Imposter Syndrome?

Imposter pear

Changing the Imposter Syndrome Narrative

This week we are running Workshop Wednesday alongside Girlgeekdinners as the subject matter we believe is of interest to everyone.

Imposter Syndrome

Feelings of self-doubt and a lack of confidence are often explained away as imposter syndrome, especially for working women, but is that a useful diagnosis?

If we want to build a truly diverse and inclusive world of work, then we need to question the universally accepted beliefs about imposter syndrome. We need to change the narrative from a problem faced by an individual and instead ask ourselves what it is about organisational culture that leads to 70% of people suffering from imposter syndrome during their careers.

Join Made Tech’s Delivery Principal, Laura Burnett as she explores how we can challenge the common misconceptions surrounding imposter syndrome and learn:

  • Who suffers from Imposter Syndrome?
  • Is Imposter Syndrome even a problem?
  • How should Imposter Syndrome be addressed?”

Full details for signing up are on our events page here.

Theres some great stuff going on in Bath – check out:

Bath Digital Festival October the 19th – 22nd
Bath Digital Festival

This year, our event series will focus on recovery, skills and talent plus, we’ll be launching our brand new Digital Skills Exchange programme. So, if you’re looking to sharpen some skills, wondering who’s recruiting at the moment or new to the tech scene, there’s an event for you. 

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Mental Health Awareness week

Mental health

Mental health in an unequal world

This year’s theme is about the inequalities and struggles that have been unearthed during the pandemic. We thought we would share some of the various support places you can go for support or simply just to investigate the issues around mental health.

Mental health org

Has various blogs and research papers as well as the fact that they are launching a £2 million covid response programme!

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Free boot camps from Weston College

Coding Bootcamp

Delivering Digital Skills Bootcamps as part of the Government’s Plan for Jobs commitment.

Weston has been selected, via the Institutes of Technology, to deliver Digital Skills Bootcamps as part of the Government’s Plan for Jobs commitment.

These are 12-week courses in Cloud Services and Cloud Data Engineering and are available free of charge to individuals living in the West of England, or seeking employment/planning to move to work with employers located in the West of England.  The courses will provide Microsoft Azure certification and will require one day, day release each week with self-guided learning throughout the week.

For employers they aim to provide signposting to any companies interested in interviewing the candidates at the end of the programme. This is also open to employers who wish to upskill their staff.  Employers are asked to pay 30% of the per-person training cost (ie. c£800) whilst the DfE are paying 70% of the cost (individual applicants get 100% funding). The boot camps are aiming to encourage 50% females into this programme and primarily support SME employers in the West of England.

Places are limited so they are encouraging people to register their interest as soon as possible.  Courses will run in October (possibly November), and again in January. All details can be found here.

Tech For Good South West Relaunch

TechSoup Connect: Tech4Good South West Chapter is back on Wed, Oct 6 @ 1:00 PM

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pause join Tech For Good South West for a community conversation about the future the group. We will be sharing the feedback from our recent community research, and hearing from other aligned regional networks.

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Let’s take a raincheck

Rain Check

Data Science MSc Event

We know we said that Saturday October 16, 2021 is our Data Science MSc Open Day, but we’ve changed our minds. As excited as we were about having a date we didn’t feel it was the best as dates go so thought we would hold out for a one we fancied a bit more. WE think we would like something a bit bigger and a bit more fun and closer to the start date of the MsC course and thought it might be an idea to see if anyone might fancy coming along to chaperone us.


A couple of local tech festivals coming up for your delectation

Bath Digital Festival is back on the 19th until the 22nd of October

Bath Digital Festival

This year, our event series will focus on recovery, skills and talent plus, we’ll be launching our brand new Digital Skills Exchange programme. So, if you’re looking to sharpen some skills, wondering who’s recruiting at the moment or new to the tech scene, there’s an event for you. 

Learn to code, join an interactive workshop on artificial intelligence, discuss the modern ethics, join a masterclass in social media marketing or check out the latest tech. Our online programme will  offer plenty for everyone to take part in and enjoy.

Festival passes are available to buy already and a great deal so we suggest you get them while there are some left.

Bristol Tech fest from the 10th until the 15th of October

Bristol Tech Fest

This year Bristol Tech Festival is partnering with Digilocal to support young people into coding! (we love Digilocal – well worth everyone’s support!)

Bristol Technology Festival is an annual showcase created to bring together events, people and communities to share, learn and explore the technology developed in our region.

BAME Business bursary

SETsquared Bristol’s Breakthrough Bursary supports BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) entrepreneurs to grow their tech business with our bespoke business incubation programme.  Our programme can help you get your product ready for market or grow your existing business, whilst retaining your existing company culture. 

There is plenty out there for ALL members though so feel free to contact us for other options if this doesn’t suit you such as YTKO for women in business if this doesn’t fit.

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Let’s take a peek at Intersectionality

Intersectionality

The Bristol Women in business charter

The Bristol women in business charter have just released their great new website and have an event coming up that anyone interested in understanding more about intersectionality and how to best support everyone in the industry.

Looking at EDI through an intersectional lens

We all deserve to have our voices heard; our faces and experiences reflected in the culture and media and our unique needs addressed through relevant policies. However, when we fail to incorporate intersectionality into our everyday practices and policies we leave parts of our communities behind.

Intersectionality describes how different elements of a person’s identity can be discriminated against, with negative outcomes. If you know of anyone working in D & I and with experience of intersectionality then they welcome any speakers to join them.

Data Science MSc Event

Saturday October 16, 2021 is our Data Science MSc Open Day. There’ll be a limited number for the live event but we will run it as a hybrid event for those unable to make it. We’re still finalising a place and speakers but anyone interested in being involved feel free to contact us on info@wthub.org, we’d really love to have some speakers talking about how great data science is when its used for good in industry.


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