WeAreTechWomen International Womens Day

International Women's Day 2020: It's not just for women

WeAreTechWomen International Womens Day

In the fight for equality, more men should be involved in the conversation. After all, they are half of the equation.

International Women’s Day is the perfect time for you to start championing the women in your life and joining the fight for gender equality.

Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on 8 March. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women’s groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day.

Below you can discover how men are helping promote, celebrate and champion women – not just on International Women’s Day, but every day:

Last chance to nominate an outstanding woman for a Rising Star 2020 award

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

Nominations close on 08 March at midnight.

Purchase a ticket for a female team member to attend the WeAreTechWomen Tech Summit North in Manchester on 30 June

WeAreTechWomen, in partnership with Women in Business Expo North is excited to be launching its first women in tech summit in Manchester on 30 June.

Women in Business Expo North is the No.1 free to attend business event for women in the UK. It is a clarion call to all women looking for new opportunities in business and work, and it is coming to Manchester’s iconic venue, Manchester Central.

This year, WeAreTechWomen will be hosting the tech zone of Women in Business Expo North. We will be kicking off the event with our brand new Women in Tech Summit aimed at women working in and around the technology industry, who are looking to expand their knowledge of emerging technologies and accelerate their careers.

This flagship event will bring to our stage some of the brightest minds and tech industry leaders from all over the country to share their knowledge and impart their top tips for your career and business growth. Join us for an inspirational day of keynotes, Q&A panels and ample opportunities to grow your tech network. You won’t be disappointed.

Discover our latest HeForShe interviews

Read our latest interviews with senior men championing women in the workplace and fighting for gender equality.

WeAreTheCity is in support of the United Nation’s HeForShe campaign and agree with the goal of having more men and boys engaged with women’s rights as part of the gender equality debate.

We are talking to male supporters to showcase the changes they are implementing, within their businesses, in the hope that others will follow suit.

Mentor a woman within your organisation

Mentoring is something that women are requesting more and more and men need to get increasingly involved.

Mentors are incredibly valuable – both to individuals and organisations. They help navigate career paths, give individual’s skills and confidence to succeed, and also facilitate the gathering and sharing of experiences and ideas.

Mentors also play an important role in helping develop and nurture diversity in the workforce, helping to instil confidence among women and minority employees and championing the important role that these individuals’ play.

Discover how to become a mentor and how to get the most from mentoring below:




Code and Stuff

Code and Stuff

We believe that diversity in tech is really important and to balance the scale we are building a collaborative learning community to support more women and non-binary people getting into tech.

Our ambition is to show those who are already in tech, or are interested in learning how to code, that anything is possible - and that with a bit of help and confidence they can realise their potential and enjoy a thriving career in tech.



We want women and non-binary people to try coding and perhaps they will find that they have a hidden talent because successful coding is about logic.


We want to empower women and non-binary people to aspire to a career in tech through mentoring based weekly meetup events, talks, workshops and hackathons.


We want to create a community and link women and non-binary people to those in varying tech roles to provide accessible role models from more technical disciplines.


Tech Manchester featured

Tech Manchester


Tech Manchester is a non-profit organisation funded by British hosting firm UKFast, which supports early-stage technology companies.

Tech Manchester has helped hundreds of tech-focussed businesses by providing a host of support initiatives, including intensive educational workshops, a structured mentoring programme, PR and communications support and a media centre at UKFast Campus. The organisation’s mission is to support Manchester’s vision of becoming the UK’s leading city region digital hub.


Manchester GirlGeeks

Manchester GirlGeeks

Manchester GirlGeeks

Manchester Girl Geeks is a not-for-profit group which organises networking events, talks and hands-on workshops for women and girls with an interest in science, technology and engineering and mathamatics (STEM).

The group initially started as part of the Girl Geeks Dinner’s movement, which currently has more that 60 groups in over 20 countries. These events provide a great opportunity for women working with STEM to get together in a relaxed environment, network and meet like-minded people.

The Manchester Girl Geeks also work with other groups and organisations in Manchester such as the MadLab, Arcspace, the Manchester science festival and the Manchester Digital Development Agency (MDDA).