Women in Tech Festival UK is back for 2020!
Tuesday 15 September, The Brewery London


In 2019 the Women in Tech Festival UK overturned the tech event stereotype of a less than 10% female audience. Over 600 delegates joined us to celebrate some of the most successful women in the industry, sharing personal experiences and collaborating to tackle tech's diversity issue.

In 2020, Computing and CRN will once again be hosting a festival with content that doesn't shy away from the harsh realities of being a woman within the tech industry. This year will focus on empowerment, development, management, and even the taboo of managing inappropriate workplace interactions.

For the second year running the Women in Tech Festival UK will provide a day of motivational keynotes, case studies, panel discussions and mentoring. Our industry leaders will cut through the smoke and mirrors to encourage women to step out of their comfort zone and make achieving the ‘next step' a reality, not a dream. Alongside this will be our fringe events such as mindfulness, yoga, zen den, nutrition zone and more to be announced.

Whether you're the ‘Next Generation', an ‘Inspirational Leader', or an ‘Industry Innovator' this event will offer inspiration of not only how to improve yourself, but how to help others too. With a keen focus on addressing diversity throughout the day, this event is for anyone within the industry.

More information on speakers and our fringe events will be revealed soon...

This event is working towards the International Standard ISO 20121 and follows guidance set out by the Sustainable Event Alliance (SEA)
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TAKE A SNEAK PEAK!

Interested in attending Women in Tech Festival 2020? Have a look at last year’s event:


2020 Line-Up

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Registration, Breakfast and Visit to Market Stalls
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Opening Remarks
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Introduction to Mindfulness
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Host Keynote: Building your personal brand
  • How to develop your confidence in a variety of settings. 
  • Guidance on publicly documenting your journey and gaining online visibility. 
  • How to build credibility within the sector. 
  • The power of LinkedIn, what do you need to update? 
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Guest Keynote: From Nowhere to Now Here

A life full of opportunity and challenge. Jacqueline de Rojas CBE, President of TechUK, shares her story; who inspired her, lessons on carving out a career in tech, and why diversity matters.

Jacqueline de Rojas CBE, President, TechUK

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Morning Break, Networking and Visit to Market Stalls
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New kid on the block
  • How to develop from the start of your journey to the next stage.
  • How to become recognised without being a pushover.
  • How to steer work your way.
  • What to do when you feel overwhelmed.
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There's an imposter in the ranks!
  • Core tips for dealing with imposter syndrome.
  • Realising that you are good enough.
  • Removing the compulsion to overperform.
  • Feeling good about asking for help.
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Panel Discussion: Returners are still learners!
  • How to make more women aware of the sideways move into tech.
  • Encouraging women from a non-technical background to upskill to meet the demands of the skills shortage.
  • Raising awareness of tech as a second career: apprenticeship opportunities and mature learning.
  • How to help returners keep up with tech.
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Punching through the glass ceiling
  • How to progress from mid-management.
  • Being confident to run a team, even without knowing everything.
  • How to be a leader who enables growth, failure, and psychological safety.
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Flexible Working
  • How can flexible working help bring more women into the tech industry?
  • How to empower whole teams through flexible working?
  • How can technology help, and what tools can be used to enable flexible working?
  • Best practice for ensuring a part-time role is actually part-time.
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Panel Discussion: The Future Generations: what, where, why, how?
  • What enticed these young people into the technology industry?
  • What are the biggest challenges they faced?
  • Their most and least favourite elements of their current roles.
  • Recommendations on how to stand out as an employer to the upcoming generation.
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Innovative Tech

An exciting case study from an industry innovator, in the space and engineering industry. Providing insight to their journey, and the technology they're developing. Details announced soon!

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Innovative Tech

An exciting case study from an industry innovator, in the virtual production and film industry. Providing insight to their journey, and the technology they're developing. Details announced soon!

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Panel Discussion: Let's get started!
  • Top tips for creating a start-up.
  • What should you expect when embarking on the start-up journey?
  • How to fit your start-up into your life.
  • Advice on gaining investment and funding.
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In Conversation with: Stemettes hosted by Anne-Marie Imafidon

Founder of Stemettes, Anne-Marie Imafidon talks to her Stemette alumini. Why did they join the Stemettes, how has it benefited them, and what has it enabled them to do moving forward? It will also explore the challenges they faced as young women interested in technology, or what their hesitations were to pursue technology. How can men and women come together to address these issues? 

Anne-Marie Imafidon, Founder, Stemettes 

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Lunch, Networking and Visit to Market Stalls
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Roundtable: Why won't women apply?

Delegates are invited to join one roundtable discussion with approximately 10 peers. Hosted by a moderator you could discuss the following:

  • Key words and phrases to make job adverts more appealing to women.
  • How can you actively get a more diverse tech team?
  • What benefits should you be offering to make your job adverts more gender neutral?
  • How to encourage applicants from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds.
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Mentoring: How to get the most out of your mentor

Delegates are invited to join an interactive mentoring session. In small groups you can discuss the following questions, whilst offering mentoring to one another. Please feel free to join any session, no matter whether you are a mentor or mentee.

