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10 European Women In Tech Conferences You Need To Attend in 2022
Looking for new tech inspiration?
In need of motivation for personal growth and innovative ideas about the future of technology?
Whether you are a software engineer or CTO, designer or data scientist, tech conferences can offer you a lot of bang for your buck. With the opportunity to learn about the latest technology, grow your skills, build a stronger network and contribute to the community, you can gain a whole lot of value by attending these annual events. They’re often a good time too.
Women in technology conferences provide an opportunity for female trailblazers and leaders to join forces and build professional networks that benefit the industry as a whole. Job seekers can meet with recruiters, participants can learn from industry leaders, and opportunities are rife to collaborate both locally and globally. If you are yet to experience the fun, these events are a perfect place to discover your own talents and hone how best to put these into practice.
So where to start?
Here we have rounded up some of the remaining headliners of 2020, and what you missed so you can add them to your diary next year.
Remaining conferences in 2022
1. European Women in Technology – August 6, Amsterdam
Described as Europe’s central meeting place for the women in tech community, this summer’s two day hybrid event sees 5000+ global leaders, disruptors and decision makers assembling in Amsterdam to elevate, connect, and inspire.
Some familiar faces to look out for include Divya Kumar, group digital CFO at IKEA, Yi He, co-founder and CMO at Binance, Mounia Lalmas, head of technology research at Spotify, and Aurelija Pletiene, director of engineering at Vinted, to name just a new.
2. Tech Up For Women – September 2, Berlin
A one day international conference event, the 2nd International Tech Up For Women – IFA Conference supports and empowers women in all industries to ‘tech up’. The event focuses on new technological advances to help you stay up to date and covers everything from cyber security and blockchain, to under the sea and space technology.
With the goal to take the fear factor out of technology, you will gain the resources and opportunities to improve your digital literacy and disrupt the gender imbalance in the industry.
3. Women in Tech Global Awards – October 31, Lisbon
After some inspiration? Where better to turn than to the worthy women innovating, inspiring and transforming the sector. The 5th edition of the Women in Tech Global Awards recognises women who are making an impact in tech with brilliance and success.
With 1000 nominees, 70 finalists, and 8 winners, the award categories include Aspiring Teen Award, Most Disruptive Award, Ally Award, Most Impactful Initiative Award, Tech 4 Good award, Start-Up Award, Global Leadership Award and Lifetime Achievement Award.
4. Women of Silicon Roundabout – November 22-23, London
Last but not least, the UK’s biggest women in tech event returns to London in November. With two days of inspiring keynotes, deep insight into tech trends and business strategy, technical classes and career development workshops, this conference offers you all the tools to smash the glass ceiling.
Talks from brands include Dyson, FarFetch, Visa, WeWork, H&M Group, Cisco and many more.
What you missed in 2022
5. Face of a Founder Summit – February 24, virtual
The Face of a Founder Summit creates space for Black founders, investors and partners to connect and address the funding needs across the tech startup sector. It is the ultimate resource for Black founders seeking funding and access to business capital.
Facilitating strategic conversations and collaborations between 1000+ tech entrepreneurs, the schedule includes talks on pitching, managing your cap tables, and measuring the financial health of your start-up. You also receive access to invaluable investor office hours. What more could you need?
6. WeAreTechWomen – April 1, virtual
Across the year WeAreTechWomen work with 24,000+ women in their tech community to identify key innovations and topics to cover, giving the community what it really wants. Offering innovative sessions on a variety of different areas of tech, with a side order of career development, you’ll have the opportunity to choose from over 160 speakers in 120 sessions.
In the spirit of passing on the baton, for every ticket bought WeAreTechWomen will gift a ticket to an individual out of work, a returner to the industry, not-for-profit, or a youngster studying for a tech career. It’s a win-win.
7. Women Transforming Technology – April 11-12, virtual
Women Transforming Technology is a group of companies and organisations committed to building a community and tackling issues front of mind for women in tech. Some of the talks you can expect at the conference include ‘The Joy of Networking’, ‘Embracing Imposter Syndrome’ and ‘Saving the World One STEM-inist at a TIme.’ Sign us up!
And the benefits don’t stop there. Is your LinkedIn profile or resume in need of an M.O.T? As well as the virtual event you have the opportunity to sign up for their resume clinic with a professional and add your resume to their database for future opportunities.
8. Women in Tech Global Summit: HERoes Shaping Tomorrow – May 30 – June 1, Paris
Where tech meets the arts, The Women in Tech Global Summit is celebrating Women in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) in all its guises. Its aim is to inform and inspire collective efforts to reduce the gender and digital gap by 2030, celebrating the women shakers, makers and innovators along the way.
Kicking things off on day one with optional leadership workshops and peer-to-peer sessions, day two includes inspiring plenary sessions, keynotes and artistic performances, day three rounds things off with technical visits and business to business meetings.
9. The Perspektywy Women in Tech Summit – June 7-8, Warsaw
This year The Perspektywy Women in Tech Summit goes hybrid with two days both on and offline full of ideas, knowledge, and networking. Aimed at both students and specialists, leaders and startupers, allies and activists, last year’s edition brought together over 8,300 participants from 103 countries.
Expect talks on the metaverse, deep tech, 5G, digital ecology, space technologies 4.0, sustainable leadership, cybersecurity, and fintech (and that’s barely scratching the surface).
10. WomenTech Global Conference – June 7-9, virtual
10,000 women in tech, 5,000 ambassadors, 181 countries and over 500 speakers, the WomenTech Global Conference is not one to miss. A mission-driven program by WomenTech Network and the Coding Girls Foundation, this conference is dedicated to enabling women’s empowerment in tech through leadership development, professional growth, mentorship, and networking events.
Featuring a wide variety of live events across various time zones, with your ticket you can expect inspiring keynotes, industry-specific summits, sponsor info sessions, career growth expos, workshops, open space discussion groups, contributions sprints, 1:1 networking opportunities, and interactive community content.