What we're about

We’re greater when we’re in it together

We are committed to building an inclusive community to better drive diversity in tech

Mission: To build a strong community to support, mentor and promote leadership and careers for women in technology in the North of the UK. Women in tech is a never-ending conversation. Does it swirl around a set of anxieties we share in our underrepresented gender — anxieties we might not even understand? More than ever, women in technology need to support each other. Encourage each other. Be each other’s cheerleaders, boosters and sponsors. Pipeline problems aren’t solved at the top, remember, but at the bottom. There’s a massive gender gap in the tech sector and it’s a fact we need to be aware of.
- The fact that women are under-represented – only 1 in 10 IT workers in the IT industry are women
- The fact that women are paid 16% less than their male counterparts doing the same job But is being aware enough? Absolutely NOT. However, being aware is definitely a starting point for us to change the face of technology. We want you all to think about what we, as a group and as individuals can do to eliminate this gap. Ambitions:
- Contribute to change the gender imbalance in the IT industry for the future
- Find professional fulfilment
- Inspire and persuade others to step up, achieve more, reach higher

We are here to: Connect the professional, creative, innovative and hard-working women to achieve their full potential

Upcoming events (3)

WIT Get Together - Networking, Drinks, Food, Lightning Talks, Mentor Circles

SafetyCulture (UK) Ltd


This event is a general get together, you can drop in from 5.15pm and have a chat and some refreshments, and then the session will start at 6.30pm. Everyone is welcome, feel free to bring a friend/colleague or come on your own.

We will have a couple of lightning talks and then a mentor circle - where anyone can ask for support - looking for a new job? Need some advice about your current role? Want to help with personal brand? There will be someone there to help you.

You are also very welcome to just listen - no pressure to talk.

The event will be held at our the offices of our excellent Event Sponsors Safety Culture. 12 Lever St, Manchester M1 1LN

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What's Next? Breakfast Event in partnership with Axon Moore

King Street Townhouse Hotel


We would love to see you at our Breakfast event at The King street Townhouse Hotel. Address: 10 Booth St, Manchester M2 4AW on Wednesday 21st June, we will be hosting this morning event in Partnership with the Axon Moore Women In Business programme https://www.axonmoore.com/
This is an inclusive event open to all genders, please feel free to invite colleagues.

Networking and breakfast starts from 8am.

It is exciting for us to learn from the Axon Moore WIB Group and this event will focus on career journeys – How do we best navigate change and challenge, step into the unknown with a career change, have the confidence to take the plunge into our own business ventures, return to work from parental leave or take the next step beyond a Board appointment into a NED role – how and when can we consider a move and ensure it’s the right one?

Join us for a guided networking session with WIT North co-lead Kate Wood, alongside an esteemed panel who will draw upon their personal experience and professional expertise to provide valuable insight and guidance to help you make the right step in your career at the right time.

We are delighted to have the following panel guests:
Rebecca Ganz – Women on Boards Northern Lead & Non-Executive Director
Erica Ingham – Global CFO & Non-Executive Director
Mark Turley – Managing Director of Axon Moore
Tracy Johnson – Entrepreneur
Beckie Taylor – CEO / Co-Founder of TechReturners and Co-Founder of WIT North

We really hope you can join us. Please RSVP to [masked] or [masked] to confirm your attendance.

WIT North - Allyship panel, Lightning Talks and Networking event

SafetyCulture (UK) Ltd


In this WIT get together we host a panel with our Event Sponsors Safety Culture and share insights into how to to take action and become a better Ally at work.

This event is open to all and please feel free to bring guests.

We are thrilled to have a guest speaker for our lightning talk Rebecca Ganz - Women on Boards Northern Lead & Non-Executive Director

Panellists info to follow - save the date.

Event Format

5pm onwards - snacks, drinks, informal networking
6.15pm Lightning Talk - Rebecca Ganz tells us about Women on Boards and becoming a NED and takes questions
6.40 pm - 7. 40pm Panel Discussion - Allyship in Action
7.45pm - 8.15pm Networking / close

The event will be held at our the offices of our excellent Event Sponsors Safety Culture. 12 Lever St, Manchester M1 1LN

Thanks to Safety Culture we can offer free drinks and nibbles.


Past events (35)

Virtual Mentor Circles **** Change to event format ****

SafetyCulture (UK) Ltd