Be Bold For Change

International Women’s Day Celebration in partnership with Liverpool Girl Geeks

Friday 10th March, 12 – 2.30pm

12pm-1pm – How to be bold workshop (max 15 attendees, please book in here)
1.45pm – 2.30pm – Women in Tech panel discussion (max 120 attendees)

To celebrate International Women’s Day this year, the Computer Science Department have teamed up with local network Liverpool Girl Geeks, to bring you an exciting event. On Friday 10th March, we’re inviting you to #BeBoldForChange with us, by getting involved! There will be a workshop on ‘How to be Bold’ (please book in advance), a panel chaired by Liverpool Girl Geeks featuring women from the tech sector on being bold, and a chance to network with other women on campus. We’ll be discussing the launch of a new student society for girls in tech too!

Meet the bold panel…

Did you know that in the UK only 17% of tech jobs are female? And that in technical roles in the North are only 12% are female? Liverpool Girl Geeks are on a mission to change this, through our events, projects and our thriving community network.

We have an inspiring panel lined up for this event, featuring local women in tech who have had to take many bold steps in their lives or careers to make a change, either for themselves, or to improve the lives of other women:

Liz Ashall-Payne, CEO & Founder, ORCHA

Liz is passionate about the opportunities that technology (and in particular apps) offer to improve health. Liz founded ORCHA in 2015, determined to present a way to offer guidance to app developers to help raise quality, as well as helping the people confidently find apps that could genuinely improve their health. Initially a Speech and Language Therapist, Liz has almost 20 years NHS experience. Liz is also a Coach and Mentor on the NHSE Clinical Entrepreneur programme, Associate Vice Chair at BCS, and Hub Lead for Health Tech Women.

Holly Redman, Marketing & Communications Assistant, Studio Mashbo

Holly is Marketing & Communications Assistant at digital consultancy and development agency Mashbo. She is passionate about gender equality, LGBT rights and challenging the stigma surrounding mental health. She is also an ambassador and regular guest blogger for Liverpool Girl Geeks, sharing their passion for getting more women into tech. Holly will be attending university this year to pursue a career in web development, whilst also continuing her role at Mashbo and her work encouraging young women to join the tech sector.

Olivia Greenberg, Digital Transformation & Innovation Consultant

Olivia is currently working as Chief Innovation Officer with Nova and the Alder Hey Acorn Partnership. She has 20 years experience in establishing and delivering digital, transformation and innovation programmes, with start-ups and global businesses alike. She has a degree in management studies and a post grad in documentary film-making. She is also a keen yogi and meditator. Olivia uses this broad toolkit and experience to create bespoke frameworks to help different businesses succeed in their new ventures.

Ella Pereira, Professor of Computing, Department of Computer Science, Edge Hill University

Ella has a wide range of interest in computing from Software Engineering to Internet of Things. She is the first female to have been awarded a Chair in Computing at Edge Hill University. Ella is committed to increasing female representation in STEMM subjects. She uses every opportunity, as a lecturer, supervisor and a mentor, to encourage students and colleagues to achieve their best in their careers regardless of their gender or other identities. Ella is also one of the Athena SWAN champions in Edge Hill University.

Book Your Place at this Event

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