Encouraging women to retrain, reskill or return to work in a tech role or company, Incremental holds a discovery day at its Glasgow office

On Friday 22nd July, Incremental ran an in-person Women in Tech Discovery Day to provide women with opportunities and insights into the technology sector. The event was a great chance for women interested in tech to learn more about the different types of roles available and working in the industry. 

 

Above: Video montage summing up a truly excellent day, held at Incremental’s Glasgow HQ.

The event, held in collaboration with Microsoft TechHer, had women attending from varying career stages and learning backgrounds. Incremental’s Microsoft Partner Development Manager, Lorraine Nicol commented, “I am delighted to have been able to attend and speak – on behalf of Microsoft and TechHer – at Incremental’s Discovery Day in Glasgow. TechHer provides a platform, community and opportunities to help women create new connections, learn from others and explore careers in tech.” 

The event started with some networking teas and coffees and introductions before moving into inspiring presentations from two of Incremental’s senior female leaders. Incremental’s Head of Marketing, Rebecca Court, gave an insightful presentation on how the tech industry has given her the scope to progress her career in a rewarding and fast-paced environment and shared her top 5 tips for career success.  

Head of Insurance, Megan Wilson’s, presentation focused on what it’s like to return to work after maternity leave and how she manages her work-life balance. Megan said, “Returning to work after a year out can be daunting, but Incremental has made the transition an easy one by offering phased return plus flexible and hybrid working, which helps me to manage my work around my family commitments.” 

Above: Head of Insurance, Megan Wilson, gives a presentation on her experience of returning to work, post maternity leave.  

The afternoon session saw attendees split up into break-out groups to attend five 15-minute focus groups with Incremental subject matter experts. Members of Incremental’s people and talent teams hosted break-outs on; what makes a great CV, interview tips, psychometric testing, Microsoft learning and development pathways and onboarding into a tech company like Incremental. 

Above: Afternoon break-out sessions providing insight into tech roles, Incremental’s interview processes and Microsoft learning pathways. 

The Women in Tech Discovery Day event was a great success and enjoyed by all who attended, with plans for similar events to take place in the future due to high demand. Learn more about tech and non-tech opportunities available at Incremental by visiting our careers hub.