Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes

Maiden Film

Change of Plans:

Bristol GGD is with now dining with Graphcore on the 27th.

Simpleweb‌ & WTHub hacknight on March 7th Simpleweb Challenge: Hack into Light! is currently postponed so we have something else to offer instead!

A screening of Maiden + Satellite Q&A with Tracy Edwards in celebration of International Women’s Day. It is being screened at the Little Theatre, Bath on Thursday 7 March at 18.00.

Synopsis:To celebrate International Women’s Day, join us for a Live Q&A with Tracy Edwards, the skipper of Maiden. The Q&A will be broadcast live across the UK and Ireland via satellite.

Maiden tells the inspirational story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. 

Tracy’s dream met opposition on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it; the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure; potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she re-mortgaged her home and bought a second-hand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. With the support of her remarkable crew, she went on to shock the sport and prove that women are the equal of men.”  

Tech3Shed

We’re working hard on our Tech Careers Fair Tech3Shed in Bristol in conjunction with the HBB and Desklodge House on the 15th and 16th March. Sign up on eventbrite – we’ll be starting to announce the workshop agenda and initiative in the coming weeks.

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New Sponsors – YAY!!

St Pauls APE project

As you are hopefully aware, we are running a Tech Careers Fair in Bristol in conjunction with the HBB and Desklodge House on the 15th and 16th March. We have some great sponsors coming aboard! It’s an inclusive event, we’ll be running loads of workshops as well as having companies there looking to recruit and chaperones to help you work out what to see and introduce you to the companies we think you should be chatting to. We are busy putting together the workshop agenda and the TEDx‌ Bristol team will be there as well as some of our training partners. We’ll also have some paid training initiatives that we are working on with Women’s Tech Jobs. The website is here and sign up on eventbrite eventbrite – theres no social media so its a safe space and we some great companies coming who are looking to hire (check our posts for name dropping).

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Introducing Women in Conversation

WIC

There is a great new group in Bristol University called Women in Conversation.

We are very excited to announce our timetable for the Women In Conversation Conference 2019! Please watch this space for individual events, including speaker and topic announcements!

You can join up on Facebook

We have started announcing the companies coming along to our Careers fair and have members enquiring whether they should apply for the jobs advertised or wait for the fair. Most companies are recruiting heavily in the region at the moment, so whilst we will be getting a chance to talk directly to them on the 15th and 16th March, always apply as they won’t wait if they find the right candidate which may well be you! We are still putting together the workshop agenda and we will also be teaming up with the TEDx‌ Bristol team to do something – we will update you as soon as we know what! The website is www.tech3shed.org and to sign up on eventbrite here .

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Meet & Speak anyone?

Meet & Speak is finally coming to Bristol, this is an initiative that was set up by a couple of our members Fran and Karen and is especially to support Women wanting to know how to present and be heard. We know it can be daunting and their first meetup is called Crafting your elevator pitch and acknowledging your fear. This has been in the planning for a while and we’re very excited by it, it will also run is both Bristol and Bath.

  • In this session we will be crafting our own 30-60 second elevator pitch (so called because it can be delivered between two floors in a lift), a succinct summary of our background and experience.
  • We use a simple three-part structure to craft our introductions and practice saying it within the group.
  • Then, working in pairs, we dig a bit deeper to find out more about each other. Four key questions will help us to craft a more interesting and extensive bio (useful when applying for a speaking slot).
  • Feel the Fear & Do It Anyway.
  • After coffee and cake we will discuss how to acknowledge and channel our anxiety about public speaking.
  • This is the first of six monthly meetings which run on the first Wednesday of every month.

Our Careers fair is showing some great interest and we will be announcing in a variety of posts and other social media the great companies who are coming aboard. We will also announce the workshops, which will all be free and part of the fun, the website is www.tech3shed.org and to sign up on eventbrite here .

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A very Bristol Tech Careers Affair

Careers loud hailer

Phew – that was a busy week and there were 300 people who turned up for the Desklodge house launch party so big thanks to all who came and partied with us.

Thankfully this week we are mostly back to Normal .. except that we are now onto the next big thing .. our Tech Careers Fair!! Yes, we know that Bristol is lacking in this area so have put our heads together with HBB and Desklodge and decided to throw one in March (sorry, we are still in party mode!). We want it to be inclusive and open to everyone who has a slight interest in getting into the industry, with workshops, trainers and forward thinking companies who are open to speaking to everyone and all capabilities. The Website is live and we are currently speaking to our possible sponsors and our current WTHub members have a stand with their membership as they are already known to be great! Check it out here Tech³Shed

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