Empowering Future Female Leaders
TechGirl is a community that seeks to accelerate the imaginations, careers, skills, and experiences of girls entering or considering entering the technology sector
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How to get involved
Deadline is 5th April 2024
- Are you a 16+ girl in education who wants to change the world?
- Want to be mentored by one of the most influential female technology leaders?
- Want to kickstart your career?
We want girls to submit their ideas on how technology can be used to improve schools and education. We welcome creative thought in how you state the problem and show how you think technology can be used to solve that problem.
Perhaps learning from home over the last couple of years has highlighted an opportunity for technology to help connect students and teachers? Maybe technology can help equalise the experience of students with different learning capabilities? Or is there a smart way with technology you've noticed that could make your school more sustainable?
Question: Using your own words and drawing upon your own experiences if appropriate, describe and explain how you would use new technology to improve a specific part of the school or higher education experience.
You may submit a written document, a recorded video, or an audio-only file—whichever you feel most comfortable using and/or whichever you feel best showcases your innovative idea.
TechGirl: The prize
Collaborate and innovate with our community technology leaders
Invite to Abbey Road Studios
The winners will be invited to the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London, where they will have the opportunity to discuss their ideas with our technology leaders.
The winners will be partnered with one of the competition's official Mentors, who will be on hand to offer career advice and partake in a recorded interview.
The winners will receive confidence training from a top TV Presenter on the day to build their skills and help kickstart their careers.
CEO Europe, NTT Ltd
CIO, Costa Coffee
Deputy Director, Digital Delivery, Government of the United Kingdom
CISO, Penguin Random House
Head of Business Analysis & Change, London Business School
Albi Van Zyl
Chief Sales Strategy and Operations Officer, NTT Ltd
CIO, AON UK LIMITED
CTO & CPO, OVO Energy
Chief Product & Technology Officer, 888 Holdings
CIO, GE Healthcare
CTO, William Hill International
CIO, Royal College of Art
Director, Operational and Resilience Risk Tooling, HSBC
CIO , RNLI
CIO, Vanderbilt University
CIO, IPG Mediabrands
Director of Data Science, 10 Downing Street
White House Advisor, The White House
CIO, Digital - Retail
Moderator, Presenter, Executive Coach,
TechGirl Winners October 2023
On Thursday 5th october 2023, the winners of HotTopics' TechGirl 2023 competitions received their awards and attended the exclusive Studio event at Abbey Road Studios, where they met their mentors in person for the first time, as part of their prizes.
Shiloh Amah, Natalia Hunt, Georgina Lonergan, Ijeoma Atanmoh, Lydia Glaves, Ruby Breadmore, Natasha Kouamen, Iona Lillico, Sumaiyya Afrin, DongYeon Kang, Thembi Mahati and Eleanor Webb each took home their very own TechGirl trophy.
- The deadline is 5th April 2024.
- Entries can be submitted as written text, video or audio files. Written texts should not exceed 2000 words. Video and audio files should not exceed 10 minutes.
- Entries must be made by an England-based school, college, parent or guardian on behalf of the entrant, if the entrant is 17 years of age or under.
- All entrants must be based in Great Britain and between the ages of 16 - 18 years old.
- Each application must be original and unique to this competition, and must not previously have reached the final of any national or international competition. Plagiarism is prohibited.
- The full list of the finalists will be announced to the HotTopics.ht community of technology leaders online and on social media.
- By entering the competition entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these Rules.
- By entering this competition, you agree to the condition that you will attend the TechGirl Awards Ceremony and present if selected.
- Where students have collaborated closely with a company, the entry must clearly indicate how the company has supported the individual, how the company has contributed to the product build and design, and how the student has contributed to the final product.
- TechGirl will treat information submitted to it for the competition purely for the purposes of running the competition. This information will not be provided to any third parties.
- Schools, Colleges, Libraries and individuals registering for the TechGirl Awards agree to allow HotTopics.ht to reference their name(s) on the HotTopics.ht website and on other marketing material and to allow HotTopics.ht to use any images for promotional purposes.