25/03/2021: International Women's Day 2021: Choose to Challenge | Women in DevOps

Women in DevOps IWD event

This month we are amplifying the voices of women from our DevOps community for our International Women’s Day Special in collaboration with Coding Black Females.

You can expect a forward-thinking discussion led by leaders from around the globe for another uplifting and empowering panel discussion.

According to a study by DORA and Google Cloud (2019), the reported percentage of women on teams fell compared to the previous year, with only 16% of DevOps teams including women. We understand that even though the tech world is progressive, there is still work to be done to improve gender equality. We will be touching on challenges our leaders have experienced throughout their careers, whilst celebrating achievements and increasing visibility as well as the importance of calling out inequality, as we choose to challenge.

All ticket proceeds will be donated to the incredible charity Smart Works. Smart Works is a UK based charity that provides high-quality interview clothing and interview training to unemployed women in need. Check out the impact Smart Works is making on the lives of women in the UK. Find out more about Smart Works here.

Our panel

- Francesca Pollard - Chair & Host @ Women in DevOps

- Janani Vasudevan is a Principal Engineering Manager @ Microsoft

- Loreli Cadapan - Senior Director of Product @ JFrog

- Catherine Akinyele - Digital Marketer @ Coding Black Females


Looking for more events or networking opportunities? WeAreTechWomen has a dedicated events calendar with thousands of different events to help broaden your network and learn new skills. We have also launched WeAreVirtual - a series of free webinars to help expand your learning online. 

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A Female Future event featured

23/03/2021: A Female Future: Advancing Women and Girls in Technology

A Female Future event

Join us for a free, virtual mentorship event featuring empowering women from leading tech companies including WordPress VIP, Happy Cog, Square, and more!

We'll kick-off the event with a special keynote talk by the Global Fund For Women, followed by breakout mentorship sessions covering overcoming challenges, career advice, breaking down stereotypes, and succeeding in the industry.

Let's unite women and girls to inspire one another, guide one another, and activate a future we can accomplish together. Our aim is to inspire women and girls of all ages and backgrounds for a future in technology and give them the tools to succeed!


Looking for more events or networking opportunities? WeAreTechWomen has a dedicated events calendar with thousands of different events to help broaden your network and learn new skills. We have also launched WeAreVirtual - a series of free webinars to help expand your learning online. 

Don’t forget, you can also sign up to our bi-weekly newsletter to keep up-to-date with our upcoming events and webinars. 

Plus X- Trailblazing Women, Serious About Games featured

19/03/2021: Plus X: Trailblazing Women - Serious About Games | Plus X Brighton

Plus X, Serious About Games event

This event is an interactive talk with two groundbreaking women on the BRITE programme.

There will be immersive activities, presented by the amazing Sarah Ticho (Founder of Hastumi) and Hazel Reynolds (Founder of Gamely Games). Sarah and Hazel will be discussing their inspiring stories, how to run a kind business, why there is a lack of women in gaming tech, what the future looks like and demonstrating their products.


Looking for more events or networking opportunities? WeAreTechWomen has a dedicated events calendar with thousands of different events to help broaden your network and learn new skills. We have also launched WeAreVirtual - a series of free webinars to help expand your learning online.

Don’t forget, you can also sign up to our bi-weekly newsletter to keep up-to-date with our upcoming events and webinars. 

Women in blockchain IWD featured

07/03/2020: IWD Special: Online Networking with Global Women in Blockchain Leaders | Women in Blockchain

Women in Blockchain IWD

Data shows that only 10% of people in Blockchain are women.

Female-led and orientated blockchain communities, with the support of male equality champions, are here to change this!

By increasing the number of women – all types of women from varying backgrounds - taking up a career in both blockchain and tech it provides a breeding ground of innovation, acceptance and increases profit lines.

However there are a range of skill sets required to not only be visible in any space but impactful, and they are the ability to network effectively and present one’s ideas in an attractive way.

In this one-off special 1hr 30-minute online networking session, hosted by Lavinia Osbourne of Women in Blockchain Talks (UK), Thessy Mehrain (USA), Alyze Sam (USA), Victoria Ukpaka (AFRICA) and Lindsay Nuon (USA) will discuss the importance of being visible and how to sharpen your networking and presentation skills.

Join us on Saturday 7th March at 5pm GMT / 6pm CET/WAT / 9am PST / 12 EST

We look forward to seeing you joining us!

Happy International Women’s Day!


02/03/2020: Unthink Tank: Flipping Tradition - International Women's Day Fintech Panel | Yolt

Unthink Tank IWD Fintech panel event

Yolt’s Unthink Tank explores the concept of 'unthinking', inviting leaders and innovators from the tech, disruptor, and creative communities to discuss the issues that impassion and empower them.

