Women’s Tech Founders

Kissy Kissy Game

Come along to the next Women Tech Founders on Monday and help support Constance practicing her pitch for her kissy kissy game. You don’t have to be an actual tech founder, just an interest in what it’s like to be one, wanting to support others or simply being a bit curious – it helps to be or identify as a woman though as this is the support network for you!

Supporting women founders:

It’s hard to work stuff out when you are right in the middle of things. This month we are introducing a regular 20-minute slot called “Its not about the nail” to work talk through your ideas, projects and business conundrums.

1. Intros and catch ups
2. Agreeing the rules
3. Its not about the nail – with Constance Fleuriot and Pretty Digital
4. Planning for the year – sessions ideas

Watch this video for some background on what we mean by “its not about the nail

The aim is to give one person each month some space talk about their business, bring their whole selves and to be listened to. WTF’s agree to listen appreciatively to each other and give one person a safe space to share and think through their problem. This can only work if we listen attentively and don’t rush to fix things.

Guidelines for speakers are:

To be brief, be specific, be positive, and take responsibility. You can bring everything in your life to the discussion – it’s not always about the business. Other participants should exercise good listening skills by using open-ended questions, acknowledge the problem without being judgemental, and not try to fix everything (with the proviso that occasionally people do want to hear ideas and solutions). We also agree not to repeat or discuss anything you learn from these discussions.

This is probably not the final set of guidelines – lets discuss this too!

Join via our meetup group HERE

We’re on a Steve Jobs style retreat this week

seasise retreat

In Falmouth

Okay not exactly a retreat more of a bit of a breakdown, re-energize and feedback on the year coupled with a bit of fresh air, shopping, exercise and we suspect some drinking (apparently Jacobs Ladder is the place to be). We’ve listened to the great TEDxBristol folk and will re:BOOT!

We have a lot of interest from companies wishing to engage and sponsor the Workshop Wednesdays which is great news. We will be putting together some packages to better support companies and enable us to feed ourselves (and pay for Falmouth! [just joshing as that’s out of our own pockets])

Whilst we are away though our lovely friends and members are stepping in for us to host our

Workshop Wednesdays

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This week it’s all about TEDxBristol!

TEDx speakers lineup

A big thanks to all our lovely sponsors and volunteers that came to our tech3shed careers fair on Saturday, you are what makes it worth it. We had some great discussions and it was brilliant to also see so many of our women who have got back into the industry and see you all doing so well!

We’re super excited to be partnered with TEDx Bristol and will be there on the 17th to meet all the lovely attendees and speakers.

There is a brilliant line up of speakers for this year’s TEDxBristol! 

They are an unbelievably inspiring group of individuals with a whole spectrum of ideas, from how we tackle antibiotic resistance, to rebooting the way we teach young people about sex, or the fashion industry’s attitude to disabled people. These really are Bristol’s trailblazers and innovators. 

You can be there and join them at Reflect: Rethink: Reboot on 17 November at Bristol Old Vic – a day of live inspirational talks and activities focused on not just surviving, but thriving in uncertain times. Tickets are on sale now!

Tech-wise theres a talk from Paul Wiseall from DEATH.io which helps plan around things such as your digital death, Drew Benvie talking about how to reboot social media and Stephanie Campbell CEO of Bristol-based OKKO Health rethinking how we approach health in the digital age. There’s loads of other great speakers there too that should pique your interest and you can use our discount as one of our members TEDXFRIEND19.

Bristol GirlGeekDinners

We are pleased to announce our final Girl Geek Dinners meetup of the year will be at Cookpad on the 14th of November. We are really excited to have Viki Johnson for GGD #79 User Experience in AR – sign up here. It’s our first ever visit to cookpad and we know they have a super cool kitchen so we really can’t wait.

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It’s Bristol Technology Festival

Bristol Tech Fest

Obviously, the Main event is:

Heart Glow

Bristol Tech Fair 2019 November the 9th

All the other stuff you can find on their events page here

So come along and chat – most of them are recruiting or supporting diverse teams into Tech. If not now then they are happy to discuss future jobs , training or support and advise you on the skills you will need to get you onto a great career path in Tech.

Tech³Shed Super-Inclusive Careers Fair

Check out our JobsBoard to see some of the great Jobs they are looking to discuss – contact us in advance if you want an introduction on info@wthub.org – this event is now SOLD OUT

WISE mini-conference

Check out the program for the WISE conference here – this event is now SOLD OUT

Technotopia

Check out the latest details for Technotopia here – this event is now SOLD OUT

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Tech³Shed Super Inclusive Careers Fair

career robot

Tech³Shed Careers Fair

We’d like to say a big WELCOME and thank-you to all of our Sponsors – we are still talking to a couple but we have most onboard now so we would love to introduce them to you all. These are the companies that support Women’s Tech Hub to be sustainable and carry on our offerings that we work hard on, so a big thanks from us!

  • Deloitte Digital –
    • Have a new Tech Hub in Bristol and also run training academys to retrain
  • Desklodge
    • Long term sponsors of Womens Tech Hub and have the most welcoming inclusive coworking spaces in Bristol in our opinion)
  • Fusion Processing
    • Cutting edge CAV company – come see what they are working on
  • Graphcore
    • Cutting edge IPU AI silicon design
  • Growth Hub
    • Funded free business support
  • KETL
    • Data specialist with a new cutting edge CLEKT offering
  • Lloyds Banking Group
    • Run returner programmes as well as great jobs and apprenticeships
  • Newicon
    • Cutting edge software firm, looking for diverse teams and sponsor visas
  • Scott Logic
    • Software agency with cutting edge cyber solutions
  • Tech Talent Academy
    • A new heavily subsidised Full stack bootcamp in the city with careers support
  • Tumelo
    • Transparency and ethical financial investment software
  • UltraSoc
    • Chip design with Safety at its heart
  • Xavier Analytics
    • Great startup for accountants managing multiple Xero accounts

So come along and chat – most of them are recruiting or supporting diverse teams into Tech. If not now then they are happy to discuss future jobs , training or support and advise you on the skills you will need to get you onto a great career path in Tech.

Check out our JobsBoard to see some of the great Jobs they are looking to discuss – contact us in advance if you want an introduction on info@wthub.org

WISE mini-conference

Check out the program for the WISE conference here – this event is now SOLD OUT

Technotopia

Check out the latest details for Technotopia here – this event is now SOLD OUT

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