Looking to 'Level Up' your career? Join us on 06 December for career conversations, awesome industry speakers, networking opportunities & more

Looking to ‘level up’ your career? Join us at our Level Up Summit on 06 December for career conversations, awesome industry speakers, networking opportunities and much more!

Over the past seven years, WeAreTechWomen’s Women in Tech conference and summit events have helped over 11,000 female technologists upskill and grow their networks.

We are now delighted to introduce our latest offering – the “Level Up” Women in Tech summit bringing together best practices for career progression. The summit will take place at the QEII Centre in Westminster, London on 06 December 2022 for over 400 in-person attendees, as well as through our live stream for thousands of participants.

WeAreTechWomen Barriers to Tech surveyWhy Level Up?

Just 17 per cent of tech workers in the UK are female, with even fewer in senior leadership – and our recent research with Tech Talent Charter and Ipsos Mori showed that one in five women are thinking of leaving the tech industry! We need to think fast and act innovatively if we are to keep women engaged in the industry and to accelerate their rise to the top.  At WeAreTechWomen, we want to ensure that Women in Tech and the UK tech industry are successful today, tomorrow, and long into the future.

About Level Up

The “Level Up” summit will bring together awesome industry speakers, panels, and personal stories to provoke your thinking, answer your questions and share sustainable solutions to help change representation outcomes in the tech industry. Time will be built into every session for lively facilitated table discussions so you and your colleagues can build executable ideas to progress back at the office from what you’ve learned at the summit.

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Who should attend?


Our Level Up Summit has been designed around and created for:

  • Mid-level Women in Tech e.g. 7 years+ experience, expecting to move into decision-making roles or seeking their next promotion
  • Male allies
  • HR/Tech business partners driving change
  • Senior tech leaders
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion leaders
  • ERG leaders supporting Women in Tech
  • Individuals representing smaller companies who want to drive change for women in tech
  • Individuals who are keen to progress themselves, network and gain industry connections

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
  • have professional headshots for your social media channels

Meet the incredible Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE

She’s In CTRL - Anne Marie ImafidonDr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE shares stories from her book “She’s in CTRL”, including how she founded the amazing tech organisation Stemettes, why she believes women need to take back tech, the importance of role models and her top tips for for a successful technology career.

 

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Plus hear from some inspiring leaders in tech...

What else is going on at Level Up?

LinkedIn Clinic

Need help with your LinkedIn profile or social media presence? You can visit our social experts for top tips and advice.

Headshots

Need a new headshot? You can book to have your new headshot taken by our team of photographers. Limited spaces, booking required.

Coaches

We will have a number of career coaches on site throughout the day. If you need help with your career choices, you can check in with one of our experts.

Creche

Worried about the kids? The summit has an on-site creche to support participating parents (limited spaces apply)! These areas will be open throughout the day.

Exhibition Village

Visit our sponsors to find out about career opportunities and to learn how they are supporting women in tech within their organisations.

CV Clinic

CV Clinic

Need help revamping your CV? You can visit our experts for top tips and practical advice.


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13/09/2022: WeAreVirtual: Positioning yourself for promotion | Carol Stewart

WeAreVirtual, Carol Stewart

If you are ready to take your career to another level and get your next promotion, positioning yourself for it will put you in the best possible place to secure it.

This session will help you to:

  • Navigate the internal and external barriers
  • Broaden your network and tap into it
  • Self promote and strategically position yourself
  • Raise your visibility and profile

If you want to get your next promotion, this session will help you to develop your plan and place yourself in the best possible position to get the role.

About Carol

carol stewart

Carol Stewart is the founder of Abounding Solutions and author of Quietly Visible: Leading With Influence and Impact as an Introverted Woman (listed as one of the 10 best self-development books written by women to read during lockdown by BeYourOwn). She is an Executive, Career and Leadership Coach, specialising in introverted women who are senior leaders. Carol coaches women to lead with confidence, influence, and impact. She also delivers workshops, webinars, and talks on career development, personal development, and leadership development to organisations who want to develop their talent.

She has been the featured expert in Women and Home magazine, Good Housekeeping magazine, the Telegraph, and other media publications. Carol is a 5 times LinkedIn Top Voice UK, including a LinkedIn Top Voice 2022 for gender equity, and has received awards for her work developing women leaders. This includes a We Are The City Rising Star Champion Award, and named one of Britain’s Top 50 Business Advisers by Enterprise Nation.

Carol hosts the Quietly Visible podcast, is a semi regular columnist for the Sheffield Telegraph, and a TEDx speaker. She gives her time to causes that support the next generation, and those that advocate social justice, and gender and racial equality.


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16/09/2021: WeAreVirtual: Job sharing and career progression for women in tech; how to make it easy to implement for talent and managers | Jenny Varley

WeAreVirtual, Jenny Varley

In this webinar, Jenny Varley, Founder of Flink, will talk all things job sharing and will share tips on how to implement it in the workplace:

We’ll explore:

  • What is job sharing and how can it be transformative?
  • What are the barriers to job sharing?
  • The power of pairs - where to find a potential partner.
  • How can we unlock value - personal and for the business - through the power of pairs?
  • Setting up for success - as employee and manger.

 

REGISTER HERE

About Jenny:

Jenny VarleyJenny Varley left her Head of Digital Comms job at HSBC after 10 years in 2020, to fix a problem she experience first hand: how to keep women in mid and senior level jobs. Jenny lost talent when she struggled to create effective part-time opportunities at a senior level and herself, suffered from burnout, trying to recover from miscarriages and failed IVF while in a demanding full-time role. Jenny experimented with job sharing as a way to protect the careers and wellbeing of her former team. Jenny launched Flink, an enterprise job share platform powered by machine learning, to make it easy for companies to integrate job sharing into talent strategy.

Jenny's twenty five year career spans journalism, PR and marketing and employer brand strategy. An exciting hand-break turn early on in Jenny's career, lead her into location management for the Harry Potter and Bridget Jones film franchises for several years before becoming disillusioned with the lack of women in lead production roles. Jenny has now made it her life's work to help employers design inclusive jobs at every level and make them easy to share so no one ever has to sacrifice their career and long term income potential when they need to work fewer days.


Watch and learn in your own time from our previously live recorded virtual events. New recordings available weekly. Discover our webinar playbacks here