To those of you who have been to the F3F we have had some interesting discussions. One that came up was about knowing how much to charge as freelancers. If women charge less then we believe it follows that the industry associate us as being worth less.
One of the biggest issues that we are aware of in women’s career progression we believe is due to the lack of their presence in the industry and visibility of opportunities. We know that this is partly due to lack of women speaking or attending conferences, whilst we do not condone getting the ‘gender card’ to be accepted to speak at a conference we are actually aware that this isn’t due to the quality of women speakers but more due to a lack of them coming forward and submitting papers.
KETL is a data management and integration consultancy with a great ethos that is working with WTH ~ Bristol to explore ways to improve the diversity of their workforce.
Helen Woodcock, KETL’s Marketing and Business development manager, has been a great supporter of the WTH during our start up period and Ian Cray their MD is also fully behind the initiatives we are putting in place. It’s great to have such positive support for our ideas.
Welcome to our first ever newsletter for members, which we will send out monthly by email as well as uploading a version ~ do let us know if you prefer not to receive the email version. This newsletter is a way of keeping you up to date with our progress as we develop Women’s Tech Hub (WTH) in Bristol as well as a way of sharing upcoming events and opportunities that we have been told about.
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An interesting event popped up on social media today and caught our eye, and not just because we have been talking with a few people here in Bristol about how round table discussions can be used to shift things along, if you have enough people involved who are open to conversations about increasing diversity AND are in positions of responsibility in organisations.