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Recommended Event: 01/07/2022: TechWomen100 Awards Alumni 2020-2021 Networking Event

TechWomen100 Award Alumni Networking Event

WeAreTechWomen and Goldman Sachs are excited to invite our TechWomen100 alumni from 2020 and 2021 to an evening of networking with your fellow winners.

Our alumni are in for a fun packed evening including a welcome from our hosts, a keynote and speed networking, hosted by Vanessa Vallely OBE, CEO, WeAreTechWomen.

This is fantastic opportunity to network with fellow winners and the WeAreTechWomen/TechWomen100 family.

We cannot wait to see you in person and hope you can join us!


If you are winner in 2020/21 and haven’t received your invitation to join us, please email [email protected]

Goldman Sachs

"I am so excited to welcome the winner's of our 2020/2021 awards to Goldman Sach's on 01 July. My team and I had the pleasure of meeting all of our amazing winners via zoom and online as part of their learning day at Durham University, however seeing everyone in person will be very special indeed. I am looking forward to speed networking everyone and to help facilitate connections for the future."

— Vanessa Vallely OBE, CEO, WeAreTechWomen


Goldman Sachs International
25 Shoe Lane

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Recommended Event: 14/07/2022: Rising Star Awards Ceremony

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WeAreTheCity are delighted to invite you to our Rising Star awards ceremony! 

The team at WeAreTheCity are incredibly excited to announce that we will once again be holding our awards ceremony, in person. We will be holding a prestigious awards celebration for all winners, sponsors and judges on the evening of 14 July 2022 at Pan Pacific London.

Over the course of the awards ceremony, you will hear from inspirational speakers and entertainers who will all be endeavouring to create a truly magically experience for you all. We cannot wait to give you the true physical experience of one of our award ceremonies!

Please note: this is a ticketed event. Find out more below.

Pan Pacific London


Located in Bishopsgate in the heart of the City of London, moments from Liverpool Street Station, Pan Pacific London is on the doorstep of world-renowned locations, yet also home to its own inner world. A haven in the heart of the City designed by Yabu Pushelberg, the hotel takes innovation and understated luxury to new heights. Epitomising the juxtaposition of old and new London architecture, Bishopsgate Plaza encapsulates a 43-storey bronze tower, home to Pan Pacific London and private residential apartments whilst the 144-year- old Devonshire House showcases designer shops, a restaurant and a contemporary destination cocktail bar. A landscaped public plaza seamlessly connects these two cultural hubs together, making it a 24-hour destination for meeting, living, working and discovering.



17:30 – Guest arrival and champagne reception

18:15 – Guests called to be seated

18:40 – Welcome Speeches

19:30 – Awards Presentations

20:45 – Entertainment break

21.25 – Awards Presentations Continued

22:35 – Entertainment break

22:45 – Awards Presentations Continued

23:30 – Party on the dance floor

00:00 – Carriages



The 2022 Rising Star Award’s Ceremony is a ticketed event. Your ticket includes a drinks reception, 3 course dinner, goody bag, and awards presentation.



WeAreTheCity, together with the Royal Bank of Canada, are proud to announce the winners of our 2022 Rising Star Awards!

The list of winners showcases remarkable women within the UK from across 20 categories representing different industries and professions. Those highlighted include Ebinehita Iyere, founder of Milk Honey Bees, working with young people who encounter the youth justice system and those who are impacted by violence in the community; Chanelle Smith, a medical student who is an ambassador for the Captain Tom Foundation and features in the children’s book honouring Captain Sir Tom Moore; and law student Sheekeba Nasimi, who leads the legal clinic at the Afghanistan and Central Asian Association, a charity dedicated to improving the lives of Afghans and all refugees in London.



Royal Bank of Canada


Women in STEM - March8 LIVE

Recommended Event: 23/06/2022 - 24/06/2022: Women in STEM - TECH LIVE LONDON | March8 LIVE

March8 LIVE - Women in STEM, WeAreTechWomen media partner

March8 LIVE hosts Women in STEM as part of TECH LIVE LONDON, bringing together the leading change-makers in the tech industry who are passionate about elevating women in leadership.

Join us in being a part of the conversation shaping the future of technology and recognising the importance of diversity.

Mark your calendar for June 23rd – 24th for this unmissable hybrid event, in-person at Tobacco Dock in London or tune in virtually to view all sessions online.

TECH LIVE LONDON features inspiring keynotes and lively roundtables alongside fireside discussions and Q&A sessions from some of the world’s largest companies and innovative start-ups.

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Thoughtworks Technology Radar events

Recommended Events: Technology Radar | Thoughtworks

Thoughtworks Technology Radar events

For more than 10 years, Thoughtworks’ Technology Radar report has been relied on by global technology leaders to identify trends and inform investment decisions.

