Where better to celebrate community than at Monzo HQ - with a business who put community at the very heart and soul of everything they do.
Whether you’re working in tech already, or are thinking of making the leap, #YouEqualTech events are about coming together to learn from others in this space - and meeting new people who can support and champion you in your career.
Our January speakers will be sharing their experience of the impact of community on their lives and careers. They'll also be sharing actionable advice on finding "your tribe" and building strong support systems around you.
#YouEqualTech events are open to everyone... Tell your friends!
We'll be joined by:
Sophie Koonin - Web Engineer at Monzo
Sophie is a software engineer working with React and Go, building awesome internal tools at Monzo. She’s passionate about widening participation in tech for underrepresented groups, and volunteers as a mentor with Node Girls and Coder Dojo. In her spare time she co-runs SHE Choir London, a women's pop choir!
Pip Jamieson - Founder & CEO at The Dots
Pip Jamieson is the Founder & CEO of The Dots (https://the-dots.com), dubbed ‘The next LinkedIn?' by Forbes. The Dots is designed around the networking needs of 'No Collar' professionals – creators, freelancers and entrepreneurs. As routine jobs become more automated, these No Collar professionals will represent the future workforce.
Pip was named by The Sunday Times as one of the Top 100 Disruptive Entrepreneurs innovating in their respective fields, by Creative Review as one of the top 50 Creative Leaders & by Campaign as one of the 50 Trailblazers of the Future
Being a dyslexic sole female tech founder, Pip has put helping business build diverse teams at the heart of everything they do! 68% + of The Dots community is female, 31% + BAME & 16% + LGBT+. The Dots also do a lot of work around socioeconomic diversity and neurodiversity to fuel a more balanced industry of the future.
Siobhan Baker - Scholarship Intern at 8th Light
Being from two groups that are severely underrepresented, Siobhan champions the importance of spaces that welcome you to be part of the conversation.
A former Community Manager with experience of scaling a national community, Siobhan is proud of encouraging 3,500 women from varied backgrounds into tech, providing free coding courses and events. As a career switcher herself, community has invaluably shaped her steps into tech over the past three years.
Siobhan enjoys learning, and is currently exploring her personal narrative through the Enrol Yourself programme. She is excited by writing quality code, intrigued by Human Computer Interaction and passionate about bringing the Arts to STEM.
Lu Li - Founder at Blooming Founders
Lu Li is the founder of Blooming Founders, which offers a comprehensive ecosystem of products and services that give female entrepreneurs a competitive edge in building their businesses. Offerings are designed for women, but not female-only.
Lu is a mentor at the Google Launchpad accelerator and part of the Techstars community leadership team. She has also published the book Dear Female Founder which contains 66 personal letters of advice written by female entrepreneurs from 16 countries.