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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Landing The First Woman on The Moon

Space agencies and commercial companies globally are working together to enable humans to return to the lunar surface this decade. What does the future of human and robotic space exploration hold and what does it mean for humanity? We learn about NASA and the European Space Agency’s plans to send the next man and first woman to the Moon and how women in STEM are playing a crucial role internationally in sending humans and robotic explorers to the surface of the Moon and beyond.

Vinita Marwaha Madill, Founder, Rocket Women

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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.

Inas Ismail, Co-Founder, Autsera 

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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.

Moderator: Shola Kaye, Communications Consultant, Shola Kaye

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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

Please note: programme is subject to change