Meet up

How to break into tech (from those who made it) and rebrand launch!

Wednesday, 21st July, Online Meetup

This meetup was organised by Rise (London Tech Ladies) in July 2021


If would like to get into tech but don't have a technical background or are already in a tech role and want to grow and build a successful career, you don't want to miss this one!

Something you will also discover during this event is our new name and identity because yes, we are ... REBRANDING 🎉🎉🎉

We've talked about it before and it's finally here! We'll unveil the future (and the new look) of London Tech Ladies during our next event. I guess it's another good reason for you to join us for our last event before our (well-deserved) summer break!

This event is sponsored by Le Wagon!

Le Wagon London teaches you the tech skills to future-proof your career and take up your next challenge through their immersive Web Development and Data Science coding bootcamps.

Since 2013, their cutting-edge curriculum and world-class teachers have given 11,600+ professionals from all backgrounds the skills and tools needed to kick-start their tech career, land a job as a software developer, product manager, join a data science team, or launch their own startup.

Le Wagon London offers full-time (9 week) or part-time (24 week) training courses in Web Development and Data Science, their next courses begin in October 2021.

More info:

How to break into tech (from those who made it)

Would you like to get into tech but don't have a technical background? Are you already in a tech role and want to grow and build a successful career? In this session, we'll try to answer a question that comes up often: "How can I get into tech?"

During this event, you'll hear from four successful tech professionals who will share their career stories and tips. You will discover:

  • What's the best way to get your first job in a tech company
  • Career tips, advice and lessons learned from successful women who have been there
  • Why you don’t need a tech background to have a successful tech career
  • What are the options if you are thinking about transitioning from a non-tech background into a tech roles
  • What are the different roles in a startup/ tech company
  • What are the tools and tactics you can use to build a network within the tech industry

Alex Farrell

Alex Farrell is a tech entrepreneur and investor focused on platforms and two-sided marketplaces. She launched the IT Job Board in 1999 and grew it become to largest tech careers platform in Europe, before selling it to Dice Inc. Since then she has built, sold and invested in a number of platforms and technology companies including Gift Wink, Workfinder and SourceBreaker. She is passionate about all things to do with work tech and lives in South West London with her son.

Charlene Jennett

Charlene is a User Researcher at Zaizi, a digital consultancy that specialises in designing and building public sector services. She is passionate about championing users’ needs and enjoys using a variety of research methods to understand users’ experiences. Before joining Zaizi, she worked for several years as a postdoctoral researcher at University College London. She has also worked at Microsoft Research and The Institute of Cancer Research.

Jennifer Kulendran

Senior BI Analyst at Bloom & Wild

Kimberley Hendry

Kimberley Hendry is a Cybersecurity Engineer at and the co-lead of the North-East chapter of the Ladies Hacking Society. She works with SME's to improve their cyber defence through visibility and monitoring and is passionate about simplifying cybersecurity with the aim to make everyone safer. Her role utilises technical skills such as computer networking, coding and engineering, but most importantly communication skills, creativity and problem-solving. She will talk about her experience of retraining in cybersecurity whilst being a mum to two young children and sharing practical tips she's picked up along the way.

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Who's coming?

Attending Members