2020 is nearly over and here at WeAreTheCity, we would like to wish you a fabulous festive season.
Like most, we have had to adapt and innovate this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This meant pivoting everything we do, including hosting our events, awards and conferences in a new virtual world. As much as this was a steep learning curve, there was an upside. Going virtual presented the opportunity for us to widen our reach to women all over the world.
While 2020 was not quite the year we imagined, we were determined not to let this be a lost year for women and their career progression. In March, just as the first lockdown began, we launched our WeAreVirtual webinar series to keep you all engaged and motivated during such challenging times. Over the course of the last six months, we have delivered 80 WeAreVirtual webinars as part of the series. All of these sessions are available for you to listen to on playback, see link here. We would not have been able to provide this fantastic resource if it wasn’t for the generosity of so many incredible speakers. A huge thank you to all of them for giving their time and experience to help others. Due to the success of the campaign, we are proud to announce that we will be continuing the series in 2021, see here for some of January topics and dates.
During June, we delivered our first virtual conference for WeAreTechWomen, which attracted over 1200 global attendees! Look out for our 2021 conference in November, it will be bigger than ever! In July we hosted our Rising Stars awards evening virtually, you can watch that video here and see all of our incredible winners here. WeAreTechWomen also launched their She Talks Tech podcast – bringing you stories, lessons and tips from some of the most inspirational women (and men!) in tech. To date we have released 20 episodes – tune in and listen from wherever you source your podcasts.
In November, we were also proud to announce this year’s TechWomen100 award winners and celebrate their achievements at yet another incredible virtual award’s ceremony. You can see our fantastic winners here and watch our award’s ceremony via Facebook here.
You can view all of our 2020 achievements in the below infographic:
We wouldn’t have been able to achieve any of the above without an army of supporters, we feel incredibly blessed.
We would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who has supported our work this year. Thank you to our clients, sponsors, speakers, writers, judges, partners, champions, advocates and above all, YOU, our fantastic community of incredible women. We wouldn’t be here without you.
We look forward to supporting you and your progression in 2021.
Be safe and well and enjoy the break ahead.
The WeAreTheCity Team