Breaking social barriers to succeed in technology

9th October 2019, 10:04 am

The Manchester office of Mills & Reeve is bringing together some of the north’s leading female technology entrepreneurs to help the next generation break down barriers and succeed in the sector.

The event, in conjunction with Manchester Science Partnerships and Node, is the second in the series of ‘Inspiring Women in Technology’ seminars. It will focus on how to encourage the next tech cohort who have huge interest in the sector but perceive the social barriers such as gender, socio-economic status and education will prevent them from pursuing a career.

The speakers, who include Kirsty Devlin, co-founder & programme director of Recode, a not-for-profit coding school in Bolton, Anna Sutton, co-founder and CEO of software house, The Data Shed and Sarah Tulip, COO of Software Cloud & Klaxon Technologies, will share their thoughts on the topic, as well as how they became inspiring women in technology, and the challenges and opportunities they have faced.

The event is taking place on Thursday 15 October 2019 at the MSP Tech Incubator on Oxford Road from 5pm. For more information and to sign up, Click Here

Sarah Whyman, Senior Associate in the Commercial, IP and IT team at Mills & Reeve, who is leading the events, said: “There is so much young talent out there, but many perceive obstacles such as gender and education will prevent them from following their aspirations. We want to help dispel any myths surrounding the technology sector and share stories on how to overcome challenges to ensure tomorrow’s tech leaders achieve their potential.”

Our partners

MSP is the UK’s leading provider of specialist environments and growth support to science and technology companies on their journey to business success.

Node is part of Telcom Group, which sponsors Recode. Node is an integrated hardware and software model that leverages a state-of-the-art connectivity hub, management software and fibre optic infrastructure, to enable landlords to offer the best connectivity solution for their occupiers.

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