Here are a few of our aims:
* To raise awareness of the gender gap in the Tech industry
* To provide career tips and advice
* To share a better understanding of the wider roles available in tech
* To discuss the progress for diversity in tech so far
* To teach businesses how to develop a successful diversity in tech initiative
* To share the experiences of those who are experts in their fields; from engineers, to founders, to investors, to developers, to marketers, to designers and more.
We'll have 4 awesome speakers come to give some practical advice, share their stories, and spark ideas.
This is an all-inclusive event that aims to encourage, empower, and support those who want to thrive in their career. Anyone who wishes to learn some new skills or how they can help close the diversity gap in the technology industry is welcome. And to make it as accessible as possible to our community, this event is totally free to attend!
We're also going to be giving away some more prizes... we'll update you on that closer to the date!
Sign up and tweet about it with the hashtag #SFWiTNotts for a chance to win!
Rebena Sanghera is a Lecturer in Computing and a Microsoft Certified Educator who specialises in security and project management concepts. She builds blended, eLearning and classroom products with a focus on measurable behavioural outcomes and is currently converging computing and HR with her niche interest in eLearning compliance behaviours. She also works with individuals to develop their profiles using eLearning as a way of growing their professional brands.
An entrepreneur by nature, I've been involved in evaluating & financing companies or running companies since I left University.
My interests have always led me to continuous refinement and expansion of a business and its processes, and I thrive in making order out of chaos.
I am currently the CFO / COO of Breadwinner Integrations, which produces cloud-based integration software. Our principal integration tool is Breadwinner which integrates Salesforce and Xero. As well as my official title, I wear several other hats, as anyone at a fast-paced tech start-up inevitable does. Until recently I have been running four companies and have just sold one.
Arianne is Edit’s Associate Director of Digital Strategy, helping clients solve their business problems through marketing, technology and data. Having worked for some of the biggest search agencies in the country and client-side for the likes of Thomas Cook, Mamas & Papas, and icelolly.com, she’s at the forefront of what’s new within the industry. Arianne is involved with initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion in digital and is a regular industry speaker at digital events across the country.
With more than 30 years’ experience working in the digital industry, Susan Hallam is a leading influencer in the Internet world and a thought leader who inspires businesses to greater success through digital engagement.
She is a practising digital marketing consultant, a public speaker, and Founder/CEO of Hallam — one of the UK’s leading digital agencies.
As Chair of the Board of Nottingham’s Creative Quarter, Susan is committed to the growth of the city’s creative economy, and developing Nottingham's reputation as a great place to live, learn, work, and invest.
Susan was awarded an MBE for services to entrepreneurship and innovation in the Queen’s Honors 2018. Also in 2018, Susan was named a BIMA 100 CEO & Leaders shaping the digital industry, and she was made a Fellow of the Institute of Direct Marketing.
She is a Freeman of the City of London and a Trustee of Nottingham Castle. She is also a chartered member of CIM and CILIP. Born in the USA, Susan has resided in the UK since 1985.
Formerly a Senior Lecturer in Computing at Nottingham Trent University with a specialist interest in digital technologies, Susan also held senior digital marketing roles at BT and Capital One before establishing Hallam Internet in 1999. A Premier Google Partner, Hallam Internet employs more than 60 people who, under Susan's leadership, provide a full range of digital marketing services to companies regionally, nationally, and internationally.