- The Relay Building, 114 Whitechapel High St, Shadwell, London E1 7PT - London, United Kingdom
Organised by General Assembly
2020 International Women's Day is here!
Join inspiring leaders from the creative, tech and business world as they share their career journeys, learnings, challenges and secrets of their UK tech scene domination.
This event is an opportunity to learn from the best - serious wisdom, from seriously cool women from Facebook, Microsoft, Deloitte, Vixen Labs and Women in Tech Club, all designed to supercharge you for success.
Come along if you want to learn, be inspired, connect with great people and have some fun while you’re doing it.
International Women's Day 2020 campaign theme is #EachforEqual and we want to room to be equal so we are encouraging men and women to take part to have more of a dialogue. This event is of course open to all genders — anyone who supports the careers of women in business and tech is welcome to attend.
International Women's Day 2020 campaign theme is #EachforEqual so please come with a positive mind and let's make impact for 2020.
About the Panelists
Jennifer Heape - Co-Founder & CCO, Vixen Labs
Vixen Labs is a voice consultancy and design studio. Vixen Labs enable brands to have conversations that entertain, solve problems and sell products through voice technology.
Jen’s expertise lies specifically in voice strategy and user experience (VUX), covering all areas of conversational experience ideation and design - from need state analysis and business case development, through to interaction design and character creation. She has a particular passion in the psychology of voice-based interactions and linguistics, especially in the areas of mental health, diversity, and inclusion. She regularly speaks internationally on all things voice, as well as playing an active role in the community as part of the global leadership teams for Voice2 and Women in Voice networks.
Holly Boothroyd - Software Engineer, Microsoft
Holly is a multi-award-winning Microsoft Software Engineer who has worked on the globally released products Paint 3D and Xbox, and is currently developing Cortana on Windows. Code she has written is on over 900 million devices world-wide!
As an active advocate for diversity and inclusion in STEM, she is on the Technical Women at Microsoft Board and works with the Microsoft DigiGirlz team and external organizations like the STEMettes to empower women and help others realize their full-potential. Her message is that women can thrive in STEM.
Michelle Lee - AI Ethics Lead, Deloitte | PhD Candidate, Cambridge
Michelle Seng Ah Lee is a Ph.D. candidate at the Dept. of Computer Science & Technology in the Compliant and Accountable Systems group, supervised by Jat Singh and Jon Crowcroft.
Her research focuses on fairness, bias, and discrimination in machine learning algorithms and their trade-offs on aggregate and individual levels.
Michelle holds an MSc in Social Data Science from the Oxford Internet Institute, where she was a part of the Digital Ethics Lab. She completed her undergraduate degree at Stanford University.
Outside of Cambridge, Michelle is a part-time Manager in Risk Analytics at Deloitte UK, specialising in designing the enterprise AI ethics framework and controls library for financial services.
Michelle is an active volunteer and former UK Chapter Lead at DataKind, a pro bono data science charity.
Natalie Deeble - Design Lead, Facebook
Natalie is an award-winning Design Director, currently working as a Design Lead at Facebook in London.
She’s spent the last 15 years collaborating with world-class, passionate people at places like AKQA, Google and Facebook, in both London and Amsterdam. Her experience spans across some of the biggest brands in the world, including UNHCR, Nike, Dyson, M&S, Heineken and Lancôme.
The past 4 years have been some of Natalie’s most memorable, working for the Google Brand Studio. She was part of the team who created Searching for Syria - an award winning interactive story for the UNHCR. Other key projects include Google Expeditions: Into the wind, an educational VR experience teaching kids about renewable energy - and Google Digital Garage: Magical Manchester Piano, an 1870’s retrofitted piano designed as an ice breaker for people who are nervous around technology.
Having recently moved to Facebook, Natalie is now working as a Design Lead on Workplace, a three-year-old, London born, service helping to connect companies around the world. She’s excited to help guide the brand into its next chapter.
Bihe Zhu - Business Development Manager, Women in Tech Club
Bihe is the business development manager at the Women in Tech Club, a community that empowers women pursuing careers in tech with workshops and networking opportunities.
She is a marketing manager with cross industry experience. At Reckitt Benckiser, she has led digital campaigns for popular UK consumer brands (Finish, Dettol, E45). She also provides digital marketing consultancy to Mammoth Analytics, a data analytics SaaS start-up.
Outside of work, Bihe is an enthusiastic host and moderator, a volunteer tour-guide at the British Museum, a certified German teacher and speaks four languages.