WiTT is an informal networking group focused on education and enhancing women’s careers. We encourage mentoring and provide excellent networking opportunities. Our group meets every other month and our 1,500+ members include women at all stages in their careers in large and small organizations; we also have a number of lawyers, consultants, accountants and entrepreneurs as members
We have 6-7 open meetings plus several members-only events each year. Our 2016 events have been/will be:
A panel discussion on Internet of Things, on February 4th. A video of the discussion is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nid_d71i7LU
WiTT was also a partner for a women in tech event that took place in January: Women of Silicon Roundabout. We moderated a panel on Inspiring the Next Generation of Women.
In March we hosted a members-only dinner. Lady (Kitty) Chisholm and Dr. Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj, founder directors of Boardwalk Leadership, discussed their new book, Championing Women Leaders. We also had our-Mobile World Congress wrap-up session at the GSMA.
In April we had a members-only private tour of the Electronic Superhighway exhibit at the Whitechapel Gallery.
Our June event was held at CMS Cameron McKenna. The topic was Disruptive Innovation.
In September we held a joint event with Morrison & Foerster, where we screened the film CODE.
In October we hosted our annual screening of TED Talks that look at how women (and some men) use, influence, and create technology and technology-based solutions. Here are the talks we showed and discussed: http://www.wittgroup.org/witt-october-2016-event-ted-talks/
Our annual panel discussion among women tech entrepreneurs will take place on November 16th, during Global Entrepreneurship Week. We would like to thank DLA Piper for hosting. Speakers will include Jess Butcher, co-founder of augmented reality company Blippar; and Tania Boler, Founder of Chiaro (inventor of Elvie).
Our holiday party will be held on the evening of December 13th, at the Science Museum’s Smith Centre.
WiTT events are generally held in the evening, and often run as follows: networking and drinks from 6pm to 7pm, panel discussion and Q&A from 7pm to 8/8:15pm, then further informal discussion after the main event wraps up. A small group of us often go out to dinner after the events.
As noted above, we host a couple of dinners/lunches for members only each year (our events are generally open to all).
WiTT has a LinkedIn Group, where we share information and discuss trends. The LinkedIn group can be found by searching for “Women in Telecoms and Technology”; this is a closed group, but we will give you access once you ask to be added.
Our annual membership fee is £50 for an individual, or £300 for a corporate subscription, which allows up to 10 colleagues to attend each open event (we sometimes have space limitations for the members-only event so reserve the right to offer fewer places for these). We charge £10 per meeting for non-members.
For more information, or if you’d like to join WiTT, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.