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

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