This year we are running in person Technology Radar events across three of our locations;

  • Manchester- 26 April at the Thoughtworks Manchester office
  • Newcastle – 28 April at The Core, Newcastle Helix
  • London – 11 May at the Thoughtworks London office

All events in person events will run from 6 pm to 8:30 pm BST.

We will also be running a webinar on 12 May, 12pm – 1pm BST for those that cannot make it in person.

Join our speakers Olivia Frost, Arpitha Patil, Ian Cartwright, Padmaja Sasidharan and James Lewis for a discussion on some of the new blips and themes that will be featured on the upcoming Technology Radar. You’ll also have the chance to ask questions to our panel.

We will be running this event in person for a limited audience, seats are on a first come, first served basis. Or you can register for the virtual Zoom event, please indicate your preference when you register.


Calling all entrepreneurs - Free HSBC event to support your business!

HSBC Drive

Join HSBC at Drive 2022 – a free virtual event for SMEs!

28th April 2022
08.00- 17:45 (GMT)

Drive 2022 has been designed for businesses looking for tangible ways to transition to sustainable practices and in turn take care of the planet.

HSBC will help answer your most pressing questions about sustainability:

  • How can I adopt sustainable business practices and ensure growth?
  • How can I enhance my competitiveness, expand my reach and attract a more diverse customer base?
  • How do I attract and keep the best talent?
  • Where can I start?
  • Where can I get help?

You will have the opportunity to engage with our speakers, expand your network, and benefit from HSBC’s extensive research and insights, before, during and after the event – helping to open up a world of opportunity.

We are bringing together industry leaders and business owners, who will share their incredible journeys and what they have learnt along the way.

Welcome with Emma Cunningham

  • Emma Cunningham Regional Head of Communications, GBM, Asia Pacific, HSBC

The Importance of ESG

A keynote speech on the importance of the environmental aspect of ESG and how these can provide opportunities for SMEs; the moral imperative and the business case for prioritizing sustainability.

  • Wai-Shin Chan Head of Climate Change Centre of Excellence, Global Head of ESG Research, HSBC

The ESG trailblazers

A deep dive into what people and businesses are doing to really transform our planet through environmental and social changes. These trailblazers unearth the roadblocks they faced and how they overcame them.

  • Ankit Gupta Co-founder, Simple Energy
  • Ben Wong Head of Open Innovation, Eureka Nova, a New World Group Member
  • Gabriel Tan Director, GUAVA Amenities
  • Rohit Bhattacharya CFO, Next Gen Foods
  • Dan Roberts Global Head of Business Banking, HSBC (Host)

Transitioning to Sustainable Business Models

What ESG elements Corporates look for in their supply chain and how incubators can support SMEs in their sustainability integration.

  • Cintia Nunes Co-Director,The Mills Fabrica
  • Datin Mina Cheah-Foong Managing Director, InNature Berhad
  • Jasmine Ling Head of Sustainable Finance, Asia Pacific, HSBC (Host)

The Rapid Rise of Alt Protein in Asia

Join founder, and Editor-in-Chief, of Asia’s leading sustainability start-up media, Green Queen, Sonalie Figuerias for a thought-provoking discussion and rise of plant-based food alternatives in the Asia Pacific region. Hear her views on why Asia is fuelling the future of food.

  • Sonalie Figueiras Founder & CEO at Green Queen, Ekowarehouse &

Gain a competitive advantage from your ESG strategy

Having a green strategy is great, but it’s even better if it sets you apart from the competition and increases your revenue. Hear from B Corp UK on how to harness and commercialise your sustainability agenda. Do good for the planet while doing good for your bottom line.

  • James Ghaffari Director of Growth and Product, B-Corp UK
  • Martin Richards Executive Vice President and Global Head of Sustainable Finance and President, HSBC Ventures Inc. (Host)

Purpose-led Profit – Businesses Changing the World Focus on ESG

Join our panel of business leaders to discuss how their own alignment with ESG values has accelerated their achievements whilst enabling them to cultivate successful organisations with exceptionally strong missions at their core.

  • Lyndsey Simpson Founder and CEO, 55/Redefined
  • Nidal Haddad CEO, Al Bayader International
  • Yang Liu Founder & CEO, JustWears
  • Patricia Gomes Regional Head, Commercial Banking, HSBC MENAT (Host)

‘Good Business’ is Good for Business

  • Michael Roberts CEO HSBC US (Host)

Practical Steps to Social and environmental sustainability

Hear from business owners on their sustainability journey and the tangible steps they took to embed sustainable practices into their business.

