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BCS Women

BCSWomenBCS Women is the largest member group for women working in computing in the UK. With 1,400+ members we offer a range of opportunities, services and support to women working in computing and IT, in related professions and also to students of computing. We have a large and energetic network of members and welcome all women whether in work, in education, on career breaks or retired.

The group was created by Dr Sue Black, in 2001. She was inspired by two events: a conference at which she was the only woman, and by a Women in Science and Engineering 'Networking the networks' conference, where she discovered the joys of networking with other women in science and technology. Since this time, BCSWomen has gone from strength to strength with an active and lively group of members and a hardworking committee of volunteers.

Members can take advantage of
  • Countrywide events covering a range of themes from technology to self actualisation. In 2010-2011 we held over a dozen face-to-face events, ranging from informal networking, career management sessions, evening comedy, through to full-day technical training sessions
  • A women-only online mailing list, which functions a bit like a virtual coffee room: topics of conversation have ranged from 'bullying in the workplace' and 'how get a promotion' to the ubiquitous technical queries
  • Information sharing through the mailing list
  • A CV-advice clinic where job applicants can get personal feedback on their CV before applying
  • A chance to be involved in broader IT-related event including a Google Garden Party to ‘Save Bletchley Park’ (2011) and Celebrating Alan Turing’s 100th
  • Birthday (2012) as well as celebrations for International Women’s Day and the Ada Lovelace Day activities
  • Access to one of the nation’s largest practical training networks
  • Access to mentors, through the organisation MentorSET
  • Professional networking that works

Additionally, BCSWomen are a campaigning organisation who try to make the IT profession better for all. We do this by lobbying politically, writing articles in the popular and technical press, and by reaching out to young women and girls through events like the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium, and by joint participation in the London Hopper Colloquium for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers.

By joining us, you’ll be strengthening the case for a fairer, more diverse profession.

There are many opportunities to get involved: organising events, writing articles, offering or seeking advice, helping out on the committee and more.

We also recognise that committee work can often be the first stage in the process towards working on boards (and we think that there should be more women on boards).

Come and join us by clicking here: we welcome women who are interested in getting things done - there’s lots to do!

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Women Who Code Network


WomenWhoCodeLogoWomen Who Code is a global non-profit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers.

We provide an avenue into tech, empower women with skills needed for professional advancement, and provide environments where networking and mentorship are valued. The organization has executed more than 1,000 free events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 18,000, and has a presence in 14 countries.

Our key initiatives include:
  • Free technical study groups (Ruby, Javascript, iOS, Android, Python, Algorithms)
  • Connecting our community with influential tech experts and investors
  • Career and leadership development
  • Increasing female speakers and judges at conferences and hackathons
  • Increasing participation in the tech community

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Women In London Tech | Tech London Advocates (TLA)

  • TLA-Logo-staplineRaise awareness of the impact of diversity on high performance
  • Create and execute on measurable actions to encourage diversity whilst also demonstrating a business value
  • Unite the broader gender agenda alongside the many existing groups as one voice to the London community and beyond
About Tech London Advocates (TLA)

Tech London Advocates (TLA) is an advocacy group that aims to support technology start-ups in finding new investment, new talent and achieving high growth.

The private sector led network seeks to encourage the investment of both capital and talent in tech start-ups from FTSE businesses and major international companies, building partnerships between the start-up community in London, and investors and influencers worldwide.

TLA believes that there is significant and growing interest from large corporates based in the UK to get further involved in London’s burgeoning tech start-up sector. The group will play a key role in promoting London’s emerging technology and digital sector as a defining high-growth area for the city and broader UK economy.

TLA will strive to accelerate the necessary business conditions to advance start-up growth, support later stage businesses and enable technology innovation to rapidly reach its marketplace. This in turn will enhance investment conditions for larger businesses, enabling them to benefit from from the culture of innovation embodied by London’s tech entrepreneurs.

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Women in Telecoms and Technology Network (WiTT)

WiTT is an informal networking group focused on education and enhancing women’s careers by sharing experiences and lessons learned in members’ career development. We encourage mentoring and provide excellent networking opportunities.

The Group meets every other month and our members include business women at all stages in their careers in organisations including BT, Vodafone, Everything Everywhere, IBM, Intelsat, Ofcom, Reuters, Sprint, Warner Home Video, lawyers, consultants, accountants and entrepreneurs.

Our Members

WiTT currently has more than 500 members and has grown through word of mouth. The group is open to any woman who is affiliated with and interested in the telecommunications, internet and technology industries.

Members come from a range of backgrounds including:

  • Service Providers
  • Telecoms Operators
  • Mobile Operators
  • Internet Service Providers
  • Web-based businesses
  • Consultants
  • Lawyers
  • Financial Advisers
  • Recruitment Advisers

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Cambridge AWiSE

Cambridge AWISE logoConnecting and Inspiring Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine

Cambridge AWiSE is a regional network for women in science, engineering and technology (SET) in both industry and academia and for women who wish to return to a SET career after a break. We bring together women with common interests and act as a source of support, information and inspiration. We aim to help women stay in SET and make the most of their careers. We provide regular talks, workshops, networking opportunities and information through our website and newsletter.

Cambridge AWiSE members come from all career stages, from Undergraduates to Company Directors and Professors. Although based in Cambridge, we welcome anyone from the Eastern Region (and beyond!).


Cambridge AWiSE members include academics, women in industry, post-doctoral research scientists, post-graduate students, women wanting to return to work after a career break and women who run their own businesses. We’re sure you’ll enjoy being part of our organisation. By becoming a member or renewing your membership, you will help us to continue to offer great networking opportunities and provide information, inspiration and support.

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BLN (Business Leaders Network)


World Class Audiences, World Class Conferences

The BLN run conferences and networking events about technology and entrepreneurship. We bring great audiences together with stimulating topics and see what happens when they collide.

By signing up to our newsletter or joining one of our events, you will take home new insights on how to grow a great tech business and new contacts to make it happen.

Meet, talk, and grow your business.

Who on earth are The BLN?

The BLN (Business Leaders Network) was formed in 2007 as a counterblast to the plague of expensive and unproductive networking events targeting the tech sector. We want to serve one customer – delegates – giving them the best environment to meet their peers, exchange ideas and establish useful relationships.

We work from our office in Cambridge, England, and are a small and tightly knit group of people with a reputation for producing great events.

So what do you do?

In a short phrase… we produce events for great audiences.

In a longer sentence… The BLN have produced a number of events over it’s history, all whilst having the motto of being ‘the best, not the biggest’ events in the world in mind. Our audiences are always high quality, only matched by top class speakers, who include household names such as Kathy Sierra, Derek Sivers, Rand Fishkin and Dharmesh Shah.

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