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07 June 2024

30+

Speakers

18

Sessions

250+

Attendees

WEARETECHWOMEN’S HYBRID CONFERENCE FOR WOMEN IN TECH

Date

07 June 2024

Time

8am - 5pm

Location

etc.venues St Paul's

Date

07 June 2024

Time

8.30am - 5pm

Location

etc.venues St Paul's

The WeAreTech Festival

Welcome to the WeAreTech Festival – where empowerment meets innovation, and diversity thrives in the heart of technology.

Following the resounding success of our inaugural year, we are thrilled to announce the return of the WeAreTech Festival for its second edition. As a hybrid event dedicated to empowering women in technology, our festival continues to break barriers and redefine industry norms. This year promises an even more exhilarating experience as we bring together women from diverse backgrounds and experiences to share knowledge, inspire one another, and create new opportunities for growth and advancement in the tech industry.

The WeAreTech Festival is a beacon of inspiration for women in the tech industry, urging them to confidently stride forward in their careers. Our goal is simple yet profound: to inspire and motivate every attendee to take bold steps towards their professional aspirations.

Throughout the day, you’ll have unparalleled access to the wisdom and insights of senior leaders in the tech field. Engage with thought-provoking discussions through our panels, where you can contribute your perspectives and glean invaluable knowledge from industry experts.

But that’s not all. The afternoon sessions are designed to put you in the driver’s seat of your learning journey. Tailor your experience to your needs and interests, shaping your path towards growth and success in the tech world.

And let’s not forget the added perks of speed networking and mentoring. Connect with like-minded individuals, forge meaningful relationships, and gain invaluable guidance from seasoned professionals who are eager to support your journey.

At the WeAreTech Festival, we believe in empowering women to embrace their potential and seize every opportunity that comes their way. Join us, and let’s embark on this transformative journey together.

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AM Sessions


  • Speed networking with Vanessa Vallely OBE: Kickstart your networking journey and connect with industry professionals.
  • The Tech landscape for women with Tech Talent Charter: Gain valuable insights into the current tech landscape and opportunities for women.
  • Allyship, Sponsors, and Mentors – You need them all!: Learn about the importance of allies, sponsors, and mentors in advancing your career in tech.
  • Overcoming challenges and breaking barriers as a woman in Tech: Discover strategies for overcoming obstacles and thriving in the tech industry.
  • Your career might be squiggly! Embrace it: Embrace the twists and turns of your career path and find empowerment in its unpredictability.
  • Keynote: Baroness Martha Lane Fox: Gain inspiration from a keynote address by Baroness Martha Lane Fox.
  • Negotiation strategies for equal pay and promotions: Equip yourself with effective negotiation strategies to secure equal pay and advance in your career.
  • Panel: Unlocking your worth: Dive into discussions on mastering pay negotiation and seizing advancement opportunities.
  • Fireside Chat: Vanessa Vallely OBE, Founder of WeAreTechWomen in conversation with Flavilla Fongang, Computer Weekly’s most influential woman in tech: Join us for this fireside chat as Flavilla and Vanessa discuss how women in tech can use their power to thrive in the industry.

PM Sessions


In the afternoon, choose from a variety of elective sessions:

  • The resilient leader – how to find your inner strength.
  • How to get out of your own way – Building confidence, banishing your inner imposter.
  • How to get promoted – Senior leaders share their top tips.
  • Why can’t they see my potential? Strategies for standing out and showcasing your skills.
  • Supercharge your career with brand, networking, social media, coaches, mentors, and sponsors.
  • Women – Prioritising your health (it’s about time).

Wrap up the day with speed mentoring and a chance to meet senior leaders, followed by an awesome closing keynote. Get ready to be inspired, empowered, and equipped with the tools you need to excel in the tech industry!

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Our 2024 Keynote Speakers


More speakers to be announced

Martha Lane Fox

Martha Lane Fox is a British entrepreneur, philanthropist, and public servant.  Martha is best known for co-founding Lastminute.com, an online travel and leisure retailer, along with Brent Hoberman in 1998. Lastminute.com became one of the most prominent British internet companies of the dot-com era.


Gain inspiration from a keynote address by Baroness Martha Lane Fox, where Martha shares her incredible career journey, her reflection on the tech industry and the impact of AI and engage in an interactive conversation with Sophie Neary and a special guest, followed by an audience Q&A session. As a woman who is single and childfree from choice – Sophie will speak about embracing a life outside of the traditional expectations of society and helping to build a future where everyone has the greatest freedom of all – the choice to lead a life of their own choosing.

Martha Lane Fox

Our 2024 Keynote Speakers


More speakers to be announced

Martha Lane Fox

Baroness Martha Lane Fox

Martha Lane Fox is President of the British Chambers of Commerce. She is a cross bench peer in the UK House of Lords and sits on multiple boards. She is chair of WeTransfer and chancellor of The Open University. She co-founded and chairs Lucky Voice. Martha was UK Digital Champion from 2009 to 2013 and helped create gov.uk. She co-founded lastminute.com in 1998.

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Vanessa Sanyauke

Vanessa Sanyauke

Vanessa is the Founder of The Hill an app that enables global businesses to hire female talent whilst saving on costs and time. Our aim is to connect 1 million women from 140 countries to jobs and opportunities. Vanessa is also the Founder & CEO of Girls Talk Corporation connecting 60,000 women across 37 countries to global businesses such as events, programmes and digital content.

