Autumn Term is back with lots coming up


Women in Data awards nominations, funding, free bootcamps, business support and Weston College come to the city

Weston College new central Bristol training centre

A heads-up from us: Weston College has now opened a new training centre right in the City Centre, Bristol, from which we’ll be delivering a varied programme of courses, including some free digital skills programmes

For employers who want to take advantage of these discounted training programmes, the Dept. for Education will be 70% of the cost, requiring employers to pay 30% : (Intro to Coding / £762; Working with Data / £828) (contact us for details on

For individuals who are looking for new employment using these skills, the course is totally free (contact via:

We’re also going to be delivering a new Bootcamp programme from October: Project Management with AI, again mostly funded by DfE. 

Both courses are day release, one day per week over 12 weeks, with additional twilight online engagement, weekly, on Wednesdays (5-9pm), otherwise the day release delivery is face to face at our new Bristol site at the City Centre.

Nominate for Twenty in Data and Technology Awards 2022, Series 5

women in data

Twenty in Data and Technology is a much-anticipated annual showcase that since 2017 has included dozens of inspirational, trail-blazing and, crucially, dedicated women who give their time generously as advocates to encourage other women at all stages of their careers.

Your submission could be transformational for the women you nominate, as many awardees have been further recognised in the DataIQ Top 100. Plus, you will be helping us at Women in Data to find the most deserving ambassadors to inspire our 25,000-strong community.

Ideas Fest Early Bird Tickets 2nd & 3rd August 2023

Theres some early bird tickets coming your way:This is like no event you’ve ever attended before, this is a REAL FESTIVAL; not a conference room with some bunting. 

And on that note we still have 2 free ticket giveaways for this conference in Bristol (contact as above)

Women in innovation awards 2022 to 2023 – UKRI


Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is offering up to 50 Women in Innovation Awards to women entrepreneurs across the UK. The winners will receive a £50,000 grant and a bespoke package of mentoring, coaching and business support.

The aim of this competition is to find women with exciting, innovative ideas and ambitious plans that will inspire others. The awards are for women founders, co-founders or senior decision makers working in businesses that have been operating for at least one year.

💌 Open Call for UK based artists 💌 – deadline Friday 9th

We are inviting UK based artists, designers, performers, activists, coders, makers, researchers, facilitators, and creative technologists to submit proposals for workshops, artworks or performances. The call is open to UK based artists and we particularly welcome artists based in the South West.

This year’s Control Shift theme is Feeling Machines, and we are looking for works exploring how digital technologies intertwine with the most intimate aspects of our lives. The programme takes a deep dive into the sticky, messy, fluffy ways that we live our lives within the binary logics of digital machines

Discover SETsquared Wednesday 28th September

We are hosting our virtual open event, Discover SETsquared, on Wednesday 28th September. The virtual event is aimed at tech entrepreneurs or early-stage businesses in the UK who are looking for business support to grow and make an impact in the world. 

And heres just an interesting piece for your interest Why can’t tech fix its gender problem? | MIT Technology Review

Our Candidates

If you are interested in any of our candidates please contact us at to discuss. If any of you are looking for jobs then feel free to send us your requirements and we can put you on our candidate list.

Job(s) of the Week

There are some top jobs from our clients wanting to make a difference and ensure that they reach out to recruit a more diverse workforce. Please take a look and contact them if you are interested as often companies are open to discussing other openings with potential candidates also. For now, check out all of the jobs on our jobs board and get in touch if you want to reach out to our members at

Our Events

We’re on holiday for Workshop Wednesdays now but will continue next week on the 13th of September with the online events:

Workshop Wednesday is back the following week on the 21st of September (we know you’ve been missing us .. and to be fair its mutual!)

Workshop Wednesdays
Drop-In Session
Hack Night

We’re just looking at details on what will be running this term – there’s a BootCamp, mentoring program, careers advice and lots of other things in the offing!

  • Girl Games (Bristol and Bath)

Check out the coming events on our dedicated page – pop along and support the organisers as it takes work to run these things and its great to find a supportive network.

First event with the new team is this week sign up here.


SmartLabs Congress 08 – 09 September 2022 | London, UK

Paving the way to laboratory digitalisation through automation, robotics and cutting-edge informatics tools & technologies

Others coming up that we have spotted you can find here.

As a suggestion from one of our lovely members (Thanks Gabs #1!), we have also set up a “buymeacoffee” page for those wanting to give us a small thank-you. Check it out here.

Women’s Tech Hub products

The candidates page advertises the skillsets of the women we have looking for roles in the area (and some of our male allies).

Jobs Board for those wanting to advertise specifically to our members in the area – check it out here.