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”
Constance and Serrie met at Bristol Girl Geek Dinners. They exemplify the circuitous routes that women can take to working in tech. Serrie is experienced in hardware verification and requirements management and is currently working as a Requirement Engineering Consultant. Constance has spent a couple of decades working in HCI research as well as developing mobile/pervasive media projects and is now making games.