Finding Ada conference speakers announced

We’re tired and getting ready for our summer break – hence the kitten picture, that’s our tired face! There are still some things coming up that look interesting though…

Finding Ada Conference 2021 – 20th – 22nd of July

The Finding Ada Conference is a fully online global conference for women in STEM and advocates for gender equality. 

They have a variety of talks with live Q&As, interviews and panel discussions scheduled over three days, so whether you are a woman in STEM who wants to develop her career, a business leader or HR exec, an educator or parent, or an advocate or community organiser, as they are running sessions for you.


They have three themes for the day:

  • Career development: Career advice; professional skills; personal growth.
  • Policy and advocacy: Talent acquisition, retention and promotion; business policy, processes and standards; advocacy strategies.
  • Widening participation: Increasing girls’ interest in STEM; increasing diversity; supporting diverse communities.


With so many women negatively affected by COVID-19, we decided to make tickets free. We offer honoraria to all our speakers, so please do consider making a donation in support of both our speakers and the wider project via GoFundMe. Get your tickets here

KWMC awarded grant from the Culture Recovery Fund


Support from the Culture Recovery fund will enable them to make urgent repairs to KWMC and adapt their spaces so they can manage social distancing and safely welcome people back to use their facilities and meet others.

It will also help them cover unavoidable losses of income that were incurred while their buildings were closed, and enable them to develop programmes to support artists, many of whom have faced reductions in their work and income during the last year.

Biotech company wins Bristol’s Tech-Xpo 2021

A team of scientists at the University of West England in Bristol are developing technology that could allow businesses and organisations to detect viruses including Covid-19 on surfaces as the UK transitions out of lockdown.

The Safe Surface Sensor uses AI technology to determine whether a location has been properly sanitised and warn people if it detects a virus or bacteria in the area.

The sensors are placed in any public area where the transmission may occur before the sanitation process.

The area is then sanitised, ideally using a ‘fogging’ method, before a mobile app instantaneously scans the sensors and receives a result on the presence of any contamination.

Jobs of the Week

These are from companies working with us and really keen to be inclusive on the gender diversity front.

Systems Engineer

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The Systems Engineer will have at least five years of experience coupled with an interest and capability in coding software. You will be an integral part of the innovative engineering team involved in the design, development and verification of complete world-class systems.

Our Events

Next week is the final Workshop Wednesday before we take a break for the summer

Currently running projects with PyLab and WebDev 101 – sign up Workshop Wednesdays or CodeHub @ Workshop Wednesdays and just pop in to say hi even if you’re not wanting to work on a project. Beginners welcome!


MIX 2021: Amplified Publishing 3 – 6 July 2021, Online

MIX is a four-day virtual conference that explores the intersection of writing and technology, bringing together people from around the world to make, think and talk. We are looking for writers, artists, practitioners, researchers and creative technologists to share their projects, research and practice through papers or presentations. All events will take place virtually so you can join us from wherever you are in the world.

SPACE International Conference 2021 9th – 10th of July

SPACE International Conference 2021 on Gender, Space and Architecture will be held online on 9-10 July 2021. We hope that the Conference will be an ideal platform to discuss the recent advances and research results in the intersection of the fields of gender, space and architecture. The Conference aims to explore the place issues of gender and consider gender in relation to architecture. SPACE Studies of Planning and Architecture invites researchers, policymakers and social partners to share knowledge from their fields of expertise according to the themes of the Conference.

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

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.

Engage with our members, advertise your companies, and share any jobs then you can support us by sponsoring the Workshop Wednesdays – details here.