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You are invited to the WeAreTech Festival! WeAreTechWomen’s hybrid conference for women in tech

07 June 2024 – etc.Venues, St Paul’s, London

Following the resounding success of our inaugural year, we are thrilled to announce the return of the WeAreTech Festival for its second edition. As a hybrid event dedicated to empowering women in technology, our festival continues to break barriers and redefine industry norms. This year promises an even more exhilarating experience as we bring together women from diverse backgrounds and experiences to share knowledge, inspire one another, and create new opportunities for growth and advancement in the tech industry.

But that’s not all. The afternoon sessions are designed to put you in the driver’s seat of your learning journey. Tailor your experience to your needs and interests, shaping your path towards growth and success in the tech world.

And let’s not forget the added perks of speed networking and mentoring. Connect with like-minded individuals, forge meaningful relationships, and gain invaluable guidance from seasoned professionals who are eager to support your journey.

Meet our keynote speakers - More to be announced

Martha Lane Fox

Martha Lane Fox is a British entrepreneur, philanthropist, and public servant.  Martha is best known for co-founding Lastminute.com, an online travel and leisure retailer, along with Brent Hoberman in 1998. Lastminute.com became one of the most prominent British internet companies of the dot-com era.

Vanessa Sanyauke

Vanessa is the Founder of The Hill an app that enables global businesses to hire female talent whilst saving on costs and time. Our aim is to connect 1 million women from 140 countries to jobs and opportunities. Vanessa is also the Founder & CEO of Girls Talk Corporation connecting 60,000 women across 37 countries to global businesses such as events, programmes and digital content. 

Flavilla Fongang

Flavilla Fongang is a multi-award-winning serial entrepreneur who started her career in oil & gas, then fashion and she influenced the technology sector. She is now an international and multilingual keynote speaker (English & French).  Computer Weekly named her the number 1 most influential woman in tech in the UK among a list of more than 600 women in tech nationwide

What else is going on at the Festival?

Our guests will join us to:

  • Explore the current tech landscape and opportunities for women.
  • Learn about the importance of allies, sponsors, and mentors in advancing your career in tech.
  • Discover strategies for over coming obstacles and thriving in the tech industry.
  • Dive into discussions on mastering pay negotiation and seizing advancement opportunities.
  • Explore embracing the twists and turns of your career path and find empowerment in its unpredictability.

In the afternoon, delegates can shape their learning by choosing from 6 different elective sessions, career stories and panels. Each session offers our attendees the opportunity to dive deeper into their specific areas of interest. These sessions will be led by experts in their fields and focus on tracks such as banishing your inner imposter, strategies for standing out and showcasing your skills and mindful living: Balancing mental health and life’s demands.

Who should attend?

Our Festival has been designed around and created for:

  • Those who want to accelerate their careers in technology
  • Those who wish to return to a technology role
  • Those who want to get into the tech industry
  • Those who feel stuck in their roles and feel they need to be inspired
  • Those who manage teams of women in tech and who are seeking ideas on how to retain their female technologists

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