Women in Tech North East

Women in Tech North East is an inclusive and welcoming community for women and non-binary people in the North East of England. If you have a passion for all things digital and tech, come and join us!

*If the event is showing as fully booked then do join the waiting list because there’s always a flurry of returned tickets in the runup to the event*

Join us for an inspiring morning with Gateshead College and Marra. You will hear from some incredible individuals from our community who will tell their tale of their journey into tech.

You will then be able to enjoy some coffee, cake and conversation, while meeting other people from the community who are interested in digital and tech!

Running order:

Guests arrive from 10 am (here’s a link on how to get to the venue)

10.15 am – welcome from our sponsors Marra

10.25 – 11.00 am – Speakers sharing their career journeys into tech

11.00 – 12.00 pm Coffee, cake and conversation

Guests depart at 12.00 pm

Speakers include:

Cindy: has a professional background in the construction industry. She chose tech as a pathway because she really enjoys learning and understanding how different things and processes work. She wanted to build digital tools that help solve complex problems as well as improve our standard way of doing things. To help her develop these digital skills, she undertook the TechUP Women Programme delivered by Durham University and the Institute of Coding. This enabled her to explore the different disciplines and pathways available in the tech industry. She recently completed the Level 5 Full Stack development course at Gateshead College which gave her the opportunity to further build her skills and specialise in developing web-based applications.

Natasha: a determined T Level student at Gateshead College, is taking her inaugural steps into the world of Software Development. Prior to starting college, she demonstrated her leadership skills as one of the leaders in an equality club, showcasing her commitment to fostering inclusivity and diversity. Now, as she delves into her academic pursuits, Natasha seamlessly combines her passion for technology with her dedication to promoting equality. Currently on an industry placement at Layers Studio, Natasha not only hones her technical skills but also contributes to a more inclusive and innovative future within the area of software development.

Sophie: an Associate App Maker at Marra, with a background in the NHS working as a junior doctor. Throughout her career, it has been clear to see how beneficial and important technology is in making a difference to people’s lives both personally and professionally. Her experiences led her to pursue a new direction in her career and since joining the team, she has become a Microsoft Certified Power Platform Consultant and worked on several client projects. Marra’s mission is to make technology accessible for all and create a more diverse and inclusive tech sector, which very much aligns with her own beliefs. She is also part of the team that help organise events and engagements that support Marra’s values.

One more to be announced soon!

You don’t have to be working in tech to attend this event.

🌟 If you work in tech, we’re here for you!

🌟 If you’re out of work, but you’re interested in tech, we’re here for you!

🌟 If you want to explore tech and digital careers, we’re here for you!

🌟 If you’re a student with a passion for tech, we’re here for you!

🌟 If you want to find out more about digital and tech, we’re here for you!

Date: 23 April 2024

Time: 10:00am

Hosted by:

Gateshead College


Gateshead College, Quarryfield Road Quarter NE8 3BE

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