Happity is Hiring!

Happity

Mums in Tech Alumni Sara Tateno is hiring a Data Manager for her startup Happity!

Flexible Work From Home Opportunity - Data Manager (10-20 hours / week)

Would you like to join our dynamic team of parents who work together in remote and flexible roles? Our company is called ‘Happity’ - a modern web platform for finding local baby and toddler classes. Our mission is to help make life easier in those early days of parenthood, and to prove flexible working works whilst we’re at it. Just because we love being parents, doesn’t mean it’s all we want to be.

You will be working directly with the founder of Happity, and ideally, you’re someone who has the potential to grow with the role as the business expands. You’re interested in being part of the early stages of our startup journey and you want to make a positive difference in the world. This role requires an average of 15 hours per week, with flexibility to vary hours depending on work requirements and life.

You will primarily be responsible for:-

  • assessing new listings submitted to the platform

  • researching and entering accurate information

  • editing and actively managing our data to ensure high quality information

Additional opportunities include:-

  • owning the overall process - from lead generation to completed listings

  • providing feedback to improve the design of the system itself

  • playing a role in recruiting and managing others as the team expands

You’ll need to be proactive, a really strong communicator and not afraid to get stuck in! We’re a friendly and diverse bunch looking for good people who share our values.

Start: 10 April 2017

Commitment: 6 month contract with potential to extend into a continuing post

Pay: £8-12 per hour, depending on candidate.

Skills and knowledge required:-

  • Attention to detail

  • Able to assess and summarise information effectively

  • Excellent communication and good written English

  • Comfortable using spreadsheets

  • Familiar with the market for baby and toddler classes

To apply, please email jobs@happity.co.uk with your CV (or a LinkedIn profile) and a short covering email (max 500 words).

Closing date: 27 March 2017

NOTES

  1. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome people from all genders, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply.

  2. You must have the right to work in the UK

  3. As this is a remote role, you will need access to a laptop / PC with a high speed internet connection and be able to check in with the team on a Tuesday morning. The rest of your hours can be worked across the week largely as you choose.

Find out more about us here:

https://www.happity.co.uk

https://medium.com/@SaraTateno/

If you’re not applying but know someone who would be great for this job - please share!

Job Ref: 2001MIT

Cubetto meets the #mumsintech kids

Last week we had a new addition to our household and here's a few reasons I'm excited!

Getting the kids to play together is usually tricky

My son is 4 and a half and my daughter is about to turn 2, so finding an activity that can keep them both engaged can be a bit tricky. However, when my son opened up Cubetto, he was full of questions - "What does it do?", "Does it talk?" My daughter was also very intrigued and stayed close by to observe the setting up process.

The kids getting to know their new friend, Cubetto!

The kids getting to know their new friend, Cubetto!

It's quite intuitive

With most technological toys, I often worry as a parent that because we are so busy we don't get the full use of a lot of devices. I never usually have the time to read a manual. I loved that I didn't really need to explain too much to the kids because the colours and the patterns drew their attention.

Ivy enjoying the cubetto story

Ivy enjoying the cubetto story

You can combine learning about logic and coding with the spirit of imagination!

Encouraging creativity and free play is very important to me as I want my kids to learn to think outside the box. I asked them where they would like Cubetto to go and they said, "To visit the dolls' house". I thought that this was very interesting that they were not confining their play to the mat and were in fact going to set Cubetto off on various journeys of their own. 

It's also extremely wonderful to see my daughter well and truly embarking on her "First steps to coding". 

Taking turns to send Cubetto off!

Taking turns to send Cubetto off!

We are very excited to be backing the #CodingGirls campaign and can't wait to see the different ways cubetto will be experienced by both girls and boys on the Mums in Tech courses as well as their parents. Who knows, Cubetto might be sent on a mission round one of our corporate partners' offices. Watch this space! 

Mums in Tech are looking for a Programmes Manager to join our team!

Join a company where you are encouraged to bring your whole self to work.

Mums in Tech are looking for a Programmes Manager to join our team!

Start date: 10th April 2017

Applications open date: At least until the 31st March 2017 (open until we find the right person)

Salary: We have a budget of £27K (pro-rata) for this role

Commitment: 6-month Fixed Term Contract. We are looking for an individual who can commit to the role for a minimum of 3 months.            