In an International Women's Day special, five Fintech experts come together to share their experiences navigating an industry marked by old traditions, and how they’re driving change from within. Drawing from their personal experiences, topics include the products they’re building, the innovation they’re bringing to financial services, and who they aim to empower along the way.

Event details

  • 6:00pm: Join us for food + drinks
  • 6:30pm: Panelists take to the stage
  • 7:15pm: Audience Q&A + networking
  • 8:00pm: Event wrap up

Date & Time: 2nd March 6pm-8pm

Location: Rise, 41 Luke Street, EC2A 4DP, London, United Kingdom


TECH(K)NOW tech event featured

07/03/2020: TECH(K)NOW Day London | TECH(K)NOW

TECH(K)NOW Day londonWelcome to the 6th TECH(K)NOW Day London! Join Women in Tech and Women in Startups on Saturday, March 07, from 9am to 5pm.

TECH(K)NOW DAY has been organised to provide a place and venue for anyone who identifies as a woman to go and learn new tech skills (see details below).   If you are a woman in tech or a woman wanting to get into tech, then this is for you.   Back in March this year, we held another TECH(K)NOW Day around International Women's Day with the theme - #BalanceforBetter.  We will continue on with that theme this March 07!

New to TECH(K)NOW Day?

The following article from 3 attendees from the last TECH(K)NOW Day London might help >> https://blog.scottlogic.com/2019/03/27/attending-Tech(k)now-london-2019.html

Tea/Coffee/Pastries/Biscuits will be served for Breakfast (8-9am).  Lunch will also be available as well as Tea/Coffee/Biscuits for the afternoon tea break.


If you do not fit the profile of the target attendees for this Women in Tech event, will you be an ally and help us spread the word about this event, by forwarding a link to this page to someone in your organisation or your circle of friends/influence - who might benefit from attending?   (Or if you do fit the profile but can not make it on the day and know someone who might be interested in attending, please pass the link on.)   Thank you very much!

(Also, we have volunteering opportunities for allies (for different roles) - say coaching at workshops, helping during registration, helping spread the word about the event, etc.  Just email us at [email protected] if you are interested in volunteering).

What's in store?


Throughout the day, there will be a whole range of hands-on workshops available for both -

- complete beginners (for you to explore what's out there that you could be learning and find out for yourself if coding is for you)

- experienced developers (for you to explore other technologies/languages you might currently not be familiar with, for example - machine learning, AI, graph databases, AngularJS, messaging bots and a whole range of other topics).


There will also be separate tracks for talks, so if you are not in one of the workshops above, you can listen to interesting talks and speakers about

  • Tech topics (current and emerging)
  • Personal Development
  • Career Development
  • Diversity / Inclusivity / Unconscious Bias

We particularly want to highlight the talk on Career Development (don't miss it!), where you'll learn about

  • Salary negotiation for women (including talks about new regulations coming up on equal pay)
  • Confidently applying for a job you don’t have ALL the skills for (yet)
  • Areas you should consider developing skills in
  • Presenting yourself well in interview
  • How to get the most out of your relationship with your recruiter
  • Re entering the workforce after a break
  • Making your CV stand out


There will be a career hub where experts will be on had to help you - if you want to have one-to-one conversations about the above career development-related topics.

We will also be featuring a number of women-led startups (meaning the founder or one of the co-founders is a woman).    Want a free exhibition space for your startup?   Apply here >> http://www.bit.ly/techknowdayspace.

There will also be a host of companies/organisations on hand to give advice to women who already have a startup or are thinking of getting started up!

WORKSHOP and TALKS - Details to be added soon!

Here is a sample set of workshops we have offered in the past >>

All/Beginners Level
- Beginner HTML/CSS
- iOS/Swift 101
- Android 101
- Introduction to Python
- Introduction to Javascript
- Kotlin Basics: Build a Simple Standalone Sudoku Game App
- Intro to Pair Programming and Test-Driven Development
- Learn Ruby Through Music
- Wordpress Development for Beginners

For more experienced developers
- Dealing with Legacy Code (Understanding the code-, Writing a Golden Master, Writing Unit Tests and Refactoring, Introducing new Features)
- Learn GraphQL
- Microsoft Bot Framework Workshop
- Learn how to use Java Streams
- Introduction to Functional Programming in Scala
- Getting Started with WebVR - An Introduction to A-Frame
- State Management with Redux
- Deep Learning with Python
- Machine Learning on iOS
- Learn React
- Learn ReactJS
- Learn WebRTC
- Learn WebGL
- Building a Recommendation System in R
- Building AI applications using Microsoft Cognitive Services
- Building a Conversational App with the Google Assistant

Personal Development
- More Impactful Presentations with the Power of Body Language

Event details:

Date & Time: Saturday, 7 March 2020 from 09:00 to 17:00

Location: The Curtain, 45 Curtain Road, EC2A 3PT London, United Kingdom


Stanford WiDS London Conference featured

23/03/2020: Stanford's International Women in Data Science London Conference

Stanford's International Women in Data Science London ConferenceWomen in Data Science London is hosting a one-day, technical conference that provides an opportunity to hear about the advances and research in a number of data domains. Learn how leading women in data are advancing, and connect with potential mentors in the field.

