Inspiring more young women to consider opportunities in technology

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GeekGirl Meetup, the network that works to highlight female role models in the digital and technology industry has partnered with Tech Muses, a London-based initiative to foster technology entrepreneurship for young girls. Together they will host the first annual all-female technology conference in London on 27th-28th September.

Opening on the 27th with the theme “Ubiquitous Technology – Now you see me, now you don’t”, 30 female tech influencers will take to the stage and share their knowledge and experience from within their industries. Speakers include Sarah Wood from Unruly Media, Dom de Guzman from Twilio, Naomi Morton from SwiftKey, and Yasmin Belo-Osagie, from African female social entrepreneur network She Leads Africa. Other companies also joining the stage at the Central Working, Whitechapel venue include Ebay, Hive, Tech Will Save Us and Cisco.

200 attendees have already signed up to learn about a wide range of topics, including food tech and rotational mapping, “Breaking the Bro code” and more.

“From API engineering to founder stories, we think shifting the gender imbalance in the tech industry begins by highlighting and being inspired by the incredible women that have already made it here” says Josefine Hedlund, co-organiser of GeekGirl Meetup.

On Sunday 28th September, Tech Muses, which organises coaching and experiential sharing for young girls interested in tech, will also hold their first coding event for girls aged 10-12.

“We want to inspire girls to use technology to create and build businesses and opportunities for themselves. Building an app is fun, and by providing an opportunity to do this with other attendees will help boost confidence by demonstrating how easy it is. Hopefully shattering the myth that tech is a male domain, “says Lynn Yap, co-organiser of Tech Muses.

The conference is sponsored by Just Eat, Remarkable Women by Lumia and Uber.

For more information please visit: http://www.geekgirlmeetup.co.uk

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