22/11/2017

Inspiring our Future Tech Innovators at Wired Next Generation

Wired Next Generation festival inspires the next generation of scientists, strategists and entrepreneurs providing them with a unique educational and interactive festival dedicated to, and designed for, youths aged 12-18. Perfect for school groups, parents and children, and associations looking for a field day for their teenagers, this event focuses on science, technology and more. Amongst the excellent speakers, interactive workshops, gravity demonstrations and panel speakers, Made With Glove in conjunction with Women of Wearables taught over 100 future innovators how […]
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 […]
03/11/2016

Wearable Tech Workshops with FDisrupters Liverpool

After securing funding from Awesome Liverpool we were able to deliver our wearable tech halloween workshops to FDisrupter girls aged 14-18 in Liverpool. The location was at Launch22, a fantastic incubator space for start ups and early entrepreneurs space to grow. Rachael Yeung and I started the workshop by providing the girls with an overview of the wearable tech fashion industry and showed them how wearable tech can be used to create something that is fashionable and FUNctional. The girls […]
01/11/2016

WOW Talks | Women in Tech event London

Our co-founder Maria Butkovic and Wearable Tech assistant Rachael Yeung exhibited at the WOW Talks TV’s first women in tech event on 20th September 2016 in London. Here is Rachael’s account of it all. Setting up the exhibit space in the morning with our brand new display banner as we braced ourselves for the crowd of inspiration hungry school pupils to arrive.  We were informed that there would be 400 school girls arriving to be inspired! The event started with […]
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
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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 […]

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