners will be announced in May 2022 and will be invited to celebrate at a prestigious award’s ceremony on 14 July 2022.

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Alongside our Rising Star categories, we are also calling for nominations for Champions, Men for Gender Balance, a Company of the Year, and Global Award for Achievement.

Our Champion award recognises the achievements of five senior individuals, male or female, who are actively supporting the female pipeline outside of their day job. Nominations for this award are individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to gender, eg HeForShe supporters, Network Leaders, Directors, MD’s or C-Suite individuals who are championing women either inside or outside their organisations.

Our Men for Gender Balance award recognises the achievements of five senior men who are championing women and gender balance either inside or outside their organisation. Nominees must be at least Director level (or equivalent) or above, must demonstrate that they have actively supported the female pipeline either through their current work role or external activities and must be working in the UK.

The Company of the Year award recognises the achievements of a company who can clearly demonstrate that they are actively supporting its female talent pipeline through their initiatives, training, development programmes and internal employee relations and diversity network groups.

The Global Award for Achievement category expands our search for global talent. This category is a female individual who works within any industry, outside of the UK, whose current position is below director level.

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Who should nominate?

  • Self-nominations are encouraged
  • Organisations looking to recognise their emerging talent pool
  • Organisation wishing to obtain recognition for their initiatives
  • Individuals who would like to recognise their efforts of their champions/role models
  • Individuals/colleagues/friends/clients/mentors/sponsors of the nominee

NOMINATE NOW

Awards Nominations Tips and Tricks with Vanessa Valley OBE

Have you ever looked at WeAreTheCity’s Rising Star awards and thought about entering? Have you ever seen the winners announced and thought, next year I am going to enter those awards!

Well before you pen your nomination, you might want to join us behind the scenes for this awards nomination tips and tricks, session with founder and serial awards judge, Vanessa Vallely OBE.

During this session Vanessa will explain:

  • Why awards can help raise your profile and give you a platform to do more
  • Why Rising Stars are different to other awards
  • Top tips for constructing a powerful, concise and impactful nomination
  • Insights in to what a judge looks for when they are reading awards nominations
  • Why you should pay it forward and nominate others
  • The beauty of self-nominations

Award’s timeline

Nominations open
10 January 2022

Nominations close
08 March 2022

Shortlist announced
26 April 2022

Public vote opens
27 April 2022

Voting closes
10 May 2022

Shortlist celebration
19 May 2022

Winners announced
24 May 2022

Winner’s celebration event
14 July 2022

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She Talks Tech - Teaching technology through community' with Charlene Hunter, Coding Black Females

Today we hear from Charlene Hunter, Founder and CEO of Coding Black Females.

Charlene talks about growth of the Coding Black Females community and the importance of this community in teaching new technical skills to people at all levels.

Charlene explores how you too can grow your own community, how you can create tech programmes and the impact of running technical programmes.

If you want to find out more about Charlene, you can connect with her on LinkedIn.

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‘She Talks Tech’ brings you stories, lessons and tips from some of the most inspirational women (and men!) in tech.

From robotics and drones, to fintech, neurodiversity and coronavirus apps; these incredible speakers are opening up to give us the latest information on tech in 2021.

Vanessa Valleley OBE, founder of WeAreTheCity and WeAreTechWomen brings you this latest resource to help you rise to the top of the tech industry. Women in tech make up just 17 per cent of the industry in the UK and we want to inspire that to change.

WeAreTechWomen are delighted to bring this very inspiring first series to wherever you normally listen to podcasts!

So subscribe, rate the podcast and give it a 5-star review – and keep listening every Wednesday morning for a new episode of ‘She Talks Tech’.

Produced by Pineapple Audio Production.

Discover more from our
She Talks Tech podcast

LISTEN HERE

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Listen to our latest She Talks Tech podcast - In the Lounge with June Sarpong OBE, TV Presenter, Diversity Expert & Award-Winning Author

She Talks Tech - In the Lounge with June Sarpong OBE

Today we hear from June Sarpong OBE, TV Presenter, Diversity Expert & Award-Winning Author.

