Stop, Collaborate and Listen

There’s been a lot going on behind the scenes at DevelopHer over the past few weeks. We are building a new website, planning our launch party, autumn events, and continuing to build on our partnerships with some awesome UK and European initiatives.

We are committed to elevating women in technology and to pursue our mission of supporting women in professional, personal and political opportunities we’d like to expand our network. As firm fans of collaboration within the community we’ve grown great relationships with a number of organisations including Geek Girl Meetup, Blooming Founders, and Women Who Code and want to continue to seek out and partner with other organisations with similar values.

If you know of any other groups, initiatives or organisations you think we should get to know or events we should share, please put us in touch via developHer.org@gmail.com .

One of our newest partnerships is with SyncDevelopHER, an East Anglian initiative committed to promoting gender equality in technology. The awesome organisation is behind the DevelopHER Awards; showcasing the East Anglian technology industry’s leading female talent. The next Awards are in Ipswich on 30th November 2016 and tickets are available now . We’re excited to be working together with them and hope to partner on bringing their East Anglian based event to London in the near future.

Coming up we invite you to join us on 20th September at the prestigious Royal Geographical Society as we collaborate with WOW Talks bringing our mentoring experience to  WOW Talks:Women In Tech. Please use code developherwow2016 for £10 off.

As ever, to stay in the know for all things DevelopHer including our launch party please keep an eye on twitter and subscribe to our mailing list HERE.

Team DevelopHer

Girls in Tech Represent! at #LeWeb13

Startup VIllage and Google Workshop under construction at the eve of the event

Startup Village and Google Workshop under construction at the eve of the event

#LeWeb, the annual conference gathering thought leaders and innovators – which started 10 years ago – is taking place this week in Paris. For 3 days, globally-minded startups, innovators and leaders from the tech industry will discuss the future of the internet. We couldn’t resist the opportunity to be the witness and report on what’s hot and ahead in tech.

Here is a quick heads-up on who, when, why, how, where and what to expect from #LeWeb reported by Girls in Tech London 😉

  • Live reporting

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for a live stream and follow our blog for critical insights into some of the hottest topics of tech.

  • What’s hot, cold or UFO in Tech?

This year, LeWeb is questioning what’s ahead in the next 10 years in the internet space. What can we expect if we look back at the last fast-paced 20 years?

Looking at the programme so far it seems that Geraldine & Loic have planned to answer this with a schedule that brings recognised, strong industry leaders of the last decades (Paypal, Microsoft, Apple, etc) and some of the most innovative businesses of the recent years (Uber, Evernote, Twitter, and the likes).

  • 3 days, 3 perspectives, and many, many topics covered

Looking at the sessions planned, the agenda seems to articulate this theme in 3 steps:

Monday – The first day, successful internet industry leaders of the past ten years will describe their vision of the future, perhaps telling the story of their company, what made them successful, and what’s their strategy to sustain that success in the next ten years.

Tuesday – This day could be titled: the state of innovation and entrepreneurship. Looks like a lot of sessions are trying to define what it means to be an internet entrepreneur, what are the current problems (#mobile, #meditation!, #Emerging Countries,…)  and how to make yourself innovative moving forward.

Wednesday – Internet advocates from the French Government are joining the leaders of cutting-edge technologies (artificial intelligence, connected TVs, 3D printing) to close #LeWeb, and (eventually) address its core theme. The big boys that have invested and are investing big money in the future will talk about their projection and the bets they have made for the next 10 years.

  •  What to expect 

Our partnership team will be on the ground with Marie Hardel and Josephine Goube, acting as agent representative of Girls in Tech London, along Roxanne Varza, our leading coordinator for Girls in Tech UK and France.

With their critical eye, sometimes on the (bad) edge of bitchiness, we will be reporting for GIT on what we think are the most thoughtful and meaningful ideas of #LeWeb. A first glance at the panel of speakers, it already seems like the gender ratio status quo is yet to be disturbed. But enough of feminism and moaning, let’s get this changed!

Girls, I count on you to be loud, to tweet and make women more visible online and offline at #LeWeb. 😉

 @josephineGoube

Follow @GirlsinTech_UK to get a live stream of critical tweets from #LeWeb about the Internet’s past, present and future.  Tweet at us, share your insights, and if you are at LeWeb too, please come say hello!