Women in London Talk Tech - Tech for Good: AI, Blockchain, Crypto

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Join us for a fun-filled evening to discuss all things tech and celebrate the women who are making their mark on the Industry 4.0 scene.

Everybody is welcome to join…. And the best thing is you don’t have to be a 'techy'!! Our inspiring speakers will change your perspective on an industry that may seem scary & inaccessible.

We are a network of women and men with the same vision, to see gender parity by 2030. Learn, laugh and connect with like-minded people.

And... you can become part of the Revolution by donating :)

We have a dream, to inspire every tech-curious woman to join the technology revolution by providing them with a diverse array of female role models, access to the resources that they need and a mentor for life. Our vision is that by 2030, 50% of the tech space is occupied by women.

To keep our events running and to help us to develop the #MentorForLife programme we have added an option to allow you to donate as little or as much as you like. We have suggested a £9 donation, to cover the costs of hosting and filming the event.

This month’s topic is ABCs of Tech for Good - AI, Blockchain, Crypto!


06:30 pm: Arrive in style, drink and network your socks off!

07:00 pm: Event commences with Susan Maddison opening the evening

07:15 pm: Your WONDERFUL Speakers!

Elena Sinel

Founder, Teens in AI & Acorn Aspirations

Elena Sinel is an award-winning social entrepreneur and founder of Teens In AI and Acorn Aspirations, motivated to make a difference in the world by empowering young people aged 12-18 to solve real problems through technologies: AI, VR, AR, MR and blockchain.

She recently spoke at UN AI for Good Global Summit and UN AI for Good Global Summit

Follow her on Twitter @elena_sinel

Maria Woncisz

Country manager - Europe, Luno

Maria worked in public affairs and in communications consultancies between Warsaw, Paris, and London before moving into tech. She worked at Adzuna managing Singapore, India, France, and Poland before her passion for cryptocurrencies and innovation in FinTech led her to Luno.

Follow her on Twitter @maria_woncisz

08:00pm: Question time with our 50:50 gender balanced panel

Shiv Aggarwal

CEO, MyEarth.Id

Shiv Aggarwal is a technology entrepreneur with a focus on improving human lives through the power of technology. He is currently leading MyEarth.Id towards building a decentralised identity management platform, with a vision of providing a Universal Id to all Human Beings. Shiv is also volunteering as the Europe Lead and London President of "Government Blockchain Association", a global non-profit organisation with over 100 chapters across the world, helping governments understand and adopt blockchain technology.

Chris Bakal

Team Leader, The Institute of Cancer Research

Dr Chris Bakal was born in Canada and trained at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Chris established his laboratory at the Institute of Cancer Research in London in 2009. Outside of science Chris is a competitive track cyclist and a former world-ranked downhill ski racer.

08:30 pm: Networking and Sign Up to #MentorForLife programme

09:00 pm: To the Cocktail Bar

Location TBC - announced at the event

Viva La Revolution!!

Natalie and Susan


For more information or to join Women In Tech Revolution Mentoring programme please email


Shout out to Barclays Rise London for sponsoring our meetups!!

Rise is the Barclays open innovation programme and a community of the world’s brightest thinkers and doers, from rising startups to industry leaders, working together to create the future of financial services.

If you’re involved in FinTech, you need to be involved in Rise #HomeOfFinTech

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