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WeAreTechWomen, the technology arm of WeAreTheCity, hosted its first three-day virtual conference for female technologists, One Tech World.

The conference, proudly sponsored by BAE Systems and supported by Accenture, CMS, Credit Suisse, Discovery+, Goldman Sachs, Huawei, MarketAxess, Morgan Stanley, Northern Trust, Oliver Wyman, OpenFin, PwC, Robert Walters, Royal Air Force, Royal Bank of Canada, Sage, Sky, Societe Generale, and SUSE; saw over 1,500 delegates log on around the globe, from across the technology sector and a range of companies including Bank of England, Mastercard, UBS, EY, Nationwide, National Grid, BT, Mettle, Dell, Vodafone, Schroders, Ipsos, Atos, Santander, and many more.

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The three-day conference consisted of two stages, Let’s Talk Tech and Career Development, with 197 speakers, held over 20 Q&A panels and shared over 130 webinars, which have been watched over 15,000 times. Delegates could shape their own learning as well as revisiting sessions they may have missed, with a 30-day playback.

Across the three days, delegates enjoyed listening to high-profile speakers including Georgie Barrat, Technology Journalist & TV Broadcaster, The Gadget Show; June Sarpong OBE, TV Presenter, Diversity Expert & Award Winning Author; Air Marshal Sue Gray CB OBE MSc CEng FIET FREng, Director General Defence Safety Authority, Royal Air Force; Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, Founder, Stemettes; Professor Margaret Heffernan, Entrepreneur, TED Speaker, Business Author & Former CEO; Caroline Dinenage, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; Tracy Edwards MBE, Founder, The Maiden Factor; and Shellye Archambeau, CEO, Silicon Valley leader, Author & Board member for Verizon, Nordstrom, Roper Technologies and Okta Inc., plus many more.

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Over the three days, delegates viewed over 130 webinars on topics such as Future World of Work, Technology Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cyber Security, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, The Future of Data, The Wonder of Wearables, Data Science, The Future of Drones, FinTech, The Future of Robotics, Cloud Technologies, Quantum Computing, Coding, Innovation in Health Tech, Transformation & Change, Ethics in Tech, The Challenges for Tech Business, Post-Pandemic, Cloud Native, DevOps, Agile, Blockchain, CryptoAssets, Tokenisation, De-Si, Collaboration Tools, and many more. Attendees could also pose their questions to speakers via a number of virtual Q&A sessions.

Those attending the conference also had the opportunity to access our ‘follow the sun’, on-demand stage for individuals joining us from other global time zones. The on-demand stage featured over five hours of content, including 'Machine Learning and Robotics in Healthcare Devices and Rehabilitation’ with Alishba Imran, Machine Learning, Robotics and Blockchain Developer; ‘Getting Kids into a Tech Mindset', with Lisa Goodchild, Chief Trouble Maker, Digilearning; and an 'In the Lounge' chat with former Eastenders actress, Linda Davidson.

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Networking and visiting an exhibition hall were still on the agenda – albeit virtually.

Throughout the three days, delegates had the opportunity to visit over 20 exhibitors and sponsor booths to meet representatives from their companies virtually. Each booth had documents, leaflets and videos which were added to delegates' Swag Bags.

Aside from networking opportunities on the conference platform, delegates were also invited to join us every morning and evening in our unique, virtual networking world. This bespoke space allowed delegates to create connections in our virtual bar, rooftop lounge, cyber world lounge, AI world lounge and our jobseekers’ lounges. They could even join us in our meditation lounge to decompress the day before going out and making those all-important connections for the future.

Over the three days, attendees were also given the chance to win Amazon gift cards and an Amazon Echo, through our Scavenger Hunt for iconic women in tech; and our leadership board competition.

WeAreTechWomen would like to thank all of our sponsors, speakers, supporters and above all, our delegates for making this conference such an incredible virtual experience.

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Delegates at the WeAreTechWomen conference

WeAreTechWomen Conference 2019: In Words

Delegates at WeAreTechWomen conference

WeAreTechWomen, the technology arm of WeAreTheCity, hosted its fourth full-day conference for female technologists at etc. venues, Bishopsgate, London.

