International Women's Day 2021 - #ChooseToChallenge

International Women's Day 2021

Today, Monday 8th March is International Women’s Day (IWD); a global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

This years’ theme is #ChooseToChallenge.

To quote the IWD website; “A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day.

We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.

From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge.”

  • Consider how will you help forge a gender-equal world
  • Celebrate women’s achievement
  • Raise awareness against bias
  • Take action for equality

For loads more, follow the #IWD2021 hashtag and don’t forget to share your contributions!

TECGirls: What is International Women’s Day?

We are delighted to share the video below from Caitlin Gould, founder of Cornwall’s TECGirls who explains a little bit more about International Women’s Day and highlights some of the amazing women across Cornwall who are doing brilliant things in tech, engineering and creative digital.

The video is primarily aimed at children (both boys and girls!).

TECGirls have been doing a brilliant job of casting a spotlight on some brilliant and inspiring women in the Cornish tech community on their blog. We highly recommend you grab a cuppa, read their stories and share them.

Read: Spotlight on TEC Women

TECGirls releases pilot Annual Insights Report

TECGirls has released their Annual Insights Report which paints a stark picture for gender balance and highlights a lot of opportunities for improvements and growth – an important read for Cornish tech companies.

Software Cornwall’s interview with Tanuvi and Erin from Cornwall-based tech startup, Data Duopoly

At 1pm (GMT) on Monday 8th March, Software Cornwall’s Niki Davies did a live interview on Instagram with Tanuvi Ethunandan and Erin Morris, co-founders of Cornish start-up, Data Duopoly!

As well as celebrating international women’s day, they covered startup life, women in tech, challenges they’ve overcome on their journey and also share some exciting news from the Data Duopoly team!

Nominate a women for the Women In Tech Excellence Awards

Today, Computing Magazine and HSBC have announced that the Women In Tech Excellence Awards are open for nominations for 2021!

These awards are in their fifth year and have already celebrated the achievements of over 1,200 women, in front of over 2,000 people.

What you need to know:

What do you need to know?

– It is FREE to nominate
– You can nominate yourself or a colleague
– All they need is the name and details of the nominee and an optional 150-word statement
– Nominations close Friday 30 April
– Nominees who make it to the longlist will be asked to complete a questionnaire (free to enter)