Women @ TRIA visit Bristol Brunel Academy
By Jessie Davies
Yesterday was an exciting day today for our Women @ TRIA group as we ventured into Bristol to demonstrate our commitment to one of our core promises:
"To play our part in encouraging women and non-binary people to enter tech".
The team worked together to deliver our first talk at a local Bristol school, Bristol Brunel Academy (Cabot Learning Federation), and spoke with a group of students in a bid to educate them on tech career options and the opportunities that are available to them in tech and the digital transformation space. In particular illustrating how these don't always fit our typical idea of what a role in these areas looks like.
Teamwork makes the dream work
Our Women @ TRIA representatives were joined with some amazing volunteers from tech businesses in the Bristol area and further afield; Aparna Bolla (Smartbox Assistive Technology), Filsan Adan (Prolific), Sara Hamilton (The Bunch), Ana Cassaniga Simmons (Ascent) and Ellie Guy (Data Cubed). Ellie was also TRIA's Intern, which was part of our initiative to help reduce skill shortages in tech). TRIA took the group through an interactive presentation, and each volunteer speaker discussed their careers first-hand and helped the students understand their career paths and what routes and tech career options are available to help you get there. The team also ensured an information handout with a resource directory was given to each participant to take home with them. (You can find our resource directory here).
"The group was made up of year 8 girls and non-binary students who had all voiced an interest in hearing more about careers in tech, and careers that benefit from pursuing STEM subjects. The students had some great questions and I think got a lot from the session ... A proud day, looking forward to the next one already."
- Harriet Kirkpatrick, TRIA Founder
Women @ TRIA's ongoing commitment
This was Women @ TRIA's first session and we are aiming to run 3-4 talks a year. If you are a female or non-binary volunteer in this space, or a company that would like to get involved, please do get in touch with us. We'd love to talk more and collaborate on more learning opportunities in the future.
And if you are part of a school in the Bristol/South Gloucestershire area and would like to learn more about what one of our talks involves, please just drop us a message to learn more, or give us a call on 0117 332 7000