Women in Tech Breakfast @ Leeds Digital Festival

The future of women in the workforce

Wednesday 26 April • 08:30 to 10:30 (BST) • Leeds

After launching our popular Women in Tech (WiT) Breakfast series during last year’s Leeds Digital Festival, we’re pleased to be hosting a very special event on 26 April.

The topic of our next WiT breakfast event is The Future of Women in the Workforce. You’ll have the opportunity to hear from our keynote speaker, Sophie Williams on leadership and the glass cliff. You’ll also hear from a fantastic panel of passionate people* who will share their experiences, advice, and action on the following topics:

  • Inclusivity
  • Intersectionality
  • Leadership
  • Gender parity
  • Allyship
  • Parenthood

We believe it’s essential to listen and learn from the experiences of women with different perspectives and backgrounds. Embracing a culture of knowledge building is important to us and we want to share this passion with people from across the Leeds community.  

This will be a relaxed and informal networking event that will empower and inform you on the actionable steps you can make towards fostering an equitable workforce.

*The names of our panellists will be revealed in the coming days.

Who should attend?

Open to everyone in the Leeds/Yorkshire area and will be of particular interest to women or those who identify as non-binary and allies.  


Wednesday 26 April @ 08:30 until 10:30


Aspire, 2 Infirmary St, Leeds, LS1 2JP


  • 08:30 – 09:00 – Networking breakfast
  • 09:00 – 09:20 – Keynote speaker
  • 09:20 – 10:00 – Panel discussion (questions sourced from attendees – submit via the form on the right!) 
  • 10:00 – 10:10 – Q&A
  • 10:10 – 10:30 – Wrap up & networking 


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Keynote Speaker

Sophie williams speaking
Sophie Williams
Sophie is an author, activist, TED speaker, and expert on diversity, equity and inclusion.
Sophie has authored two books, Millennial Black (2021) and Anti-Racist Ally (2020) and is the person behind the Instagram @OfficialMilennialBlack.

Sophie’s writing has appeared in publications such as The Guardian, Bustle, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Refinery29, Elle, and Grazia.

Before beginning writing, Sophie had a career in advertising where she has held the positions of COO and CFO. She was the former Global Manager of Production Planning at Netflix – until she left in Spring 2021 after leading the European employee walkout in protest of transphobic content.

Event | WiT Breakfast - Leeds Digital Festival 2023

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