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Flavilla Fongang

Flavilla Fongang

Flavilla Fongang is a multi-award-winning serial entrepreneur who started her career in oil & gas, then fashion and she influenced the technology sector. She is now an international and multilingual keynote speaker (English & French).  Computer Weekly named her the number 1 most influential woman in tech in the UK among a list of more than 600 women in tech nationwide

Read more here

SEE SPEAKERS

In Person


£300

+ VAT

  • Access to the conference all areas
  • Access to exhibition lounge & networking opportunities
  • Playback links to re-watch sessions
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • Access to our conference app
  • Access to all our breakout lounges
  • Priority access to our LinkedIn Clinic & CV Clinic
  • Access to mentors and on-site coaches
SOLD OUT

Virtual Delegate


£99

+ VAT

  • Access to livestream of all sessions
  • Playback links to re-watch sessions
  • Access to Chat rooms and networking
  • Access to our conference app
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Company Table of 10


£3,000

+ VAT

  • Spaces for 10 attendees on your own table
  • Access to table coach
  • Access to the conference all areas
  • Access to exhibition lounge
  • Playback links to re-watch sessions
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • Access to our conference app
  • Access to mentors
SOLD OUT

Exhibition Village Ticket


FREE

+ VAT

  • Access between 10am – 12pm & 2pm - 5pm to the Exhibition Village
  • A chance to network & meet our sponsors
  • Perfect for job seekers, returners and students who want to make connections & network

*Please note: tickets for our Exhibition Village are on a first come, first service basis. This ticket does not give you access to the physical event or the livestream and does not include lunch.

SOLD OUT

Our Coaches


Lucy Chamberlain

Hear from and meet Lucy Chamberlain

Dynamic and captivating, Lucy Chamberlain is not your average speaker. As an ICF multi–accredited leadership and confidence Coach and multi award-winning global speaker and trainer, she brings passion, charisma, and a straight-talking approach to every engagement. In 2014, Lucy shook up the recruitment and training landscape by founding C&C Search, setting out to redefine and elevate the experience for both clients and candidates alike. Her mission? To create a purpose led, all female business, injecting innovation into every aspect of the recruitment process.

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Faith Ruto

Hear from and meet Faith Ruto

Faith Ruto (MBA) empowers leaders to unlock their full potential through Executive Coaching (certified ICF, EMCC & AC), Public Speaking, and her book “Transform Within – 7 Strategies for Professional Growth and Resilience.” Faith is a passionate advocate for gender equality and dedicates her time as a volunteer for the UN Women UK Delegate and conference speaker. She was named one of the 133 Change Makers in 2023 by Diversein and recognised as a Global Top 40 Black Leader by Black Leaders Worldwide.

Read more here

Susan O'Connor

Hear from and meet Susan O'Connor

Susan worked in the IT industry for 30+ years. She started her career as a developer and climbed the corporate ladder to become a UK&I Operations Director for a multinational payments organisation. As an Operations Director and certified coach, she seamlessly blended her passion for diversity and empowering women. In addition to her daily Ops Director tasks and DEI initiatives, she provided personalised coaching to help women achieve career balance and growth.

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Catherine Wright

Hear from and meet Catherine Wright

Catherine Wright is a Director in the Corporate Banking team at HSBC Innovation Bank UK, leading the UK Corporate Consumer Internet, Frontier Technology & Climate Tech sectors. She is Co-Chair & Founding Member of HSBC Innovation Bank’s EMEA Gender ERG, engaging and leading UK colleagues to advance the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion agenda. Catherine is a Keynote Speaker, Accredited Professional Coach and Founder of the Women in Business Society. 

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Our Coaches


More coaches to be announced

Susan O'Connor

Hear from and meet Susan O'Connor

Susan worked in the IT industry for 30+ years. She started her career as a developer and climbed the corporate ladder to become a UK&I Operations Director for a multinational payments organisation. As an Operations Director and certified coach, she seamlessly blended her passion for diversity and empowering women. In addition to her daily Ops Director tasks and DEI initiatives, she provided personalised coaching to help women achieve career balance and growth.

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Who should attend?


Our Festival has been designed around and created for:

  • Those who want to accelerate their careers in technology
  • Those who wish to return to a technology role
  • Those who want to get into the tech industry
  • Those who feel stuck in their roles and feel they need to be inspired
  • Those who manage teams of women in tech and who are seeking ideas on how to retain their female technologists

Why attend?


In-person attendees will have access to an entire exhibition floor where you can:

  • Meet our sponsor organisations and learn about their career opportunities in tech
  • Connect with other attendees to share ideas and practice your networking skills
  • Benefit from access to mentors
  • Speak with our on-site career coaches about achieving your ambitions and addressing any concerns

In Person Ticket


£300

+ VAT

  • Access to the conference all areas
  • Access to exhibition lounge & networking opportunities
  • Playback links to re-watch sessions
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • Access to our conference app
  • Access to all our breakout lounges
  • Priority access to our LinkedIn Clinic & CV Clinic
  • Access to mentors and on-site coaches
BUY YOUR TICKET

Livestream Ticket


£99

+ VAT

  • Access to livestream of all sessions
  • Playback links to re-watch sessions
  • Access to Chat rooms and networking
  • Access to our conference app
BUY YOUR TICKET

Company Table of 10


£3,000

+ VAT

  • Spaces for 10 attendees on your own table
  • Access to table coach
  • Access to the conference all areas
  • Access to exhibition lounge
  • Playback links to re-watch sessions
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • Access to our conference app
  • Access to mentors
BUY YOUR TICKET

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Venue


etc.venues, St Paul's, 200 Aldersgate St, Barbican, London, EC1A 4HD

Located near St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Museum of London, etc.venues‘ St. Paul’s location is part of etc.venues’ global portfolio of award-winning locations.

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OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT

If you are interested in supporting the WeAreTech Festival as a sponsor, we’d love to hear from you. We have lots of different opportunities available to suit all budgets. To be part of this amazing day and to help us inspire and upskill women in tech, speak to a member of our team.

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