WeAreTech Festival, Hybrid Event | WeAreTechWomen

WeAreTech Festival, Hybrid Event | WeAreTechWomen

16jun08:3017:30WeAreTech Festival, Hybrid Event | WeAreTechWomen

WeAreTech Festival

Event Details

The WeAreTech Festival – 16 June 2023

Over the past seven years, WeAreTechWomen’s Women in Tech conference and summit events have helped thousands of female technologists upskill and grow their networks, this year will be no different. WeAreTechWomen have already launched our One Tech World Virtual conference on 27 April and are now proud to launch our brand new, in person WeAreTech Festival, which will take place at Etc Venues, Bishopsgate, London on 16 June 2023.

The agenda for our WeAreTech Festival will be solely focussed on the career progression of Women in Tech. We are expecting over 350 attendees and thousands to join us online. Back in 2022, and at our Level Up Summit we asked the question to our community, “What is holding women back in tech?” We also hosted a number of focus groups with our members to identify the key skills women felt they needed in order to progress in the profession. We took our research and all of the feedback from our focus sessions to create the festival’s agenda. Our plan is to deliver what women in the industry said they needed in order to get ahead and to use world class speakers and experts to help our attendees achieve those goals.


About the Festival

Welcome to the WeAreTech Festival – an event dedicated to empowering women in technology. The festival brings together women from diverse backgrounds and experiences to share knowledge, inspire one another, and create new opportunities for growth and advancement in the tech industry.

The festival will showcase a number of incredible keynote speakers who have made a significant impact in their industries. These amazing individuals will be sharing their personal experiences and strategies for success, giving attendees valuable insights into effective leadership practices. There will be interactive panels, discussion, and ample opportunities to network in our market place and via our speed networking and speed mentoring sessions throughout the day.


Meet the speakers

Edwina Dunn OBE

Edwina Dunn OBE is a British entrepreneur and businesswoman, best known for co-founding dunnhumby, a customer data science company, with her husband Clive Humby in 1989.

June Sarpong OBE

June Sarpong OBE is one of the world’s leading speakers, educators, and Top 10 DEI executives with over two decades of professional experience in the U.K and U.S.

Cecilie Fjellhøy

Cecilie is a user experience designer from Norway who worked as a UX designer for a major software company. Cecile, who featured on the Netflix “Tinder Swindler” documentary has also founded action:reaction foundation – an organisation which supports victims of fraud.

Dame Stephanie Shirley CH

Dame Stephanie Shirley CH, also known as Steve Shirley, is a British entrepreneur, philanthropist, and advocate for women’s rights. As a successful female entrepreneur in the 1960s and 70s, Shirley faced many challenges and obstacles in the male-dominated tech industry.


What’s on the agenda?

The Festival content will cover a number of topics identified in our 2022 research, “What is Holding Back Women in Tech?” It will also focus on the areas highlighted by participants of our Level Up summit in 2022.

  • Explore the rapidly evolving landscape of technology and discuss where our existing tech skills will fit in the future.
  • Explore the fear of failure and the fear of success as we progress into more senior leadership positions.
  • Learn the art of negotiation to ensure we are getting the best deal for ourselves in terms of additional responsibilities, pay and promotion.

In the afternoon, delegates can shape their learning by choosing from over 16 different elective sessions, career stories and panels. Each session offers our attendees the opportunity to dive deeper into their specific areas of interest. These sessions will be led by experts in their fields and focus on tracks such as health and wellbeing, visibility and impact, networking and connections and leadership.




(Friday) 08:30 - 17:30



155 Bishopsgate, London



The technology sister to WeAreTheCity

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