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Everest Media is joining thousands in the capital next week to celebrate and support women in the technology industry.

This year’s Women in Tech @ ExCel London event, organised by Women of Silicon Roundabout, could just be the biggest and best yet.

From Tuesday June 25, more than 6,000 tech leaders and professionals will gather for two days of inspirational keynotes and panel discussions. There will also be hands-on workshops and valuable networking opportunities.

Baroness Karren Brady CBE, The Apprentice star and vice-chairman of West Ham United, will kick-off the event by addressing attendees. Following that, 300 speakers and more than 150 sessions will keep visitors informed and intrigued.

Company representatives from Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, Google and other world leading brands will also be in attendance.

“Digital transformation is crucial for business success,” said a spokesperson for the event. “But how can you move from talking about innovation to putting it into action?

“The tech industry is notorious for fast-paced change – so stay ahead of the curve, be inspired, learn and supercharge your career at Women of Silicon Roundabout.

They added: “[It’s an] opportunity to meet key figures, spot new tech industry trends and understand the challenges the sector is facing while discovering the solutions, join your community and master today’s tech possibilities to best position yourself for the future!”

So, where does Everest Media come in?

At Everest, supporting equality is a vital part of our core values. Recently, on International Women’s Day, our MD shared his thoughts on the role of women in the tech industry.

This passion for balance is why Everest Media is a Bronze Sponsor of this year’s event. Our very own Allanah, Ellen, Danielle and Alex will also be representing Team Everest at the world leading conference.

While at the event we will have a recruitment stand. As ever, we want to encourage engagement, so it will have an exciting interactive element to it…

In the build up to the event we’ve been exploring what women in tech consider to be the most important factors behind job satisfaction. Now we want our visitors to choose their top three. 

Themes including training opportunities, working hours, types of work, salary and career progression are expected to be heard– but is there anything else?

We hope to see and hear from as many women (and men) as possible and will be sharing our findings when we return to Everest HQ.

Our attending colleagues can’t wait to explore the venue, get amongst the action and hear some fascinating talks. They will be sharing their experiences on social media throughout.

Why is this event important?

Ellen Rogers, our Head of Service Delivery, will be returning to Women in Tech with a bigger team.

Ellen Rogers, our Head of Service Delivery, will be returning to Women in Tech with a bigger team.

For our team, Women in Tech is now one of the most exciting dates in the calendar. Our Head of Service Delivery, Ellen Rogers, attended last year and cannot wait to return.

Joining Team Everest in 2018, Ellen has more than a decade of high-level experience in strategy, tech and digital communications.

Previous clients include; No.10 Downing Street, NATO, The Royal Navy and RAF and British Airways, to name a few.

Her appointment saw Everest Media’s senior management team become equally weighted in terms of gender. “This brings balance and drive that is exciting to be part of,” says Ellen.

Impressed by the Women in Tech 2018 event, this year she called for a bigger involvement and is bringing more of the team along with her!

"We are very excited to be part of the event again for 2019," she said. "As well as attending in good number we also have a stand at the event, promoting tech careers within Cornwall and the South West.

“The two-day conference is a platform for improving skills and advancing tech innovation, through workshops, networking and peer-to-peer collaboration.

Ellen added: “We hear from pivotal women in global leadership positions who share their experience in business and their careers, which is inspiring.

“It really is a fantastic opportunity, offering discussion, advice and debate about leadership, careers and the digital world. Women in Tech is now a must in our diaries every year.”

How can you get involved?

As our London-bound team explore the conference and run the stand they will be keeping all our followers fully informed. If you keep an eye on our channels – particularly Twitter – you will see us posting throughout.

Want to know more about how this event influences our work? Please feel free to get in touch, we’re only a call, email or visit away.

At the event we’re looking forward to meeting leading professional women in tech. Perhaps hope to discover prospective partners too, and maybe even skilled techies interested in our Current Job Vacancies.

But there is one final and very important thing. We will be waxing lyrical about Cornwall’s thriving and strong tech community.

“There are fantastic opportunities here in Cornwall,” adds Ellen. “We need to ensure that young and talented people, particularly women, have access to these opportunities.

“They shouldn’t automatically seek a career in the tech industry outside the South West. There are world class opportunities here.”

Words: Tom Gainey

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