Happy Holidays from WeAreTechWomen

Happy Holidays from all of us at WeAreTechWomen & WeAreTheCity

Happy Holidays from WeAreTechWomen

2021 is nearly over and here at WeAreTechWomen & WeAreTheCity, we would like to wish you a fabulous festive season.

Like most, we have yet again had to adapt and innovate this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This meant pivoting everything we do, including hosting our events, awards and conferences virtually. As much as this was a steep learning curve, there was an upside. Going virtual presented the opportunity for us to widen our reach to women all over the world.

Despite this year being full of many challenges, we were determined not to let this be a lost year for women and their career progression. Our WeAreVirtual webinar series continued all throughout the year after being born at the start of the very first lockdown in 2020. This year, we hosted 45 WeAreVirtual webinars, delivered to a global audience of 25,000, in the hopes of keeping you all engaged, motivated and inspired. All of these sessions are available for you to listen to on playback, see link here. We would not have been able to provide this fantastic resource if it wasn’t for the generosity of so many incredible speakers. A huge thank you to all of them for giving their time and experience to help others. We will be continuing the series in 2022 – we hope to see you there!

In March, we celebrated International Women’s Day with our #ChooseToChallenge100 campaign, where we elevated the voices of 100 women who choose to challenge gender bias and inequality. Throughout this year, we also supported over 30 campaigns and 15 charities.

During May, we hosted our first ever 3-day virtual conference for WeAreTechWomen, which attracted over 1500 global attendees! Look out for our next One Tech World conference which will be taking place on 1st April 2022 – you won’t want to miss it! In July we hosted our Rising Stars awards evening virtually, you can watch that video here and see all of our incredible winners here. WeAreTechWomen also launched seasons two and three of the She Talks Tech podcast – bringing you stories, lessons and tips from some of the most inspirational women (and men!) in tech.

In November, we were also proud to announce this year’s TechWomen100 award winners and celebrate their achievements at yet another incredible virtual award’s ceremony. You can see our fantastic winners here and watch our award’s ceremony via YouTube here.

You can view all of our 2021 achievements in the below infographic:

We wouldn’t have been able to achieve any of the above without an army of supporters, we feel incredibly blessed.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who has supported our work this year. Thank you to our clients, sponsors, speakers, writers, judges, partners, champions, advocates and above all, YOU, our fantastic community of incredible women. We wouldn’t be here without you.

We look forward to supporting you and your progression in 2022.

Be safe and well and enjoy the break ahead.

The WeAreTechWomen Team

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Little Girl Kissing her Baby Cousin, Refuge Christmas campaign

Every woman and child should feel safe this Christmas: Buy a Christmas present for a child in a refuge

Little Girl Kissing her Baby Cousin, Refuge Christmas campaign

Every woman and child should feel safe this Christmas. You can help – here’s how. Buy a Christmas present for a child in a refuge.

Last Christmas, Refuge supported 682 women and children in their refuges and they expect similar numbers again this year, For many, it’ll be their first Christmas away from their abusers, after months or even years of living in danger and fear.

So we’re asking people to give someone a happier Christmas by buying a present from our gift list. Donations will then be used to give the women and children we support gift cards so they can choose a present they will cherish all year round.

This holiday season, help a woman or child have a happy Christmas. We’ve got great gifts ranging from teddy bears to winter hats and jumpers. Take a look

CHOOSE YOUR GIFT
Young woman with a baby boy at Christmas time, Refuge Christmas campaign

Mariam* and her children arrived at our refuge with just a single suitcase, after years of physical abuse.

She says gifts from Refuge supporters made a huge difference. “Being able to choose a new toy meant so much to my sons – their faces would light up!”

It meant a lot to Mariam, too. “‘I remember receiving a bundle of toiletries and I was so touched, it almost made me cry,” she says. “It meant everything to know that someone cared about my family and they understood what we were going through.”

A simple act of kindness like buying crayons, a scarf, or toiletries can show a family like Mariam’s you’re thinking of them. Choose your gift now:

BUY A CHRISTMAS GIFT

Your generosity is genuinely life-changing and these are gifts that will never be forgotten.

*Mariam’s name has been changed to protect her privacy.

Find out more about Refuge and the support they provide

Refuge supports thousands of women and children on any given day, and runs the National Domestic Abuse Helpline, which is the gateway to accessing specialist support across the country. More than one in four women in England and Wales experiences domestic abuse at some point in their lifetime, and two women a week are killed by a current or former partner.

Refuge is committed to a world where domestic violence and violence against women and girls is not tolerated and where women and children can live in safety. Refuge supports women and children who experience all forms of violence and abuse, including domestic violence, sexual violence, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, so-called ‘honour’-based violence, and human trafficking and modern slavery.

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Happy Holidays from all of us at WeAreTechWomen

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2020 is nearly over and here at WeAreTechWomen, we would like to wish you a fabulous festive season.

Like most, we have had to adapt and innovate this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This meant pivoting everything we do, including hosting our events, awards and conferences in a new virtual world. As much as this was a steep learning curve, there was an upside. Going virtual presented the opportunity for us to widen our reach to women all over the world.

While 2020 was not quite the year we imagined, we were determined not to let this be a lost year for women and their career progression. In March, just as the first lockdown began, we launched our WeAreVirtual webinar series to keep you all engaged and motivated during such challenging times. Over the course of the last six months, we have delivered 80 WeAreVirtual webinars as part of the series. All of these sessions are available for you to listen to on playback, see link here. We would not have been able to provide this fantastic resource if it wasn’t for the generosity of so many incredible speakers. A huge thank you to all of them for giving their time and experience to help others. Due to the success of the campaign, we are proud to announce that we will be continuing the series in 2021, see here for some of January topics and dates.

During June, we delivered our first virtual conference for WeAreTechWomen, which attracted over 1200 global attendees! Look out for our 2021 conference in November, it will be bigger than ever! In July we hosted our Rising Stars awards evening virtually, you can watch that video here and see all of our incredible winners here. WeAreTechWomen also launched their She Talks Tech podcast - bringing you stories, lessons and tips from some of the most inspirational women (and men!) in tech. To date we have released 20 episodes - tune in and listen from wherever you source your podcasts.

In November, we were also proud to announce this year’s TechWomen100 award winners and celebrate their achievements at yet another incredible virtual award's ceremony. You can see our fantastic winners here and watch our award's ceremony via Facebook here.

You can view all of our 2020 achievements in the below infographic:

WeAreTheCity & WeAreTechWomen - Looking back at 2020

We wouldn’t have been able to achieve any of the above without an army of supporters, we feel incredibly blessed.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who has supported our work this year. Thank you to our clients, sponsors, speakers, writers, judges, partners, champions, advocates and above all, YOU, our fantastic community of incredible women.  We wouldn’t be here without you.

We look forward to supporting you and your progression in 2021.

Be safe and well and enjoy the break ahead.

The WeAreTechWomen Team

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