Mums in Tech runs a practical, outcomes-focused course in a baby-friendly environment for new mums (on maternity leave as well as those on extended leave) who want to explore the world of tech, whether that be in coding and software development, or broader tech sector skills and languages such as product roadmapping and agile methodologies.  We offer a safe, non-judgemental space to learn and a network of truly inspiring individuals.

What drives us

Inclusion // Equality // Breaking down Barriers

Since our first pilot programme in September 2015, we have taught over 130 women to date, partnered with leading corporates and have heard great success stories from participants.

You can find out more about us on our website - www.mumsintechnology.co.uk

The role:

This is a junior-mid level role and would suit an individual who's worked in a company or startup before. You don’t need to have worked in tech - rather we're looking for someone who can demonstrate they have the abilities required for the job.

The role is busy and varied; you’ll lead a range of activities. These can include:

  • Course management and curriculum development

  • Events management

  • Day to day operations management and cost and revenue reporting

  • Alumni engagement strategy creation

  • Managing relationships and communications with the various individuals we work with (including instructors, alumni, students, nannies and corporate partners)

  • Working alongside the Mums in Tech CEO on sponsorship and exploring other revenue generating activities.

The job is full-time and based at our offices in Central London (Zone 1). Travel will be required to venues where we are running our courses. Our usual working day is 8 hours (including 1 hour for lunch), and we are happy to support flexible approaches to work.

You will have the opportunity to attend training events and receive mentorship from our amazing team members. We are lucky to have a fantastic network which you can learn so much from.

Our ideal candidate:

Key:

  • Organised, diligent, and hard-working, a self-sufficient and motivated initiative-taker. We’re constantly improving and growing the company, so we’re looking for someone who not only does the job required but also likes to put forward new ideas and improve the way we do things.

  • You’ll be engaged with the Mums in Tech mission and interested in startups, coding and tech.

  • Skills-wise, you don’t have to know how to code already (although if you don’t know already, you’ll need to want to learn when you join). You should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel. You’ll be a fast learner who is willing to explore tools such as Slack, Trello and Zoho if you’re not already familiar with these.

  • You’ll be someone who works well in a team but can also make decisions independently seeking support when required.  

  • You’ll be great at building and developing relationships with a whole range of stakeholders. You’ll be skilled at adapting to the communication styles and needs of our various partners while maintaining our ethos and core values.

  • We have lots of little people around during our workshops and events - you’ll be someone who gets on well with babies and children and makes everyone feel comfortable.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of Google drive/docs, as well as e-marketing tools such as Twitter and its tools, Instagram, Facebook, MailChimp.

  • Any previous coding/programming experience, as well as an interest in social enterprise and business development.

  • Any events management or operations management experience.

What is in it for you:

You’ll get to join a community of genuinely nice people. The team consists of June, Liz, Virginia, Rashmi and Jessica, all whom work flexibly. Working with us will be like hanging out with friends and building a business we believe will change the world. We love the occasional team lunch and will value your opinion. Can’t wait to meet you!

Other points worth noting:

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome people from all genders, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply.

Tools/platforms we use: Google (docs, drive, hangout etc.). Mailchimp, MS Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel), Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), Trello, Slack, Squarespace, Zoho.

All applicants should have the right to live and work in the UK.

The interview process will usually be as follows:

1.     You apply with a cover letter and CV to hello@mumsintechnology.co.uk.

2.     We confirm within 14 days if we would like to proceed with your application. Those selected are invited for a short skype/phone interview (cir. 10-20 mins).

3.     We then select a few individuals for 1 hour in-person chat including a short task you will have been asked to prepare for at home.

4.     Those selected from the first in-person interview may then be invited to a second chat in person prior to final selection.

5.     The person selected will then be made a formal offer.

6.     The role will start on 10th April 2017.  

 

 

Private screening of 'Hidden Figures' for International Women's Day!

Thank you to all our guests that attended the screening yesterday. We are incredibly honoured that you took time out of your saturday to spend time with us watching a hugely impactful film. For those that we were unable to attend, we missed you and hope you will join us at a future event.

Here are some of our favourite quotes!

Karl Zielinski: And I'm a Polish Jew whose parents died in a Nazi prison camp. Now I'm standing beneath a spaceship that's going to carry an astronaut to the stars. I think we can say we are living the impossible. Let me ask you, if you were a white male, would you wish to be an engineer? 

