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 (2)

AXA Health Tech & You European Launch Event - REGISTER VIA EVENTBRITE

Register via Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/axa-health-tech-you-european-launch-event-tickets-53254046286 Following the success of the AXA Health Tech & You Awards Launch in October - join us for another AXA partner event in January to announce a new European partnership with E Health Hub and two new Categories! We invite you to join us for an inspiring evening of panel discussions, exhibitions and demonstrations with pioneers and experts in the health tech space, with food, drinks and networking amongst key individuals in the industry. Dr Mike Short, Chief Scientific Adviser from the Department for International Trade, will lead a discussion on Global Britain and the future of health in Europe. Reema Patel, Programme Manager at the new Ada Lovelace Insititute will join our experts from the AXA Health Tech & You Expert Group to share perspectives on ethics, equity and trust in health tech. Please scroll down for full agenda. The evening will update everyone on the upcoming AXA Health Tech & You Awards, celebrating entrepreneurs who are providing the most valuable, trusted innovations for consumers in the marketplace. Now in its fifth year, the AXA Health Tech & You Awards has created two new categories in 2019 to recognise entrepreneurs in both early-stage start-ups and later stage businesses who are changing the way people think about their health, while helping to solve the big problems in healthcare: The first Innovation category recognises pioneers in early-stage start-ups, The second Excellence category recognises entrepreneurs leading later-stage businesses, These new categories will be underpinned by principles embracing diversity, health equality and social inclusion. Entries will be judged in accordance with how the entrepreneurs have succeeded in making a difference to people’s lives through their innovative approach and attention to creating solutions to address significant unmet consumer needs. Overall, the 2019 AXA Health Tech & You Awards programme is looking for standalone solutions to help citizens take charge of their health and wellbeing, as well as smart applications that enrich the relationship between people and their careers (whether health professionals, friends or family). AXA is working with Collider Health and The Bakery, with support from partners including Women of Wearables and One HealthTech to discover exciting and innovative health technology. ~ Agenda 5:30-6:00 pm: Registration and Drinks Reception 6:00-6:10 pm: Opening Address AXA UK will present an overview of the Health Tech & You Awards programme with reference to the partnerships involved, including the latest partnership with E Health Hub. 6:10-6:40 pm: Global Britain and the Future of Health in Europe Dr Mike Short, OBE, Chief Scientific Adviser at Department, International Trade (DIT) in conversation with Pascal Lardier, Consortium Partner, E Health Hub, Vice President, HIMSS International on what partnerships and collaborations will look like between Britain and Europe in health technology in the next 5 years. 6:40-7:20 pm: Ethics, Equity and Trust in Health Technology This session will explore why ethics is so important in health technology today, and what we can do as a community to help citizens access credible, accessible, trusted innovations that can solve real problems for real people. Guest speaker, Reema Patel, Programme Manager of the Ada Lovelace Institute, will be joined by experts from the the AXA Health Tech & You Expert Group. 7:20-7:30 pm: Closing address AXA will communicate details on how to enter the Awards programme. 7:20- 8:30 pm: Drinks, Food, Networking & Innovation Showcase ~ We can't wait to see you all there! Register via Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/axa-health-tech-you-european-launch-event-tickets-53254046286 Find out more about 2019 AXA Health Tech & You Awards programme here - https://www.axahealthtechandyou.com/stories/2019/2019-category-launch/

Fashion Tech 2019 - What’s Next? - REGISTER VIA EVENTBRITE

Please register via Eventbrite to book your ticket -> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fashion-tech-2019-whats-next-tickets-53702838636 To kick off our 2019 meetup season, Women of Wearables are organising another monthly meetup on February 27th, and this time topic is all things fashion technology! Using the latest technology can give a fashion brand access to unlimited possibilities when it comes to communication. Biotechnology has enabled us to come up with progressive ideas such as bioengineering using spider silk, 3D printing has affected the traditional design process, the materials, and the production of jewellery and accessories, while brands like Burberry, Alexander Wang and Ralph Lauren are using technology to further elevate the customer experience. But, the fashion industry is also one of the world’s most polluting. Reportedly topped only by oil, the fashion industry is contributing to major environmental destruction – mainly because consumers insist on buying so many clothes at such cheap prices. Alternatives do exist. The solution lies in buying less and choosing better quality items that are made as ethically as possible. In order to raise awareness about some of the challenges of fashion industry, as well as possible solutions and upcoming trends, Women of Wearables are bringing together five speakers - entrepreneurs, technologists, designers, legal professionals and journalists, who will share their views on all things fashion tech, sustainability, smart textiles and everything in between! Join us for an evening of inspiring talks about fashion tech projects and networking afterwards! Many thanks to our sponsors MHP Communications for providing us with the venue and refreshments for the evening! * While we are an organisation aiming to inspire and connect first and foremost women in wearable and fashion tech, we welcome all genders to this event! :) 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 - 8.00 - Panel discussion + Q&A 8.00 - 9.00 - Food, refreshments and networking *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. Please register via Eventbrite to book your ticket -> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fashion-tech-2019-whats-next-tickets-53702838636

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