Women in Tech

Electronic Specifier’s pioneering Women in Tech and Engineering event

3rd November 2023
Sheryl Miles

Electronic Specifier proudly hosted its first Women in Technology and Engineering event on the 2nd November 2023 at the prestigious Curve Club in London.

Overcoming the wrath posed by Storm Ciaran, the evening was a testament to the steadfast spirit of the attendees and their collective commitment to advancing the role of women in these vital industries.

The evening, which buzzed with discussions, networking, and valuable connections, was an intimate gathering, curated to provide a platform that would allow for engaging and meaningful dialogue on pressing topics.

Ama Frimpong, the celebrated Head of Development at 52 North Health, led the event with a keynote on professional resilience and personal fulfilment in the face of career challenges. Her esteemed accolade as the Young Woman Engineer of the Year by the IET underscores her pivotal role as an industry leader and a champion for women in technology and engineering.

A panel, curated by Paige West, unveiled the perspectives of tech leaders from diverse sectors who collectively addressed the importance of diversity in STEM and career versatility. The panellists, representing companies like Engineers Without Borders, Ricardo, Sky, and XP Power, were united in their commitment to fostering a more inclusive industry.

Commenting on the evening, Emma Crichton, Innovation Director at Engineers Without Borders, commeted: "I loved being part of the Women in Tech event, hosted at the Curve Club. Electronic Specifier has brought together an amazing group of women – you could really feel the energy and potential of the people in the room. Events like this are so critical to driving change across companies by sharing innovative ideas, stories, and providing a space for networking and to recharge."

Echoing these sentiments was Sarah Mlundira, Head of Engineering Change at XP Power: "I have met wonderful fellow women in Tech and thoroughly enjoyed the conversations. Even for a such small group of women in tech, I was impressed that different industries as well as a range of ages were represented yesterday."

Electronic Specifier is set to carry forward the momentum from this event, and it is committed to broadening its editorial horizons with guidance from many of the influential attendees, ensuring a wide array of experiences and insights are reflected on its platform.

Further, Electronic Specifier is poised to host additional events at prominent electronics shows, extending the conversation and connection amongst women in tech across the globe.

Paige West encapsulated the evening’s sentiment: "It was a powerful gathering of shared aspirations and grounded expertise. We’ve ignited a dialogue that not only reflects the current state of women in tech but also paves the way for a more inclusive future. This is just the start, and we look forward to growing this community through our content and future events."

For further information and to stay informed about upcoming events, please contact:

Sheryl Miles, Associate Editor at Electronic Specifier: sheryl.miles@electronicspecifier.com

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