Please note: programme is subject to change
We will also be hosting a selection of workshops, please keep an eye out for more details!
Day 1 Morning
Join us for a low-intensity yoga session ran alongside a live, organic harpist for a truly unique, relaxing experience. Please pre-register for this session at least 24 hours prior to the event.
Start your day in the right frame of mind with a guided mindfulness session by Hannah Loveday. This session will cover how to train the mind and create a working life that is more fulfilling and manageable as well as a more enriching personal life.
With the sparsity of women in executive leadership roles within the tech industry connection with other leading women in tech can oftentimes be difficult. How can we create that connection and bridge the gap to bring these empowered women together? Join us as we look at:
• Creating a nurturing environment for women to thrive
• How can we start open conversations around pay, work culture and other topics that affect women?
• How to find opportunities to network and connect with other Women in Tech to inspire and educate each other
The tech industry has a predisposition to focus on recruiting younger candidates for technical positions and seeing the almost a third of IT and tech employees experiencing ageism. With age discrimination starting earlier in tech than most other industries, how can companies be sure they are being inclusive in recruiting and culture. We will explore in this session:
• Switching focus from the ‘future-generation’ to the ‘experienced-generation’ as an asset to innovation
• How can companies utilize the experience and soft skills gained through life experience?
• Working against ‘banter culture’ to create a better working environment for older tech workers
With women only holding 24% of the C-suite roles in tech, there is an extreme need for diversity in the upper level of executives. In this session we will look at:
• How do we get more women into C-Level tech positions?
• How to battle imposter syndrome to succeed in the climb to the top
• The importance of amplifying your message and accomplishments to get the recognition you deserve
• What can we expect in the coming future with the expansion of Metaverse and Crypto currency?
• Understanding that innovation needs diversity as different perspectives and thought processes can advance research and discovery of new technologies
• Who can we expect to see leading the future of innovation?
a. Raised in tech- Inspiring the new generation of girls into STEM roles
Bronwyn Boyle, CISO, Mambu
b. Creating communities to promote diversity & inclusion in the workplace
Flavilla Fongang, CEO & Founder, 3 Colours Rule
c. Women of the Channel: Gain a seat at the table
In the midst of The Great Resignation, many are finding themselves transferring into Tech roles from non-technical backgrounds. With the buzz surrounding the tech industry at the moment, how can we use this to further encourage diversity in tech?
• How skills gained from other careers can benefit in the switch to a tech role
• How to encourage a move into tech from non-tech roles and how these skills are essential in upper management
• Creating allyship for all to promote a move into non-technical roles in the industry
One of the biggest difficulties that women may find themselves facing when chasing a new dream is how to get the correct funding. This challenge is felt even more by those in ethnic minorities trying to find themselves trying to gain approval for loans and grants. Join us as we explore:
- Ensuring your proposal stands out How to be taken serious as a woman in the tech world
- Finding funding outside of the traditional sources
By 2025, there will be 1 woman for every 115 tech jobs in software, data and cybersecurity. We are beyond the crisis point for hiring women into tech roles in the UK. However, it is key to consider that retaining female talent within organisations is of equal importance if we are to close the tech gender gap.
Anna Brailsford, CEO of Code First Girls, highlights key actions that CIOs, CTOs and senior tech leaders can take to nurture female talent within their teams. She will share data and insights from Code First Girls' community of over 60,000 women coders, instructors and mentors, shedding light on achievable ways that global teams can go beyond the hire and empower the next generation of diverse tech leaders.