The conference, proudly sponsored and supported by Dell Technologies, saw over 500 attendees from across the technology sector and range of companies including Sky, Amazon, HSBC, Visa, Spotify, ASOS, Tesco, Goldman Sachs, DWP, BT and many more.

The conference was aimed at women in the tech sector who were looking to broaden their technology horizons, learn new skills and build their technology networks.

Facilitator Kate Russell, Journalist, Tech Reporter & Author, BBC Click, kicked off the day and welcomed all the delegates. The morning began with a number of keynotes from speakers such as Dr Pippa Malmgren, Founder, H Robotics; Sheridan Ash, Technology and Investments Director and Women in Technology Leader, PwC; Emma Kendrew, Intelligent Engineering Services Lead, Accenture Technology UKI; and Rob McCargow, Director of AI, PwC.

Across the day, delegates enjoyed listening to a number of high-profile speakers including Deborah O'Neill, Head of UK Digital, Partner, Oliver Wyman; Lopa Ghosh, Associate Partner, UKI Cyber Leader, People and Culture Lead, EY; and 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 speaking at the WeAreTechWomen conference

During her talk, Caroline highlighted the issue that gender inequality is more prevalent throughout technology than most realise, with data collection being designed around men.

Caroline went on to discuss that having a female body has led to women often being involved much less frequently than men in medical studies, resulting in a data gap that is impacting our understanding of health care in relation to women. The consequences of data bias is substantial with women often being incorrectly diagnosed because the symptoms for females often look different from those of males.

During the lunch break, delegates were treated to refreshment and had the chance to network with sponsors, browse tables and stands of tech-related products, as well as connect with a number of not-for-profit organisations including Autistica, Raspberry Pi, TechSheCan and Apps for Goods.

Throughout the day, attendees heard about artificial intelligence, big data, cyber security, tech innovation, payments, disruption, cloud technology, transformation, software engineering, and health tech.

Attendees were also invited to put their questions to speakers during a number of Q&A sessions. Topics ranged from increasing diversity in tech, career advice and flexible working.

The afternoon consisted of delegates attending their own chosen elective sessions to partake in hands-on activities and interactive workshops. Alexa, coding, payments, health tech, and data science were just some of the topics covered within the sessions.

Hall of Fame panel with Ortis Deley at the WeAreTechWomen conference

Hosted by Ortis Deley, Host and Presenter, The Gadget Show, the Hall of Fame panel concluded the event and featured Professor Sue Black OBE; Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE; Dorothee Schobert-Sargent; and Jacqueline de Rojas CBE.

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WeAreTechWomen celebrate emerging talent at the TechWomen100 Awards

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Images from the We Are Tech Women 100 Awards

WeAreTechWomen celebrated the winners of their TechWomen100 awards on 31 January, at a prestigious ceremony at etc. venues, County Hall, London.

Over winners, sponsors, judges and guests celebrated and enjoyed a three-course meal and champagne reception to toast the TechWomen100 finalists’ achievements. The evening was facilitated by Kate Russell, Journalist, Author and Tech Reporter, BBC Click and attendees were welcomed by Vanessa Vallely, Managing Director, WeAreTheCity, and sponsors, Christina Hamilton, Senior Vice President Commercial Development UK & Europe, Worldpay.

Kicking off the proceedings, Kate Russell praised how far the technology sector had come, saying, “We are here tonight to celebrate a wealth of talent across the technology industry…they are our best hope for the future.”

“They also happen to be women.”

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WeAreTechWomen Conference 2018: In Words

Images from the We Are Tech conference. Etc Venues. 26NOV18
Images from the We Are Tech conference. Etc Venues. 26NOV18

WeAreTechWomen, the technology arm of WeAreTheCity, hosted its third full-day conference for female technologists at etc. venues, St Paul’s, London.

The conference, proudly sponsored and supported by Worldpay, saw over 400 attendees from across the technology sector and a range of companies including Amazon, BT, Credit Suisse, Dell, Dyson, Mastercard, Morgan Stanley, Santander, Sky, and Visa.

The conference was aimed at women in the tech sector who were looking to broaden their technology horizons, learn new skills and build their technology networks.

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