We signed up to the Bristol Equality Charter

On monday we went to the Bristol Equality Charter launch event.  Rather than describe it in detail you can read the  BBC overview.   The initiative has come from Councillor Asher Craig  who presented on it with great passion.  We loved it and were more than happy to be one of the underlying signatories.

One of the points that Marvin mentioned in his talk really resonated with us. He said that whenever people talk Diversity there seems to be competition with people saying “what about” BAME/Women/Age/Disabled/LGBT?

We believe we are inclusive of all as a group and do not segregate members. To us everyone is equal and we are simply trying to push tech into being more inclusive.  We happily work with other organisations to support them but we are simply concentrating on our area of knowledge.

For those wanting more information here’s the charter Bristol Equality Charter and you are free to sign it Declaration Form and send it to equality.network@bristol.gov.uk  if you want to be part of it .. which we can’t see that anybody reading our posts wouldn’t want to be.

WTF ~ Bristol Q3: Starting up

Women Tech Founders – Getting off the ground

As many of you know, you’ve hopefully seen the T-shirts!, we run a quarterly event to support Women Tech Founders.
This is to support women who are interested in starting their own enterprise,  who are interested in what it takes to run a start-up, or already have a company and are looking for a supportive nework.
We welcome men who are interested in supporting women to come along and  it runs quarterly with themes based on stages of start-up.  The next one is on October the 16th and you can join up here.

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WTF~Bristol 1st Quarterly: Inspiration

Are you a woman running a tech company or thinking of creating a tech start-up? Perhaps you are feeling a bit isolated or simply trying to find trustworthy information and in need of some support from like minded people? We have the meetup for you!
We are very pleased to announce the first of our Women Tech Founders quarterlies on Tuesday, April 24th from 6.30-9.00pm at Desklodge Bristol. Continue reading “WTF~Bristol 1st Quarterly: Inspiration”

Women In Tech Interview: Chloe Meineck

We often hear the barriers which deter women and girls from engaging in science, technology, engineering and maths are unconscious bias and a lack of diversity at board level. To celebrate the launch of Women Tech Founders, we are interviewing the female leaders involved with SETsquared Bristol to explore their career paths and views on issues faced by women in technology. Each of their stories is individual, some have a technical background, others are using technology to enable their business idea.

Award-winning designer and founder of Studio Meineck, Chloe Meineck shares her story: Continue reading “Women In Tech Interview: Chloe Meineck”

Women In Tech Interview: Cathryn Dillon

We often hear the barriers which deter women and girls from engaging in science, technology, engineering and maths are unconscious bias and a lack of diversity at board level. To celebrate the launch of Women Tech Founders, we are interviewing the female leaders involved with SETsquared Bristol to explore their career paths and views on issues faced by women in technology. Each of their stories is individual, some have a technical background, others are using technology to enable their business idea.

Dr. Cathryn Dillon, the founder of Medical Networking, the company behind GP+ Networking shares her story: Continue reading “Women In Tech Interview: Cathryn Dillon”