Inspired by Accenture's BIG 2017 International Women's Day question “How far can you go?” join young women from across the UK to share their tech stories, drawing on personal experiences - both positive and challenging.
Host: Writer and presenter, Billie JD Porter (BBC, C4, Vice)
Successful applicants aged 16-27 from a range of backgrounds will workshop their ideas into talks with Accenture and ThinkNation mentors on March 1, just a few hours before presenting them in front of you, our live audience, alongside peers and industry experts that very evening.
Not only is this a really exciting event for all involved, we're also tapping into fresh, new ideas and perspectives, reaching out to give diverse voices a platform as part of IWD 2017.
Envy: Envy’s debut album ‘Set Yourself on Fire’ was critically acclaimed while her track ‘Normal’ is currently the soundtrack to Adidas "Creating Chaos" global football campaign. Envy also produces and presents her own radio show on Unity Radio 92.8FM and writes music for other artists. We're also very excited to not only have Envy as one of our mentors on the day - bringing her bringing her storytelling expertise to the mix - but she'll also be delivering a special spoken word performance on the night.
Sue Robinson: Sue is a Senior Manager in Accenture’s Consumer Goods Strategy practice with over 10 years’ experience delivering value to the world’s largest FMCG companies. This involves improving operational efficiency, creating new operating and organisational models and focusing on data analysis and business insight. Sue is passionate about the development of Accenture’s new joiners and served on Accenture’s graduate programme management team for four years, helping to shape our business’ leaders of the future.
Catie Munnings: 18-year-old Catie is the UK's leading female Rally Driver, presently competing in the FIA European Rally Championship. Also stepping up to the mark as a mentor, Catie will be sharing her insight and support on the day plus participating in the panel discussion later on during the evening event.
Gen Ashley: Gen is the Director of Women Who Code London and is a very active leader in the Tech community in London. Aside from her involvement with Women Who Code she is a Lead for Google Women Techmakers, NASA Space Apps Challenge and Twitter Developer Community London. She is also part of the leadership committee for Ada's List (a network for women in technology). She is co-organiser of COED:CODE, OpenTechSchool London and London Game Developers. She was the Head of Developer Outreach at Skills Matter and a former VP / Business Development Manager / Project Manager at Citigroup. In 2016 Gen helped lead Anita Borg Institute London and was actively instrumental in delivering the very first 1-Day Grace Hopper Conference in Europe which was held in London.
How far can you go evening schedule (subject to change)
- 6pm: Registration
- 6:30pm: Introduction and Accenture’s vision and why the question "How far can you go?"
- 6:40-6:45pm: Special spoken word performance by Envy
- 6.45pm-7:30pm: Presentations of young women's stories introduced by host Billie JD Porter, followed by panel insight
- 7.30pm-7.40pm: Break
- 7.40pm-8.15pm: Panelist Q&A session, chaired by Billie JD Porter plus audience debate exploring the issues covered in the talks
- 8:15pm-8:25pm: Wrap up and reflection by Billie JD Porter and Lizzie Hodgson
- 8:25pm-9pm: Networking
So grab your free ticket now to hear new ideas, meet industry peers, and take part in this very special International Women's Day event!
We’re one of the world’s largest consulting and technology firms. Our clients – which include well-known global companies, high-profile charities and even governments – come to us because they have a business challenge that needs solving. They might want to increase profits, get more market share, streamline processes, work with new technologies or give their customers a better experience. Essentially, it all comes down to wanting more for their organisation. What we do at Accenture, is use our business expertise and technological know-how to shape, design and deliver a solution that will help their business improve.
Visit accenture.com/accentureinyourday to discover the surprising and innovative things we do every day to make people’s lives better.
ThinkNation work to bring young people, creatives and thought leaders together to tackle how big issues and technology impacts on our everyday life and future.