Birmingham Tech partnership to empower women in tech
Birmingham Tech has joined forces with the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce to provide targeted support to women working in the tech sector. This partnership aims to offer ten deserving women a Future Faces membership, granting them access to a wide range of events, business assistance, and opportunities to enhance their visibility.
The selected individuals will enjoy benefits associated with a Future Faces membership. These perks include attending monthly events focused on personal development and social networking, interacting with accomplished professionals in the field, the chance to receive mentoring from seasoned Chamber members or become mentors themselves, increased exposure through profile opportunities with the Future Faces Committee, and annual awards that celebrate the remarkable talent within the region.
Beyond the advantages offered by Future Faces, recipients of this membership will gain exclusive access to Birmingham Tech events, mentors, and potential investors possessing valuable industry insights. They will also benefit from tailored support and resources specific to the tech industry, as well as direct access to the Birmingham Tech team for personalized guidance and advice.
The primary objective of this partnership is to support and uplift women in the business world, with a particular focus on the tech industry. By pooling their resources and collaborating towards this common goal, Birmingham Tech and the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce aim to maximise their impact on the sector, contributing to the region’s ambition of establishing itself as a global tech hub.
It is worth noting that Future Faces, the largest young professional network in the West Midlands, serves as a platform for networking, development, and recognition of young professionals across all industries. Patrons of this organisation include Deutsche Bank, Gymshark, Mills & Reeves, Midland Air Ambulance, and Aston University.
Speaking about the collaboration, Yiannis Maos, Founder of Birmingham Tech, comments: * “The West Midlands has big ambitions to become a true global tech hub, and diversity sits at the heart of us achieving that. Women remain underrepresented and under-funded when compared to their male counterparts in tech, so we’re proud to partner with Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce to deliver tailored support and advice that’s really going to improve access and opportunities for women who want to thrive in the tech sector.”
At Birmingham Tech, we remain dedicated to promoting and supporting growth throughout the region. We want to not only demonstrate the existing businesses thriving in the region, but also create more opportunities for people across the board.“
Henrietta Brealey, CEO of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, discusses her thoughts on the partnership:
“The West Midlands remains the UK’s fastest growing tech sector, with £2.7 billion forecast to be added to the tech economy by 2025 alone. We want to encourage as many people as possible to believe that they can be a part of the region’s technological advancement. As of 2023, just over a quarter of technology roles were held by women; we believe that striving for equality and inclusion is key to boosting the tech industry and hope that this partnership will do exactly that.
At Future Faces, we strive to support young professionals throughout the region in as many ways as possible, offering them the chance to learn from some of the best minds in the business, as well as providing a multitude of personal development opportunities. It is an absolute pleasure to be able to continue this work with the help of Birmingham Tech, and to offer these opportunities to people who perhaps wouldn’t have applied for a membership otherwise.“