26/10/2016

How we won funding to deliver Wearable Tech Workshops

CEO, Debbie Edwards of FDisrupters, a start-up in Liverpool approached Women of Wearables to deliver our wearable tech workshop. The goal was to inspire 10 young girls aged 14-18 in her 14 week pilot program of workshops on confidence, self belief and tech skills. As with most challenges start-ups face, Debbie was waiting for funding to enable us to deliver our workshops.   Our Wearable Tech Assistant, Rachael Yeung from Liverpool used her initiative and discovered a funding avenue through Awesome […]
03/08/2016
manchester girl geeks bar camp #bracamp rachael young wearable tech assistant speaks at the annual event

What Does a Wearable Tech Assistant Do? Manchester Girl Geeks #BraCamp

Manchester Girl Geeks ran their fourth annual #BraCamp on Saturday 9th July 2016 at the awesome Autotraders office in Manchester.  Our wearable tech assistant Rachael Yeung volunteered to speak to fellow girl (and boy geeks) about her new role as a wearable tech assistant and wearable tech projects she has been working on. Here is Rachael’s experience of her first Girl Geeks barcamp.   The Manchester Girl Geeks barcamp is an “unconference” where all the attendees have the opportunity to be speakers.  They choose a […]
14/06/2016

Guest Lecture at University of Salford

I was invited to speak at the University of Salford Business School to the Digital Marketing and Information Systems Masters students who were tasked with developing digital technology products or apps to improve lives. I discussed my journey as an entrepreneur in the technology industry, my challenges, achievements, aspirations and inspirations in developing a fashionable, practical and technology driven product.  My goal in delivering my presentation was to inspire the students and to give them ideas on what they could […]
26/05/2016
Keeping Warm When It's Cold Outside

How To Keep Warm When it’s Cold Outside

Living in Wellington New Zealand, Melbourne Australia and now Manchester UK, I have had my fair share of rugging up to keep warm. Research has suggested that women are generally more sensitive to the cold than men because of the fat distribution in their bodies and their muscle mass.  Our bodies are also generally at least 2 – 3 degrees cooler than a man’s body. There are also 10 million people in the UK who suffer from Raynaud’s disease.  A […]