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You are invited to the Big Tech Meetup – Raise Your Game and Speed Network

The Big Tech Meetup

WeAreTechWomen are delighted to invite you to join us at our next event at Funding Circle on 7 July 2022 from 6pm.

This fantastic evening of networking is about re-connecting and finding the inspiration and motivation to really grab your career by the horns!  Are you ready to make a plan and make the most of 2022, then join us!

During the evening you will hear from our founder, Vanessa Vallely OBE as she explains how to excel in your career.  Vanessa will share her own experience as a woman in tech and explain the strategies and techniques she used to rise to the C-Suite.  This session will cover:

  • Banishing your inner critic and getting out of your own way!
  • Why you need to set goals and measure your own success
  • The importance making a career plan
  • Why your network is your net worth – Speed Network
  • How to raise your profile both internally and externally
  • How to get your ideas heard

We will also be creating connections with a facilitated speed network to allow you to meet other women in tech and form your support networks for the future.

About Vanessa Vallely OBE

Vanessa Vallely OBEVanessa is one of the UK’s most well-networked women and has provided keynotes on a variety of career related topics for over 500 companies worldwide. Vanessa is also one of the UK’s most prominent figures in gender equality and often provides guidance and consultancy to both government and corporate organisations who are seeking to attract, develop and retain their female talent. Vanessa was awarded her OBE in June 2018 for her services to women and the economy.

About Funding Circle

Funding Circle 1000x500Funding Circle is the largest online small business loans provider and one of the best-capitalised lending platforms in the world. The business is listed on the London Stock Exchange.  Our backers collectively manage over $5 trillion and are the leading firms behind Facebook, Twitter, Skype and Betfair.  Over the past ten years, we have built a machine learning and technology platform that is revolutionising how small businesses access finance. Business owners can complete a loan application and receive a decision in a matter of minutes, enabling them to get funding quickly at an affordable rate.

Today, as the leading global provider for small business loans we have helped more than 122,000 small businesses access more than £13.7 billion in finance.  We stand for small businesses.

Small business owners are forward thinkers. They’re determined. They stand up to make a difference and work hard to make it happen. When small businesses succeed, they create jobs, support local communities and drive the economy forward – that’s why we care about helping them win. To us, nothing is more important.

Location

Funding Circle

71 Queen Victoria Street

London

EC4V 4AY

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SheTalksTech India Gary Martin in Conversation with Vanessa Valley OBE

Listen to our latest She Talks Tech podcast - India Gary-Martin in conversation with Vanessa Vallely OBE

SheTalksTech India Gary Martin in Conversation with Vanessa Valley OBE

Today we hear from India Gary-Martin and Vanessa Vallely OBE. 

India is a globally recognized leadership expert and coach with a clientele of Fortune 500 executives from around the world.

They will be discussing what it’s like to be a top woman in tech, India’s career and entrepreneurship more generally.

If you want to find out more about India – you can connect with her on LinkedIn or go to LeadershipForExecs.com

LISTEN HERE


‘She Talks Tech’ brings you stories, lessons and tips from some of the most inspirational women (and men!) in tech.

From robotics and drones, to fintech, neurodiversity and coronavirus apps; these incredible speakers are opening up to give us the latest information on tech in 2020.

Vanessa Valleley OBE, founder of WeAreTheCity and WeAreTechWomen brings you this latest resource to help you rise to the top of the tech industry. Women in tech make up just 17 per cent of the industry in the UK and we want to inspire that to change.

WeAreTechWomen are delighted to bring this very inspiring first series to wherever you normally listen to podcasts – and the first three episodes are now live!

So subscribe, rate the podcast and give it a 5-star review – and keep listening every Wednesday morning for a new episode of ‘She Talks Tech’.

Produced by Pineapple Audio Production.


International Women’s Day, Vanessa Vallely & Danny Wicks event featured

08/03/2021: International Women’s Day #choosetochallenge - What’s yours? | Danny Wicks & Vanessa Vallely OBE

International Women’s Day, Vanessa Vallely & Danny Wicks event

Join Vanessa Vallely OBE and Danny Wicks for International Women’s Day.

We will cover the barriers for women in the workplace, male allies, pay gap, women on boards & the importance of women’s networks. #choosetochallenge

REGISTER HERE

About Danny:

Danny WicksDanny spent the vast majority of his career as a mergers & acquisitions and business restructuring specialist.

In recent years, Danny has been pivotal in the restructuring of the UK’s largest bank and also leading the strategic change for one of the UK’s largest property companies.

He is a qualified Executive Coach and with his tenacious approach he specialises in guiding leaders at pace through the strategic change of their business.

Danny has a passion to get the best out of people and enable them to reach their own personal and professional goals.

About Vanessa:

Vanessa is one of the UK’s most well-networked women and has provided keynotes on on a variety of career related topics for over 500 companies worldwide. Vanessa is also one of the UK’s most prominent figures in gender equality and often provides guidance and consultancy to both government and corporate organisations who are seeking to attract, develop and retain their female talent. Vanessa was awarded her OBE in June 2018 for her services to women and the economy.

