International Women's Day 2020

To celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th 2020, we've created a special line up of events across Bruntwood SciTech campuses to celebrate, inspire and empower the many pioneering and amazing women across our campuses.

International Women's Day - celebrating, inspiring and empowering women across our campuses

Women In Tech:
An Interview With Vimla Appadoo On Overcoming Challenges In Tech, Digital And Science Sectors

Vimla Appadoo is a Service Designer at DigitalBridge - an innovative tech company located at Manchester Science Park. But not only is Vimla part of the DigitalBridge tech team, she is also co-founder of SheSaysMCR, a tech-for-good enthusiast, powerlifter and avid supporter of culture and diversity in the workplace. 

Read Vimla's story here

...And our pioneering female customers don't stop here. Across Manchester, Cheshire, Leeds and Birmingham our campuses are home to more amazing women working across life science, tech and digital sectors. Take a look at why it's so important to encourage more girls and women to work in STEM. 

Get involved with Digital Her

We're proud supporters of Digital Her - Manchester Digital's initiative to inspire and empower the next generation of girls to explore careers and opportunities in tech and digital industries. On 4th March we'll be heading to the Digital Her Roadshow in Manchester to deliver an exciting workshop to over 100 Year 9 girls. If you're a Bruntwood SciTech customer and would like to get involved in hosting a workshop, experience day or becoming a role model let us know by emailing 

To find out more about Digital Her click here.


Bruntwood SciTech is also a proud supporter of TechSheCan - a national initiative with over 140 organisations working together to help encourage more girls into STEM and help secure the next generation of future talent in the sector. Find out more here.

What's happening across Bruntwood SciTech campuses?

Alderley Park

On Thursday 5th March Alderley Park is hosting a fascinating and high energy presentation by award-winning Mindset Coach, Fiona Drake. In this 1 hour special, explore the tools and techniques you can use to up-level your mindset for success, ease, harmony and positivity tips to immediately implement in your life, career, relationships, and areas of prosperity and creativity.

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Circle Square

We've partnered with Mills & Reeves and Code Nation to host 'Inspiring Women in Technology' - an event that will look at tips for finding a mentor in the tech industry, what you can get from it, and hear from the people already doing it.

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On March 14th Circle Square customer Northcoders is hosting a one off 'Introduction to Programming' event. Sign up to try your hand at coding and programming in this taster session.

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Manchester Science Park

Manchester Science Park is home to over 150 innovative businesses and many amazing female leaders working across tech, digital and science. To celebrate and inspire we've created a line up of events from power yoga and engaging discussions to workshops and mentoring.

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Hatch and The University of Manchester are joining together to celebrate International Women's Day with a special line up of female speakers, musicians and entrepreneurs. Come along for spoken word, poetry, female DJs and independent market stall traders on Sunday 8th March from 12.00 - 18.00. Everybody welcome!

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