Recent reports suggest women make up only 12% of the UK design/tech workforce. Are women really not choosing this career path or is it a very interesting time for women who work in digital?
Web Heroines host an evening at the British Library on Weds 18th January 2011 debating the topic, as part of the Emerge Mini-Conference. Speakers include User Interface Design specialist Sarah Parmenter, leading entrpreneur Sarah McVittie, accessible web design advocate Julie Howell and Jess Ratcliffe, founder of GaBoom and of BBC Dragonsâ™ Den fame.
We’re attending on the mini-conference on a Women in a Room field trip. It’s sold out I’m afraid, but, not to worry, you are all welcome to join us at the (free, non-ticketed) social from 8:30pm at the Somers Town Coffee House Pub, located between London St Pancras and Euston at 60 Chalton Street, NW 1 1HS. Let us know youâ™re coming on our Eventbrite page.