Looking to 'Level Up' your career? Join us on 06 December for career conversations, awesome industry speakers, networking opportunities & more

Looking to ‘level up’ your career? Join us at our Level Up Summit on 06 December for career conversations, awesome industry speakers, networking opportunities and much more!

Over the past seven years, WeAreTechWomen’s Women in Tech conference and summit events have helped over 11,000 female technologists upskill and grow their networks.

We are now delighted to introduce our latest offering – the “Level Up” Women in Tech summit bringing together best practices for career progression. The summit will take place at the QEII Centre in Westminster, London on 06 December 2022 for over 400 in-person attendees, as well as through our live stream for thousands of participants.

WeAreTechWomen Barriers to Tech surveyWhy Level Up?

Just 17 per cent of tech workers in the UK are female, with even fewer in senior leadership – and our recent research with Tech Talent Charter and Ipsos Mori showed that one in five women are thinking of leaving the tech industry! We need to think fast and act innovatively if we are to keep women engaged in the industry and to accelerate their rise to the top.  At WeAreTechWomen, we want to ensure that Women in Tech and the UK tech industry are successful today, tomorrow, and long into the future.

About Level Up

The “Level Up” summit will bring together awesome industry speakers, panels, and personal stories to provoke your thinking, answer your questions and share sustainable solutions to help change representation outcomes in the tech industry. Time will be built into every session for lively facilitated table discussions so you and your colleagues can build executable ideas to progress back at the office from what you’ve learned at the summit.

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Who should attend?


Our Level Up Summit has been designed around and created for:

  • Mid-level Women in Tech e.g. 7 years+ experience, expecting to move into decision-making roles or seeking their next promotion
  • Male allies
  • HR/Tech business partners driving change
  • Senior tech leaders
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion leaders
  • ERG leaders supporting Women in Tech
  • Individuals representing smaller companies who want to drive change for women in tech
  • Individuals who are keen to progress themselves, network and gain industry connections

Why attend?


In-person attendees will have access to an entire exhibition floor where you can:

  • meet our sponsor organisations and learn about their career opportunities in tech
  • connect with other attendees to share ideas and practice your networking skills
  • benefit from access to mentors
  • speak with our on-site career coaches about achieving your ambitions and addressing any concerns
  • have professional headshots for your social media channels

Meet the incredible Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE

She’s In CTRL - Anne Marie ImafidonDr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE shares stories from her book “She’s in CTRL”, including how she founded the amazing tech organisation Stemettes, why she believes women need to take back tech, the importance of role models and her top tips for for a successful technology career.

 

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Plus hear from some inspiring leaders in tech...

What else is going on at Level Up?

LinkedIn Clinic

Need help with your LinkedIn profile or social media presence? You can visit our social experts for top tips and advice.

Headshots

Need a new headshot? You can book to have your new headshot taken by our team of photographers. Limited spaces, booking required.

Coaches

We will have a number of career coaches on site throughout the day. If you need help with your career choices, you can check in with one of our experts.

Creche

Worried about the kids? The summit has an on-site creche to support participating parents (limited spaces apply)! These areas will be open throughout the day.

Exhibition Village

Visit our sponsors to find out about career opportunities and to learn how they are supporting women in tech within their organisations.

CV Clinic

CV Clinic

Need help revamping your CV? You can visit our experts for top tips and practical advice.


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WeAreTechWomen Conference 2018: In Words

Images from the We Are Tech conference. Etc Venues. 26NOV18

WeAreTechWomen, the technology arm of WeAreTheCity, hosted its third full-day conference for female technologists at etc. venues, St Paul's, London.

The conference, proudly sponsored and supported by Worldpay, saw over 400 attendees from across the technology sector and a range of companies including Amazon, BT, Credit Suisse, Dell, Dyson, Mastercard, Morgan Stanley, Santander, Sky, and Visa.

The conference was aimed at women in the tech sector who were looking to broaden their technology horizons, learn new skills and build their technology networks.

Images from the We Are Tech conference. Etc Venues. 26NOV18

Facilitator Julia Streets, CEO, Streets Consulting, kicked off the day and welcomed all the delegates. The opening address was delivered by our Baroness Joanna Shields OBE, former UK Minister for Internet Safety & CEO, Benevolent AI, who started the day with some inspiring thoughts for delegates to take away, saying, “I’ve worked my way up this male dominated tech industry with a child...”

