EVENT: Where is all the talent? Thursday 7th November 2019
3,948 women are on a career break from tech, 79% of which received no support when returning to work

Posted on Oct 15th, 2019 by Natalie

Join us on Thursday 7th November 2019 at Eagle Labs Manchester as we launch the results of our research in partnership with Manchester Business School into women returners and their economic impact on the technology industry.

97% of employers admit their tech roles lack diversity. Meanwhile 3,948 women are on a career break from tech, 79% received no support when returning to work. The numbers don't add up, and in this event we'll be lifting the lid on the real figures which represent women returners in technology, the challenge for employers and speaking to real returners sharing their experiences and shining a spotlight on the people behind the statistics.

We'll also be hosting information sessions for employers who'd like to learn more about accessing returner talent for their businesses after the event, along with informal networking.


  • 18:00 Arrival Drinks/Food & Networking
  • 18:30 Introduction from Beckie Taylor, Tech Returners Co Founder
  • 18.40 A Look at the stats
  • 18.50 PANEL: The challenge for employers
  • 19.20 The Barriers Facing Returners
  • 19.35 PANEL: The real people behind the stats
  • 20.05 Networking and Information Sessions
  • 21:00 CLOSE

To reserve your place please click here