As women, sometimes it can feel as though we've been raised to behave, get the grades and perhaps aspire to perfection, but being brave can sometimes be missed as we grow up, taking chances feels unnatural.
ThoughtWorks advocates for diversity in the workplace and in technology, battling these ideas together and hearing thought-leaders talk about their experiences our aim for this event series is to work together to create a level playing field.
6pm Kick off - Networking & Drinks
6:45pm | June Angelides
7:30pm | Ruth Harrison
8:15pm | Amali de Alwis
Ruth is a leading luxury brand specialist with over 25 years of international market and multi-channel experience. She has held senior executive operational and commercial roles within the consumer goods and services sector at Selfridges, Coach and Estee Lauder, among others.
June Angelides | Founder of Mums in Tech @
Mum of 2, had an idea for an app I wanted to build and never quite had the courage - she put her fears behind her on maternity leave and went for it! Contacting developers she found that they really weren’t as affordable as first imagined, which mader her think, why not learn to code.
Amali de Alwis is CEO for coding education initiative Code First: Girls, which teaches students in university campuses how to code. De Alwis is also a CommonwealthFirst mentor for the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, providing mentorship and encouragement to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Working to align education, skills and employment, she also acts as commissioner for the Doncaster Education and Skills Commission, and is a mentor for many startups.