On the morning of Monday 20th June 2016, at the start of LONDON TECH WEEK, TLA WOMEN IN TECH hosted an exclusive VIP Market Open Ceremony and Panel Event at the London Stock Exchange to set the tone of advocating for inclusivity and affect meaningful change in London’s thriving tech ecosystem.
The amazing line-up included a warm welcome from Nexec Leaders Sarah Luxford & Nikki Watkins who are the TLA WOMEN IN TECH co-founders. The inspiring Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas DBE, followed by a fabulous Diversity Keynote from Baroness Oona King gave the 120 delegates some great insights to the past and future for diversity. Delegates were then called to participate in an incredibly well received Executive Workshop on Unconcious Bias led by leading Diversity Coach, Nikki Watkins.
The workshop was followed by two provocative and lively Panel Sessions moderated by industry experts Shivvy Jarvis and Susanne Chishti. The panel explored hot topics like ‘What will it take for us ALL to advocate for inclusivity?’ and ‘What challenges do female founders & CEOs in technology face when raising all forms of capital? Are VC’s/PE/Corporate better than banks and what lessons can be shared on getting funded?’
Nexec Leaders CEO Peter Gillingwater interviewed in this video.