Inspiring tech role models recently met with 135 female secondary school students from across Leeds to share their experiences of working in tech, discuss digital skills and galvanise local young women with the confidence to pursue careers in the sector.
On 4 May 2023, the city’s fifth #GirlTechLeeds event took place at the Asda Merchandising Centre of Excellence and Exhibition Centre. Co-funded by Netcompany and Leeds City Council, #GirlTechLeeds connected young women with female professionals from tech companies like Infinity Works, AND Digital and BJSS and cross-sector digital employers including Sulzer and Page White Farrer.
Founded and delivered by Ahead Partnership, the interactive tech and digital experience day involved exciting practical activities such as panels, workshops and careers networking. Reaching out to 12-14-year-old female students at a pivotal stage before they make their GCSE subject choices, the event helped to equip the young women with up-to-date information on opportunities in tech and the skills required to succeed.