WISE Event: Building Pathways into Tech Careers
21 June | Online
10:00 – 12:00
In 2020, only 17% of roles in Tech were held by women. While this number of women is growing, it is nowhere near fast enough. WISE are increasingly concerned about the current skills gap in tech and digital technology roles as well as the persistent gender imbalance in the tech workforce.
We’d like your thoughts on this. If you work in a tech role, in any industry, in the UK please take our UK-wide tech survey (it will take less than 15 minutes) and apply to be part of our research event on June 21st where we’ll hear from some great speakers. We’ll also have a chance to share stories in breakout rooms, challenge perceptions and talk about the messages coming out of our research.
Be part of WISE’s UK-wide tech survey, working towards futureproofing tomorrow’s workforce, and ensure truly equal opportunities for everyone – we need the next generation of women to feel included in Tech.
Director, Technology Solutions, Jacobs
Clare has over 19 years’ experience in GIS and Project Management and is a Chartered Geographer (GGeog GIS). She has delivered projects across a wide range of technical fields that include spatial data management, spatial analysis, data specifications, data remediation and mapping.
Clare’s experience covers a wide range of industries including Local and Regional Councils, Government Departments, Highways Agencies, Environmental Planning, Road and Rail, Resources and Utilities, Defence, Natural Resource Management, Mining, Oil and Gas, Agriculture and Fisheries.
Director, Digital Data and Technology, Cabinet Office
Roxane is a keen STEM Ambassador often involved in School events, University and National Digital and Women in Tech events aspiring to inspire future generations. She won the everywoman in Technology awards Woman of the Year in 2015 and was selected for the Northern Power Women Future List in 2018.
She is a GB Age Group Duathlete and competes at World Championship level and has just finished an MBA specialising in optimising digital services to support the Circular Economy. She also holds a Masters in Aeronautical Engineering and a Masters in Science across Defence Modelling and Simulation
She previously was the Head of Digital at Morrison Supermarkets and the Deputy Chief Technology Officer at the UK Hydrographic Office, the only trading fund of the Civil Service.
Roxane previously served in the Royal Navy for 11 years and is still a Royal Naval Reservist.
Director, Institute of Coding
As Director of the Institute of Coding (IoC), Rachid leads a national Institute announced by the Prime Minister in January 2018. He has broad experience leading the teaching of coding, digital skills and entrepreneurship within the University of Bath, Department of Computer Science at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He also led efforts to have the Bath placement scheme professionally certified (the first such certification in the country) and to launch digital Degree apprenticeship provision at the university.
For fifteen years prior to his involvement with the IoC, Rachid’s research interests have been in the field of human computer interaction. His research involves knowledge and information exchange between individuals, groups and combinations of the two. This research has involved working closely with industrial and public sector partners in both secure domains e.g. autonomous systems, defence (SEAS DTC I and II) and civilian contexts e.g. emergency response (HASCC), aviation (EPSRC funded Flight Deck Safety Project) and agriculture (the EU funded CLAFIS project).
He is not, however, a career academic, having run national and international teams in the financial domain before returning to academia. His ten years of industrial experience took him to France, Switzerland and the USA before taking up his first post at Bath.
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