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Whenever we speak about ourselves, our businesses or our services, people are reading thousands of non-verbal cues. What's your body saying? mBolden
Whenever we speak about ourselves, our businesses or our services, people are reading thousands of non-verbal cues. What’s your body saying?
7.00pm Improve your confidence workshop
8.15pm Networking, nibbles and refreshments
More about Mariana
Mariana is a choreographer and speaking coach with a life-long interest in embodiment. Her love for teaching fearless movement through dance, together with being a startup entrepreneur from age 23, inspired her to help businesses grow faster through confident communication.
As a speaking coach, Mariana has delivered training for major tech players like Google and trailblazing startups like Hiyacar. She’s been resident pitch coach at Wayra UK since 2016 and her private startup clients have raised over £70M from VCs in Europe – including at the BBC’s Dragon’s Den – and the US.
Twice a mentor at Cannes Lions’s R/GA Startup Academy, Mariana is a regular trainer for cohorts at [email protected], Google for Entrepreneurs, NEF, Geovation, and Cambridge Judge Business School.
As a speaker, she has presented on stages across the world, including 4YFN/ Mobile World Congress 2016-17-18 and TechweekNY.
A passionate advocate for women’s equality, Mariana supports multiple charities and is part of Tech London Advocates (Women).
Mariana holds a Masters in Choreography from TrinityLaban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and a Bachelor of Arts from Hunter College – City University of New York. She’s a local in Buenos Aires, New York, and London where she lives with her two children.
More about their wonderful sponsor
O2 is the commercial brand of Telefonica UK Limited, a leading digital communications company. With over 25 million customers across the UK, O2 is one of the world’s most innovative companies putting our customers at the heart of everything we do.
We are more than just a network. We open up the endless possibilities of technology, connecting our customers to the things that they love and exploring new ways to open up the world for them.
mBolden is a volunteer run global non-profit whose mission is to be a champion of women in digital. With over 10,000 members in 10 chapters around the world we seek to connect, inspire and embolden a diverse representation of women so they may positively influence and lead. We achieve this through inspirational panels, leadership development and mentoring.
(Monday) 18:30 - 21:15
20 Air Street, W1B 5AN
Think you have the next groundbreaking idea but are not sure of how to
Think you have the next groundbreaking idea but are not sure of how to turn it into a business?
Or maybe you’ve already got your ‘side hustle’, however, are a bit stuck about how to keep it growing.
The 23CS fam will be breaking down the steps on how to take your idea from paper to real life. They will be talking about the steps involved, the pros and cons, the technical requirements, and more.
Who is it for: Anyone who is interested in learning more about startups, entrepreneurship and is thinking of/ or already working on a business idea.
(Monday) 20:00 - 21:00
Have you read the term ‘developer’, but are not sure what is?
Have you read the term ‘developer’, but are not sure what is?
Or maybe you have a vague idea, but are a bit confused about what they actually do?
We’re cutting the fluff, talking straight up, with Funmi who is a developer at Starling.
Funmi will be talking about her personal journey into tech and explaining exactly what a developer is, the different routes to becoming one and what’s it’s like working as a developer.
Who is it for: Anyone interested in finding out more about tech, coding or is considering a new career.
(Thursday) 20:00 - 21:00
Join us to launch the first ever Workplace Wellness Awards! Baby2Body’s new
Join us to launch the first ever Workplace Wellness Awards!
Baby2Body’s new annual initiative – the Workplace Wellness Awards – will recognise UK companies who exemplify employee wellness.
We’re focused on championing comprehensive healthy lifestyles for pregnant women and mothers, so we’ve created a platform to celebrate companies who are actively providing healthy environments and innovative solutions to support employees who are pregnant and/or returning from maternity leave.
Join us to kick off these awards at our launch event – it will be an exciting night of panelist discussions, audience questions, and of course some food and drink, as we acknowledge and support companies pioneering this cultural shift and revolutionizing the corporate workplace.