Mary Jackson: I wouldn't have to. I'd already be one.

Mary Jackson: I plan on being an engineer at NASA, but I can't do that without taking them classes at that all-white high school, and I can't change the color of my skin. So I have no choice, but to be the first, which I can't do without you, sir. Your honor, out of all the cases you gon hear today, which one is gon matter hundred years from now? Which one is gon make you the first?

Katherine Johnson: So yes, they let women do some things at NASA, Mr. Johnson. And it's not because we wear skirts. It's because we wear glasses. Have a good day.

We all left the film feeling inspired and ready to be #BoldForChange. Change starts with one person and we can all be that one person. Challenge the status quo, stand up for a colleague, be the voice of reason, dream big and things will change.

Our event was captured by the wonderful Annelie from Anneliepop photography and you can contact Annelie if you would like to get some pictures for personal use or in publications.

Again, huge thanks to our sponsors Silicon Valley Bank and our event partner UN Women for making it such a huge success.

Have a lovely weekend!

June & the Mums in Tech team :-) 

*quotes sourced from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4846340/quotes

 

#BeBoldForChange? Then be a #MumInTech

#BeBoldForChange? Then be a #MumInTech

On the eve of IWD2017, I’ve had the honour of joining Mums In Technology to celebrate a new cohort of women graduating from the baby-friendly coding school — the very place where my own learn-to-code journey began just 18 months ago.

As a young woman, I pretty much thought gender inequality was something we’d very nearly busted — as girls we were raised to have ambition, to pursue our goals and achieve. In my early career, that was true. I never thought twice about competing with male counterparts. I wanted to be top of the game. Sure I could see there weren’t many female leaders around, but hey — things are changing and we’re a new generation, right?! But it wasn’t long before motherhood was on the cards. And then I understood. Nothing has changed...

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Hello, I am Virginia Dooley, A freelance developer and consultant for businesses and non-profits with a social mission. From building the web to empowering girls and women, I love to connect the dots. I can help you harness technology to increase your exposure and impact.

'She’s been life changing': Why female mentors matter in tech'

Today, founder June Angelides was quoted in the Guardian regarding the importance of her mentor, Amali de Alwis, in her journey to create Mums in Technology. 

June Angelides and Amali Alwas
June Angelides decided to find a mentor when she was on maternity leave with her second child. Working in the entrepreneur arm of Silicon Valley bank in London, she felt established in the industry yet worried about slipping behind. “I had a drop in confidence after my first child because things move on so quickly,” she recalls. “Having a baby makes it difficult to network in the same way – you can’t just join everyone for drinks and you also worry that people will see you as less committed.” She decided that learning to code could give her an advantage when she returned from leave, as she’d be able to “speak to startup founders on their level”.

She found Amali de Alwis, chief executive of Code First: Girls, a coding school that aims to get more women into tech, through a Google search and messaged her to ask if she would like to meet for coffee. “I was too old to do her courses but was keen to see if she could help me in any way. She asked me lots of open-ended questions and helped open up exactly what I wanted to do and why. She then suggested that, as I hadn’t been able to find a course that was right for me, I set one up myself.”

The result was Angelides’ company, Mums in Technology, which runs coding classes that women can bring babies to. “Amali opened up her network to me and was so generous with contacts. She started unofficially mentoring me immediately – she didn’t hold my hand too much, I’d go off and do things and she’d then review them. She’s been life changing.” Angelides also turned to de Alwis when deciding whether to return to work or pursue her business full-time – she chose the latter.

It’s almost like having an agent – someone who keeps an ear out and looks for opportunities for you
From de Alwis’s perspective, her own experience of being mentored – by the woman who hired her in her previous role – has helped her understand what works and what doesn’t. “I meet a lot of people for coffee but I don’t end up mentoring everyone – it’s a very organic thing,” she explains. “One of the biggest challenges for women is having the confidence to enter into leadership roles or entrepreneurship. That’s where role models come in – it’s good to see people’s career road maps.”
— https://www.theguardian.com/careers/2017/jan/16/shes-been-life-changing-why-female-mentors-matter-in-tech

Virginia Dooley

Hello, I am Virginia Dooley, A freelance developer and consultant for businesses and non-profits with a social mission. From building the web to empowering girls and women, I love to connect the dots. I can help you harness technology to increase your exposure and impact.

