DevelopHer’s Trip to 10 Downing Street

On the 24th of November, we took 100 members of our community to 10 Downing Street for an exclusive afternoon of mentoring and networking at one of the most prestigious locations in the world.

The select group was split into mentors and mentees and we held several speed mentoring sessions to encourage knowledge sharing, with the hope that everyone took home an important piece of advice to help them on their career path.

We were lucky enough to be joined by Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP who chaired the session. She gave a positive and enthusiastic speech on the technology industry and gave insight on how crucial it is to support more young girls to get into STEM subjects while at school.

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There were many familiar faces and it was great to see both mentees and mentors taking notes and absorbing what they were learning. We see such value in this type of event on such an important world stage and hope to make this an annual occurrence.

“We were delighted to have been welcomed  to 10 Downing Street for a second time. The event brought together a group of determined, hardworking and dedicated people from the technology industry and cemented in our minds the importance of mentoring and building a community.” – Emily Atkinson, MD, DevelopHer

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The event was organised by the DevelopHer team with particular thanks to Diana Paredes, CEO of Suade.

We will continue to host these types of events in the future, so please make sure you are on our newsletter to find out first.

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