Here at Womens Tech Hub ~ Bristol we believe that we need to be seen and heard to encourage more women and girls into the tech sector. We are highly committed to being present at as many events and conferences as possible, not only to ensure that industry is aware of us but also so that women who are attending events know that there will definitely be other women to talk to.
Gender Diversity: Let’s Do This was the great motto of Thursday’s panel on diversity in tech at Bath Digital Festival. I was invited along to represent Women’s Tech Hub and join a bunch of other people not content with tech’s current lack of diversity. It was great to meet people who I have only ‘met’ online before, and reconnect with familiar faces – a few WTHub regulars and a couple of our Diversity in Tech event panellists from June. (nb really must write that event up more fully!) Continue reading “Gender Diversity: Let’s Do This!”
We often hear the barriers which deter women and girls from engaging in science, technology, engineering and maths are unconscious bias and a lack of diversity at board level. To celebrate the launch of Women Tech Founders, we are interviewing the female leaders involved with SETsquared Bristol to explore their career paths and views on issues faced by women in technology. Each of their stories is individual, some have a technical background, others are using technology to enable their business idea.
Emily Kent, Head of Business Development at My Action Replay shares her story: Continue reading “Women in Tech Interview: Emily Kent”
Our guest blogger Caroline Morris is a Data geek turned Leadership Coach who founded Wide Eyed Group. Having spent 20 years building databases, analyzing customer behaviour and leading teams of data scientists, programmers and analysts, she turned her love of “helping people to be the best they can be” into her new career, coaching business leaders and their teams. Caroline ran two Thinking Environment sessions with a lucky group of women from WTHub and has written about it for us. If you want to know more about joining one of Caroline’s workshops after reading this then do get in touch: email@example.com Continue reading “Guest Blog: Caroline Morris on The Thinking Environment”
Bugsnag are looking for a Site Reliability Engineer to join their Bath-based team. We met some of the lovely Bugsnaggers when they helped fund our Diversity in Tech event in June, so we believe them when they say they welcome people with “all experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds” as this will “lead to a finer environment for our employees, our products, and our community.” So, this role is in Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), an “engineering discipline that combines software and systems engineering to build and run large-scale, massively distributed, fault-tolerant systems”. Sounds intriguing?