Women in Tech – Faces of the Future


Over 100 female students from seven local schools took part in the Young Entrepreneurs Programme to help develop their digital and entrepreneurial skills

Students flocked to CEME for the Young Entrepreneurs Program on the 24th September for Women In Tech – an event that aimed to inspire and motivate young women to develop their IT and coding skills, support and aspire women in the tech sector and empower students to envisage what can be achieved from a career within the digital landscape.

The event was a collaboration between Havering Council, CEME and the Mayor of London with pupils taking part in a series of workshops, demonstrations and heard talks from leading women working in technology industry. These included Gen Ashley, the Founder of Tech(K)now and the Ambassador of Google Women Techmakers and Amelia Kallman, a prominent London Futurist and Author.

Demonstrations featuring VR and AR from Zapper and Inition wowed the students and at end of the programme, the students took the opportunity to quiz the speakers during a panel discussion and understand core aspects about forging a successful career in the tech sector.

Darren Pendred from Redden Court School “This was an incredible opportunity for our pupils to hear from some influential women in technology about their careers and how they have achieved it. Students had their eyes opened to potential career options and were inspired to follow their ambitions to work in the tech industry, as well as given the chance to develop the core skills they need to do so.”

Bill Williams, CEO of CEME, commented: “It’s vital that CEME is an ongoing part of maintaining Havering as a hotbed of digital talent. The Young Entrepreneurs Programme gave ambitious young woman the opportunity to not only enhance their skills, but hear from inspirational women in technology to grow their desire to succeed in the industry.”

Our tech focus is central to our ethos and in addition to the Young Entrepreneurs Programme CEME hosts the East London Tech Circle meeting which is held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. The event is designed to act as a platform to help tech-based businesses grow in East London – click here to read more.