What we're about

Women of Wearables (WoW) is a global organisation that supports and connects women in wearable tech, fashion tech, health tech, IoT and VR/AR. Its mission is to encourage more women and diverse teams to participate in building hardware and software products as designers, product managers and developers or being founders of their own companies, as well as create more jobs for women in STEM.

With headquarters in London (UK) and more than 10,000 members located around the globe, including local ambassadors throughout Europe, USA, Middle East and Asia, WoW supports its growing community of women and girls in the tech space through monthly meetups, panels, mentorship and collaboration. Our community is composed of startup founders, SMEs, industry experts, accelerators, incubators, industry partners, bloggers, journalists and investors.

WoW is not just for professional women, but for anyone with an interest in technology and providing women with a platform for growth.

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Upcoming events (4)

Balancing Motherhood and Business - REGISTER VIA EVENTBRITE

Please register via Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/balancing-motherhood-and-business-panel-giveaway-tickets-55375476541 If anyone knows what it means to work full-time, it’s a mom. Child-rearing women are the perfect fit for the mompreneur club since they already possess the basic skills needed to kick butt in the business world. Time-management, creativity and working well under pressure are all essential skills for both motherhood and business. In the past, women were either full-time stay-at-home moms or they worked outside the home, not both. But now, stay-at-home moms are finding ways to pursue their passions: motherhood and entrepreneurship! This is a combined (and whopping!) 80+ hours a week dedicated to caring for the little ones and for a business. So how can you manage it all? There are some moms who have learned the art of being successful. By successful, we mean moms who are truly enjoying rocking their little ones while rocking their business goals too. Yes, success is an art, and some mompreneurs have mastered this art by finding the perfect balance between juggling diaper bags and laptop cases. In order to raise awareness and to celebrate women who are both mothers and entrepreneurs and to celebrate March - International Women's Month and International Women's Day, Women of Wearables are bringing together five incredible women who will share stories about their entrepreneurial journeys and how to balance motherhood and running a business. Speakers include Colleen Wong, founder and CEO of TechSixtyFour, Lisa Seagroatt, founder and CEO of HR Fit For Purpose, Pragya Agarwal, social and creative entrepreneur, writer and a TEDx speaker, Zeleka Nadine Sutherland, founder and CEO of Zeleka Nadine Events and Erin Thomas Wong, a mentor, speaker, champion of mums in business and the founder of Making Mumpreneurs. Moderated by - Marija Butkovic, founder and CEO of Women of Wearables. After the panel, we will be giving away copies of The Influence Book and Business Mum books to 4 lucky winners! Agenda 6.00 - 6.30 - Registration and networking 6.30 - 6.35 - Women of Wearables - 5 minute presentation 6:35 - 6:50 - MHPC - 15 min presentation 6.50 - 7.50 - Panel discussion + Q&A 7.50 - 8.00 - Giveaway 8.00 - 9.00 - Food, refreshments and networking Many thanks to our sponsors MHP Communications for providing us with the venue and refreshments for the evening and LID Publishing for providing us with books for our giveaway! *Be advised that we will be taking photographs at the event, which we will be using in the future to promote Women of Wearables' activities. By registering for the event you are giving Women of Wearables permission to take your picture and post them on our website and social media channels as well as use them in other promotional materials. *Image courtesy of dreamanddo.com Please register via Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/balancing-motherhood-and-business-panel-giveaway-tickets-55375476541

Wearables & Ethics - REGISTER VIA EVENTBRITE

MHP Communications

REGISTER VIA EVENTBRITE - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wearables-ethics-tickets-58109203191 Internet of Things (IoT) is an ever-growing field with more and more products and services being connected to the internet every day. As such, according to a report by Internet Society published in 2015, 100 million IoT devices will be connected to the internet with a global economic impact of $11 trillion by 2025. IoT technologies in general, but wearable technologies in particular, have come under substantial scrutiny in the last couple of years due to high-level security and privacy breaches. As a result, they are often presented in media as insecure and highly risky technologies for personal privacy. Moreover, wearable technologies have the potential to blur the boundaries between machine and human, as demonstrated by possibilities of ‘upgrading’ human skills and capabilities through RFID tags, data mining, enhanced sight and vision through cameras and hearing devices attached to human bodies and other new computing technologies. With all this in mind, for our May event, we decided to focus on ethics to have a conversation about what kind of ethical visions wearables carry for the future, and how their developers engage and represent those ethical visions in their products. By focusing on the ethical visions of developers, rather than the risks and challenges of the products, we hope to start a new discussion in the field of IoT about how wearables can be done ethically and responsibly. We are bringing together founders, researchers and technologists who will share their stories and views on ethics and wearables, IoT, machine learning, AI, blockchain and everything in between. More info on our speakers and agenda coming soon! REGISTER VIA EVENTBRITE - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wearables-ethics-tickets-58109203191

Fem Tech 2019 - What's Next? - REGISTER VIA EVENTBRITE

MHP Communications

REGISTER VIA EVENTBRITE - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/femtech-2019-whats-next-tickets-58142803691 Catering to a market that market analysts Frost & Sullivan have forecast will be worth $50bn by 2025, femtech is the subset of apps and gadgets geared at enhancing women’s wellbeing. Currently made up of at least 200 startups worldwide, the companies focus solely on women’s health and are primarily managed by female CEOs and innovators. Developers in femtech are confident that the industry can help combat the dearth of women in scientific research, as well the social taboos around women’s health, from menstruation to postnatal depression and breastfeeding. But currently just 10% of global investment goes to female-led startups according to Forbes. This is why Portfolia, a US-based venture platform financed nearly exclusively by female investors, created the world’s first femtech fund in June 2018. (source: Guardian) Join us for our May event where together with founders, researchers and technologists we will discuss all things fem tech, health tech, wearables and all in between! More info on our speakers and agenda coming soon! REGISTER VIA EVENTBRITE - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/femtech-2019-whats-next-tickets-58142803691

Smart Textiles - Future of Fashion? - REGISTER VIA EVENTBRITE

REGISTER VIA EVENTBRITE - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smart-fabrics-future-of-fashion-panel-giveaway-tickets-58150915955 High quality fabrics that last a long time are hard to find these day. Many garments only last a few washes. Whether for performance or aesthetic reasons, the focus within the textiles orb is on smart fabrics – from those that change their hue to those that regulate body temperature. Researchers are developing smart fabrics that do things that traditional fabrics cannot. Fabrics interwoven with technology are becoming a reality. In the future, likely to be 5 to 10 years away, smart clothes will monitor our health hand help keep us stay healthy and fit. Project Jacquard, run by Google’s Advanced Technologies and Projects unit, weaves technology into fabric to give it conductive and interactive properties. Google has collaborated with Levi’s on a smart jacket that will enable cyclists to brush their fingers on the fabric of their jacket to check the time or play their music. Last year, University of Manchester’s National Graphene Institute produced a dress in collaboration with wearable tech company Cute Circuit. The dress is made with a fabric that has “wonder material” graphene which causes the dress to change color according to the wearer’s breathing patterns. (source: Wearable Technologies) Join us for our June event where together with founders, researchers and technologists we will discuss all things smart textiles, fashion tech, wearables and all in between! More info on our speakers and agenda coming soon! Photo credits: textilefocus.com REGISTER VIA EVENTBRITE - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smart-fabrics-future-of-fashion-panel-giveaway-tickets-58150915955

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