This April, we are delighted to be hosting #GirlTechLCR in association with Ahead Partnership and Leeds Digital Festival! Gould Tech Solutions (GTS), part of thebigword Group, will be holding the empowering digital event at thebrainworks.

#GirlTechLCR aims to educate and raise awareness of the fantastic career opportunities for women in the digital and computer science industries in the Leeds City Region. This event series inspires and encourages more female students to consider technology as an exciting career prospect.

80 female students across Leeds-based schools who take an interest in a future career in technology will attend this one day event. #GirlTechLCR is a 1-day showcase event hosted by a variety of female role models across different parts of the Leeds technology sector. The event will include inspirational speeches, an interactive careers panel, and a carousel of workshop activities, providing various insights into the sector.

We aim to better prepare young women for the working world ahead, provide knowledge of how qualifications relate to industry opportunities, create greater awareness of career choices in the digital sector and assist them to pursue their future education opportunities.

GTS is a rapidly growing technology business priding itself on innovation. GTS provides thebigword Group with connectors, integrations, and highly automated systems to support the delivery of fast, accurate, secure translation and interpreting services globally.

As an innovative, entrepreneurial company, we aim to break down barriers within the workplace, particularly surrounding the stigma of women in technology roles and look forward to welcoming the future of the Leeds technology sector to thebigword Group.