Baby2Body has invited a brilliant group of panelists to speak about their experiences and recent innovations in workplace wellness.
More details on panelists coming soon…
Order of events
6:30-7:00 – Reception and welcome drinks
7:00-8:00 – Panel discussion and questions
8:00-9:00 – Networking drinks and canapés
(Tuesday) 18:30 - 21:00
20 Air Street, W1B 5AN
The Future Skills Programme launched in April 2018 to tackle the digital skills shortage and is launching it's
The Future Skills Programme launched in April 2018 to tackle the digital skills shortage and is launching it’s first ever lunchtime series on Wednesday 21st November to break down the myths of the apprenticeship levy and how companies of all sizes are using it to attract, build and retain diverse teams.
Chaired by June Angelides, named by Computer Weekly as one of the most influential Women in Technology; Chair of the Future Skills Programme and Founder of Mums in Technology.
Our expert panel includes:
- Doniya Soni – Policy Lead, Mayor of London’s Office (Digital and STEM skills)
- Rioch Edwards-Brown – Founder, So You Wanna Be In Tv?
- Ade Awokoya – Founder LBAcademy
- Sharon Peters – Head of Technology, Marks and Spencer
- Jack Parsons – CEO, Big Youth Group
At this panel event, we’ll discuss the following issues and more:
- The role of apprenticeships in helping to create a diverse workforce
- How do we attract diverse digital and tech talent
- What is the progression plan for apprentices
- What are the main obstacles to taking on apprentices
- How can the future skills programme address some of these problems
Arrival: 11.45am – 12.00pm
Panel discussion: 12.00pm – 1.00pm
Networking Lunch: 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Please register for the event before 14th October 2018
About Harvey Nash:
Harvey Nash is a leading executive, technology recruitment and IT outsourcing business focusing on leadership, specialist technical skills and digital talent. Our unique portfolio of services, from executive search, professional recruitment to IT outsourcing, provides opportunities to engage with clients at every stage of the business cycle. Our relationship-based model underpins the delivery of resilient financial returns and supports sustainable returns to shareholders.
With over 9000 professionals in 40 offices across the USA, Europe, and Asia Pacific, Harvey Nash has the reach and resources of a global organisation, while fostering a culture of innovation and autonomy that empowers its employees and associates to deliver client-centric solutions.
About Mortimer Spinks:
Mortimer Spinks have 29 years’ experience sourcing Tech talent for exceptional, tech led organisations in the UK. Our role as Technology Consultants requires us to keep our finger on the pulse of the tech industry at all times. Our success is based on our ability to understand not only the cutting edge technologies our clients are looking to engage but also the people behind the tech – and their aspirations. What differentiates us is our ability to innovate, moving at the same pace of the tech industry while providing real solutions to real challenges for our customers – our Clients and Candidates alike.
Mortimer Spinks started the conversation on Diversity in Tech when we launched the tech industry’s first Women in Tech Survey, in partnership with Computer Weekly. Since then the conversation has evolved, moving away from diversity seen only through a gender lens; addressing the need for diverse tech teams and inclusive work places where people feel they fully belong. We are proud to launch the Future Skills Programme as an authentic solution to closing the skills gap and attracting a more diverse pool of candidates into the tech industry.
Huckletree is a workspace accelerator bringing together a diverse, disruptive community of startups, scaleups, innovation teams and global brands – all powered by the belief that collaboration is key to building a successful business.
Our global network of members inspire, challenge and work with each other across London and Dublin.
21 (Wednesday) 12:00 - 22 (Thursday) 14:00
18 Finsbury Square
Please join us on Wednesday 21 November for a special leadership lecture with Dame Minouche Shafik DBE, Director, London School
Please join us on Wednesday 21 November for a special leadership lecture with Dame Minouche Shafik DBE, Director, London School of Economics in conversation with Sir Stephen House QPM, Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service.