"It’s about working together with women to encourage each other."

“We should all be proud of the women across the globe who are fighting for our empowerment.”

The morning began with a number of keynotes from speakers such as Rob McCargow, AI Programme Lead, PwC UK; Rachel Bale, Vice President, Enterprise Partnerships, Mastercard; and Dr Pippa Malmgren, Founder, H Robotics.

Images from the We Are Tech conference. Etc Venues. 26NOV18

Malmgren took the stage to talk about the holographi datasphere and how it affects the future of technologists. She explained why we shouldn't be fearful of technology, saying, "Robotics augment humans, not replace humans.”

She then went on to explain how the holographic data sphere, “gives us radical transparency and the ability to see the future.”

Across the day, delegates enjoyed listening to a number of high-profile speakers including Satnam Bhogal, Principal Consultant, Verizon; Kaijia Gu, Partner, Oliver Wyman; Ildefonso Olmedo, Head of Innovation - Blockchain Lead, Santander UK Technology;

There were also research spotlights from Scott Campbell, Director, Lead for Deloitte Ventures and Catherine Wallwork, Head of Innovation, Engagement & Mindset, Deloitte LLP, who spoke about how to adapt in order to thrive in the future world of work.

During the lunch break, delegates had a chance to attend 'soapbox' drop-in sessions and hear about such topics as wearable tech, online violence and abuse against women; and tech-enabled sponsorship. Attendees were also treated to refreshments and had the chance to meet the conference's very own robot, Eva the Sanbot. Eva can read every gesture and pose, and guess people's names, ages and genders with your fingerprint.

Delegates had the chance to enjoy drinks and network with sponsors, browse tables and stands of tech-related products, as well as connect with a number of not-for-profit organisations including, Your Future, Your Ambition, WomanKind, Autistica, Women's Engineering Society, Raspberry Pi, and TechSheCan.

Throughout the day, attendees heard about the cyber security, data and privacy, artificial intelligence, FinTech, holographic datasphere. Attendees were also invited to put their questions to speakers during a number of Q&A sessions. Topics ranged from career advice, increasing diversity in tech, flexible working and how to handle gender discrimination.

The afternoon consisted of delegates attending their chosen elective sessions to partake in hands-on activities and interactive workshops. Coding, payments, digital innovation, cloud technology, and diversity were just some of the topics covered within the sessions.

Delegates also had the opportunity to hear from our inspiring speaker, Dame Stephanie Shirley, IT entrepreneur and philanthropist. Having arrived in Britain as an unaccompanied child refugee in 1939, she started what became Xansa plc (now part of the Sopra Group) on her dining room table with £6 in 1962. In 25 years as its Chief Executive, she developed it into a leading business technology group, pioneering new work practices and changing the position of professional women along the way. Her Dameship in the Millennium honours was for services to IT.

Images from the We Are Tech conference. Etc Venues. 26NOV18

During her talk, Shirley said, "A healthy selfishness to ensure my own self preservation & development."

"I believe in the beauty of work when we do it properly & with humility."

"Making it happen requires self belief, energy and hard work."

Speaking about the next generation of technologists, Shirley said, “Girls have to understand the obstacles in front of them and know that they are surmountable...go round, go over, go under, go elsewhere”

Shirley also inspired attendees with her career advice, saying, “Find something that you’re really interested in, scares you a bit and go for it. Enjoy it!”

Concluding the event, delegates and speakers alike took part in a speed mentoring session, opened by Vanessa Vallely, Managing Director, WeAreTechWomen, who instilled the importance of mentoring.

Speakers and senior individuals joined delegates for an hour of mentoring to discuss career goals and ask specific questions.

You can also check out the conference buzz here.

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WeAreTech: Women Conference 2016 | In Pictures

 

WeAreTechnology, the technology arm of WeAreTheCity, hosted its first full-day WeAreTech: Women conference for female technologists.

Over 200 women in technology descended on Barclays, One Churchill Place, Canary Wharf on 23 November to broaden their technology horizons, learn new skills and build their technology networks.

Throughout the day, attendees heard about the latest in digital, mobile and apps; big data; and cyber security. Attendees were also invited to put their questions to speakers via the sli.do app or in person, during a number of Q&A sessions. Topics ranged from career advice, how to get more women into tech and STEM, why should we dumb tech down, how to generate the right balance and closing the skills gap.

Below you can find a selection of photos from the day: