23 Mar #WeAreChangemakers #WWT2107 conference
I wanted to pen an update for our Inaugural London Women in #STEAM conference on 27th & 28th April 2017 with our wonderful US Partner Wonder Women Tech and to give a special thank you to our Headline sponsors, the Ministry of Justice and Expedia.
Wonder Women Tech 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 entrepreneurship. There are further conferences in LA and Washington later this year.
The organisation is unique in that it creates partnerships with governments, mayors, council members, city officials, national and international organizations, nonprofits, and other initiatives, and focuses on economic and social innovation as a gateway towards creating a global impact and building solutions for a better world.
It is our shared purpose that brought together Contracts IT Recruitment Consulting and Wonder Women Tech and I’m thrilled to have been invited to join the Advisory board for UK relations in 2016.
Contracts IT Recruitment Consulting connects fantastic technologists with the most innovative organisations internationally, promoting difference in the world of technology. It supports organisations with holistic programs to impact technical & workforce diversity. We have continued to work with international governments and the private sector to drive policies forward and to discuss how we can create a shift in tech diversity to bring about cultural change.
I am delighted to welcome Ed Vaizey MP as one of our keynote speakers at our two day conference. From 2010 to 2016 Ed Vaizey was the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, with responsibilities in the Departments for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). He will provide some interesting insights into the government digital framework and key industries, the role of Women in Tech and the importance of promoting STEAM (Science, Technology,Engineering, Art and Maths) across government and the business sector. A former barrister, Ed Vaizey MP is also a regular media columnist and political commentator
We have a number of guest speakers yet to be announced and a festival of events over the two day period! These will include an array of international speakers, panel discussions, coding classes, workshops, hackathons, community inclusion activities, thought leadership,VC panel, CV and diversity recruiting workshops and other dynamic programming geared towards empowering girls, women and diverse communities.
Our Interactive day will explore the spectrum of new and emerging technology and its societal impact. We’ll be live streaming throughout the day!
We’re also looking to have fun at our speed recruiting and speed mentoring sessions not to mention our After party in the Buckingham Arms.
We’d love to provide more information and opportunities for you to share with your network. To this end I’ve attached a special discount code ‘CONTRACTSIT’ for our network.
There are extremely limited opportunities still available to create magic together in:
- Organisations looking to hire/ mentor women in tech
- sponsoring opportunities
- speaking – skilled in : VC, IoT, Big Data, Diversity and Inclusion, wearables, Engineering, Edutech Scientists, Art + Tech intersection.)
Remember seating is limited on both days so if you haven’t ‘gotten’ your ticket to the conference, snag up yours today!
Press enquiries : [email protected]
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