International Women's Day: Putting your best foot forward

London: Tuesday 8th March 2016
76-78 Wardour Street, London

Manchester: Wednesday 9th March 2016 
26th Floor, City Tower, Manchester

  • Have you ever talked yourself out of applying for a job because you don’t think you’re ‘good enough’?
  • Does the thought of salary negotiation fill you with dread?
  • Would you rather not ask for that pay rise even though you wish you could?

This interactive session offers advice and tips from industry experts and fellow women in tech to inspire, educate and help build your confidence to take your career where you want to.

We're proud to be participating in the #Inspire10000 campaign to help promote equality and inspire female tech leaders of the future.

Please find agenda and speaker details below.

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Registration, nibbles and networking




Workshop: Onwards & Upwards

Whether you're considering a career move for the first time in a while, returning to work after a break or completely new to the industry, this session will offer practical advice and tips to help you feel more confident securing (and progressing in) the right role for you.


Panel Q&A: Maximising our impact as women in tech

With panellists from both technical and non-technical backgrounds, we will share stories and offer advice on how to maximise our impact and further our careers as women in technology. 

Amali & Renee will be joining us in London and Anna & Charlotte will be joining us in Manchester. Please see more information about the speakers below.


Drinks & networking


Gabi Dalla Riva

Capability & Leadership Development Manager, ThoughtWorks

Gabi is a passionate People and Learning & Development expert who’s been helping people find their best career path for over 10 years. Always in Tech, she's been based in Argentina, Germany and currently the UK but worked with teams all over the world. She describes herself as an equality advocate, proud Latin American, Guinness drinker and Real Madrid FC fan.

Jade Daubney

Recruiter, ThoughtWorks

Jade is a proud Northerner living in London and she loves almost everything! She's spent the last few years dedicated to touring universities in the UK, in search of future tech leaders and ensuring she recruits an awesome and diverse intake each year. She cares about driving positive social change and aims to inspire creativity and innovation in the recruitment world.

Amali de Alwis

CEO, Code First:Girls

Amali is the CEO of Code First:Girls, a social enterprise which works with companies and women to increase the proportions of women in tech. She previously worked as a consultant at PwC, during which she undertook a secondment to the world economic forum. Prior to this she was a senior research and strategy consultant at TNS Global. Outside of the day job, she is a small business mentor through Start-up direct, a Tech London Advocate, as well as a fellow at the RSA.

Renee Hunt

Programme Director

Renee has multiple years of experience in a variety of professional services and line management roles with deep knowledge of Media, Telecommunications and Professional Services. She has led successful, large, multi-function, transformation programmes, as well as complex technology development/implementation projects. She is a highly effective communicator, who excels at Board and CXO stakeholder presentation and expectation management. 

Anna Broadhurst

Agile Consultant, Infinity Works

Anna is a Consultant at Infinity Works. She has a varied background of software development, business analysis and management and recently returned to work after a year off on maternity leave and found that ‘making a mumback’ wasn’t quite what she expected. 

Charlotte Fereday

Programmes Manager, Code First:Girls

Charlotte is Programmes Manager at Code First: Girls, a social enterprise which works with companies and women to increase the proportions of women in tech and entrepreneurship. Prior to this she worked at The Cultural Institute at King’s managing a broad portfolio of collaborative projects, and co-founded an edutech startup She recently completed her PhD at King’s College London and is now learning to code with the support of Code First: Girls.