Women In Tech Forum


Virtual Conference

Empowering women in tech to achieve their full potential

Virtual Event, Workplace by Facebook

20-24/04/2020 12pm – 1.30pm

About ‘Women In Tech Forum Virtual Conference Week’

Our tech community is coming together for 1.5 hours every day to bring you keynotes and practical workshops to help springboard your career

Join Women in Tech forum in partnership with Workplace from Facebook for our first ever Virtual Conference Week.

Everyday from 12 pm to 1.30pm BST, we will be delivering keynote presentations and interactive skills workshops from some of the world’s most well known tech brands to help you accelerate your career and enhance your skills to thrive in the new reality.

You have the option to attend the full week or to purchase a day ticket (sold separately on eventbrite). If you can’t join us at noon, we’ll send you the recording to watch in your own time.



Designed by women in tech for women in tech, this virtual conference is for anyone who is looking for practical strategies and insights to be successful in the new reality and to springboard your career.

If you’re looking for strategies to:

– leverage your unique skills to thrive in the current environment

– create an authentic brand and improve personal impact

communicate in times of crisis

– how to get noticed when you’re the only woman in the room

interview and onboard in a virtual environment, and

connect with other women in the tech industry, then this conference is for you.

We will also be having virtual networking drinks at 4pm on Friday 24th April to network with the community and chat to our speakers in a more informal setting.

You will be sent a unique link to access the sessions a week prior to the conference, as well as access to a private Facebook group.



Monday 20th April 2020, 12 pm to 1.30pm BST

Facebook Keynote: Abby Guthkelch, Global Communications Lead

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted businesses all over the world. Maintaining open lines of communication with employees is vital during such periods of uncertainty; and it’s never been more important for leaders to be active, engaged and visible both internally and externally.


Today, leaders are responsible for communicating company values, building lasting culture, serving their customers as well as leading from the front at times of issue. But people inside and outside the organisation now expect to know the person behind the job title, and understand what makes the human beings who lead tick.

In this session, Abby explores why there has never been a more important time for visible leadership communication.

Abby is ranked amongst the Top 25 marketing innovators in EMEA (2017) and was previously ranked number 21 of the Top 100 most influential individuals in UK Digital Marketing.


Facebook workshop: Tech tips for remote working.

Jennifer Hunt, Solutions Architect Manager, Facebook

Whilst many of you are used to working from home a few days a month, how do you set yourself up to remain productive and engaged. Jennifer will share top tech tips to optimise your productivity, build and deepen connections through technology, together with lots of handy tips to help you through this period and how they are navigating this at Facebook.


Tuesday 21st April 2020, 12 pm to 1.30pm BST

SAP Keynote: The future of work and what makes women winners

Malin Liden, Global Vice President, SAP

In many ways we´re still managing companies and teams according to the same principles as in the industrial age. Today, we are operating in an ever changing environment – we are working remotely, jobs are shifting from repetitive tasks and manual labor towards a service economy requiring an increasing amount of knowledge workers and creative minds.

Learn more about drivers that are shaping the future of work, and what you can do today to win tomorrow:

Empathy rules and trust is hard currency – how can you lead with empathy, show up as your authentic self and gain respect

Engagement wins: A carrot is worth more than a stick – proven engagement strategies for leading and cross-functional team interaction

Lines in and between organizations blur – how to navigate organisational design and get to the person you need

Flexibility is king – how to ask for (and get it!) flexible working hours, home working and working around personal commitments

Purpose is key – how to identify your “why” and true purpose. Malin gives tips on digging deep to what purpose means for you.


SAP Workshop: How to market and sell in a virtual environment.

Malin Liden, Global Vice President, SAP

The business landscape has changed overnight. How you interact with your customers and prospects today will shape the future of your business tomorrow.

Malin leads the SAP digital transformation strategy and will share practical strategies to help you build customer loyalty and market and sell in the new reality. Within the new landscape, how you interact and adapt to the new way of working is essential to your career, your progression and compensation especially in sales and marketing.


Wednesday 22nd April 2020, 12 pm to 1.30pm BST

GingerMay PR: How to be your own PR machine.

