#techmums, is a not for profit, social enterprise start-up founded by Dr Sue Black, OBE.
Our mission is to change the lives of women, helping them grow their confidence, skills and passion for technology. Our goal is to create one million techmums by 2020.#techmums currently provides a space for mums of any ability to learn new skills in technology, ranging from the basics, all the way to coding and app building. Creating a robust knowledge economy starts with the education and empowerment of women.
"Educate a man and you educate one person, educate a woman and you educate a nation" African proverb. Our shared future is digital, we want to empower the whole of society focusing on mums first who will in turn inspire their families and communities to become tech savvy.
We will reach out to our one million techmums by offering a FREE online course called "#techmums tech taster" and later in the year, another course targeted at mums returning to work called #techreturners. We have major support from companies such as WPP and Capgemini.
#techmums tech taster builds confidence in technology enabling mums to feel ready to take on the digital world.
We are especially passionate about the #techreturners programme because we are techreturners ourselves.
We understand the challenges a woman faces on returning to work after a career break and passionately want to support women, like ourselves, to find their own success and find balance in their lives. #techreturners is unique because we are working closely with our target market and corporate partners to focus on the technology skills gap in today’s marketplace. We also understand the need to encourage more women into the technology to create a more diverse and truly 21st century workforce. #techreturners trains women who intend to return to the workforce with the specific skills required by industry.
The #techreturners course offers the appropriate tech and workplace/life skills that will get them on track back into a rewarding and fulfilling career. Continuous support is also provided through our mentoring programme and networking opportunities to ensure that our #techreturners not only have the skills, but also the confidence and contacts to flourish in their fabulous new career.
Pre-register for our #techmums tech taster programme at www.techmums.co and while you are there have a look at our awesome success so far.