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Digital Her presents: Accelerating Your Career in Tech in Partnership with hackajob & GlobalLogic

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1 June 2023 13:30 - 18:30

Whether you are a graduate, career changer, up-skiller or returner, this event promises to provide exclusive insight into how to kick-start or progress your career journey in the world of tech and digital.

Prepare to learn and be inspired, whilst taking away practical advice and guidance from real-life industry role models.

This event is aimed at women, and is inclusive of all women.

Event Programme

13:30 - 14:00 Arrival & Registration

CV Clinics will run from 13.30 throughout the afternoon in the Lounge Area, led by hackajob and GlobalLogic. You can drop into the CV Clinic at any time during the event.

CV Clinic Hosts include: Henry Hutton - Lead Talent Success Manager at hackajob, Ilinca Andronache - Talent Success Manager at hackajob, Sam Bailie - Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist at GlobalLogic, Craig Watson - Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist at GlobalLogic and Lee White - Head of Talent Acquisition at GlobalLogic

14:00 - 14:30 Welcome talks from Sponsors

A warm welcome from Sarah Hunter - Talent Acquisition Manager at hackajob, Paul Knight - People Director at GlobalLogic, and Emma Grant - Head of Talent & Skills at Manchester Digital.

14:30 - 15:15 Panel Discussion: Ask me anything with GlobalLogic

#AskmeAnything - This is your chance to ask GlobalLogic's talented Engineering Centre Software Developers how they accelerated their careers in tech & what advice they offer to thrive in a successful tech career as a woman

You will have the opportunity to meet GlobalLogic's Consultants - Monalisa Mathur, Software Developer; Sruthy Benny, Software Developer and Galina Ostroumova, Software Developer and learn from them how they accelerated and are supported in their tech careers ; Also Paul Knight - GlobalLogic UK&I People Director on how an employer can support and contribute to women in tech accelerating their careers

15:15 - 15:45 Interactive workshop with InspireHER: Meet the real role models

This is your opportunity to get chatty with some of the Digital Her community's Real Role Models, including: Valerie Le Clerc - Project Manager Senior Consultant at GlobalLogic, Alicia Barczak - Software Developer Consultant at GlobalLogic + 4 more to be announced!

15:45 - 16:05 Break

16:05 - 16:50 Talk: Tech Career Insights with hackajob

hackajob will cover how to take the first steps in landing your first role in tech. They will be discussing digital transformation, the software development lifecycle, market insights, as well as the types of opportunities available and top tips for interviewing!

16.50 - 17:20 Live Interview: A day in the life

A live interview with Dr Maria Aretoulaki, GlobalLogic Principal Consultant and advocate of women in tech. Maria will provide insight into what a day in her life is actually like and share her personal career journey.

Maria has been an expert in AI and Machine Learning for Language Engineering / Computational Linguistics for the past 30 years and is a reknowned expert in natural language processing (NLP) and understanding (NLU), speech recognition (ASR), VUI Design and Conversational Experience Design.

17:20 - 17:50 Interactive workshop: What tech talent wants from early-careers in 2023

It’s time to put early careers at the forefront of what employers should do to ensure we continue investing and growing tech talent. Companies should give all applicants an equal opportunity no matter what their background may be. Join hackajob to have your say and be a part of changing this ever-growing sector!

17:50 - 18:30 Networking with food and drinks

18.30 Event end 

About Digital Her / Manchester Digital

Our mission is to help increase gender representation, diversity and inclusivity in the digital and tech sector. Digital Her exists to address these issues, by inspiring and encouraging more women across Greater Manchester to consider careers in technology and digital.

For women already working in tech, the Digital Her community is about supporting and elevating that voice and representation.

Whether you’re a woman in tech, an advocate or an ally, join the mission.

About hackajob:

hackajob exists to bring people together with the companies that need them to continue driving the world forward. To continue building the future.

By creating the best-in-class experience with a candidate-centric platform, tech professionals can leverage our platform to learn new skills, participate in community events, engage directly with employers and ultimately, find their next role.

Through our full-stack hiring platform, companies are able to directly source talent through a two-sided marketplace, craft a compelling employer brand to a community of over 500k tech professionals, conduct online assessments and remote interviews; as well as generate powerful insights about their diversity and inclusion performance.

Our platform is underpinned by over 50 million first-party data points on technical professionals that leverage proprietary AI models to enable companies to get an 85% response rate, to individuals they message via our marketplace; whilst reducing the number of applications to make a hire by 7x.

We are proud to support the Digital Her programme in their mission to inspire and empower women to work in tech, and play a key role in driving change across the tech industry alongside our trusted employer partners

About GlobalLogic:

GlobalLogic is a leader in digital engineering. We help brands across the globe design and build innovative products, platforms, and digital experiences for the modern world.

By integrating experience design, complex engineering, and data expertise—we help our clients imagine what’s possible, and accelerate their transition into tomorrow’s digital businesses.

We are passionate about creating a working environment that reflects the population of the UK. The diversity of our teams allows us to design and build some of the best loved software, applications, and products on the planet. Beyond hiring, we believe in and are committed to developing women in technology. Our partnership with Digital Her helps to make this belief a reality.

Childcare queries: We strongly believe in making our events as accessible as possible. Therefore, if childcare is a barrier to attending this event, please contact so we can support you further.

Accessibility and neurodiversity: We try to make our events as accessible and neurodiversity friendly as possible. However, we continue to learn and be informed by you. Please let know if you may need anything additional to ensure you can participate in our event. Please note that there will be dedicated quiet space for anyone who needs it.

We look forward to welcoming you.

1 June 2023 13:30 - 18:30
Manchester Technology Centre

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