She has worked extensively with HRH Prince Charles as an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust, whilst campaigning for The One and Produce (RED). June was awarded an MBE in 2007 for her services to broadcasting and charity, making her one of the youngest people ever to receive an MBE. June was later awarded an OBE in the 2020 New Years’ Honours List.

June shares outstanding advice on how to be resilient in your career, how companies need to be more inclusive and nuture their diverse talent pools and why it is so important that we all step up and be role models to kids. We talk to June about the focus on intersectionality, male allyship and why building an inclusive culture should be at the forefront of any company’s agenda.

If you want to find out more about June – you can connect with her on LinkedIn.

LISTEN HERE

‘She Talks Tech’ brings you stories, lessons and tips from some of the most inspirational women (and men!) in tech.

From robotics and drones, to fintech, neurodiversity and coronavirus apps; these incredible speakers are opening up to give us the latest information on tech in 2021.

Vanessa Valleley OBE, founder of WeAreTheCity and WeAreTechWomen brings you this latest resource to help you rise to the top of the tech industry. Women in tech make up just 17 per cent of the industry in the UK and we want to inspire that to change.

WeAreTechWomen are delighted to bring this very inspiring first series to wherever you normally listen to podcasts!

So subscribe, rate the podcast and give it a 5-star review – and keep listening every Wednesday morning for a new episode of ‘She Talks Tech’.

Produced by Pineapple Audio Production.

Discover more from our
She Talks Tech podcast

LISTEN HERE

2021 WeAreTechWomen - Looking back

Looking back at 2021: A WeAreTechWomen round-up

2021 WeAreTechWomen - Looking back

2021 is nearly over and to celebrate the year gone by, WeAreTechWomen is taking a look back at our top moments.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, we’ve had to once again continue to adapt and innovate to host our events, conferences and awards virtually.

This year, we have published over 2,000 articles on WeAreTheCity and WeAreTechWomen; promoted over 500 learning events; profiled over 500 women and men who shared their stories and experiences; collaborated on 35 new partnerships with other organisations; and supported 30 difference campaigns and 15 charities. Our WeAreVirtual webinar series delivered 45 webinars from leading speakers, experts and coaches to a global audience of 25,000.

We wouldn’t have been able to achieve this without our supporters. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who has supported us this year. A huge thank you to our clients, sponsors, speakers, judges, partners, champions, advocates and above all, our community. We look forward to supporting you and your progression in 2022.

Check out what happened during our 2021 below:

Rising Star alumni & 3MJanuary

We started the New Year with a bang at WeAreTechWomen. January saw some of our Rising Star alumni and sponsors helping inspire students into STEM.

WeAreTheCity’s 2020 Rising Stars in Science and Engineering alumni helped inspire Year 9 students in Leicestershire, through 3M’s STEM careers Q&A.

3M sponsors the Science and Engineering category of the Rising Star Awards programme, championing females working in the industry who help to highlight the wide range of STEM careers available.

The Q&A session was attended by teachers from Soar Valley College, the Jameah Girls Academy and South Charnwood High School who put forward questions to the panel on behalf of their students. In addition, questions from students attending Orchard Mead Academy and Lancaster Academy were invited.

Amber O’Connor, Hannah Ratcliffe, Katie Burnell and Rebecca Cocklin were joined on the panel by 3M’s Sarah Chapman, EMEA market segment Application Engineering manager for the Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division and a Science and Engineering Rising Star in 2016.

We also launched Season 2 of our She Talks Tech podcast.

‘She Talks Tech’ brings you stories, lessons and tips from some of the most inspirational women (and men!) in tech.

From robotics and drones, to fintech, neurodiversity and coronavirus apps; these incredible speakers are opening up to give us the latest information on tech in 2021.

LISTEN TO OUR PODCAST

February

In February, we invited you to attend the most exciting virtual women in tech conference of 2021!