  • Tools and tips on how to get the most of out your mentor.
  • How to find the right mentor.
  • What should you expect from your mentor? 
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Roundtable: Pardon me, what did you say?

Delegates are invited to join one roundtable discussion with approximately 10 peers. Hosted by a moderator you could discuss the following:

  • How to react to language that is demeaning, whether accidental or deliberate?
  • How to professionally deal with inappropriate behaviour / vocabulary?
  • Top tactics to empower you to deal with the situation. 
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Mentoring: How to be a great mentor

Delegates are invited to join an interactive mentoring session. In small groups you can discuss the following questions, whilst offering mentoring to one another. Please feel free to join any session, no matter whether you are a mentor or mentee.

  • How to become a mentor.
  • How to be an even better mentor.
  • What are the responsibilities of a mentor?
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Roundtable: You can't be what you can't see

Delegates are invited to join one roundtable discussion with approximately 10 peers. Hosted by a moderator you could discuss the following:

  • How can the industry create more diverse leaders and therefore role models?
  • How can we make current female tech leaders more visible to younger generations?
  • How can you access people in leadership roles?
  • As a leader, how can you make yourself more accessible?
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Mentoring: Launching a successful programme

Delegates are invited to join an interactive mentoring session. In small groups you can discuss the following questions, whilst offering mentoring to one another. Please feel free to join any session, no matter whether you are a mentor or mentee.

  • How to implement a mentoring programme.
  • Examples of successful mentorship schemes.
  • Benefits of mentoring / reverse mentoring.
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Afternoon Break, Networking and Visit to Market Stalls
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Panel Discussion: Annie, are you okay?
  • Striking a balance to look after your mental and physical health.
  • How to overcome the unpredictable and demanding nature of a career in technology.
  • How can companies create a culture that supports you?
  • Stop feeling guilty about not being a ‘martyr’. 
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Closing Keynote

A real industry inspiration will provide our closing keynote! Not only a technical genius but an amazing individual who went against society to smash boundaries and relentlessly drive change within the industry. Stay tuned for further announcements.

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Closing Remarks
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Drinks Reception

2020 Acts

Head of Technology
Sky Digital Service
Co-Founder,
Stemettes
Assistant Manager, Information Risk Management
KPMG
Founder
TwoFeetIn
Co-Founder and CEO
WhiteHat
Chief Operating Officer
Elder
Digital Marketing Apprentice
Facebook
Chief People Officer
Columbus
Head of Portfolio, Programmes and Project Delivery
Hermes
Senior Digital Manager
Previously EE/BT

MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to celebrate women at every stage of their technology journey. We're creating a network to enable women to share their experiences, advice, and raise awareness of challenges we are yet to overcome. It is too common for women to feel isolated within this industry, and we're building the foundations to provide women with a platform they can rely on.

Whether you're an apprentice, a manager, a woman, or a man - you have a part to play in helping us tackle the gender diversity deficit. Our goal is that one day soon, this campaign will no longer be necessary.



TIME UNTIL THE FESTIVAL

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?


The Women in Tech Festival UK is a conference welcoming all IT professionals as well as vendor, marketing and sales professionals.

  • Analysts
  • Architects
  • Application Management
  • Business Management
  • CEOs, CIOs, CTOs and CFOs
  • Data Professionals
  • Data Scientists
  • Department Head
  • Developers
  • Finance Directors
  • Financial Controller
  • Futurists
  • Infrastructure Professionals
  • IT Consultant
  • IT Directors/Heads of IT
  • IT Managers
  • Marketing Manager
  • Network Manager
  • Other Director/Manager
  • Owner/ Partner/MD
  • Programme Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Security Manager
  • Software Engineers
  • Software/Application Developer
  • Team Leader
  • Tester /Test Analyst
  • Web Master /Web Developer

2020 Acts

Venue

Delegate Ticket

Super Early Bird rate: £199 +vat - expires 3 April

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SUPER EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT WILL BE APPLIED ON STEP 2 OF THE BASKET
To add a donation to Stemettes please add it to your basket
Early Bird rate: £249 +vat - expires 29 May
Standard Delegate rate: £349 +vat
£ 349.00
Super Early Bird £ 199.00 +VAT (20%)
Discount available until
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Corporate Passes

INCLUDES:
Your company logo on all event signage and branding
Your company logo and credits in all promotion, pre and post festival
Your company logo in partners loop on AV screen presentation throughout the day
Plus five sponsor passes to the Festival

Investment from £5,000


  Interested? Please email Jessica Feldman via jessica.feldman@incisivemedia.com to find out more about our corporate packages

CONTACT

For booking queries:
Luke Taylor
Senior Delegate Executive
+44 (0)20 7484 9780
For partnership queries:
Jessica Feldman
Global Account Director
+44 (0)20 7484 9839
For programme queries:
Georgina Shaw
Senior Conference Producer
+44 (0)20 7484 9786
For marketing queries:
Hope Alderman
Marketing Manager
+44 (0)20 7484 9824
For logistics queries:
Katherine Walker
Senior Event Manager
+44 (0)20 7484 9803