The term was popularised following the release of a 2010 episode of US sitcom Parks and Recreation.
In the episode, Leslie Knope (played by actress Amy Poehler) explained that Galentine’s Day was the day where, “my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it, breakfast style.”
Now in its eighth year, the Rising Star Awards are the first to focus on the UK’s female talent pipeline below management level. Our strategic goal, set in 2015, aims to showcase 1,000 outstanding women by 2025. By highlighting the accolades of these women, WeAreTheCity are not only promoting the amazing female talent that exists across the UK, but actively encouraging organisations and business leaders to invest in and recognise these women as leaders of tomorrow and individual contributors to their respective industries.
These awards will recognise and celebrate a further 100 female individual contributors from over 20 different industries that represent the leaders and role models of tomorrow. These winners will join our award’s alumni of 750 previous winners, across the UK and India.
We are now once again inviting you to nominate an amazing woman, champion, man or company. The nominations process for all categories, our Rising Star Champions, Global Award for Achievement, Company of the Year and Men for Gender Balance Awards are now open via the Rising Stars website.
We have been hosting our women in tech conference for over six years. In fact, we have welcomed over 5,000 women through our doors since 2015.
We are not a large media company, we are an organisation that has been championing women in tech for the past 13 years. To us, its personal. 21 per cent of women in the industry is not just not enough, it needs to change.
Each year, we work with our community at WeAreTechWomen to identify what tech innovations and topics you would like us to cover as part of our annual conference. We build our agenda around that feedback – giving you what you want to not just accelerate your careers, but to understand about the wider world of tech, and how this will affect the future world of work.
This year, we are going to be bringing you the very best global virtual learning experience on a state-of-the-art conferencing platform. Our conference will provide ample opportunities to learn about emerging technologies and what is innovating and disrupting the industry. We are blessed to be given time from some of the world’s finest speakers who will be joining us to share their wisdom and knowledge. We will deliver innovative sessions on a variety of different areas of tech, with a side order of career development, fireside chats and ample networking opportunities, both on the day and through our global virtual networking world.
There are 1000’s of different events that you can attend to broaden your network and learn new skills. We encourage all our members and visitors to attend at least one networking event per month. We have included the events that we recommend from a multitude of different women’s networks and organisations across the UK.
This month, we also have a number of Galentine’s Day events for you to attend!
WeAreVirtual is WeAreTheCity’s initiative to pay it forward and support the ongoing development of communities. With the help of a number of our sponsors and supporters, our plan is to support individuals’ ongoing learning by providing an increased amount of content through our websites, social channels, alongside the opportunity to learn and engage online.
You can also watch all of our previous webinars on playback – watch and learn in your own time with new recordings available weekly.