Our 2021 One Tech World conference brought you the very best global virtual learning experience. Our conference provided ample opportunities to learn about emerging technologies and what is innovating and disrupting the industry. We were blessed to be given time from some of the world’s finest speakers who joined us to share their wisdom and knowledge. We delivered innovative sessions on over 50 different areas of tech, with a side order of career development and ample networking opportunities.

JOIN US IN 2022

Tickets for our 2022 conference are on sale now!

BOOK YOUR TICKET

March

In March, we celebrated Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day.

Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8, with the first day being held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women’s groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day.

This year’s theme was #ChooseToChallenge – which looked to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality.

We marked the occasion by creating our #ChooseToChallenge100 campaign, asking 100 women and the public to share their stories as to how and why they choose to challenge for gender equality.

Our campaign included stories of challenge from Helen Pankhurst CBE, Women’s Rights Campaigner and Senior Advisor, Care International; Jess Phillips, Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley; June Angelides CBE, Early Stage Investor, Entrepreneur, Speaker and Advocate for the Rights of Working Mothers; Jacqueline Gold CBE, CEO, Ann Summers; Catherine Mayer, Author & Co-Founder, Women’s Equality Party and Primadonna Festival; Deborah Francis-White, Comedian, Writer, Podcaster, The Guilty Feminist; Claire Cohen, Women’s Editor, The Telegraph; and Liv Cooke, Freestyle Football World Champion, plus so many more incredible women.

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WeAreTechWomen hosted its first three-day virtual conference for female technologists, One Tech World, in May.

The conference, proudly sponsored by BAE Systems and supported by Accenture, CMS, Credit Suisse, Discovery+, Goldman Sachs, Huawei, MarketAxess, Morgan Stanley, Northern Trust, Oliver Wyman, OpenFin, PwC, Robert Walters, Royal Air Force, Royal Bank of Canada, Sage, Sky, Societe Generale, and SUSE; saw over 1,500 delegates log on around the globe, from across the technology sector and a range of companies including Bank of England, Mastercard, UBS, EY, Nationwide, National Grid, BT, Mettle, Dell, Vodafone, Schroders, Ipsos, Atos, Santander, and many more.

The three-day conference consisted of two stages, Let’s Talk Tech and Career Development, with 197 speakers, held over 20 Q&A panels and shared over 130 webinars, which have been watched over 15,000 times. Delegates could shape their own learning as well as revisiting sessions they may have missed, with a 30-day playback.

Across the three days, delegates enjoyed listening to high-profile speakers including Georgie Barrat, Technology Journalist & TV Broadcaster, The Gadget Show; June Sarpong OBE, TV Presenter, Diversity Expert & Award Winning Author; Air Marshal Sue Gray CB OBE MSc CEng FIET FREng, Director General Defence Safety Authority, Royal Air Force; Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, Founder, Stemettes; Professor Margaret Heffernan, Entrepreneur, TED Speaker, Business Author & Former CEO; Caroline Dinenage, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; Tracy Edwards MBE, Founder, The Maiden Factor; and Shellye Archambeau, CEO, Silicon Valley leader, Author & Board member for Verizon, Nordstrom, Roper Technologies and Okta Inc., plus many more.

June

In June, we gave you another chance to join our One Tech World conference – with our Digital Pass.

The digital pass was for individuals who didn’t manage to secure a ticket the first time around. With the ticket, you could access the platform for 14 days in order to gain a deeper understanding of over 25 different areas of tech. Thanks to the help of over 197 global speakers we 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.

July

July saw us announce that Goldman Sachs were our headline sponsors for our 2021 TechWomen100 Awards!

We were also proud to announce that the awards were supported by Accenture, BAE Systems, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Ipsos Mori, Oliver Wyman, and OpenFin.

We are extremely proud to receive the support of so many individuals and organisations for this years TechWomen100 Awards. We would like to extend our sincere thanks for their words of encouragement and for helping us to celebrate the achievements of the amazing women.

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Nominations for our TechWomen100 Awards opened in August.

