Women Who Code London Announces New Leadership of WWCode London
Global Women in Tech Nonprofit Promotes New Directors for Their London Network and Plans Workshop Series to Support Local Female Engineers
LONDON, UK - JUNE 3RD, 2019 —Women Who Code (WWCode), the world’s largest and most active community of women engineers, is proud to announce that a new Leadership Team has been selected to run our local London Network. This team has already announced a series of free technical events and workshops which will be taking place over the next several months, designed to empower and inspire women working in the city’s tech scene.
The new Directors of Women Who Code London are Bella Belgarokova, Mamata Gelanee, Suze Shardlow, Helen Tabunshchyk, and Karthi Velayutham. They will lead the WWCode London community events and support the over 5,000 members that are already a part of this Network with technical and career-enhancing events. They will also be hosting free events and workshops, of which they already have several planned including one that will be based on iOS / Swift and another that will focus on topics pertaining to Android.
WWCode London Director, Suze Shardlow, spoke about the relaunch saying: "I'm thrilled to lead the London network and bring quality free events to members here. I discovered Women Who Code when I decided to switch careers from policing to programming. In fact, the date of our relaunch was the fifth anniversary of my joining! I signed up to WWCode London on 3rd June 2014 to demystify the industry and decipher how to make the leap. In my new role as Director, I want to help other women learn more about the realms of technology they're curious about."
To celebrate their new leadership WWCode London hosted a celebratory event that took place on June 3rd which was hosted by McKinsey and Company at their offices in London. This featured an overview of WWCode and an introduction to the new Leadership Team hosted by WWCode Global Ambassador Sheree Atcheson. In the future, they are also planning a “Hack the Network” event that will let participants be involved in the planning and development of WWCode London going forward.
“London has always been a key Network for Women Who Code. With the new leaders to guide this community, we are already starting to see excitement and inspiration ignite among the members, as events are planned and fresh energy and activity suffuses the group.” Said WWCode CEO and Board Chair Alaina Percival. “This will have a profound impact on the local tech community and the talented engineers that help to make this city a center of innovation.”
Sarah Moneypenny, Specialist - Global Recruiting Innovation at McKinsey & Company said, “McKinsey is delighted to have supported the fist of WWCode London’s upcoming event series – we very much appreciate meeting the members of the London Network and working towards our joint mission - a world where women are proportionally represented as technical leaders – together.”
About Women Who Code
Women Who Code (WWCode) is an international nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. WWCode is building a world where women are proportionally representative as technical leaders, executives, founders, VCs, board members, and software engineers. The organization has executed more than 8,000 free events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 180,000, and has a presence in 20 countries. Help empower even more women to advance in tech with the training and community they need to succeed by supporting WWCode. Learn more at womenwhocode.