Any person is welcome to attend. The speakers are women, non-binary, or gender fluid.

Speakers this year include:

  • IBM Master Inventor, Mandy Chessell (CBE, FREng)
  • Data Engineer / Scientist / Entrepreneur, Viviane Ribeiro (CEO BI do Brasil)
  • Award Winning Tech and AI Public Policy Executive, Lucy Yu (Co-founder of The Institute for Ethical AI & Machine Learning)
  • Hannah Redler Hawes (Science and Digital Art Curator)
  • Dr. Julie Freeman (Artist, Data Scientist and Board Member of MzTek)
  • Anna Scott (Open Data Institute and Data Journalist)

Join us on LinkedIn or Meetup, as well, where you can find more information and updates, as well as network.

Sponsors include:

Digital Catapult


Event details:

Date & Time: Mon, 23 March 2020, 09:30 – 18:00

Location: 76, 78 Upper Ground, IBM London, Lambeth, London, SE19PZ


Women in Geospatial Event IWD featured

06/03/2020: Women in Geospatial Breakfast | Women in Geospatial Network

Women in Geospatial IWD breakfast

Women in Geospatial Breakfast is back in London as part of the global celebration of International Women's Day on Friday 6th March 2020.

The new Women in Geospatial Network, in partnership with AGI, Geospatial Commission & Geovation invite you to celebrate and discuss the diversity in our industry.

There will be opportunity to hear the career journeys of some of our great female leaders and innovators in the geospatial industry as well as the chance to discuss some of the challenges we as a community face in achieving gender parity in the Geospatial Industry.

It is important to note that this is not just an event for Women! This celebration and discussion is for everyone in our industry and those that want to learn a bit more about why working in the Geospatial Community is so awesome.

Whilst the event is free we do have limited space so registration is essential. We are thrilled to be holding the event in the new Geovation space at Sutton Yard, 65 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7EN.

A light breakfast of fruit, pastries, juice, tea and coffee will be provided - if you have any particular dietary requirements please contact me at [email protected] to let me know.


STEMettes IWD event featured

07/03/2020: Meet the Stemettes at LGIM: IWD Edition | Stemettes

STEMettes International Women's Day event

Legal and General Investment Management and Stemettes invite you to a celebration of women in STEM.

Meet the Stemettes @ LGIM is a panel discussion in celebration of International Women's Day, Stemettes style!

This event is aimed at young women aged 11 and above. We’ll discuss different ways people begin their Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths related careers. We’re hoping to explore apprenticeships, A-level choices, university degrees, work experience. You’ll be able to ask the panel questions, network between each other and enjoy free food!


11am-2.30pm, Saturday 7th March 2020


1 Coleman St, London EC2R 5AA


11:00-12:00 Intros and Panel

12:00-12:30 Q&A

12:30-13:00 Lunch

13:00-13:30 Speed Networking

13:30-14:00 Goody Bags, Prizes and Close

Our Impressive panel will include 7 fantastic women in STEM and a Mystery Man

Keep your eyes peeled for a STEMazing line up of panellists!


Women Driven Development AI event featured

12/03/2020: Ethical, mindful and safe use of AI | Women Driven Development

Women Driven Development AI event

Women Driven Development is excited to bring you talks centred around AI by badass women, hosted by QuantumBlack!

On Thursday 12th March join Women Driven Development at the QuantumBlack offices for an evening of lightning talks about AI. Learn about how women are using AI ethically to make the internet a safer place and the responsibilities that come with using AI.

This event is also in honour of International Women's Day so sign up now, to guarantee your place and let's tech things forward together!

Women Driven Development exists to make the tech industry more diverse and inclusive. Partnering with tech giants such as Google and Expedia, WDD hackathons have helped over 200 people to #TechItForward and build digital products and services for various charities.

We are a grassroots volunteer led organisation, run by badass women in tech, for people in tech or who want to make the jump!

We ask that event attendees to conform to the WDD Code of Conduct to ensure a safe space for everyone.