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Women in Tech
Tue 28 February 2017, 18:30 – 20:30 GMT
Are you interested in tech as a career option? Are you looking an entrepreneur looking to expand your business? Are you looking to get a better grip on the technical revolution that our society is undergoing?
In this exclusive collaboration between SheSays UK and UCLU Leading Women Society, we are offering you the chance to hear about the career paths of three women who work in this inconceivably diverse field. The world of 'tech' isn't the exclusive realm of the traditional geek, nor does it always involve a black screen covered with scrolling green hieroglyphs. Tech is much more accessible than many people initially believe, and understanding it is vital in today's fast-moving world.
Pip Jamieson, The Dots, Founder and CEO
'The Dots' (https://the-dots.com) CEO Pip Jamieson will share her extraordinary start-up journey from quitting her dream job at MTV, sinking her life savings into co-founding her first creative business in Australia - which she quickly grew into the leading professional networking platform for creatives in the region - to exit and then launching a further improved offering here in the UK.
An entrepreneur with a distinctive marmite laugh (you either love it or hate it) Pip will give a very honest account of the highs and lows of starting a tech business and the 10 invaluable lessons she's learnt the hard way.
Francesca Rosella, CuteCircuit Chief Creative Director and Co-Founder
CuteCircuit is headquartered in Shoreditch, artistic heart of London, where the Creative Director Francesca Rosella, and CEO Ryan Genz are the design duo behind all of CuteCircuit’s amazing creations. CuteCircuit come with a host of internationally fashionable and fabulous celebrity fans. Most recently, Nicole Scherzinger debuted the world’s first haute couture dress to feature Tweets, designed and created by CuteCircuit. CuteCircuit is also the high end fashion designer of choice for Katy Perry, who has worn their creations for her stage shows and red carpet appearances.
Mikela Eskenazi, Brand Partnerships Director Blippar
Mikela is a Brand Partnerships Director at Blippar, the leading visual browser and the largest mobile augmented reality and artificial intelligence platform in the world. Mikela is excited by and passionate about new technologies and the way they enhance our lives - and that’s the vision she has followed with her work. Early 2013, she gave her a TEDx talk on the subject of the “Future of Mobile and Mobility”. Mikela was also the first Ambassador of @LevoLeague in Europe, an online platform that supports Gen-Y women in their professional career. She also closely work with “GeekGirlsUK” to inspire more women to join the technology industry.