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13th February marks Galentine’s Day with women sharing their love for their female friends.

The term was popularised following the release of a 2010 episode of US sitcom Parks and Recreation.

In the episode, Leslie Knope (played by actress Amy Poehler) explained that Galentine’s Day was the day where, “my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it, breakfast style.”

Here at WeAreTechWomen, we’ve rounded up a number of ways to mark the day and celebrate the strong women in your life.

Nominate an outstanding woman for a Rising Star 2020 Award

The Rising Star Awards are now open for nominations from over 20 job sectors, in addition to a Rising Star Champion Award, Man for Gender Balance, Global Award for Achievement and a Company of the Year Award to showcase individuals and companies who promote gender equality in the workplace.

Now in its seventh year, the Rising Stars Awards are the first to focus on the UK’s female talent pipeline below management level. Our strategic goal, set in 2015, aims to showcase 1,000 outstanding women by 2022. By highlighting the accolades of these women, WeAreTheCity are not only promoting the amazing female talent that exists across the UK, but actively encouraging organisations and business leaders to invest in and recognise these women as leaders of tomorrow and individual contributors to their respective industries.

Nominate someone amazing here

Purchase a ticket for a female team member to attend the WeAreTechWomen’s One Tech World Conference on 11-13 May 2021

We have been hosting our women in tech conference for over five years. In fact, we have welcomed over 5,000 diverse women through our doors since 2015. We are not a large media company, we are a passionate organisation that has been championing women in tech for the past 13 years. To us, it’s personal. 17 per cent of women in the industry is not just not enough, it needs to change.

This year, we are going to be bringing you the very best global virtual learning experience on a state-of-the-art conferencing platform. Our conference will provide ample opportunities to learn about emerging technologies and what is innovating and disrupting the industry.

We are blessed to be given time from some of the world’s finest speakers who will be joining us to share their wisdom and knowledge. We will deliver innovative sessions on over 50 different areas of tech, with a side order of career development, fireside chats and ample networking opportunities, both on the day and through our global virtual networking world.

Buy tickets here

Attend an event

There are 1000’s of different events that you can attend to broaden your network and learn new skills. We encourage all our members and visitors to attend at least one networking event per month. We have included the events that we recommend from a multitude of different women’s networks and organisations across the UK.

This month, we also have a number of Galentine’s Day events for you to attend!

Join our webinars or listen on playback

WeAreVirtual is WeAreTheCity & WeAreTechWomen’s new initiative to pay it forward and support the ongoing development of communities, who are working from home due to the outbreak of the COVID virus. With the help of a number of our sponsors and supporters, our plan is to support individuals’ ongoing learning by providing an increased amount of content through our websites, social channels, alongside the opportunity to learn and engage online.

You can also watch all of our previous webinars on playback – watch and learn in your own time with new recordings available weekly.