This year’s edition of Women in TEC happened on Friday 14th September in central London. We welcomed 232 of the brightest female members interested in careers in Technology, Engineering and Consulting to discover where their degree could take them. We’re extremely proud to announce that 95% of members felt they gained insights at the event that they couldn’t get elsewhere and 92% of the members left feeling very confident in their graduate job search.
The day started off with a keynote from the event’s Premier sponsor – EY. Sarah Rench, their Senior AI Manager, Advisory – Data and Analytics, told her professional story and shared her passion for AI. Her keynote consisted of a very engaging and insightful presentation about future challenges, ethical considerations and the future of AI.
This session was followed by a new exciting session – a Case Study run by EY. It included 6 problem scenarios specific to EY and their business which our members worked through in teams, using their creativity and innovative ideas to tackle these problem statements.
Over lunch, there were two full hours of networking with world leading firms including, Accenture, Alfa, Atos, CGI, Deutsche Bank, Dyson, Goldman Sachs, Insight Investment, J.P. Morgan, EY, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, PwC, Reply, Sky, Vodafone and Willis Towers Watson.
“The event has been so much more inclusive than I thought. It has given me the ability to be who I am and the empowerment and confidence I need to know my skillset and be able to network with employers. Everyone here is so like-minded and driven. It’s an untapped market that women should be involved in.”
Next up – Future Skills Workshop with EY. For one hour the members learned about the increasingly developing and transforming way we work today and the five most important skills they will need to be successful in their future worlds of work. EY’s Student Recruitment Advisor, Clare Tomkins, gave her top tips and insights on how to get into EY.
Last but not least – we finished the day with three panel sessions filled with ‘Top Tips from Successful Female Leaders.’ This empowering gave our female members the chance to listen to women in the Technology, Engineering and Consulting sectors.
“Learning from successfull women in different industries has been extremely motivating for me. It’s great to see how equality is moving forward and how much help you get as an undergraduate going into the workforce.” - Ope from Loughborough University
To top off a great day, we celebrated our top female members on the Network. The next generation of female talent was rewarded for their achieved excellence during the Bright Network Award Ceremony – we can’t wait to see what the future holds for you.
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