Scotland women in technology

Scotland Women in Technology (SWiT)

Scotland women in technology

Scotland Women in Technology (SWiT), exists to Champion, Celebrate, and Invest in women in the technology sector in Scotland.

Founded in 2008, SWiT is a not-for-profit organisation with a drive to put gender equality at the forefront of the technology industry in Scotland.  SWiT is run by a board of committed volunteers who have the vision and alignment to promote and champion gender equality at the heart of our proposition.

Champion & Celebrate

Championing diversity and gender equality in the technology sector, both now and for future generations, is a key priority for SWiT.  We want to help shine a spotlight on some of Scotland’s most inspirational female technology leaders and encourage more young women to pursue a career in technology and innovation.

Invest

SWiT believe our multifaceted approach of investment - through; working with schools to encourage our young people to consider a career in the technology industry, Celebrating the women who are at the forefront of the industry and lastly, through enabling and empowering those who are figuring out their next steps small grants for training and development.

At SWiT, we are dedicated to making sure innovation is led by women too, and that the key benefits from their talents and ambitions are considered and heard.

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DevelopHer

DevelopHer

DevelopHerDevelopHer is a not-for-profit organisation that looks to elevate women in tech, digital and entrepreneurship.

We aim to develop careers, confidence and change in the workplace.

Our agenda is solely driven by the needs of our community.

By 2025, we aim to:

  • Facilitate skills based events for 10,000 community members
  • Empower 2,000 community members to make courageous career decisions
  • Spotlight and connect 1,000 women in tech members to lift each other up
  • Amplify the voice of the DevelopHer community in government and business. Where it matters.

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Women in Leeds Digital (WiLD)

Women in Leeds Digital Women in Leeds Digital (WiLD) is a community led initiative, focussed on both creating and highlighting activity that encourages women & diversity groups to consider digital roles.

Currently women make up only 17% of the digital workforce, and with technology advancing at such a fast rate, this is an issue that needs addressing sooner rather than later.

WiLD aims to educate soon to be graduates, recent graduates and those in early stage careers on the wide spectrum of opportunities within the sector. We do this through a range of activities, not least of all; highlighting the incredible people already working in digital across the region.

WiLD offers a range of training, consultancy and event led services. But more importantly than that, we highlight & celebrate the wide range of female led activity across the region. If you're looking to learn more about a career in digital, and let's face it in today's world who isn't, you've come to the right place. 

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STEMConnext

STEMConnext

STEMConnext

STEMConnext’s events will bring you a panel of guest speakers, who are paving the way for diversity, equality and inclusion within the industry, an audience Q&A session and a chance to network.

From practical advice on effective ways to navigate your career to the opportunity to learn from the experiences of successful men and women in the industry, you will hopefully come away with valuable and actionable ideas and guidance. We want to build a community outside of London where anyone can network, share ideas and support each other.

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Lesbians Who Tech

Lesbians Who Tech

lesbians who techOur Goals:

To be more visible to each other

We all know that familiar feeling of meeting someone in a work setting, knowing she's a lesbian, and trying to work it into a conversation and make that connection. We're about making that happen: connecting lesbians and building a network of colleagues, associates and friends in the industry.

To Be More Visible To Others

Outside of Ellen, Rosie, Melissa, and now Tammy, what other mainstream lesbian role models can most people name? We need more examples of lesbian leaders and that means we need to come out as the amazing, successful people we are.

To Get More Women And Lesbians In Technology

Lesbians are women first, and right now women are some of the most gifted folks in technology, yet there are far fewer of us than there should be (women account for 1 in 15 people in STEM fields). Because there aren’t enough women, women are rarely quoted as experts by the mainstream media and blogs, on panels, etc. And add the element of being lesbian, it’s equally important for us to represent women, and out women, for our communities.

To Connect Lesbians Who Tech To LGBTQ And Women’s Organizations Who Are Doing Incredible Work For Community

There are so many groups who are fighting for our rights, and they need our support. Lesbians Who Tech provides a platform to raise awareness of their work and connect these organizations to queer women in the tech community.

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Women in Tech Scotland

Women in tech scotlandWelcome to all women in tech in Scotland!

We are a group of female digital technology professionals getting together to discuss topics in tech, with a focus on advocating for better recognition and opportunities for women working in the technology sector in Scotland. This is a group for women working in all areas of digital technology, from education to software development, media to analytics, start-ups to multinationals - come along for discussion, presentations and networking.

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Black Women in Science (BWiS)

BWiS

The Black Women in Science Network strives to be a community of women with African and/or Caribbean heritage in various stages of their scientific careers. 

As a network, we believe that everyone should be encouraged to pursue careers of their choice and wants to make sure that black women feel equipped to do so.

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Black Women Talk Tech (BWTT)

Black Women Talk Tech BWTT

BWTT is a collective of black women tech founders who have a unique understanding of the challenges black women startup owners face in the industry, but most importantly they understand the contribution of these innovators.

The organization seeks to identify, support and encourage black women to build the next billion-dollar business. The network is the host of an annual conference The Roadmap to Billions which was developed to provide an empowering experience for black women tech entrepreneurs to learn about business growth strategies and connect with investors and other tech founders.

The BWTT network is now over 500 founders and in 2018 launched chapters in Atlanta, Georgia, New York City and San Francisco, California. To learn more please visit www.blackwomentalktech.com and their social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Ivanti Women in Tech / The Techie Girls

Women in Tech Ivanti / The Techie Girls

Ivanti Women in Tech / The Techie Girls is a community of women working in the tech industry, powered by Ivanti.

We are passionate about diversity and inclusion, so as well as managing networking groups on social media, we hold networking events, undertake gender equality research and run webinars packed full of advice.

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WoSEC - Women of Security

WoSEC

WoSEC, Women Of Security, is about women supporting women (or those who identify as women).

We believe that confident and strong women build each other up; we believe in shining a light on one another's accomplishments.
WoSEC chapters meet in person in cities around the globe to network, vent frustrations, find peers, and make new friends. Our activities range from talks and workshops, brunch, and other social gatherings. Occasionally we “crash” events, by attending in a group so that none of us are ever “the only woman there”. In short, we support each other.

WoSEC doesn’t have membership fees; all women are welcome. Even if someone is not involved with WoSEC, we are happy to promote their accomplishments on our social media channels and cheer them on; we support all women of security.

WoSEC has resulted in women starting businesses together, mentoring relationships, job interviews, internships, people being able to recruit from our community, cheering squads showing up to surprise female speakers, standing up for each other, priceless advice and countless friendships.

We want women to join the information security community/industry and we want them to stay.

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