We are happy to announce that the TechUPWomen programme was short-listed for the Durham Impact and Engagement Award in the technology category and highly commended by the panel and that the team has been invited to attend the awards event on the afternoon of 6th November.
Funded by the Institute of Coding, TechUP Women targets BAME, disabled and LGBTQ+ women and those from other minority groups based in the Midlands and the North of England and puts them through a free online training programme in tech skills. The programme has been developed in close collaboration with our eighteen industrial partners, to ensure its real-world compatibility. The six month schedule includes four residential weekends, hosted by each of the four partner universities, Durham, Edge Hill, York and Nottingham; these events enable participants to get together with their peers, network with our industrial partners and listen to inspiring speakers from across the country. Each participant is allocated a one-to-one mentor and has access to both peer-to-peer and industry support through the programme platform, regional peer support groups and the TechUP Women Industry Network (TWIN). Each programme participant is guaranteed an interview with one of our Industry partners at the end of the programme.
The TechUP project maintains a very active online presence:
– Twitter: https://twitter.com/TechUpWomen
– Instagram: @techupwomen
– Website: www.techupwomen.org
The TechUP team have taken part in numerous interviews and films to raise awareness of the project and the issues experienced by women in tech, we have usedexisting and new relationships to spread the message of the Women in Tech Revolution, including raising the discussion at least 18 speaking opportunities across 4 countries, with cumulative audiences in the thousands.
The TechUP project has been featured in various industry and Tech news articles such as https://www.horizon.ac.uk/13320-2/ and https://bcswomen.bcs.org/johanna-waites-blog-on-ioc-techup-women/