Sheffield Women in Tech Meetup (ShfWIT)

A Balancing Act

This month we’re looking at the theme of balance and how to create better teams . As is the tradition now, there’ll also be plenty of time to chat.

What will the evening involve?

17.30 Doors open for drinks and chat. We’ll be there to welcome you if haven’t attended before or you would like to be introduced to other people.

18.00 Talks start. See below for details.

18:40 Discussion workshops

19:40 Other Announcements - Over to you! Please bring along any Sheffield women in tech news you have to pass on, events to advertise or questions to ask.

There'll be time for more drinks and chat until we close at 20.00.

Thank you to Aviva for sponsoring and co-hosting the event.

Nina Swanwick

After having a 5 month funemployment period in 2017, an opportunity too good to turn down was offered. To set up a brand new Digital team in Sheffield, attached to the greater UK Digital team based primarily in London and Norwich. Diversity targets were not set, except by myself. I had already initiated a Northern network for gender diversity at my old employer, I’d gone on Northern Voices and taught Code First Girls. Diversity was my personal passion and this was finally a chance to get some ‘Balance’ and to create a team I was totally invested in. Fast forward 2 years and there is a 50/50 balance of gender diversity, plus wide age range and a variety of ethnicities represented. Find out more about diverse teams at Aviva

Rachel Ferla

Rachel will share the highlights of the findings from her recently completed desktop research study looking into some of the latest research into the benefits of inclusivity from both the organisation and the individual perspectives.

Hot and cold drinks and a variety of snacks will be provided to keep us refreshed throughout the evening.

Look forward to seeing you there!

The small but important print

Everyone is welcome. You don’t have to work in digital right now, you don’t have to identify as a woman, you don’t have to know how to code or how to explain bitcoin. You do have come in, be open and ready to participate in bringing about positive change.

Babies and children are welcome to attend with a (vaguely) responsible adult.

If you can’t make the event and would like to be kept updated, sign up to our mailing list or follow and join in on Twitter @ShfWIT.

Code of Conduct:
Whilst the evening is not run by Sheffield Digital, we will be following their Code of Conduct.

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