At the height of her successful 25 year career in the financial services, Vanessa launched the award winning WeAreTheCity.com in 2008 as a vehicle to help women progress in their careers. WeAreTheCity.com now has over 120,000 members and provides resources/conferences/awards/jobs to women across the UK. Vanessa is the also the -founder of UK wide diversity forum Gender Networks. Gender Networks (formerly The Network of Networks) brings together diversity leaders from 85 cross sector firms to share best practice on a quarterly basis.

Vanessa is also the author of the book “Heels of Steel: Surviving and Thriving in the Corporate World” which tracks her career and shares 13 chapters of tips to succeed in the workplace.

Over the past ten years, she has been named Women in Banking & Finance’s Champion for Women, Financial News Top 100 Rising Star, The International Alliance for Women Top 100 Women globally & Brummells Top 30 London Entrepreneurs. In 2015 Vanessa was in GQ UK’s Top 100 Connected Women and the Evening Standard’s 1000 Most Influential Londoners. Vanessa is a regular guest on TV and radio and also sits on the Government Digital Services advisory board.

Vanessa is also the Pearly Queen of The City of London, a tradition that has been in her family for over 100 years. She is an avid charity worker and sits on the board for for Cancer Research UK as one of its Women of Influence. Vanessa also sits on the Cententary Action Group founded by Dr Helen Pankhurst.

Keynotes and workshops include The Power of Profile, The Power of Mentoring, Speed Networking, Speed Mentoring, plus her Excel your Career workshop. Vanessa is also available as a panelist, facilitator and leadership development programme host. All talks can be tailored towards specific audiences.


Looking for more events or networking opportunities? WeAreTechWomen has a dedicated events calendar with thousands of different events to help broaden your network and learn new skills. We have also launched WeAreVirtual - a series of free webinars to help expand your learning online. 

Don’t forget, you can also sign up to our bi-weekly newsletter to keep up-to-date with our upcoming events and webinars. 


WeareTechWomen 19 March(3)

19/03/2020: Power of Mentoring with Vanessa Vallely OBE | WeAreTechWomen

WeareTechWomen 19 March(3)

WeAreTechWomen would like to invite you to join them to learn about the Power of Mentoring with Vanessa Vallely OBE, MD, WeAreTheCity.

This event is the first in the series of quarterly learning events for WeAreTechWomen’s community.

About this event

Success in your career isn’t just about the ability to do your day job and do it well. Success is often achieved by pushing your boundaries and learning/benefiting from the advice and experience of others. Mentoring is becoming an increasingly popular way of leveraging skills, however if your mentoring relationships are not structured and there are no measurements for success, then these sessions are likely to reap reward in the long term. If you are interested in seeking mentors in the future and/or want to turn up the heat on an existing mentoring relationship, then this hands on learning session is for you.

Throughout this interactive and practical session Vanessa will share her top tips having mentored over 100 individuals during her 25 year career in Finance. She will also share her reflections of being a successful mentor for programmes such as Parligender, a House of Parliament Mentoring campaign and the hugely successful CRUK Women of Influence mentoring programme.

Attend this session to

  • Learn the basics of a successful mentoring relationship, who does what and why!
  • Learn how to drive success from your mentoring relationships to achieve optimum results
  • Map out a skills framework and relationship plan to identify your long term and short term outcomes
  • Identify and plan to approach potential mentors
  • Learn how to be the best mentee!
  • Practice your mentoring pitch
  • Gain access to templates to get your mentoring engagement off to a flying start
  • Find out who else you might need in your career, e.g. coaches and sponsors
  • Learn how to turn your mentors in to sponsors

 

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About the speaker

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Vanessa is one of the UK’s most well-networked women and has provided keynotes on on a variety of career related topics for over 500 companies worldwide. Vanessa is also one of the UK’s most prominent figures in gender equality and often provides guidance and consultancy to both government and corporate organisations who are seeking to attract, develop and retain their female talent. Vanessa was awarded her OBE in June 2018 for her services to women and the economy.

At the height of her successful 25 year career in the financial services, Vanessa launched the award winning WeAreTheCity.com in 2008 as a vehicle to help women progress in their careers. WeAreTheCity.com now has over 120,000 members and provides resources/conferences/awards/jobs to women across the UK. Vanessa is the also the -founder of UK wide diversity forum Gender Networks. Gender Networks (formerly The Network of Networks) brings together diversity leaders from 85 cross sector firms to share best practice on a quarterly basis. In 2017, Vanessa launched, WeAreTechWomen.com as a resource hub for women working in tech.  WeAreTechWomen now has over 15,000 members and hosts its own annual Women in Tech conference and TechWomen100 awards.  To date, through the awards and her events, Vanessa has shone a spotlight on over 750 future female leaders and provided learning opportunities to over 5,000 women.

Vanessa is also the author of the book “Heels of Steel: Surviving and Thriving in the Corporate World” which tracks her career and shares 13 chapters of tips to succeed in the workplace.

Over the past ten years, she has been named Women in Banking & Finance’s Champion for Women, Financial News Top 100 Rising Star, The International Alliance for Women Top 100 Women globally & Brummells Top 30 London Entrepreneurs. In 2015 Vanessa was in GQ UK’s Top 100 Connected Women and the Evening Standard’s 1000 Most Influential Londoners. Vanessa is a regular guest on TV and radio and also sits on the Government Digital Services advisory board.