09/09/2017

The Impact of Work Experience | Perspectives from a Girl in Tech

Guest blog by Heather Bates, 17, Manchester UK About two months ago, I sat down in front of my computer, opened a word processor, typed out the heading “UCAS Personal Statement”, and proceeded to sit in front of a blank screen, unable to type out a single sentence. Like many other A level Sixth Form students, I’ve recently had to start thinking seriously about my future career, and for me that means going to university open days, and looking carefully […]
05/04/2017

How 35 Kids Learnt About Wearable Tech in Manchester

After successfully winning funding from the Trafford Housing Trust, we delivered wearable tech workshops at Sale Library in Manchester to 35 kids (and some adults!) over the February school holidays. Our wearable tech workshops enabled girls (as well as boys, mums, dads and grandmas) learn how to make their very own light up bracelets using conductive thread to build a circuit and sew the LEDs into the bracelets. While they built the tech and learnt about electronics, the best part of the workshop […]
05/04/2017

How Cisco and Women of Wearables collaborated to inspire 62 future girls in tech

During the February 2017 school holidays, 44 girls in London and 18 girls aged 16-18 in Manchester were chosen from a number of applicants vying for a spot on the Cisco Pathway to Your Future work experience program. It was a pilot that Cisco decided to run especially for girls to address the lack of women in IT. Pathway to Your Future is a four day work experience program at Cisco that allows the girls to discover how the world […]
07/11/2016
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Wearable Tech Workshop | Manchester

After turning our gloves into smart gloves and designing our light up pencil cases, we invited our special WoW women in Manchester to try their hand in creating their own wearable projects. It felt like a mini factory in our office when we hand made and hand sewed our pencil cases using our trusty sewing machine to design bespoke pencil cases for our WoW Women. It was all worth it when we completed our pretty pencil cases ready for our […]