How well is Bristol Business doing on Gender Equality?

As an ambassador for this group which we believe is a great initiative and we would like all Bristol companies to join them and get involved. If you’ve not heard of them or want to simply sit in and find out more then this is a great opportunity to do that this week.

The Charter recognises and supports the work of Bristol Businesses to create workplaces that are gender equal

Recognising the progress towards gender equality in Bristol businesses on November the 25th

More than 30 businesses have signed up to the Bristol Women in Business Charter since its launch in 2019, and they’re all making progress on gender equality.

This progress will make a positive difference to their businesses, the women that work in them and the communities they live in. We welcome all employers to join this community of progressive businesses who are changing the world.

Join us for the launch of our interim impact report, 6 months after we launched as a Community Interest Company and 18 months after our signatories began focusing on the 7 goals of the Charter to make change happen in their businesses.

We’ll share numerous examples of good practice that are making a difference to gender equality in businesses in Bristol. All attendees will receive a digital copy of the report at the end of the event.

Workshop Wednesday & Manic Monday

Our Last event of the year will be on the 2nd of December.

Workshop #1 PyLab
We’ll wait and see what they’re covering – keep an eye on the slack channel

Workshop #2 WebDev101
Robs happy to chat with anyone about their WebDev issues and look at your projects to review them. Essentially this one is just a drop in to discuss all stuff Web Dev.

From 7.15pm we’ll carry on hosting a central chat and best Christmas jumper discussion, its a drop-in for people just to discuss anything that they want out of the group or simply just to be social. Bring Christmas jumpers and wine (other drinks both alcoholic and not are acceptable) .. it’s a remote party to celebrate making it through the year and toast a better one next year.

Sign up here

Other news this week there is the

Manic Mondays is also open for anyone wanting to catch up as always – signup here.

Stuff we spotted and thought we would pass on I case you missed it

Some Mashable Highlights:

Check you’re safe on public transport with Google Maps now shows how crowded your train or bus is in real-time

This looks great These prosthetic fingers are having a huge impact on the lives of their wearers

This is simply brilliant for anyone not liking getting out of bed in the morning (and in need of some exercise during the process) Anyone with teenagers they want to wake up?

MIT Technology Review:

Much more serious and worth keeping an eye on!

Europe is adopting stricter rules on surveillance tech

The fourth industrial revolution has begun: Now’s the time to join

Ghost ships, crop circles, and soft gold: A GPS mystery in Shanghai


This made us chuckle Pope Francis: Vatican investigates Brazilian model Instagram photo like

This we love Home-testing kit for breast cancer wins Dyson prize

As do we love this one Global map of bees created in conservation first


Data Science Festival November (last week)

Unlike physical conferences where you can end up sitting through content you just don’t need, Data Science Festival 2020 is delivered entirely online. Dip in and watch the specific talks you need to transform your learning and business, or catch them all. It’s up to you!

Women in Data Week – 23rd – 26th November 2020

women in data

We are not able to meet in person for our flagship event and celebrate with a show like 2019, however we will mark our annual event virtually. This will allow us to gather together, support each other, celebrate and learn, while in a safe virtual environment, driven with content that WiD’s need right now! This is a unique opportunity for WiD to showcase its many positives to an unrestricted audience, making it more inclusive than ever and without restrictions on location, capacity or gender!

This Week’s happenings have moved to our Events page

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.