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Digi Leaders Book Club event, Caroline Criado Perez

The Digital Leaders Book Club is a community for Digital Transformation Leaders who enjoy nonfiction books, networking, and author Q&As.

Held on the second Tuesday of the month, our ethos promotes thoughtful discussion and meaningful connections about leadership and digital transformation. 

This month's book: Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, Caroline Criado Perez

Our March book will be debated and discussed by guests Professor Sue Black OBE and Jacqueline de Rojas CBE. Professor Sue Black OBE is a Professor of Computer Science at Durham University, a digital skills expert and social entrepreneur; and will discuss the book with Jacqueline de Rojas, President of techUK. Sue and Jacqueline will host your questions in what promises to be an informative investigation into the world of data. There will be networking time as well to meet your fellow members and to discuss the book on your tables.

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Professor Sue Black featueredAbout Professor Sue Black OBE

Sue Black is a leading academic, campaigner, and advisor to the UK Government.

Black is a Professor of Computer Science and Technology Evangelist at Durham University with more than 40 publications behind her as well as a PhD in software engineering.

Her academic career has seen her hold leadership posts at London South Bank University, University of Westminster and University College London.

A champion for women in computing, Black founded BCSWomen, the UK’s first online network for women in tech, and #techmums, a social enterprise which empowers mums and their families through technology. The activist is also widely known for her successful campaign to save Bletchley Park, the wartime campus where more than 5,000 women served as codebreakers.

Jacqueline de RojasAbout Jacqueline de Rojas CBE

Jacqueline is the President of techUK and the President of the Digital Leaders board.

She sits as a Non-Executive Director on the board of UK technology business Rightmove plc; on the board of Costain plc, which is committed to solving the nation’s Infrastructure problems; and is also on the board of the technology consultancy and skills business FDM Group plc. An advisor to fast moving tech businesses and a business mentor at Merryck offering board and executive level coaching. She is the co-chair at the Institute of Coding, advises the board of Accelerate-Her and is especially delighted to lend her support to the Girlguiding Association for technology transformation. Passionate about diversity and inclusion which informs where she places her support.

In 2016 she entered the @Computerweekly Hall of Fame after being voted Computer Weekly’s Most Influential Woman in IT 2015; she was listed on Debretts 2016 500 People of Influence – Digital & Social and named in Europe’s Inspiring Fifty most inspiring female role models for 2017. She was presented with the 2017 Catherine Variety award for Science and Technology and the 2018 Women in Tech Award for Advocate of the Year acknowledging her contribution to diversity. 2018 brought a nugget of acknowledgements including @womenoffuture Fifty #KindLeaders; 2018 @Inclusiveboards 100 BAME Leaders; 2018 Faces of Vibrant Digital Economy; 2018 @Computerweekly Most Influential People in UK IT.


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WeAreTechWomen announces its 2019 Conference - The Future World of Work | 22 November

Tech Women Conference

WeAreTechWomen, the technology arm of WeAreTheCity is hosting its fourth full day conference for female technologists on 22 November 2019 in central London.

This conference is aimed at women working in the tech sector who are looking to broaden their technology horizons, learn new skills and build their technology networks. The theme for this year’s conference is The Future World of Work and how innovation and disruption is driving change within the tech industry.

Our aim is to inspire attendees by delivering bitesize learning sessions for our audience. With the help of our amazing speakers and panellists, we will provide the opportunity for our delegates to learn about a broad range of technology topics as well as interact through panels, hands-on activities and workshops.

The conference will be attended by over 600+ women working in tech and is a 'must-attend' if you wish to drive your career, learn, network with your peers and be inspired.

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Topics on our conference agenda include AI, cyber, data, ethics, innovation, digital, health tech, regulation, innovation, payments, cloud, transformation, tech mental health, learn to code in Python, robotics, plus more topics to be added.

Panels include innovation and AI, cyber, data and ethics, next generation disruptors as well as a panel with C-suite leaders who will be sharing their tips for career success.

There will be opportunities for delegates to network with other attendees and connect via Blendology’s state of the art tap and connect technology. Delegates will have the opportunity to shape their learning by choosing from 12 different electives sessions with leading experts and speakers. These electives cover all bases from technical, generalist, career and engineering.

The Future World of Work is kindly sponsored and supported by Amazon, BAE Systems, Barclays, EY, J.P. Morgan, Lloyds, PwC, Oliver Wyman, Santander Technology, and Worldpay.

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Speakers

Caroline Criado Perez
Image: Rachel Louise Brown

We are proud to be joined by Caroline Criado Perez OBE, Writer, Broadcaster and award winning feminist campaigner, Author of Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men.

Caroline Criado Perez is a writer, broadcaster and award-winning feminist campaigner. She is published across the major national media, and appears in both print and broadcast as a commentator on a wide range of topics.

Her first book, Do it Like a Woman, was published by Portobello in 2015. It was described as “a must-read” by the Sunday Independent and “rousing and immensely readable” by Good Housekeeping who selected it as their “best non-fiction”. Eleanor Marx hailed it in the New Statesman as “an extended and immersive piece of investigative journalism,” while Bridget Christie chose it as one of her books of the year in the Guardian, declaring that “young girls and women everywhere should have a copy.” Her second book, INVISIBLE WOMEN: exposing data bias in a world designed for men, is published in March 2019 by Chatto in the UK & Abrams in the US.

Caroline lives in London with her small excitable dog, Poppy, has a degree in English language and literature from the University of Oxford, and studied behavioural and feminist economics at the LSE. She was the 2013 recipient of the Liberty Human Rights Campaigner of the Year award, and was named OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2015.

Other inspirational speakers include:

  • Jacqueline de Rojas CBE, President, techUK, Chair, Digital Leaders board, Non-exec director at Rightmove, Costain and AO
  • Deborah O’Neill, Partner and UK Head of Digital, Oliver Wyman
  • Rob McCargow, Director of AI, PwC
  • Pippa Malmgrem, Founder, H Robotics, Chief Economist and former special assistant to US President, George.W.Bush
  • Dr Ian Levy, Technical Director, NCSC
  • Phillipa Winter, Chief Informatics Officer, Bolton NHS
  • Rachel Dunscombe, CEO, NHS Digital Academy /Visiting Professor Imperial College
  • Dr Jess Wade, Physicist, Imperial College, London
  • Megan Caywood, Global Head of Digital Strategy, Barclays
  • Sheridan Ash, Partner, TechSheCan lead, PwC
  • Meri Williams, CTO, Monzo Bank

Look out for more inspirational speakers being announced over the coming weeks.


We are also delighted to welcome back Kate Russell, Journalist, Tech Reporter and Author, BBC Click, as our conference host and facilitator.

WeAreTechWomen are proud to welcome a number of not for profit tech organisations and campaigners as conference partners. A full list of our supporting partners will be announced shortly.

Early bird tickets to The Future World of Work are £275.00 + VAT

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Discover what happened at last year's WeAreTechWomen Conference below:

WeAreTechWomen Conference 2018 - Highlights from WeAreTheCity on Vimeo.

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