Workshops to focus on boosting women's IT careers

11 April 2006

Cogs Four separate workshops that should give women a hand up the IT career ladder are to be held in May in London and Edinburgh.

BCS and Equalitec are joining forces to organize two one-day workshops specifically targeted at women returning to the workforce after a career break.

The first workshop on 4 May will focus on opportunities and training needed to work in online information and news delivery services. BBC and Google will give presentations. The second on 23 May will focus on the growing area of health informatics and medical imaging featuring speakers from Fujitsu, Kodak and the NHS.

As well as presentations from experts in the field and continuous professional development specialists, the workshops will include interactive discussions. Both workshops will be held at BCS's London offices. These will be free of charge but places are limited and registration is compulsory.

Members of BCSWomen can attend another professional development workshop in London in the evening on 3 May. Training provider Acert is running, free of charge, a taster session of their professional development courses.

The taster session aims to help you: become aware of the supportive and developmental training available to you; consolidate your view of your own aspirations and developmental needs, and help direct development of the most appropriate training package. Places are limited for this workshop and registration is compulsory.

Further north, BCSWomen is organizing a career development workshop for women at the WWW2006 conference in Edinburgh on 22 May. It will be run jointly with Women@CL. The goal is to bring together professional women in computing from research students and academic researchers, to women working in commerce, public organizations and industry to celebrate their success and to enhance and develop their careers.

It will include a 'Famous WWWomen' session where well-known WWW Women recount their careers and give expert advice. There will also be a poster session for PhD research students with a prize for the best poster.

The workshop will be followed in the evening with a reception/party organized jointly with Kendra, including a Ceilidh.

BCS-Equalitec workshops

Further information on the www2006 workshop: http://www2006.org/workshops/#W90

BCSWomen: http://www.bcs.org.uk/bcswomen/www2006workshop

Taster evening with Acert: http://www.acert.co.uk/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabindex=4&tabid=13