Sky Diversity – Celebrating Women In Tech

Sky Diversity - Celebrating Women In Tech

Thursday 7 March (6:00 pm)

Clarence Dock, Leeds

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Sky Diversity – Celebrating Women in Tech

Sky’s Tech Hub at Leeds Dock are super excited to be opening their doors to you in order to mark International Women’s day.

We know that embracing different perspectives and celebrating diversity makes Sky a great place to work, it means we foster innovation and make better decisions as a business. We are celebrating by bringing men and women together for an evening of inspirational talks, networking, pizza and drinks.

Pssst…Everyone who attends will recieve a free Sky Exclusive Game Of Thrones travel mug in preparation for the launch of the final series!

The Talks

Title: My Journey from Employee to Working Parent

Donna Davies (Previously featured in The Sun)
Every working parent knows that feeling of guilt when you have a big work presentation on the same day your child suddenly gets sick. Who do you disappoint? Are you a terrible parent if you still go to work? Are you a loyal team player if you stay at home? We will be chatting through the emotional rollercoaster that comes with being a working parent. I say parent because this applies to mums and dads. Let’s start an honest conversation about how we can tackle the working parent stigma.

Title: From Teacher to Tech

Joanne Reavell (Sky Software Engineer)
After working in Tech after University, Joanne decided to switch to a career in Maths teaching. Following 15 years at The Chalkface, Jo retrained as a Software Developer on Sky’s ‘Get Into Tech’ programme. She now works on Sky’s Business and Corporate Tribe supporting a huge range of internal apps and learning new stuff every day!

Title: The Importance of Flexible Working

Cheney Hamilton (Founder & Managing Director The Find Your
Offering an interesting back story and insight into the flexible working audiences of today, what kind of flexibility is actually wanted, how to implement this and most importantly, why businesses should include flexibility into their job description.

Title: I Get Knocked Down, but I Get Up Again…

Sarah Johnstone (Sky Software Engineering Manager)
You’re never gonna to keep me down! Sarah will talk to us about Personal resilience in the workplace and how this gets increasingly important the further into your career you delve.


6.00pm – Arrival and Seating

6.20pm – A Warm Welcome from Renee Hunt (Director of Digital Platforms) & Graeme Phillips (Director of Tech)

6.30pm – First Speaker – Donna Davies

6.45pm – Second speaker – Jo Reavell

7.00pm – 30 minute break (Pizza Express, Prosecco and a good old Natter!)

7.30pm – Third Speaker – Cheney Hamilton

7.45pm – Final Speaker – Sarah Johnstone

8.00pm – Outro, more networking and your chance to grab your free, Sky Exclusive Game of Thrones Travel mug

We cannot wait to welcome you into our Tech offices here at Sky Leeds Dock and hope to see you all soon!

For more information, please visit the Eventbrite page

(P.S we hope to see all genders at our Diversity event, all of our talks are of value to all)

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