Celebrating our future as a charity
On 28 September 2021, we got together with our members, trustees and guest speakers to celebrate Tech She Can becoming an independent charity, committed to improving the ratio of women working in technology roles.
With an opening speech from one of our original founding members, Sandy Lacey-Aberdein, Head of Talent at Zoopla who kindly hosted the event, we went on to hear from our CEOs about future ambitions for Tech She Can. Our trustees took part in a panel session sharing stories about the challenges they face in relation to diversity within their own organisations, as well as the importance of visible role models, and how, by working together, we can make a real difference to improving the gender balance in tech. We were also delighted to have Priya Guha MBE join us as our keynote speaker. Priya highlighted how critical it is for women to participate in the design and development of technology if we're to solve today's biggest societal problems.
You can hear more about our journey so far and how we're looking forward to working with our members to extend our impact even further in this short video, filmed at the launch event. Whether it's through our Tech We Can lessons, apprenticeship schemes, career insights programmes, or work experience placements, we're looking to inspire more girls and young women about the exciting opportunities provided by technology - and the fantastic career opportunities it offers.