International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day Events

So while we don’t do anything special for International women’s day (we essentially support International women’s year really) we do like to highlight some events that may be of interest to you. We are considering starting a rumour that all our women should get a present or something and see if that takes off – then we definitely would be celebrating!

International Women’s Day @ Future Space

This is going to be our favourite as we have Thanh our co-founder there so its obviously something to plug! (we know most of the others and they are all brilliant too – so worth turning up for)

Join us for International Women’s Day as we talk with five inspirational women from across the UWE Bristol University Enterprise Zone: Amanda Nurse, Amber Probyn, Hazel McShane, Thanh Quan-Nicholls, and Tonia Tzemanaki.

Hosted by Future Space’s Innovation Manager, Aimee Skinner, the panel will discuss what breaking the bias means. You will hear first-hand the journeys of these five incredible leaders, experts in their field and paving the way for a new generation of female entrepreneurs and innovators.

This week’s picture is this year’s International Women’s Day Theme picture “Breaking the Bias”

JGI International Women’s Day Seminar 2022

We will be welcoming guest speakers from The Jean Golding Institute and our international partners, to talk about how they got to where they are now, their research interests and achievements they are proud of. They will also be sharing their unique experiences of what it is like to be a woman working in Data Science and AI.

The Business Exchange South West International Women’s Day Celebration 2022

Hear from our inspirational speakers including cancer survivor Laura Phillips, Founder of local cancer support charity, We Get It, Louise Harvey, Executive Director for the Foundation Fund at St John’s Foundation and Jo aka Baldmothertucker, talking body positivity and accepting life with baldness.

International Women’s Day with United Models Life Drawing CIC

United Models Life Drawing brings you a special session to celebrate everyone who identifies as a woman. They’ll be multiple models, some special performances.. and maybe a tasty treat or two.

International Women’s Day – Women’s singing circle + harp concert

Let’s gather in a circle of women to celebrate International Women’s Day in a flowing and held circle of women with ancient Slavic songs, harp music by Emmy Broughton and art that honour divine feminine by Ziva! We are going to explore our voices in an embodied way, share in the circle of women, learn powerful polyphonic songs from Eastern Europe and deeply relax with harp ! You will have a chance to see enchanting art that honour womanhood by Ziva and meet her in 238 Cafe.

AllBright MEETS Bristol – International Women’s Day Special

AllBright’s founding principle is when women join forces, amazing things happen. And that’s exactly our mission behind AllBright MEETS – to connect women all over the UK and Ireland, in real life, and this year it’s in partnership with BMW I.

WMN RUN | International Women’s Day Run + Breakfast

We will be holding a gentle 5K run followed by a coffee(or tea) and a pastry afterwards at the Bristol Loaf, at the Bristol Beacon. Vegan and gluten-free options are available. All paces will be catered for, it doesn’t matter if you’re completely new to running or a pro. Everyone is welcome to join the run – it will be inclusive, and open to all – friends, family and all genders.

The Doyle Collection’s International Women’s Day Headshot Initiative

The Bristol hotel is delighted to host complimentary professional headshots for women in business on Tuesday March 8th 2022

Data Science Conference & Career Fair

April the 28th @ The Watershed, Central Bristol

Dat Science GIF

Our other speakers announced

Ben Byford

Ben’s spent 6 years producing the Machine Ethics Podcast, talking with academics, designers, developers and authors on AI and it’s impact on society and is going to share that with us.

Elena Hensinger of elvie

In her talk, Elena will share insights from the varied tasks of Data Scientists, the range of professional backgrounds and opportunities for career changers, and how they can contribute to the world’s most pressing problems.

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’s list.

Robot searching for a job

We have a physicist who has been retraining into data analytics who we think should be snapped up! (check out her skillset!!)

M25 Data Engineer


BSc Theoretical Physics,

MSc Atmosphere, Oceans and Climate,

Service Desk Technician, Business Specialist, Customer Associate, Commercial Banking

Skillset: Data Engineering Bootcamp, Introduction to Computer Science and Programming using Python, Data Science Course 2021 – 356 Careers, Python (Pandas, Scikit-learn); HTML/CSS; MySQL, Jupyter Notebook – learnt to do data analysis; Git; Puppet – restarting of systems and doing updates;
JIRA/Confluence – basics of project work and being able to create tickets and escalate issues to relevant teams;
Microsoft Excel – cleaning data, creating visuals and data analytics; MatLab

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

As mentioned above – we’re back with Workshop Wednesdays in “the real” this week sign up with CodeHub @WorkshopWednesdays: “in the real” or Workshop Wednesdays or Drop-In Session with Bristol Data Science and Machine Learning Study Group

Workshop Wednesdays


MozFest Virtual March the 7th – 10th

Join us online, 7-10 March 2022, to connect with others around the world who have a single mission: a better, healthier internet.

DSbD – Strengthen the foundations and make the world more secure Tue, March the 8th

Join UK Research and Innovation’s Digital Security by Design (DSbD) challenge on a journey of exploration and hear from multiple speakers across the four nations that will highlight the developments in computing across the decades, to modern-day and fast forward to a safer and more secure future.

SXSW 2022 March 11th-20th

Held in sunny Austin, Texas, SXSW is a celebration of the best technology, art, literature, music and cinema around.

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

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.