30 May Huge thanks to everyone who was involved in our recent #WWT2017 Women and Diversity in Tech Conference
Our amazing City of London has seen another inspiring conference; and one where we were very honoured to co-produce. Wonder Women Tech London was the first collaborative conference in London to bring and inspire women in STEAM under one roof at the Ministry of Justice on Day 1 and Expedia Inc. on Day 2.
‘Wonder Women Tech (WWT) is an organization that produces year-round programming and national and international conferences that highlight, educate, and celebrate women and diversity in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math), innovation and entrepreneurialism.’
‘The magic of people coming together is truly something! I have seen new friendships formed, business opportunities created, collaborations ignited, and even opportunities for funding and resources shared. Stories of perseverance, success, launching businesses, innovation, ingenuity and pioneering STEAM industries were shared across two days, and it was truly a delight to bring this vision together!’
Lisa Mae Brunson
Founder, Wonder Women Tech
Commissioner, Commission for Technology and Innovation, City of Long Beach
Both days, April 27th and 28th, were packed with guest speakers from leading organisations and companies. Speakers’ talks and tips on empowering women and diversity in the industry have been invaluable. There was lots of inspiration to take in over the 2 days but here’s a brief recap of some unforgettable moments:
‘We were amazed, inspired and charmed by an eclectic mix of thought leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators and disruptors, all of whom provided such valuable contributions to our Women in STEAM conference. Rewarding also to share some of the key ideas and lessons that people were able to take away .’
Co -Founder, Contracts IT recruitment consulting,
UK Advisor Wonder Women Tech
April 27th 2017 at the Ministry Of Justice:
Contracts IT Recruitment Consulting connects fantastic technologists with the most innovative organisations internationally, promoting difference in the world of technology.
Ruth McKernan’s presentation helped us to focus on women in innovation and talked about the inspiring young 9 year old beneficiaries of Innovate UK funding Druthers Search.
Day 1 was full of inspiration, passion and diversity. Wrapping up the day over a few photographs, support and – most importantly – new friends and contacts, which definitely helped ignite day 2 of the conference!
April 28th 2017 at Expedia:
The day at Expedia revolved more around interactive networking sessions, allowing everyone to explore and interact with speakers and mentors and to participate in panel discussions that empowered and ignited the audience.
Topics that were discussed included supporting education and careers in STEAM for women and minorities, adaptive technologies and creating positive work environments.
Our interactive day helped to explore the spectrum of new and emerging technology and its societal impact by bringing together moderator, fellow panellists and others to connect with and discuss these issues.
MP Ed Vaizey also managed to join us at our event to discuss what Brexit means for innovation, technology and change. “Britain must keep access to the Digital Single Market.”
It was inspiring to listen to CIO John Gibbs and his thoughts on diversity and support for female senior leadership. It was also great to hear more about the digital pioneering of Rolls Royce and their initiatives related to jobs for women in STEAM.
Founder Amanda Bradford also provided the inspiring story of the success of the pregaming launch of the dating app, “The League”
A heated discussion on the difference between augmented vs. artificial intelligence took place, with some very interesting points made on how artificial and augmented intelligence can help to bring about innovation and change.
The fireside chat with Ariane Gorin and Ikram Alasow included topics such as how we can overcome barriers to diversity and inclusion. Discussions also revolved around the involvement of women, minorities and other underrepresented groups in STEAM.
So thank you to our headline sponsors the Ministry of Justice and Expedia, for supporting the Women and Diversity in Tech conference, as well as all of you for taking the time to celebrate this opportunity with us!
Also, a special thanks to AdTube for his lovely photography and capturing some fantastic moments during the conference!
Check out some of our highlights in the video from #WWTLondon 2017
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