The November meeting of Women in Telecoms & Technology (WiTT) celebrates women entrepreneurs in tech with a panel discussion among leading women who have founded, grown, sold, and promoted businesses in the tech sector. Our women entrepreneurs event is timed to take place during Global Entrepreneurship Week, which runs from 12-18 November 2012. We will also discuss the issue of scaling up businesses, to synch with one of the themes of Silicon Valley Comes to the UK, which takes place from 14-17 November.
Our fantastic line-up of panelists includes:
Sheila Flavell; COO of FDM Group and winner of the 2012 everywoman in Technology Award for Leader of the year;
Sarah Wood, Co-founder and COO, Unruly Media (crowned “Female Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Fast Growth Business Awards);
Oriane Chausiaux, Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Cambridge Temperature Concepts (one of three finalists for Young Entrepreneur of the year the Enterprising Women awards); and
Wendy Tan White, Founder, Moonfruit, and winner of the 2011 everywoman Tech Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Audrey Mandela, WiTT Chair and co-founder of Multimap.com, will chair the panel.
(Please see our website, www.wittgroup.org, for more details on our speakers.)
Our panel will discuss their views and experiences, including:
- panelists' own challenges in starting and growing (and in some cases selling) their businesses;
- best and worst decisions made while building their businesses;
- whether panelists believe there are differences between male and female entrepreneurs, the types of businesses they start, their management styles, and their experiences raising capital;
- views on scaling up businesses started in the UK; and
- advice for other women entrepreneurs.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The WiTT Board
Annette, Audrey, Michelle and Stephanie
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Women in Telecoms & Technology
WiTT is an informal networking group focused on education and enhancing women’s careers. We encourage mentoring and provide excellent networking opportunities. Our group meets every other month and our 1,200+ members include women at all stages in their careers in large and small organizations; we also have a number of lawyers, consultants, accountants and entrepreneurs as members.