When we first started scoping out the myriad of things that our Women’s Tech Hub could offer we realised we can’t do everything ourselves and it makes much more sense to find people and organisations that offer the range of services that women need.
We wrote only a week ago about how nice it is to find friendly spaces to work in and now here at Women’s Tech Hub ~Bristol we can let you in on our latest news – we are very pleased to announce that Desklodge Bristol are offering free hot-desking to twenty of our members!
On our longterm wishlist is a space for Women’s Tech Hub, a space that offers skills development and top-up training sessions, that welcomes women who want to practice getting back into the tech workforce in a supportive and friendly environment.
Do you ever wonder how often companies notice their own issues around gender and how they value the men and women who work for them? There was a satirical piece out this week in the UK in response to comments by a well-known tennis personality or two about the relative importance of male vs female players.
This was posted on Geekwire a couple of days ago – an article by Madeline Vuong with the sort of title that gets us all reading: “6 secrets for success in the tech industry” based on talks from a Women Who Code conference in Seattle, USA. Have a read, it covers the sorts of conversations that we have been having here and why we set up Women’s Tech Hub in Bristol. Not least the statement:
“Diversity and inclusion is everyone’s issue to move forward and to help solve”