London - Women in Tech MeetUp


October 13, 2023




In-Person Event

WomenTech Network’s mission is to empower communities of talented and motivated women in tech through leadership development, professional growth, mentorship, and networking events to make a difference building impactful and inclusive products and technology services.

Event Synopsis:

We are excited to announce a collaborative effort between BCSWomen and WomenTech Network to host an exhilarating in-person speed networking event at the BCS headquarters in London on 13/10/2023. 

This unique event aims to bring together professionals and enthusiasts from various backgrounds within the technology industry, fostering meaningful connections, and creating opportunities for personal and professional growth. It specifically focuses on promoting diversity and inclusion by encouraging participation from women in technology.

Attendees can look forward to an engaging evening filled with energetic networking sessions designed to facilitate quick, dynamic conversations. The event will provide a platform for participants to exchange ideas, share experiences, and forge valuable connections within the technology sector.

In addition to the speed networking sessions, Attendees will have the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge, expand their professional networks, and seek mentorship from experienced individuals.

This speed networking event is open to anyone starting out in their tech careers, those already on the career ladder and anyone who is passionate about driving diversity and inclusion in the technology industry. 

Whether you are an established professional, an aspiring entrepreneur, or a student eager to kickstart your career, this event promises to be an excellent platform for growth and inspiration.

Mark your calendars for 13/10/2023 and join us at the BCS Headquarters in London for an unforgettable evening of networking, learning, and empowerment. Stay tuned for more updates regarding registration and event details, as we anticipate a high level of interest in this collaborative endeavor between BCS and WomenTech Network.

Due to the huge interest and for security reasons you need to bring and show your confirmation email & ID for entering the event. 

People who are not registered for the event and are not able to show their confirmation email and ID will not be allowed in.


Registration and Tea
Participants arrive, check-in, and enjoy tea while mingling
Welcome, Event Introduction, and Opening Remarks
Event organisers welcome participants, provide an overview of the evening, and offer opening remarks
Career Talk (Speaker TBA)
Comfort Break
A 5-minute break for participants to relax and refresh.
Career Talk by Beth Clarke, DevOps & Testing Lead, Rosen and professional BCS
Beth Clarke will present her career journey and expertise
Q&A Session (Post Career Talks)
Participants can ask questions related to the career talks
Panel Discussion
Panel discusses relevant career topics
Q&A Session (Panel Discussion)
Participants can ask questions to the panelists
Icebreaker Activity
A 5-minute icebreaker activity to engage participants
Speed Networking, Refreshments and Close
Participants have the opportunity to network and enjoy refreshments


Beth Clarke

Quality and DevOps Specialist at Rosen

Beth Clarke is an award-winning engineer with diverse experience in high-integrity software development, quality assurance, and leadership roles, known for her inclusive leadership philosophy and proficiency in multiple programming languages and technologies.

Karen Gleave

Sales Leadership and Innovation at AWS

Having charted a notable tech journey from Canada to Europe, Karen Gleave first showcased her leadership at Oracle, driving start-up collaborations in San Francisco and managing the Global Sales Unit for EMEA. A brief tenure at Salesforce further enriched her expertise. Now, as a Sales leader at Amazon Web Services in the UK, Karen steers retail innovation and champions the Greenfield business across the UK & Ireland. Under her leadership, teams consistently garner top accolades. An ardent advocate for women in technology, Karen underscores the delicate balance between professional drive and personal values, marking her as a distinguished figure in the Women in Technology arena.

Nicola Martin

Network Leader London @Women Tech Network, Head of Quality Engineering at Adarga

Nicola Martin is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in quality and software testing, currently thriving in the AI and data science industry. Her passion lies in fostering diversity and inclusion in software engineering, evident through her active mentoring and coaching of professionals seeking career growth or transitions. Nicola's extensive involvement with various professional organizations, including the British Computer Society (BCS) and Women's Engineering Society, showcases her commitment to driving positive change and empowering individuals in the tech field.

Eleonora Rizzo

Network Leader London @Women Tech Network, Cloud Migrations at Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Eleonora Rizzo is a Cloud Migrations expert at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and serves as a Local Community Leader for WomenTech Network. She accelerates businesses in the UK and Ireland to migrate and modernize their Enterprise Applications with AWS cloud. Eleonora is experienced in various AWS services, including Microsoft-based applications, VMware Cloud on AWS, Disaster Recovery and backup, and Cost Optimization. She is also a skilled Amazon Bar Raiser, interviewer, and AWS public speaker.