Women Techmakers - International Women's Day #DareToBe

Google UK, 6 Pancras Square, Greater London, England, N1C 4AG

International Women’s Day (IWD) is Women Techmakers’ largest annual event campaign. GDG, GDSC and WTM are coming together to bring you the largest event in this region IWD 2023.

Mar 31, 2023, 12:30 – 7:00 PM


Key Themes

International Women's Day

About this event

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International Women’s Day (IWD) #DareToBe is Women Techmakers’ largest annual event campaign where Ambassadors host events all around the world during the months of March and April in celebration of this moment.

IWD is a time to host events that create connections, educate and inspire your tech community. IWD is also a way in which we support our mission of building a world where all women thrive in tech.

The definition of to dare is to have the courage to try something new; to defy or challenge norms; to be brave and willing take risks.

When we Dare to Be: we explore what it would mean to be audaciously bold, to walk through the world with courage and confidence. We are willing to try something new, to step outside of our comfort zone and to be unapologetically ourselves. We don’t let societal or cultural roles or norms dictate who we are or how big we can dream.

The beauty of “Dare To Be” is that it is part of a larger sentence: you can dare to be bold, to be innovative, to be resilient - it can apply to so many aspects of our lives. And to approach the theme from this perspective - to allow anyone to imagine what they dare to be - we recognize that each of us has something unique to offer. Everyone brings a different set of skills and strengths to the table. And when we as a community are able to harness the diversity of all those skills and courageous actions, we are able to continue our goal to build a world where all women can thrive in tech.



Friday, March 31, 2023
12:30 PM – 7:00 PM UTC


12:30 PM
1:15 PMLara Suzuki - Keynote
1:30 PMEmily Hall-Strutt - Dare to be: The role model you wish you'd had
1:30 PMNageela Yusuf - From dev bootcamp to your first £10,000 in revenue: how to build & commercialise your SAAS platform
1:30 PMJai Campbell - Cloud Engineering. Security on the Google Cloud Platform (Workshop)
1:30 PMLauren Cartigny - Discover The Science of You to Find Peace, Power and Purpose (Workshop)
2:00 PMNina Ma - Navigating Neurodiversity in Tech: Embracing Differences for Success
2:00 PMNataliia Pelykh - Your personal brand as a tool of career progression
2:30 PMGrace Yusuf - How to use Google like a developer
2:30 PMMukhayyo Tashpulatova - Maximising Human Potential with Emotion and Expression AI
2:30 PMRenuka - Quick build multilingual app with Flutter and Firebase Extension (Workshop)
3:00 PMIsha Upadhyay, Ayesha Bhatti, and Christenica Malonzo - The problem of AI
3:30 PMAlice Pacuraru, Lottie Carr and Eugenia Vuong - A conversation between tech graduates
3:30 PMCoffee Break
4:00 PMRewelcome from the organisers
4:10 PMTiya Chowdhury - Evening Keynote
4:30 PMClaire Thornewill - Sustainable web
4:30 PMMarcia Brock - Tech health
4:30 PMSunaina Aytan - Why women can help solve the Cyber Security skills crisis (Workshop)
5:00 PMInes Akrap - Reducing the carbon footprint of your website
5:00 PMAryashree Ramachandran - Decoding how developers work to build great experiences
5:30 PMMaria Victoria Rosello - CodeAid - Empowering Charities Through Technology
5:30 PMTiya Chowdhury - How to fast track your idea with Flutter
6:00 PMClosing Statements


  • Kübra Harmankaya

    Senior Kotlin Developer

  • Natalie Godec


    GDE in Cloud Platform, Senior Cloud Architect

  • Renuka Kelkar



  • Ivelina Doynova

  • Jai Campbell


    Senior Architect


  • Amanda Cavallaro


    GDG Organizer

  • Saverio Terracciano

    GDG Cloud London // TIW Group Ltd

    GDG Organizer

  • Stefano Le Pera

    The Times

    GDG Organizer

  • Lorenzo Turrino


    GDG Organizer

  • Kubra Harmankaya


    GDG Organizer

  • Natalie Godec

    GDG Organizer

  • Bruno Ripa

    Independent Consultant

    GDG Organizer

  • Arianna Capizzi

    GDG Organizer

  • Jen Kwon

    King's College London

    GDG Organizer

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