Would the world be a poorer place without women innovators?

Posted: 26/10/2016


This is the topic for debate at the inaugural event of TechTonic on 1 November 2016 at The Oxford Martin School. Speakers Rowan Gardner (CEO of Ozo Innovations Ltd), Dr Emily Nott (Lead for Diversity and Inclusion at Innovate UK), Angela Hobbs (Commercial Director of Triteq Ltd) and Caroline Williams (Director of Open Programmes at The Said Business School) will form a panel of successful women who will share their experiences and lead the discussion, followed by Q&A and networking over drinks and canapes. 

Penningtons Manches is proud to be a founding sponsor of TechTonic, the new network specifically aimed at supporting entrepreneurial and aspirational women in the technology sector in Oxfordshire.

Having identified a gap in support for Oxfordshire’s entrepreneurial women in the technology sector, Nicola McConville, a corporate partner at Penningtons Manches who specialises in the technology sector, teamed up with Venturefest Oxford, James Cowper Kreston, Oxford University Innovation Ltd, the Innovation Forum and serial entrepreneurs Nicky Chambers, Riham Satti and Joy Foster to discuss how best to address this need. They received an enthusiastic response to their initial ideas at Venturefest Oxford in June from a wide range of women looking not only for a forum or network that would offer mentoring or social media connections, but also a platform to bring like-minded people together with common interests and experiences both virtually and physically.

The TechTonic launch event will take place at The Oxford Martin School from 6pm to 9.30pm on Tuesday 1 November and is open to both men and women. For details and to book your ticket on Eventbrite, click here.


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