The Shuri Network

The Shuri Network

The Shuri Network

The Shuri Network is the first NHS network to focus on the support and furtherance of BAME women in health and care tech.

Launched in 2019, we champion diversity, innovation and safety and support BAME women to gain the skills and confidence to progress into digital leadership positions. We are named after Shuri, the Black Panther character who is responsible for her country’s success.

The Network was founded by two former NHS Chief Clinical Information Officers, Dr Shera Chok, a GP and Sarah Amani, a nurse. There are fewer than 10 BAME women in senior digital roles in the NHS and no initiatives existed to increase this number, so we took action to change this and make the NHS a more inclusive place to work.

The pandemic has highlighted how important technology is in helping us care for patients, connect patients, families and clinicians and deliver safe services. Having greater diversity in our senior digital leadership will help improve the use of technology and data across health and care.


The Tech She Can Charter

The Tech She Can Charter

The Tech She Can Charter

The Tech She Can Charter is a community of 170+ organisations working together to boost the diversity of future technologists.

Our mission is to inspire and educate young people of all backgrounds, particularly women and girls, on the exciting possibilities that a career in technology can bring.

Our key initiatives are to:

  1. enrich education: educate and inspire pupils, especially girls, to take technology subjects and consider technology careers.

  2. influence change: in the workplace, in schools, in government.

Despite the unsettling period of covid-19, we haven’t wavered in our commitment to upskilling the younger generation and influencing change, and if anything, have worked harder to quickly adapt our initiatives to support children, as well as schools, teachers, parents and carers who have been teaching in the classroom, and at home.

 


Barclays Women in Technology Network

Barclays Women in Technology Network

Barclays Women in Technology Network

Women in Technology (WiT) is part of global Barclays community which aims to empower women of all levels and backgrounds to achieve their career aspirations in technology, offering our members networking, upskilling and collaboration opportunities.

We have ~15,000 women in technology committee members in major cities such as London, Glasgow, Radbroke, Gadbrook, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Northampton, Prague, Dublin, New York, Whippany, Pune, Noida, Chennai, Singapore and plan to extend into further sites in 2021.

Our Objectives:
1. Grow the presence and skills of women in the technology workforce
2. Inspire women both internally and externally to consider a career in Barclays Technology
3. Retain and promote our internal female technology talent
4. Provide mentoring/guidance and access to role models in Technology
5. Provide career coaching sessions and pathways for careers in STEM
6. Support local schools and communities by hosting interactive learning sessions focusing on programming fundamentals for students to encourage youngsters to consider a career in technology.

Regional Co-Heads
WiT AMER: Augusta Sanfilippo and Roopa Gosain
WiT EMEA: Joanne Garnett and Gillian Lamela
WiT India: Archna Negi and Gunjan Shah

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