Women in Finance Summit 2017

Women in Finance Summit 2017

A One-Day Conference

24th January 2017

Bloomberg offices, London

Mums in Technology is partnering with City and Financial Global to offer a discount for this event.

20% discount code below

This conference will review the practical aspects of implementing HM Treasury’s Charter on Women in Finance Services, as well as promote effective corporate strategies for creating gender diversity at all levels of leadership. Its interactive format will offer attendees an opportunity to have a diverse and well-informed dialogue about the progression of women into senior roles in the financial services sector by focusing on the executive pipeline and the mid-tier level.

Our exclusive speaker line-up includes:

 Simon Kirby MP, Economic Secretary, HM Treasury

 Jayne-Anne Gadhia, CEO, Virgin Money

 Amanda Pullinger, CEO, 100 Women in Finance

 Elin Hurvenes, Founder & Chair, Professional Boards Forum AS

 Janet Thomas, President, WIBF

 Helena Morrissey CBE, Chair, Newton, Chair of The Investment Association (IA) and Founder

30% Club

 Simon Lewis OBE, CEO, AFME

 Huw Evans, Director General, ABI

 Megan Butler, Director of Supervision – Investment, Wholesale and Specialist, & Member of

The Executive Committee, FCA

 Carolanne Minashi, Managing Director & Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, UBS

 Angela Sun, Head of Strategy and Corporate Development, Bloomberg

 Sarah Morris, Group Chief People Officer, Aviva

 Melanie Richards, A Founder Member, The 30 % Club Steering Committee & Vice Chair,

KPMG

 Marjorie Strachan, Global Head of Inclusion, RBS

 Jacqueline de Rojas, President, Tech UK & Executive Vice President Northern Europe, Sage

 Claire Cockerton, CEO, Plexal

 Diane Côté, Group Chief Risk Officer, London Stock Exchange Group

 Vivienne Artz, Managing Director, Citigroup, Co-Chair and Steering Committee, City Women

Network London & Champion for Women, The 19th Women in Banking and Finance and

Finance Awards for Achievement

 Kate Grussing, Managing Director, Sapphire Partners

 Anna Janczak, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Prudential

 Susanne Chishti, CEO & Founder, FINTECH Circle

 Heather Jackson, Founder & Chair An Inspirational Journey; Boards Trustee, Employers

Network for Equality & Inclusion

 Laura Bailey, CEO & Co-Founder, Zerado & Women in Fintech 2016 Powerlist

Key topics are:

 What is the UK Government’s strategy for ensuring that the potential of women in the

boardroom and in the senior management of the financial services industry is being

realised?

 Enhancing female leadership, empowering productivity and harnessing the talents of

women in financial services

 Reviewing European approaches to tackle the underrepresentation of women at the top of

regional businesses

 Forging the path to greater diversity. Is your firm’s diversity programme making an essential

contribution to the career progression of women in your organisation? How will Brexit affect

gender diversity in the City?

 Creating a framework in your company for successful delivery of your women’s talent

strategy: key considerations for the financial services sector

 What are the key components to a successful career in the financial services industry?

Insights from successful women in the financial services world

As demand for attendance at the event is likely to be high, early booking is recommended.

The full event programme and confirmed speakers can be viewed on the event website by clicking

the link below.

Cost:

Delegate Fee: £595 + VAT. Discounted fee with code: £476.00 + VAT

Use code WIF1MT at the submit payment stage if booking online or email

bookings@cityandfinancial.com or telephone +44 (0) 1932 340115 quoting the code in either

instance.

Website:

(Includes speaker list, programme, registration fees etc.)

https://www.cityandfinancialconferences.com/womeninfinance2017

Virginia Dooley

Hello, I am Virginia Dooley, A freelance developer and consultant for businesses and non-profits with a social mission. From building the web to empowering girls and women, I love to connect the dots. I can help you harness technology to increase your exposure and impact.

Harvey Nash interviews Mums in Technology founder, June Angelides in it's latest Tech Talks series! The show has featured tech leaders from Shazam and News UK.

Virginia Dooley

Hello, I am Virginia Dooley, A freelance developer and consultant for businesses and non-profits with a social mission. From building the web to empowering girls and women, I love to connect the dots. I can help you harness technology to increase your exposure and impact.