Women Techmakers - International Women's Day #DareToBe

Google's office, 6 Pancras Sq, London, 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

Career DevelopmentCareer FairCommunity BuildingInternational Women's DayRoad to Google Developers CertificationWomen Techmakers

About this event

Please note that registration is needed to enter the event - We will not be able to grant access on the day without a ticket. Please show proof of ticket confirmation upon arrival. 

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


Arrival & Registration
Welcome from the organisers
Lara Suzuki - Keynote
Emily Hall-Strutt - Dare to be: The role model you wish you'd had
Nageela Yusuf - From dev bootcamp to your first £10,000 in revenue: how to build & commercialise your SAAS platform
Jai Campbell - Cloud Engineering. Security on the Google Cloud Platform (Workshop)
Lauren Cartigny - Discover The Science of You to Find Peace, Power and Purpose (Workshop)
Nina Ma - Navigating Neurodiversity in Tech: Embracing Differences for Success
Nataliia Pelykh - Your personal brand as a tool of career progression
Grace Yusuf - How to use Google like a developer
Mukhayyo Tashpulatova - Maximising Human Potential with Emotion and Expression AI
Renuka - Quick build multilingual app with Flutter and Firebase Extension (Workshop)
Isha Upadhyay, Ayesha Bhatti, and Christenica Malonzo - The problem of AI
Alice Pacuraru, Lottie Carr and Eugenia Vuong - A conversation between tech graduates
Coffee Break
Rewelcome from the organisers
Tiya Chowdhury - Evening Keynote
Claire Thornewill - Sustainable web
Marcia Brock - Tech health
Patty O'Callaghan - TensorFlow.js & Firebase to manage #ML models at scale (Workshop)
Sunaina Aytan - Why women can help solve the Cyber Security skills crisis (Workshop)
Ines Akrap - Reducing the carbon footprint of your website
Aryashree Ramachandran - Decoding how developers work to build great experiences
Maria Victoria Rosello - CodeAid - Empowering Charities Through Technology
Tiya Chowdhury - How to fast track your idea with Flutter
Closing Statements


  • Kübra Harmankaya

    Senior Kotlin Developer

  • Natalie Godec


    GDE in Cloud Platform, Senior Cloud Architect

  • Renuka Kelkar


    Flutter GDE

  • Ivelina Doynova

    Software Engineer

  • Jai Campbell


    Senior Architect


  • Renuka Kelkar


    GDG Organizer

  • Sumith Damodaran


    PM / GDG Organizer

  • Jai Campbell


    Senior Architect / GDG Organizer

  • Chris Bouloumpasis

    GDG Organizer

  • Goran Minov


    Team Lead | GDG Organizer

  • Inès Rigaud

    GDG Organizer

  • chinmayee murugkar

    GDG Organizer

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