Inspire Inclusion in Tech at Circle Square

Inspire Inclusion in Tech
Circle Square
6th March 2024

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Circle Square where Roku are based in Manchester

Join Bruntwood SciTech at Circle Square for Inspire Inclusion in Tech, an event celebrating International Women’s Day by shining a spotlight on diversity in the tech sector and highlight non conventional routes into the sector for anyone wanting to get their foot in the door.

Becky Hindle, Commerce Lead of Meta, one of the world’s leading companies, will be the keynote speaker.

As well as Becky, the panel of industry leaders will share their insights and experiences of broadening access into the field of tech, and explore the range of support programmes available to individuals.

This event will be livestreamed and recorded and can be watched after the event has passed.

Event Highlights:

  • Diverse Perspectives: Gain insights into a variety of ways individuals can enter the tech industry
  • Importance of Diversity: Engage with the panel as they delve into why fostering diversity within the tech space is crucial for innovation, creativity, and the industry’s future success
  • Digital Success: Discover why Manchester has become a thriving hub for digital success, and how this dynamic city plays a pivotal role in shaping the tech landscape
  • Pathways and Programmes: Discover the various programmes and initiatives our panellists organisations are implementing to make a career in tech accessible to everyone.

The Panel

  • Amul Batra, Co-Founder and Chief Partnerships Officer, North Coders
  • Jess Young, Partnerships Director, Generation
  • Elizabeth Lawal, Founder, More Than A Moment
  • Leanne Fyffe Atherton, Digital Product Manager, Innovate Her
  • Nick Shepherd, Business Development and Partnerships Manager, GM Business Growth Hub
  • Claire McDonald, Head of Apprenticeship operations, Ada the National College for Digital Skills
  • Tom Firth, Head of Microsoft Business Applications, BJSS


11am – Arrival and refreshments

11:30am – Intro from Deb Hetherington, Head of Innovation & Partnerships at Bruntwood SciTech

11:35am – Key note from Becky Hindle, Commerce Lead, Meta

11:55am – Panel discussion led by Deb Hetherington

12:55pm – Q&A

13:10pm – Networking & Lunch

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