It is no secret that the technology industry lacks female representation at all levels. Women make up just 17 per cent of the industry. There are some fantastic awards for women working in tech, however, most of these focus on senior women.

Whilst we feel it is extremely necessary to highlight senior and influential women, we also believe the pipeline of female technologists need a platform to shine.

This is why the TechWomen100 Awards were created. Our awards focus solely on women working in tech below director level. We hope that by highlighting the accolades of up-and-coming inspirational female tech talent, we can help to create a new generation of female role models for the industry, and a pipeline of future leaders.

August also saw us launch our new Women in Tech job board platform.

Our new revamped job board for women in tech won’t solve world peace, but it may help you find the job of your dreams at an employer that will truly support you and your career. We won’t be working with every company, just those that can demonstrate they are on the journey towards gender equality and that they are putting in place programmes or support systems to progress women in the workplace.

If you are looking to change roles and feel you are ready for an exciting new career change, please explore the jobs on the new job board. We are featuring full-time, part-time, flexible, work for home roles, as well as many other opportunities, such as return to work programmes.

If you are an immediate job seeker, you can also upload your CV to the portal, sign up for job alerts and read about some of the companies who are recruiting via our company site pages.

September

In September, we announced our partnership with Speakers for Schools to inspire the next generation of technologists.

Speakers for Schools help young people access the top opportunities through free inspiring school talks and eye-opening onsite and virtual work experience.

October

October saw us announce the shortlist for our 2021 TechWomen100 Awards!

The shortlist showcases remarkable women within the technology and STEM sector, including Hana Bird, a Spacecraft Operations Engineer for In-Space Missions, who worked on their first mission, Faraday Phoenix; and Priyanka Mittal, who led the Cloud-based architecture of two national programmes at NHS Digital, which have been the backbone of the government’s response to COVID-19; Esther Akpovi, also known as the Gen Z Cheerleader, who is an award-winning Youth and Education activist.

The awards also recognise Champions, Networks and Companies, who are all actively supporting the progression of women in tech and STEM. The TechWomen100 awards also celebrate women in tech from outside the UK, in the Global Award for Achievement category.

November

We unveiled the winners of the TechWomen100 Awards in November.

The winners of these awards showcase remarkable women within the technology and STEM sector including Manisha Ganguly, who is a multi-award-winning independent conflict journalist & filmmaker using open-source techniques to investigate human rights abuses under conditions of war; Alice Hendy, who founded the app, R;pple Suicide Prevention, after the tragic loss of her brother, Josh, in 2020; Priyanka Mittal, who led the Cloud-based architecture of two national programmes at NHS Digital, which have been the backbone of the government’s response to COVID-19; and Krystina Pearson-Rampeearee, a Senior Flight Systems Engineer, working on a next generation fast jet, the Tempest project.

The winners include individuals from leading firms such as Ford Motor Company, Microsoft, The British Army, NHS Digital, BT, Transport for London, Vodafone, BBC World Service, Google, Mastercard, London Stock Exchange and many more.

DISCOVER ALL OUR WINNERS

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In December, we celebrated the winners of the 2021 TechWomen100 Awards via a virtual award’s ceremony.

Given the circumstances, the team at WeAreTechWomen had to do things a little differently, once again, with our awards this year.

Over the course of the night, our attendees were congratulated by our sponsors and special guests and we heard from inspirational speakers and entertainers, who all endeavoured to create a truly magically experience.

The event was attended by winners, judges, sponsors and special guests and our winners had the opportunity to network with each other in our interactive breakout rooms. Each winner received a goodie box with their award, complete with champagne, chocolates, books and other treats.

The virtual award’s ceremony was hosted by Julia Streets, CEO, Streets Consulting. Throughout the evening, we were joined by our special guests, award-winning Entrepreneur, Personal Brand Expert, Speaker & Author, Bianca Miller-Cole;  Singer-Songwriter, Shae Universe; and Award-Winning Spoken Word Artist and Writer, Jaspreet Kaur.

Watch the highlights from the night below: