4-5 June 2024

Manchester Central

First Sessions at Women in Business & Tech Expo Manchester unveiled

First Sessions at Women in Business & Tech Expo Manchester unveiled

5th April 2024

Attended by thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs and tech professionals across the country, Karren Brady’s Women in Business & Tech Expo is the industry-leading hiring event for those who aspire to thrive in their professional careers and grow their businesses.

In response to huge demand from our audience in the North, Women in Business & Tech Expo (WIBTE) is coming to Manchester! Home to a thriving £5billion digital ecosystem, Manchester is officially the UK’s top Digital Tech City.

Whether your objective is to meet a new employer, hear from world-class speakers on their own career journeys and top tips on how you can fulfil your potential or to network with likeminded business and tech professionals, Women in Business & Tech Expo is the platform that will enable you to reach your goals.

The Theatres

Throughout the two-day event, thought leaders and industry-leading experts will take to our two themed theatres to bring you the latest advice, insight and strategies to take your career to new heights.

Keynote Theatre
The main stage will provide inspirational talks on the most current topics for women in business and tech.

Women in Tech Theatre
Calling all the tech professionals in the room. This theatre will feature sessions focused on how to get and progress a career in tech.

Join us and learn how to quickly progress in your current role or find your dream job.


The content

Here is a sneak peek at some of this year’s leading themes and sessions that will feature across our two theatres to whet your appetite:


The Confidence Lab: Unlock your full potential and leave lasting impact – Zuto organised panel

Ever felt like an imposter in your own career? Does self-doubt hold you back from speaking up? Join us for this inspiring seminar designed to help you build confidence and navigate challenges with resilience.

Hear from our inspiring panel who will share their diverse career journeys and the obstacles they overcame, including how to uncover limiting beliefs and rewrite them for success.

Learn how to silence your inner critic!  We will delve into the science behind confidence and explore powerful strategies for eliminating negative language that hinders both professional and personal growth.

Reframe your mindset! We will show you how to flip the script and use mistakes as valuable learning opportunities. Leave your comfort zone and enjoy the journey – one of our core values at Zuto.

Join us and connect with a supportive network of inspiring women.


Breaking Barriers: Coding Careers for Women – Code Institute


Paddling My Own Canoe – CGI

Carol Brown, a talented CGI Director, talks through her personal career journey in Technology, starting out being very uncertain about what she wanted to do in life to being in a job she absolutely loves.  She will cover the key things that shaped her career, the lessons she learned on the way and her advice that she wants to give to other talented females wanting to progress in Technology.


Taming the Dragon – Kate Ball, Mini First Aid

Join me to hear how I successfully secured investment in Mini First Aid and continue to work with our Dragon investor Sara Davies MBE.


Why Understanding Your Role as a Leader is Crucial to Growing Your Business – Help to Grow

Change starts with you as a business leader but many founders and senior leaders of small businesses have never completed any business or leadership training.

The Help to Grow: Management Course is designed to boost the leadership skills of SME leaders and their senior managers across the UK. Over the course of 12 weeks, we help SME leaders think about their role as a leader, how it needs to change to allow the business to transform, and the fundamentals of leading a business and creating a sustainable business strategy. With the support of SME experts, a 1-2-1 mentor and peer group sessions, we provide an understanding of the practical business tools and frameworks that allow SME leaders like you to make decisions with more confidence, lead change and communicate that change to their employees, as well as other senior leadership team members and investors.

In this honest and thought-provoking session, Claire Pattison, Programme Director and Leadership and Growth Lead at Manchester Metropolitan Business School will talk to two course alumni about their leadership journey, the challenges they faced as leaders, what they have changed and why becoming a more confident female leader is important to their business growth.


Plus sessions from Kellanova, Kraken Technologies, Manchester Airport Group, Thales, Roke, British Business Bank, IPO, Tech She Can and many more….


We will be announcing the full list of expert speakers on the programme very soon, along with some famous faces who will be taking to the stage and sharing their stories.

With two months to go until the doors of our Women in Business & Tech Expo in Manchester open, register for your free place to attend the award-winning event and join the movement.

Register here

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Manchester Central


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