March is Women’s History Month and yesterday was International Women’s Day. To celebrate, we’ve searched high and low to find some incredible initiatives, workshops, and opportunities for women and non-binary people. In this Scoop Weekly, we’ve found a selection of the best opportunities and events for students and recent graduates, specially dedicated to our lovely women and non-binary Hype community members!
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UK Women’s Technology Careers Event sponsored by PwC
Online STEM Women Event is connecting students and recent graduates with tech employers in the UK. This virtual career event involves live networking with tech graduate employers in the UK, you’ll hear insightful presentations from exhibiting firms and get the chance to ask questions to a panel of women already working in tech! You can also visit virtual company stands to learn more and apply for graduate employment. The event is for persons who identify as female or non-binary and are pursuing or have recently graduated from a STEM related programme at university with a desire to work in technology. Find out more here.
IWD 22 Online Discussion| Breaking the Bias with Caitlin Moran and Annie Macmanus
Join two iconic women, Caitlin Moran and host, Annie Macmanus, as they discuss gender equality, sex, self-image, music, and breaking the bias, whilst they dig into the songs that formed them as women on this live recorded open discussion. Caitlin Moran’s multi-award-winning book, How to Be a Woman, has been published in 28 countries and was named Book of the Year 2011 by the British Book Awards, her writing covers the many themes of being a woman. Annie Macmanus is a well-known international DJ, broadcaster, Sunday Times bestseller author, event producer, and more. Annie is a prominent figure in the music industry, encouraging female and LGBTQ+ musicians and campaigning for positive, inclusive change. Register for free tickets to the event here.
BGF Academy 2022
Black Girl Fest Academy is a brand extension of Black Girl Fest. It’s a free eight-week creative programme for emerging young Black women and non-binary creatives in London (ages 18 to 25) who want to learn about design, promotion, fundraising, and budgeting. Throughout the programme, you will attend creative lectures and workshops hosted by industry leaders to develop new skills and be inspired, as well as work on a live brief with Beats by Dre. You’ll connect other Black women creatives whilst developing your network and gaining mentoring.
Applications close at 10:00 AM GMT on Sunday 20th March 2022.
Code First Girls is committed to revolutionising technology by giving women with the skills, space, and inspiration they need to become fierce coders and future leaders. Their network of coders, trainers, and coaches is one of the most active in the UK. They aim to help more women in entering and excelling in the technology field. They offer:
The Muslim Sisterhood began as an Instagram creative project and has evolved into a platform for Muslim non-binary persons and women to connect. Their goal is to highlight the great work of individuals in Muslim communities in all of its excitement and brightness. They provide a range of events ranging from self-defense to belly dancing and music workshops for women and non-binary persons to meet in a safe place. You can find their Instagram here, and their website here.
TechUP Women’s Training
Did you know that women make up only 17 percent of the tech workforce? It’s time to address the lack of women in technology, particularly those from under-represented communities. TechUP is a training programme that focuses on training individuals from underrepresented groups for jobs in technology. TechUP, a collaboration between Durham, York, Edge Hill, and Nottingham universities, is providing 100 women with the option to retrain for a tech profession, with an interview for an internship, apprenticeship, or employment post at the conclusion of the programme. The six-month programme is accessible to women with a degree in any discipline from the North and Midlands. Find out more and apply here.