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Meet up

Girls in Coding: How they will be critical to female roles in the future

Thursday, 16th April at Skills Matter, London

This meetup is run by Monster. Starts at 2:30 PM.

Girls in Coding: How they will be critical to female roles in the future

"If 90% of coders are men, developing and owning the language of the future, women won't be part of the conversation." Join Monster's #TechTalent event, Girls in Coding, which aims to raise awareness of the issues of women in technology and girls in coding within the HR & talent community. A series of panel based discussions, involving leading industry experts will highlight the challenges and discuss possible solutions and initiatives that we as an industry can become involved with to help make a difference in this key area.

Coding is the language of the digital world; it's what powers and enables the World Wide Web and fuels the modern economic, communication and recruitment landscape. As the world moves toward 'The Internet of things', where everything from hair straighteners to cartons of milk in your fridge will have a 'sliver of connectivity', an understanding of coding languages and even better, a solid grounding in coding skills will become increasingly essential to carrying out futures roles and careers.

Caitlin Moran, the writer, noted in her How to Build a Girl book tour in July 2014 that:

"If 90% of coders are men, developing and owning the language of the future, women won't be part of the conversation."

If women aren't part of the conversation they will certainly not be part of the future workforce. How do we ensure that women are very much a part of the future workforce and have the necessary skills such as coding to play an equal role?

Join Monster's #TechTalent event, Girls in Coding, which aims to raise awareness of the issues of women in technology and girls in coding within the HR & talent community. A series of panel based discussions, involving leading industry experts will highlight the challenges and discuss possible solutions and initiatives that we as an industry can become involved with to help make a difference in this key area.

Agenda

  • 2:30 - 3:00pm - Arrival and Registration
  • 3:00 - 3:20pm - Welcome and Setting the Scene, Sinead Bunting - Monster UK & Ireland Marketing Director
  • 3:20 - 4:00pm - Long Term, Panel Discussion - How do we encourage young girls to get in to coding? How do we make coding training and content available to them?
  • 10 minute break
  • 4:10 - 4:40pm - Mid Term, Panel Discussion - How do we upskill female graduates and female (and male) professionals today in coding?
  • Refreshments served
  • 4:40 - 5:15pm - Today, Panel Discussion - How do we find tech talent today and how do we ensure that current female talent doesn't leave the industry due to a non-female friendly environment?
  • 5:15 - 5:30pm - Closing Remarks & Thanks - Summary of key takeaways and next steps.
  • 5:30 - 7:00pm - Drinks, canapes and chat - Please join us for some drinks and canapes and a chance to chat and ask questions from any of the afternoon's panellists.

Confirmed Panellists

Amali de Alwis, CEO & Executive Board, Code First: Girls

Ruth Nicholls, Managing Director, Young Rewired State

Amelia Humfress, Founder and CEO, Steer

Anne-Marie Imafidon, Founder, STEMettes

Marily Nika, Co-ambassador, London Geekettes

Gina Jackson, Managing Director, Next Gen Skills Academy

Wendy Devolder, CEO, Skills Matter

Thanks to our sponsors

Overview

Girls in Coding: How they will be critical to female roles in the future

"If 90% of coders are men, developing and owning the language of the future, women won't be part of the conversation." Join Monster's #TechTalent event, Girls in Coding, which aims to raise awareness of the issues of women in technology and girls in coding within the HR & talent community. A series of panel based discussions, involving leading industry experts will highlight the challenges and discuss possible solutions and initiatives that we as an industry can become involved with to help make a difference in this key area.

Coding is the language of the digital world; it's what powers and enables the World Wide Web and fuels the modern economic, communication and recruitment landscape. As the world moves toward 'The Internet of things', where everything from hair straighteners to cartons of milk in your fridge will have a 'sliver of connectivity', an understanding of coding languages and even better, a solid grounding in coding skills will become increasingly essential to carrying out futures roles and careers.

Caitlin Moran, the writer, noted in her How to Build a Girl book tour in July 2014 that:

"If 90% of coders are men, developing and owning the language of the future, women won't be part of the conversation."

If women aren't part of the conversation they will certainly not be part of the future workforce. How do we ensure that women are very much a part of the future workforce and have the necessary skills such as coding to play an equal role?

Join Monster's #TechTalent event, Girls in Coding, which aims to raise awareness of the issues of women in technology and girls in coding within the HR & talent community. A series of panel based discussions, involving leading industry experts will highlight the challenges and discuss possible solutions and initiatives that we as an industry can become involved with to help make a difference in this key area.

Agenda

  • 2:30 - 3:00pm - Arrival and Registration
  • 3:00 - 3:20pm - Welcome and Setting the Scene, Sinead Bunting - Monster UK & Ireland Marketing Director
  • 3:20 - 4:00pm - Long Term, Panel Discussion - How do we encourage young girls to get in to coding? How do we make coding training and content available to them?
  • 10 minute break
  • 4:10 - 4:40pm - Mid Term, Panel Discussion - How do we upskill female graduates and female (and male) professionals today in coding?
  • Refreshments served
  • 4:40 - 5:15pm - Today, Panel Discussion - How do we find tech talent today and how do we ensure that current female talent doesn't leave the industry due to a non-female friendly environment?
  • 5:15 - 5:30pm - Closing Remarks & Thanks - Summary of key takeaways and next steps.
  • 5:30 - 7:00pm - Drinks, canapes and chat - Please join us for some drinks and canapes and a chance to chat and ask questions from any of the afternoon's panellists.

Confirmed Panellists

Amali de Alwis, CEO & Executive Board, Code First: Girls

Ruth Nicholls, Managing Director, Young Rewired State

Amelia Humfress, Founder and CEO, Steer

Anne-Marie Imafidon, Founder, STEMettes

Marily Nika, Co-ambassador, London Geekettes

Gina Jackson, Managing Director, Next Gen Skills Academy

Wendy Devolder, CEO, Skills Matter

Thanks to our sponsors

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