Victoria Usher, CEO and Founder, GingerMay PR

Success often correlates more closely to confidence than it does to competence. With only 4.9% of Fortune 500 CEOs being women, it is now more important than ever to tackle the confidence disconnect.

Victoria Usher will share the 4 key steps to help you cultivate a strong and authentic personal brand to help further your career and business, along from essential PR tips from THE expert and winner of B2B PR Agency of the Year.


LinkedIN workshop: Building a personal brand to stand out from the crowd.

Rebecca Drew, Leader, LinkedIN

Most of us know how to use LinkedIN, but how do you create a profile and brand image that helps you stand out from the crowd? In this session packed full of practical advice, you will learn how to:

– define your unique value proposition

– tips on how to prospect on LinkedIN and WIN

– use LinkedIN to raise your brand profile and become the go-to-person in your chosen area.

Rebecca is a LinkedIN expert and advises FTSE 500 companies on diversity and inclusion.


Thursday 23rd April 2020, 12 pm to 1.30pm BST

Box: How to get noticed when you’re the only woman in the room.

Kimberly Harris, EMEA Director Sales Engineering Box

How often do you attend a meeting and you’re the only women in the room? Is it assumed that you’re the one who’ll make the tea and take the meeting minutes? Do people talk over you or fail to acknowledge your ideas?

Join Kimberly for her refreshing honest view of her experiences being the only woman in the room (and often the youngest) and how to assert yourself and create presence both virtually and in person. Kimberly will share how she navigated working in a male dominated industry, her rise to Director level and how she overcame challenges.


Leading with Humour: Communicating in times of crisis.

Dr Vanessa Marcié, CEO & Founder, Leading with Humour

We live in uncertain times and one of the most efficient strategies to cope with the current anxiety is humour.

In this workshop, you’ll learn about:

The healing power of humour

When and how to use humour for a positive effect

How to deepen your connections during social distancing.

Dr Vanessa is the finalist of the PWN Global Gender Balanced Leadership Awards 2019 and she has been selected to be one of the TEDx Cambridge University 2021 speakers. Her work is published internationally in major publications including Harvard Business Review, the Financial Times and the European Business Review.


Friday 24th April 2020, 12 pm to 1.30pm BST

Facebook: Interviewing and onboarding in the new reality.

Marta Mucha, EMEA Recruiter, Facebook

First impressions count. Whether you’re the hiring manager, recruiter or the interviewee, how we present ourselves during the first 30 seconds can make or break our job interview.

This skills workshop will be filled with practical advice and top tips on:

– how to make a great first impression in your virtual interview

– how to create an engaging, exciting and educational onboarding experience remotely.


TGI Friday Virtual Networking Drinks – 4pm to 5pm

An opportunity to chat to the speakers and network with the tech community Let us know your area of interest / speaker of interest and we’ll match you.



Thank you to our Platinum partner – Workplace from Facebook – for co-designing and hosting our conference.

Workplace’s mission is to bring the power of community to everyone at work.

Workplace connects everyone in an organization using familiar Facebook features like chat, video calling, posts and groups. It works alongside the business tools you already use, providing a simple, secure and more productive way for people to share knowledge, work together and build connected communities – including more than 150 companies with over 10,000 users.

It has customers spanning nearly every industry, including Walmart, Starbucks, Spotify, WW, AstraZeneca and Deliveroo.



Our Women in Tech forum is an exclusive community of women who are looking to accelerate and grow their career in technology.

Our events are an opportunity to network with other women in the industry, as well as to hear from inspirational female leaders who share their experiences on how to build a successful career in the industry.

Our mission is to help you accelerate and grow your career through sharing experiences, informal coaching, mentoring and networking.

Join our growing network of women from world renowned tech companies such as SAP, Oracle, Cisco, Facebook, Slack, HP, Dell, LinkedIN and Box, as well as fast-growth scale-ups.

We welcome women (and men) in tech, as well as those who hold tech positions in other industry sectors.

Follow us on LinkedIN: www.linkedin.com/company/women-in-tech-forum



Thank you to our partners Slack, LinkedIN, Facebook, SAP, Box, Zoom, The Edwardian Hotels London, Inspired Business Media and Alexxon Entertainment.


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