Inspiring Tech Careers Event Coming to London to Address Lack of Gender Diversity in UK Tech Industry


On Thursday 2nd April 2020, STEM Women are inviting over 400 women looking to start careers in technology or currently working in the industry, to an exclusive networking and careers event at the prestigious QE2 Centre in London.

Sponsored by Bloomberg, this unique event will be split into two parts. The first half is a graduate event for female STEM university students considering a career in tech. Following this, there will be a networking and skills evening for experienced women currently working in the tech sector.

Alongside our event sponsor, Bloomberg, many more tech companies have confirmed their attendance. These include AND Digital, EY, Analysys Mason, Mathworks, TPP, Altius, SPEKTRIX, Alacrity Foundation, Tessella, KPMG, Framestore, Fund Apps, and IBM, with many more to be announced!

The event will allow delegates to network with employers and fellow attendees, hear inspirational talks, take part in panel sessions, engage with skills workshops and join a growing community of women in technology.

Over the course of both events, we have invited two esteemed keynote speakers to share their expertise in a range of speeches and skills sessions.

Executive Leadership Coach and Keynote Speaker Sarah Perugia will be hosting skills sessions throughout the two events. In these sessions, Sarah will offer advice and practical skills on how to pitch with passion, present with confidence and network powerfully.

During the second part of the event, businesswoman, writer, and comedian, Julia Streets will present a keynote speech on innovation in financial services and technology and the importance of diversity and inclusion. Julia will also chair panel sessions with representatives from tech companies which will address a number of issues relevant to professionals in the early years of their career.

In the UK, women account for around 17 per cent of workers in the tech sector, with the proportion of women working as IT business analysts, architects and system designers falling to 14 per cent, and further still to just 13 per cent of programmers and software developers, according to the Office of National Statistics.

STEM Women Events Manager Sophie Chadwick commented: “It’s hugely important to encourage more women to start careers in the tech sector and continue their career paths in this field. We are really looking forward to our first event dedicated to technology. We will be welcoming over 400 women over the full day to meet with some really inspiring employers.”

Last year, we took our events to eight cities across the UK and Ireland, introducing over 2000 students to 180 employers. Our events have already helped many university students and graduates find their ideal job within companies who are committed to creating a gender-balanced workforce.

Anna Saprota from Cirrus Logic described how her company found the events – “I would say to employers thinking of attending these events in future, just come along! At the moment we have a real problem with diversity in the UK in a number of organisations and a number of sectors. You’re not going to get this kind of impact within the space of 4 hours anywhere else.”

The first half of the event will run from 11.45am-3.30pm and the second half will start at 4.30 pm and run until 8.30 pm. Tickets are free.

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