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Women 4 Technology is an informal network exclusively for female CEOs, CXOs, NEDs and investors in the technology sector.
Set up in Cambridge in 2009, Women 4 Technology expanded its remit to London in 2010, launched by Sharon Vosmek, CEO of Astia & Silicon Valley Woman of Influence, who flew in from meeting Senator Hillary Clinton in Washington DC to discuss women and entrepreneurship.
Monday 23 June 2014, 18:00 - 20:00
River Room, House of Lords, London
Charity reception at the House of Lords
An invitation-only networking event for 80 - 90 female CEOs, CXOs, NEDs & investors in the technology sector.
Guest speaker: Martina King
Martina King is CEO of Featurespace, a Non-exec director at Cineworld, Debenhams and Capita Group and a Partner in Invoke Capital.
Martina was formerly Managing Director of augmented reality company Aurasma, a spin-out from Autonomy, and has an extensive career in media technology. Her previous leadership roles include Managing Director of Capital Radio, where she doubled revenues as Sales Director and successfully defended the radio station’s number one position in London. Martina was also Managing Director for Europe at Yahoo!, where she rebuilt the UK and Ireland business after the ‘dot com’ collapse and subsequently led the rebuilding of Yahoo!’s European division.
This event is a charity reception in aid of Dreams Come True, a national children's charity working to bring joy to terminally ill and seriously ill children by making their dreams come true.
Attendance at this event is by invitation. Senior female decision makers in the technology sector interested in finding out more about this or future events please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous guest speakers
We have been fortunate to have welcomed some truly inspirational guest speakers to our events.
Carolina Costa, Managing Director - Orange Innovation UK
Carolina oversees the innovation process and day to day running of one of the most successful Orange Innovation Laboratories. She has a track record of leading transformation programmes for large corporates in the automotive and telecommunications industries.
Claire Cockerton, Deputy Head - Level39 Technology Accelerator
Claire is Deputy Head of Level39 at Canary Wharf, Europe's largest technology accelerator for FinTech, Retail Tech, Cyber Security & Future Cities technology businesses. She is also CEO of Pivotal Innovations, providing the content and accelerator programmes to bring the Level39 ecosystem to life.
Ashley Smith, Co-founder & Principal - British Gas Venture Capital
Ashley is Principal at British Gas' corporate VC fund, an initiative she co-founded in 2012 to make minority investments in high-growth entrepreneurial companies that are developing technologies or services of strategic relevance to British Gas.
Angel Gambino, Founder - The Alchemists Collective
Angel is founder of The Alchemists Collective, currently working with Castrol innoVentures, to lead their innovations in the area of Smart Mobility. Previously Angel held senior roles at the BBC, MTV and Bebo, as well as spearheading innovation at Westfield Shopping Towns during the London 2012 Olympics.
Shirin Dehghan, Founder/CEO - Arieso
An entrepreneurial CEO who founded Arieso in 2002, leading record growth year on year before a successful exit to JDSU for $85m in 2013. Shirin's achievements have been recognised wtih the award of Blackberry's Top Woman in Technology 2006 and Investor All Stars Female Entrepreneur of the Year 2013.
Olivia Breen, Paralympic medallist
Aged 16, Olivia won bronze at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in the T35/38 4X100m relay, setting a new British record with her team, and was shortlisted for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2012. Olivia is a Youth Ambassador for the charity Dreams Come True.
Nickie Smith, Global Marketing Director - Microsoft
A marketing veteran with 25 years experience, Nickie has worked with some of digital's biggest brands, including Microsoft, IBM, MSN & Hotmail. Nickie was the second employee at Expedia, the multi-million dollar online travel service spun out from Microsoft in 1999.
Martha Lane Fox CBE, UK Digital Champion
Martha is UK Digital Champion & Chair of Go On UK and the Government Digital Advisory Board. Martha co-founded Lastminute.com, Europe's largest travel & leisure site in 1998, selling to Sabre Holdings in 2005. Martha is NED at Marks & Spencer, mydeco & the Orange Prize for Fiction.
Rowan Gardner, Director - Biolauncher & Advisory Board - Astia
Rowan advises clients from start ups to international companies on creating value and attracting capital. Rowan was invited by Astia to help launch their investor readiness program for women-led high-growth companies in the UK, and is now a member of the advisory board for Europe and the global life science cabinet.
Maria Dramalioti-Taylor, entrepreneur & angel investor
Maria is an engineer, entrepreneur and investor in mobile and internet ventures & co-founder of Incito Ventures, the angel network for mixed-gender tech start ups. Maria co-founded Protos Capital, a £30m fund spinning out IP assets from corporates, was CEO of CipherGrid & mentored Stingray ($80m exit).
Hazel Moore, Chairman & Co-founder, FirstCapital
Hazel co-founded FirstCapital, an investment bank specialising in M&A and raising capital for high growth technology companies. Hazel is a member of the Investment Advisory panel of the £140m North West Fund & a sits on the Governing Board of the Technology Strategy Board.
Sarah Outen, record-breaking ocean rower
At 23, Sarah became the first woman and youngest person to row solo 4,000 miles across the Indian Ocean. Her inspirational story sparked lively debate on the parallels between success in her field & business - vision, focus, determination, teamwork and communication.
Inmaculada Martinez, Serial entrepreneur & investor
Inma is a digital media strategist & investor, described by Fortune and Time as one of Europe's top talents in Human Factors & Social Engagement through Technology, and by Red Herring as one of the Top 40 most influential women in technology.
Sharon Vosmek, CEO Astia & Silicon Valley Woman of Influence 2011
Sharon is CEO of Astia, the premier organisation globally serving women-led high-growth companies as they raise capital and grow their business. Astia's exceptional success rate sees more than 60% of its start-ups achieving funding or an exit within one year of qualifying for its elite fundraising program.
Emma Loisel, Non-Exec Director & Investor
Emma is an experienced Non-Exec Director and Investor in high-growth ventures with a passion for innovating businesses, consumer offerings and industries through the adoption of technology.
Cathy Curling, Founder - Curling Consulting
Cathy works with world-leading electronics/photonics clients and drives UK government policy on innovative technology competitiveness. In her previous career she developed cutting-edge technology now used in Apple's ipad.
Anne Miller, Director - The Creativity Partnership
A co-founder of the innovative TTP Group, Anne is one of the world’s most successful female inventors, with 39 patents to her name. Anne explored how we can overcome resistance in the face of new ideas.
Sarah McVittie, Serial entrepreneur
Serial entreprenuer Sarah McVittie shared her thoughts on lessons learned as a first-time CEO. Aged 25, Sarah co-founded Texperts, selling in 2009 in a multi-million pound transaction. She is now running her second venture, Dressipi.
Catherine Beech OBE, Non-Exec Director & investor
A specialist investor in early stage companies, Catherine is a member of the DTI's Technology Strategy Board. Catherine spoke about sources of funding for early stage technology companies.
Sarah Davis, Founder - Fashionphile
Sarah Davis is a US-based entrepreneur and CEO of Fashionphile, the largest online retailer of pre-owned luxury handbags. Sarah shared her thoughts on running a successful online business.