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Women in Technology 2009 : W-tech 2009

W-Tech will connect the most well known technology employers with women working in, or who are interested in working in, the IT profession. It will be ‘the’ networking event of 2009 for everyone wanting to learn out more about women working in, achieving in and staying in the IT workforce.

Meet professionals from across the IT industry and find out about training programmes, get advice on personal and career development and hear about the latest technology trends. W-Tech is brought to you through a partnership between BCS and in their common goal of building a profession that is good for women and better for all.

Key Features

The event runs all day from 11:00 until 21:30. There are FREE workshops and seminars running between 12:00 until 18:00 followed by an evening networking event with a fantastic panel of successful women from the IT profession who will share their experience of what it takes to reach the top. W-Tech will close with a drinks reception with great networking opportunities that will end at 21:30.

People are welcome to attend all day, for part of the day or for the evening event - you just need to sign up online!

The day's workshop and seminar programme will include:

Personal and career development sessions including creating your own brand, political savvy and how to behave in all male teams.

Technical workshops from high profile speakers and published authors covering topics such as cloud computing, green IT and IT security. An exhibition showcase of employers where you will be able to meet and talk to potential employers will run alongside the workshop programme until 18:00.

The evening part of the event will start with a reception at 18:00. The theme will be 'achieving in the technology profession’ and we are bringing together a panel of successful women working in IT who will share their own career experiences and take questions from the audience. More information about our panellists can be found here.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.