  • Elta Kolo, Ph.D. Vice President

Exploring Solutions to Reach your Green Goals

How is the global supply chain reacting to the need to be “sustainable”? And what does this mean for you and your business? In this session, we will explore solutions for now and the future and how to help grow your business – in a sustainable way.

  • Angie Hall Head of Sustainable Finance, Commercial Banking, HSBC Canada
  • Lindsey Hermes Head of Enterprise Solutions, Serai
  • Andrew Skinner Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance, HSBC Canada (Host)

Women to the World: maximising the power of business women (session will be in Spanish)

Hear about Women to the World (Mujeres al Mundo) program, which is responding to the social demands of women in Latin America to have a more important role in the business world.

  • Mariuz Calvet-Roquero Head of Sustainable Finance, Commercial Banking, HSBC Mexico
  • Melisa Turano Head of Lending, Transaction Management HSBC and Co-Founder of Mujeres al Mundo, HSBC Argentina
  • Laura Manzo CEO, Dalia Empower (Host)

You will have the opportunity to engage with our speakers, expand your network, and benefit from HSBC’s extensive research and insights, before, during and after the event – helping to open up a world of opportunity.

You can attend the full event or just drop-in on sessions relevant to your business.

Over 6,000 businesses and leaders joined us last year, so don’t miss out. Register to attend our first Drive event of 2022.


Get to Know Apple

16/05/2022: Bring what you love to what you do | Get to Know Apple

Get to Know Apple

What are you passionate about? Music? Art? Photography? Fitness? Games?

Whatever it is, bring it to the Apple Store in London and share what you love through Apple products. If you have people skills, we’ll show you the rest.

Working part-time or full-time, you’ll get special Apple training and the world’s best prices on the world’s best products.

At Apple, we know diversity includes and inclusion empowers. That’s why we’re continually strengthening our long-standing commitment to making our company more inclusive and the world more just.


As part of a team that delivers great customer experiences, you’ll introduce people to the Apple products that help them do what they love in new ways. Working up front or backstage, you’ll have the chance to make a big difference every day.

Technical Support

When a customer becomes an owner, it’s the beginning of a relationship. And this team helps make sure that relationship thrives. Have a talent for hands-on problem solving You can address customers’ technical issues to reconnect them with the Apple experience they love.

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16/03/2022: #BreakTheBias with WeAreTheCity & WeAreTechWomen | Celebrating International Women’s Day with Mairi McHaffie

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You are invited to #BreakTheBias and celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day with WeAreTheCity and WeAreTechWomen!

We are delighted to host our first in person networking event in 2022!

16 March 2022
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Publicis Sapient,
63 Turnmill Street,
London, EC1M 5RR

You are in for a fun packed evening starting with speed networking, hosted by Vanessa Vallely OBE. This is fantastic opportunity to meet other members of the WeAreTheCity and WeAreTechWomen community.  Thereafter, we will welcome Mairi McHaffie, Personal Impact Expert & CEO of Scene Change Creative Consultants who will be talking to us about Unconscious Bias. The evening will end with a group brainstorm on how we can challenge bias with everyday actions not just for IWD, but every day. The brainstorm will be followed by networking drinks.

About Mairi’s keynote, Fight, Flight and Unconscious Bias

If you have a brain – you have bias. Our brains instinctively categorize people using quickly observed criteria.  We all do it. It’s part of our “fight or flight” chimp brain that has been useful since our primitive days to allow us to differentiate between friend or foe. The disadvantage of this is that it can lead us to make assumptions and decisions about others based on those biases. This result is a tendency to rely on stereotypes, even if we consciously disapprove of them.

This interactive talk provides practical insights about how our brains make decisions and how our preferences affect how we interact with our clients and each other in the workplace with positive and negative effects. We will:

  • Discover how we subconsciously process information and why
  • Understand how bias can affect decision making and interactions at work
  • Learn to mitigate the negative effects of how we judge each other
  • and become consciously inclusive

Mairi McHaffieAbout Mairi

With over 15 years of experience as a personal impact and communications consultant Mairi has designed and delivered bespoke people development and talent initiatives globally across the sectors and across commercial brands, international law firms, banking and financial institutions and the UK central government. She specialises in Embracing Change, Presentation Skills, Managing Crucial Conversations and Influencing Skills – enabling learners to credentialise themselves and confidently position themselves as a trusted advisor.

As a trained professional actor and BBC TV presenter Mairi combines her theatrical training with results driven social psychology systems.

She has been a judge for the BBC Apprentice Final and for the prestigious WeAreTheCity Rising Stars Awards. She is the mother of two young boys and occasionally dabbles in stand-up comedy.

For the safety of others, attendance this event is limited to 50 guests. Tickets cost £25 plus VAT* and are on a first come, first served basis.  

