We are exceptionally proud to present this year’s WeAreTechWomen conference. Our intention is to educate, inform and inspire our delegates to progress their careers in tech. Throughout the day we will be providing opportunities to learn about emerging tech and how the industry is being disrupted! Are you ready for the future? If you are a female technologist, this is an event not to be missed!

Vanessa Vallely, Managing Director, WeAreTheCity

We are honoured to work with WeAreTechWomen for the third year running. As committed sponsors of innovation, entrepreneurialism and technology, it’s exciting to see the conference grow over the years – attracting more and more future leaders. It’s a great platform to help women upskill and develop their networks and we are delighted to play our part in shaping the future of the industry.

Kaijia Gu, Partner, Oliver Wyman

Offering everything from networking to thought leadership through to awards, careers opportunities and examples of inspirational female leaders to learn from, WeAreTechWomen plays a key role in attracting the best and brightest talent the UK has to offer. We know that diversity of our workforce fosters greater diversity of thought and ideas, which is why we are delighted to support WeAreTechWomen.

Fiona McDonnell, Director of Consumer Retail, Amazon


Santander UK Technology is passionate about supporting women in technology. We believe that focusing on the promotion of inclusion and diversity and equalisation of the gender pay gap will improve the success of our organisation. It is fundamental to us being Simple, Personal and Fair and for us to achieve our mission – to help people and business prosper.

Verizon is delighted to support the We are Tech Women conference again this year. The event offers a fantastic opportunity for up-and-coming female tech talent to learn, share and network together, and it’s great to see it growing year on year. Verizon has always been a firm believer on the importance of diversity of thought to foster innovation, and has a strong history of supporting professional development for its women, so the theme of this year’s event – disruptive innovation; skills for growth – is extremely close to our heart. We’re looking forward to joining the delegates on the day.


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There is something uniquely inspiring about a group that can create so many positive platforms for women to take part in.  It’s a privilege as a woman to have access to such a wide range of offerings and recognitions so essential in our industry and to be in a position to promote those to the next generation of female leaders.  It’s an equal honor as an employer to be in a position to affiliate BAE Systems name as a sponsor of such a well-respected organization.  Many thanks to WeAreTechWomen!

Theresa Palmer, Global Head of D&I, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

We are once again proud to sponsor this year’s WeAreTechWomen conference. Diversity of thinking and experience is essential in solving our clients problems and challenges. Diversity, respect and inclusion are not just the right things to focus on, they are imperative for businesses to be successful. Nowhere is this more paramount than the technology industry where we need to encourage more women to start their careers and help those already there to develop and progress to their full potential. We look forward to engaging, learning and sharing with delegates and peers from across the industry at this year’s disruptive innovation themed conference. We look forward to seeing you there.

Shilpa Shah, Women in Technology Leader, Deloitte UK


“I am delighted that Worldpay is continuing to support the WeAreTechWomen conference! There are so many women out there in a wide variety of technical positions with fantastic expertise that we want recognise and provide inspiration to others and this is a great forum to do that.”

Catherine Schlieben, HR Director Group Operations and Talent Acquisition, Worldpay

Developing a diverse cybersecurity workforce is at the core of what (ISC)2 strives for as an organization, and providing more opportunities for women in tech will only improve our collective ability to inspire a safe and secure cyber world. Our support of the growing WeAreTechWomen event is just one way in which we hope to help identify and strengthen the next generation of female leadership talent in our industry.

Deshini Newman, Managing Director, EMEA for (ISC)2

We believe a diverse workforce is a more productive one and a key competitive advantage.  When individuals with different backgrounds, perspectives and approaches are combined the team as a whole performs better. Technology provides fantastic opportunities that we want to see more women benefit from, and complex challenges that need engagement from the broadest possible cross-section of society.  Now in our sixth year of partnership with WeAreTheCity, we proudly sponsor this conference and look forward to meeting you all.

Jessica Hainey, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

As women make up half the world’s consumers, it’s critical that we have women technologists to innovate, design and build the payment solutions of tomorrow

Rachel Bale, Vice President, Enterprise Partnerships, Mastercard


Having hosted the first ever WeAreTechWomen conference, Barclays is honoured to be a continuous sponsor and ally of the initiative, inspiring talented women to reach their full potential. As part of our ambition to be the most inclusive and supportive bank, we actively recognise and address the cross-industry underrepresentation of women in technology. We are extremely proud of our ongoing collaboration with WeAreTechWomen in ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to develop into a technology leader.

Tracy Bessant, Head of Technology Transformation, Barclays