Please note: programme is subject to change
We will also be hosting a selection of workshops, please keep an eye out for more details!
Start your day in the right frame of mind with a guided mindfulness session by HSBC.
The pandemic hit women, specifically mothers in a much different way than their male counterparts. With the start of a ‘new normal’ and the return to work, we will explore the need to find a healthy balance to avoid burnout as you advance in all aspects of your life including:
• How to balance wearing several hats from powerhouse to family orientated in a post pandemic world
• Avoiding burnout by establishing a healthy work/life balance
• Finding comfort in the word ‘no’ to establish boundaries between work and home
The best way to ensure a systems defence is to approach the vulnerabilities in your defences the way a hacker would. In order to do this, recruiting talent from different backgrounds is vital. Join our panellist as we explore:
• Creating a diverse team to ensure different viewpoints to security risks
• Recognizing that cyber criminals will have unique and diverse ways of thinking as they themselves come from a myriad of backgrounds
• How do we encourage diversity in recruitment?
• How do you determine how dedicated an organization is to promoting diversity and inclusion and ensuring an accepting office environment for all?
• How can you, as an employer, create a space to allow all types of employees thrive? Join our panellists to explore how leadership can ensure they are clued in to how their employees can best be supported to ensure inclusion at all levels.
• How leadership can ensure they are clued in to how their employees can best be supported to ensure inclusion at all levels
Day 2 afternoon
With the worst of the pandemic (hopefully) behind us, a return to the office is, or will be, in the near future. For some, this may be a sigh of relief but for others can pose a financial, physical, and emotional hardship. From caring responsibilities to disability, we explore the pros and cons to the shift from fully remote and how to curb the negative effects of the return to office.
• How will the return to office affect those with dependants?
• Working with disabilities in an office setting- creating clear conversations with your employer on how to best support you
• What support can businesses offer to offset the burden of returning to the office?
A large part of the problem surrounding the lack of women in the industry is the appeal of what a role in technology really is. The misconception that a role in technology requires a degree in computing or extensive coding knowledge has long hindered the number of women that set their sights on a STEM career. How can the industry move past this archaic image to promote the inclusivity of Tech Roles? Join us as we explore:
• Dispelling the idea that being successful as a woman in tech requires coding by promoting the adaptation of tech in daily roles
• Highlighting the creative side of tech to encourage women into the industry
• Encouraging the younger generation of girls into hobbies with an STEM focus to encourage the future generation of women in tech
With the World Economic Forum predicting the pandemic creating a further gap in parity the need for strong women in STEM has become even more apparent as we adjust to the new form of normal. There is a growing need to support and mentor prospective talent from diverse backgrounds in their journey into mentorship. In this session we will look at;
• What are the best methods of connecting with possible mentors/mentees in the tech industry?
• Tips and resources to be an effective mentor
• How these programs can help recruitment into IT positions through allowing diverse individuals to realize their potential
• How can you support other women in the industry outside of a mentor/mentee relationship?