There are plenty of reasons to celebrate the great women working in the tech sector in Greater Manchester.
Not only do they prove that tech has equal opportunities but they are implementing necessary digital change to some of the region’s biggest businesses as well as putting GM on the map.
Laudale Managing Director Alec Laurie shares his view on how removing obstacles for parent friendly careers will increase the tech talent pool and help Manchester increase its’ chances of becoming a tech capital.
The final feature in our series asks female tech leaders how Manchester can cement its position on the global tech stage. The city is now given the same kudos as London when the UK’s tech scene is discussed in global tech communities but what can be done to further accelerate its digital growth?
As part of International Women’s Day and our ongoing commitment to promoting ‘Women In Tech’ Laudale has partnered with Greater Manchester Business Week to produce a list of 30 women contributing to and representing the tech sector in Greater Manchester.
Laudale Managing Director Alec Laurie shares his view:
It came to our attention this week that Sunday the 19th of November was International Men’s Day but we could have been forgiven for missing it. There was no Google doodle to mark the occasion, there was no flurry of event invitations to our inbox – you’ll remember of course International Women’s Day, every 8 March rightly celebrated, endorsed by superstars and reported upon across the globe.
“The fastest way to change society is to mobilise the women of the world” (Charles Malik) I like Malik’s quote; it’s simple and common sense. That is, immobilising 50% of the population is not common sense. From a business perspective another one-liner caught my attention recently:
Tuesday 9th September 2014: Tonight we’re hosting the North West’s Girls in IT orientation evening from our King Street office in Manchester.