Fireside Chats on International Women's Day 2019
We will get to hear the stories of how these role models got to where they are today. People often don't start out where they end up, and the story of how they got there is fascinating.
Tickets are free and open to all (m/f/gn).
We're so grateful to our event partners Accenture Digital and Leeds City Council for generously supporting this event.
*Ana Jakimovska. Director of Product Management, Guardian News & Media
*Milena Nikolic, Director of Software Engineering at Google
*Niamh McKenna, Managing Director at Accenture Health, UK
*Vinita Marwaha Madill, Space Operations Engineer at the European Space Agency (ESA)
*Eve Roodhouse, Chief Officer Economic Development at Leeds City Council
*Councillor Rebecca Charlwood, Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adults at Leeds City Council.
The speakers will be interviewed by Natasha Sayce-Zelem, Head of Technology for Digital Service at Sky and founder of Empowering Women with Tech.
Who are we?
Empowering Women with Tech (@empowerwithtech) is a Leeds based group that works to elevate, educate and empower more women into digital, tech and science careers. Annoyingly only 17% of the Tech workforce are female, with less than 10% are in leadership positions. With the significant role Digital/Technology plays in all of our lives, we need more of us to be active creators, not passive consumers and help shape what the tech products will look like in the future to ensure they meet all our needs.
Empowering Women with Tech run a Leeds based mentoring scheme and host events with inspirational role models working across all levels of science/digital/tech (from fashion bloggers to computer scientists/inventors to website entrepreneurs) to show just how varied and exciting the careers paths are, and to break the stigma that tech isn’t creative.
The Howard Assembly Room is situated inside Leeds Grand Theatre on New Briggate in the heart of Leeds City Centre. Parking is available at various nearby car parks, including Edward Street/Templar Street and at St John's, The Light & Merrion Centre