Women’s Tech Hub ~ Bristol intends to start the conversation and invite the tech community to come along, connect, talk to us and to each other, to hear more about initiatives from companies who are trying to change things for the better.
WTH gave me the support, confidence and contacts to return to work after a childcare career break. I am so grateful for this. ”
Anne Kotecha, Web Developer
We have had lots of positive feedback for our first conference which has made it all worth doing and ideas are buzzing for the next event.
On Saturday 24th June 2017 we hosted our first summer conference at Watershed in Bristol. It was nerve-wracking to organise but rather wonderful to meet so many people who are as concerned as we are at the current lack of diversity in the tech workforce.
We know it is not just a local issue, it’s a national one, but we do believe that Thinking Globally and Acting Locally is a good way forward. So we invited mostly local speakers to our three panels on Recruitment, Retention, and Resilience, to come and share their thoughts on how to change things, and what they are doing to change things. Read more on our blog.
We are working with HBB & Deslodge to organise a careers fair in March 2019 called Tech3Shed. It will consist of companies looking to recruit and workshops explaining how you can get into a career in tech at the new Desklodge House!