The Women In Tech Festival UK 2019 was held at The Brewery, London on the 17th of September where our COO and Co-Founder, Sukhi Jutla, was in attendance and also panel moderated the session ‘ Ready, Set, Start-up!’.
Sukhi commented: “This festival is important for us to attend as we believe, as a tech company, that the future of tech needs to include everyone and that includes women.”
She added: “Conferences like the Women in Tech Festival are so important to allow communities to come together and showcase female tech talent as well as providing an opportunity to network and learn about how to embark on a career in the tech field as a woman”.
Attended by thousands of people with 3 parallel stages and hundreds of hours of talks and workshops, this festival centred around how to support women’s careers in the tech field as well as sharing stories and challenges in the start-up world.
Sessions throughout the day were varied and included practical tips on how to jump-start a career in tech, understand how to build teams and taking care of your mental wellbeing. Sessions covered topics such as:
- How women can ‘own the room’ when they deliver talks and presentations
- Striking a balance between work-life, home-life and the sacrifices being made.
- How to manage the unpredictable and demanding expectations of the tech industry.
- How can companies create a culture that enables you to look after yourself.
Sukhi moderated a panel with four incredible female women who are all on different stages in their tech journeys:
- Gemma Bloemen – Elder
- Julie Fedele – TwoFeetin
- Myrto Lalacos – L Marks, AccelerateME
- Kike Oniwinde – BYP Network
Sukhi shared her journey into becoming a tech entrepreneur
(having been a corporate worker turned life coach turned author turned entrepreneur!).
It is the perfect example that you can re-ivent yourself and adapt to any career changes as long as you are willing to keep learning new skills.