Dame Minouche will bring to life those lightbulb moments that have made her the remarkable leader she is today. And with a career that’s included becoming the youngest ever Vice President of the World Bank aged 36, serving as the Permanent Secretary of the Department for International Development, and the Bank of England’s first Deputy Governor of Markets, there will be much to take away.
We’re also fortunate Sir Stephen is joining us as he prepares for fresh challenges when he steps up from Assistant Commissioner to Deputy Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service. With two leaders who have navigated political and economic uncertainty, it promises to be an enlightening conversation amidst the turbulence of today’s environment.
Part of London First’s series of Leadership Lectures, the evening will inspire a spirit of collaboration between businesses and policing and cultivate new ways of tackling leadership challenges.
Following the lecture, there will be an opportunity to catch up informally at a networking drinks reception.
(Wednesday) 18:00 - 19:30
Confidence plays a huge part in how we feel about ourselves and impacts our
Confidence plays a huge part in how we feel about ourselves and impacts our working lives.
Being confident about yourself and your abilities allows for new and exciting opportunities to enter your life like applying for that job you love or leading that new project at work.
Sonya will be offering advice on how to tackle common cåonfidence issues, she will be discussing how to be resilient whilst working in a male-dominated industry such as tech, plus tips and tricks on how to elevate yourself.
Who is it for: Anyone! Maybe you’re in need of a big confidence boost or just need a little top up- this is for you.
(Thursday) 20:00 - 21:00
The NOI xmas market is in town...and you are invited! Join us at our new home in London Shoreditch,
The NOI xmas market is in town…and you are invited!
Join us at our new home in London Shoreditch, The Curtain, on November 24th from 11 to 7 pm!
Many of our NOI Ladies will showcase their products which will make wonderful gifts for your xmas presents! Following the market, for those who are keen to stay, we will be having drinks too.
Here is the list of the brands we will proudly showcase:
the blissful art, trusseau jewels, margherita bolzoni handbags, future retail, zola eve, amala pure health, clarity app, happy dogs, otentikcare, kashka london, aruku, Oh Ta, vitruvian man, stella & dot, talisman skincare, regiftwrap, Jet Candy, Ghurka, Life Store London, Emotiv Aromatherapy!
Looking forward to seeing you there! The event is open to EVERYONE.
(Saturday) 11:00 - 19:00
The Curtain Hotel
45 Curtain Road
As Christmas is vast approaching, there’s no better way to kick start the festivities and get you into the spirit with our Yuletide networking social, featuring inspiring stories
As Christmas is vast approaching, there’s no better way to kick start the festivities and get you into the spirit with our Yuletide networking social, featuring inspiring stories from industry leaders.
DevelopHer, PayPal Unity and SYZYGY invite you to join us on the 29th Nov, as we bring together some of the top leaders in the tech/digital industry who will share personal stories and practical advice on how utilising your own support network (from mentoring to building your own allies) helped overcome challenges and influenced their break through career moments.
On the night, you’ll have the chance to build your very own support network, and make some new connections for the new year. There’ll be wine, mince pies, a christmas gift or two, and a DJ set to end your year on a high!
The event is free, but registration is required and tickets are limited.
All genders welcome.
Please select on the ticket option which community you are part of.
We look to seeing you on the 29th!
18:30 – Registration, Food and Drinks
19:00 – Introduction to the evening
19:10 – Industry Leaders share their stories and top tips
19:50 – Live Q&A – ask our speakers anything you want!
20:00 – Networking, Drinks & DJ set
(Thursday) 18:30 - 22:00
84 Theobalds Road, Lacon House, 8th Floor
To work in tech, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be
To work in tech, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be a developer.
As the tech industry becomes bigger and bigger, there are lots of roles emerging which require different skill sets.
Anisah will be sharing practical, actionable career guidance to figure out how and where to begin your transition into tech, and walk you through potential career paths to help you decide where you’d like to fit within the industry.
Who is it for: Anyone who is curious about working in the tech industry and wants to find out more.
(Thursday) 20:00 - 21:00