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WiT20: Supportive, Disruptive, Resilient

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Date

13 October 2020

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12 October 2020

online 10:00 - 13:30

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About the Event

Supportive, Disruptive, Resilient

In the 2017/18 academic year only 19% of Computer Science students were women and in 2018 only 15% of Computer Science graduates were women. And yet there are countless studies showing that there is a shortage of digital and technology skills within the UK.

We are pleased to offer you an opportunity to join us virtually to discuss ways we can all help in making the workplace and industry more appealing to women and help bridge the diversity and skills/recruitment gap. Under the three strands of Supportive, Disruptive and Resilient we will be exploring:

Supportive - "I can't be what I can't see"
Positive role models, career challenges at different life stages and challenging societal stereotypes.

Disruptive - "Pay it forward"
Showcasing successful change initiatives, behaviours and culture worth challenging

Resilient - "Thrive, not just survive"
Mental and physical wellbeing, work-life balance and connecting support networks

We are putting together a programme that will not only answer these and other questions but will challenge the status quo. 

The event is aimed at staff of all grades and experience, all genders. From those wanting support or help with navigating their career to those who are able to provide that support or facilitate and affect change.

Speakers

Carla Toomey

Carla Toomer

Project and Engagement Lead

Domain7

Daniela Graf

Daniela Graf

Project & Engagement Lead

Domain 7

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Daniel Guinness

Director

Good Lad Initiative

Eleanor Draycott

Eleanor Draycott

Head of Customer Experience & Service Delivery

University of Reading

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Kathryn Myhill

Portfolio Manager

University of York

Katie Wilde

Katie Wilde

Digital Research Services Manager

University of Aberdeen

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Katie Wilde is the Digital Research Services Manager with a remit of supporting Researchers with their digital needs. Katie has over 13 years of experience of working at the University of Aberdeen’s , joining as a Graduate Trainee back in 2007 and now heads up three teams in the Digital and Information Services directorate.

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Sarah Kennedy

Head of Desktop & Printing Services

University of York

Sophie Piley

Sophie Pilley

UX Designer

Domain7

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Sophie is passionate about crafting delightful user experiences and using design thinking methodologies to solve complex problems. She has worked with start-ups and scale-ups, product companies and digital agencies, to help bring top-notch UX and UI work to life on the web. She offers a strategist and facilitator’s understanding of stakeholder dynamics, and helps teams stay focused on the bigger picture. Certified by both IBM and the Interaction Design Foundation, she is also a volunteer at Cancer Research UK.

Tara L Lamplough

Tara Lamplough

Head of Business Partnering

University of Birmingham

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Tara has worked in various digital roles at the University of Birmingham before moving to the new Head of IT Business Partnering post. She is a member of the IT Services Leadership Team with accountability for Business Partnering, Customer Experience and Communications. She is also the chair of the Women in IT group at the University.

Vickie WIlkie

Victoria Wilkie

Systems Support Specialist

University of York

Event Schedule

10:00

Welcome

Lynne Newbitt, Chair of ucisa Women in Tech, Team Manager, IT Services, Loughborough University
10:10

Domain 7

Daniela Graf, Project & Engagement Lead and Carla Toomer, Project & Engagement Lead, Domain 7
10:40

An insider's view of the IT Senior Management Team

Kathryn Myhill and Sarah Kennedy, University of York 
11:00

Coder by day, Aerobics Instructor By Night - balancing when two world collide

Katie Wilde, University of Aberdeen
11:20

Learning to "Live Bolder" in the Windy City: the Bursary Experience and attending Educause 2019

Eleanor Draycott, University of Reading
11:40

Comfort break/opportunity to speed network

11:50

From Library Assistant to Systems Support Specialist. How a non-techie become a techie

Vicky Wilkie, University of York 
12:10

WiT: Culture, kids and COVID

Tara Lamplough, Head of Business Partnering, University of Birmingham
12:30

Men Who Disrupt Gender Inequality

Daniel Guinness, Good Lad Initiative
13:00

Networking

13:30

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