Please ensure that you perform a lateral flow test before attending. Proof of a negative lateral flow will be required for entry.

*Publicis Sapient do not receive any ticket fees


One Tech World Virtual Conference 2022

01 APRIL 2022

Join us for keynotes, panels, fireside chats, networking opportunities and much more. Supported by 18 corporate sponsors, with over 120 sessions and 160+ speakers across 6 stages – plus watch it on-demand for 30 days!


Recommended Event: 07/03/2022 - 11/03/2022: Digital City Festival 2022

Digital City Festival

Bringing the global digital sector together for a week of events across Greater Manchester.

Digital City Festival 2022 will gather thought-leaders from around the world to address the key challenges facing people, businesses and governments as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic. Key topics include digital infrastructure, skills and talent, digital transformation, bridging the digital divide, growth and productivity, culture and more.

Featuring Digital City Expo, the Digital City Awards, live music and cultural events, and much more.

Digital City Expo:

A two-day showcase of everything the digital sector has to offer ambitious and high-growth businesses.

Digital City Expo is the annual meeting place for tech, ecommerce, marketing and media companies.

The event brings thousands of delegates together from across the North of England and beyond for an exhibition of the latest in digital, inspiring talks across eight stages, with opportunities to network at the bar and meeting areas.

2022 Inclusion in Tech Festival, Tech Talent Charter

Recommended Event: 01/03/22-02/03/22: Inclusion in Tech Festival: This Works | Tech Talent Charter

2022 Inclusion in Tech Festival, Tech Talent Charter

The 2022 Inclusion in Tech Festival takes place virtually on 1st and 2nd March and is proudly sponsored by Beazley.

We will present findings from the latest Diversity in Tech Report with panels of Signatory employers, experts and ministers sharing the practical ‘how to’ of DE&I interventions that actually work.

This is a 2-day flexible and virtual festival with 4 separate sessions designed to work around work, life, and caring commitments. Our festival is free and open to all – please share this invitation with employees, colleagues, and clients.

Why join?

During this 2-day festival, we will bring to the forefront the Signatories that are leading change and, most importantly, what actions are having the greatest impact.

One Tech World Virtual Conference 2022

01 APRIL 2022

Book your place now to what is becoming the largest virtual conference for women in technology in 2022


Tech for D&Iversity 2022

Recommended Event: 31/03/2022: Tech for D&Iversity 2022 | Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates

Tech for D&Iversity 2022

Tech London Advocates and Global Tech Advocates are returning to Here East for TECH FOR D&IVERSITY 2022.

This hybrid event will ask whether the tech sector has made progress when it comes to diversity and inclusion, or whether tech companies have failed to address this ongoing challenge.

The event will include entrepreneurs, investors, tech leaders, campaigners and grassroots activists from across the UK and around the world.

The event will showcase the Tech London Advocates Working Groups driving change around D&I related issues in the UK – TLA Women in Tech, TLA Black Women in Tech, TLA LGBTQ+, TLA Asians in Tech, TLA Young Entrepreneurs, TLA Tech for disability.

The full speaker list will be confirmed. Current speakers include:

  • Deanna Patterson, Workday Professional Services EMEA, Programme Manager, OneSource Virtual
  • Debbie Forster, CEO, Tech Talent Charter
  • Dr Grace Lordan, Founding Director, The Inclusion Initiative (London School of Economics)
  • Esther O’Callaghan, Hundo
  • Flavilla Fongang, Founder, 3 Colours Rule
  • Garry Bernstein, Tech Scotland Advocates
  • Iain Anderson, UK Government’s LBGTQ+ Champion
  • Jacqueline de Rojas CBE, President, techUK
  • Jeanette Carlsson, Tech Nordic Advocates
  • Jonathan Brown, GLA
  • Kate Marshall, Global Technical Ambassador Lead, IBM & GTA Quantum
  • KC Goundiam, Tech Canada Advocates
  • Lannie Medina, Tech Bay Area Advocates
  • Nikita Thakrar, Co-Founder & CEO, Included.VC
  • Oli Barrett MBE, Event MC
  • Priya Guha MBE, Venture Partner, Merian Ventures
  • Russ Shaw CBE, Founder, Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates
  • Sarah Luxford, Founder, TLA WiT
  • Sarah Turner, Co-Founder & CEO, Angel Academe
  • Suki Fuller, TLA WiT
  • Teresa Martin, Tech Spain Advocates
  • Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director, WeAreTechWomen

The event will be hosted online on the TLA YouTube channel. Restrictions permitting, we will be hosting a limited in-person audience at Here East. If you would be interested in attending in-person, please email [email protected]

One Tech World Virtual Conference 2022

01 APRIL 2022

Book your place now to what is becoming the largest virtual conference for women in technology in 2022